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Organization Directory

Welcome to the Student Organization Directory!

With more than 180 student clubs and organizations, there truly is something for everyone at SUNY Geneseo.

A college-registered Student Organization is any student-driven group whose primary membership and entire leadership consists of students enrolled at SUNY Geneseo; is formed in order to contribute to the students' personal development and the advancement of the College Mission; is non-credit bearing; and is officially registered with the Department of Student Life.

Full registration does not imply college endorsement of the positions and views of any organization. Rather, it implies that the institution accepts the organization’s mission as educationally valid and that the organization has complied with institutional registration and continuing registration procedures. 

Full registration with the College does not permit the organization to act in the name of the university, to represent the university, engage in any contractual obligation in the name of the university, nor represent the organization as being an official part of the university.

Questions? Please contact studentorgs@geneseo.edu!

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Anime Club of Geneseo

Anime Club of Geneseo aims to provide a welcoming environment for students to explore and bond over a shared interest in anime and Japanese culture. Through our events and meetings we hope to draw in like-minded students to create a sense of community and uphold Geneseo's values of openness and inclusivity. Events like our Cosplay Karaoke Night has been known to draw in an upwards of fifty students and draws people from outside the Anime Club as well as our sister clubs (Nerf and GAGG).

Japanese Culture Club

Japanese Culture Club provides students with the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture through weekly general meetings and occasional club events such as Japan Knight in the fall semester and volunteering at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. in the spring semester.

La Casa Hispánica

Our purpose is to educate Geneseo students on the not-so-mainstream cultures that speak the Spanish language. Mexico and Spain are wonderful places, but there is also much to know about many other Spanish-speaking regions with interesting traditions, lifestyles, and arts.

Gajjda Bhangra

Gajjda Bhangra team’s purpose is to utilize Bhangra as a culture and a style of dance to promote and contribute to a diverse and multi-faceted community through on-campus workshops and performance, as well as represent Geneseo at regional Bhangra competitions and festivals. \n\nThis is in accordance with the college’s mission statement to promote diversity and community, as well as tradition, as the Bhangra team works to educate its members as to the history and culture of respect central to the style of dance and Punjabi culture. It provides an interactive learning experience. As one of the most diverse teams in the nation, it promotes Geneseo’s mission of Innovation, offering Geneseo students another facet to explore new perspectives and cultures and challenge themselves.

  • Meet Times:
    Weekly on Mondays , and Wednesdays at 8:00 PM in Schrader Studio
    Weekly on Sundays at 3:00 PM in Schrader Studio
  • Organization Tags: co-ed , punjabi , dance

Shakti: South Asian Student Association

We want to spread South Asian culture to the students at SUNY Geneseo, and make them more aware of the countries, culture, customs, problems, and people of South Asia. At our weekly General Meetings we talk about festivals, diversity, political events, games, and such that take place in the countries of South Asia. Our members consist not only of students from South Asian countries, but also students who want to know more about the region, and want to be involved in our events. \n\nOur biggest events of the year include the Diwali Dinner that celebrates the Hindu festival of Diwali, ACE's Intercultural Dinner, and our dinner and show, Sangamam. At Sangamam, we celebrate South Asian culture through a traditional dinner and—staying true to Bollywood—a skit that includes many dance performances. Sangamam is a wonderful evening of color, music, dance, and festivities. \n\nShakti is part of the SUNY Geneseo Alliance for Community Enrichment (ACE) and is funded by the Student Association (SA).

  • Meet Times:
    Weekly on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in MacVittie College Union Fireside Lounge
    Weekly on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in Fireside lounge
  • Organization Tags: culture , south asia , diversity

English Immersion Group

EIG hosts weekly meetings that initiate cross-cultural discussion and provide opportunities for English Language Learners to practice speaking skills. Through presentations, games, and group discussions members exchange ideas and learn about American society and culture as well as other cultures. When possible, collaborative events with other cultural clubs and/or larger events hosted by the club are meant to increase connections within the group and with the larger camus community.

Black Student Union

in order to unite through the greater awareness of the cultures of the African Diaspora using cultural educational and social activities. We hold general meetings every Thursday discussing different topics and events that affect the black community. We welcome all students, faculty, and staff as we are an all inclusive group that aims to educate those on certain topics and areas of struggle that the black community tends to face. We hold various events throughout the year including our Annual Haunted House in collaboration with other ACE groups, Kwanzaa Dinner, our Annual Soul Food Dinner, and our Annual Curl Fest.

Gestures: Organization for Deaf Awareness

Gestures: Organization for Deaf Awareness is a club devoted to educating students, faculty, and members of the community about Deaf culture and American Sign Language. A portion of each meeting will be devoted to teaching American Sign Language at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, or the levels required to meet the knowledge and demands of the club’s members. The club will strive to bring members into contact with members of the Deaf community, either by hosting guest speakers during club meetings or making members aware of events in the Deaf community they may attend or otherwise participate in. Once a semester the club will organize an ASL Knight, an event which will be open to the general student body, faculty, and other members of the community who express interest in attending.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

The Purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes. This is open to all students and faculty!

Friends of Recreation, Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship

The FORCES program and name is defined by several of the elements below: \n\nFRIENDS \nStudents and community members seeking new and interesting experiences, with a willingness to help improve their local parks and historic sites \n\nRECREATION \nThis "force" contributes to patron education on different forms of and ways to recreate; improvement projects and maintenance that enhance hiking and sporting activities in NYS parks. It also reflects the philosophy that patrons who participate in recreational activities are more likely to appreciate and want to protect the environments where they take place. \n\nCONSERVATION \nAt FORCES we also focus our efforts on conserving and protecting the rich heritage and culture found in NYS historic sites and other unique areas. \n\nENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP \nIn addition, FORCES directly involves environmental projects and education that benefit the parks. Educational and environmental projects include invasive species management, plant and wildlife protection, water quality assessment and trail improvement. \nb. The purpose of the organization is consistent with SUNY Geneseo’s core values of service, community, integrity, innovation, diversity, academic excellence, and tradition.