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.
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Background: Morgan played Division I Women’s Lacrosse at Duke University starting in 2015. In January of 2017, Morgan suffered from a knee injury that resulted in a year's wait until she could return from the field and had to undergo surgery. Her feelings of isolation from the team and stress caused by other relationship issues accelerated the return of anxiety and depression. This time, Morgan chose to suffer in silence, keeping family and friends in the dark as she battled her mental health. Morgan died by suicide in July of 2019 at the age of 22. Message: As an athlete, there is no shame in seeking physical healthcare-- the same should be true for mental healthcare. In order to close the gap, we must eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health together. The purpose of this club is to offer students a chance to join in the fight to de-stigmatize mental health problems and promote a culture of well-being in athletes, alongside the non-profit organization called Morgan’s Message. Stigma is one of the main reasons why athletes with mental health issues don’t seek the help they need. Gender stereotyping, busy schedules and a poor understanding of mental health also play a critical part. Many problems of mental health in student-athletes have been brought to light recently, but haven’t been dealt with to help their athletes in the quickest/safest manner possible. It is our role as athletes, coaches, and sports governing bodies to help de-stigmatize mental health problems and promote a culture of well-being. The goal of the club’s meetings is aimed to amplify stories, resources, and expertise to confront student-athlete mental health, build a community by and for athletes, and provide a platform for advocacy. Students will be able to gain a better understanding of mental health and how to pass that knowledge to others. These goals will be accomplished through information sessions to improve these skills and fundraisers to donate as we take further action in this cause. These events and fundraisers will be another fun way to bond with others in between difficult and serious discussions, while still having a positive impact.