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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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Shakti: South Asian Student Organization

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. Our 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. Shakti is part of the SUNY Geneseo Alliance for Community Enrichment (ACE) and is funded by the Student Association (SA). Shakti welcomes all new members and ideas! Shakti on three! One ... two ... three ... Shakti!

Black Student Union

BSU was establish in order to unite through the greater awareness of the cultures of the African Diaspora using cultural educational and social activities. Some of our events include Soul Food Dinner, Kwanzaa Dinner, Curlfest, etc.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Young people, including students, face a dangerous future. The fraudulent economic "recovery" is worsening for the vast majority of the population. Imperialist war, even a nuclear World War III, looms around the corner. Climate change threatens the entire planet. These threats and others demonstrate that capitalism is a system in crisis, incapable of creating a decent future for youth, students, and workers everywhere. The SUNY Geneseo chapter of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality seeks to mobilize students and young workers in the struggle for the only viable alternative to capitalism: socialism. The IYSSE is dedicated to the defense of democratic rights, opposition to war, and the arming of students, youth, and workers with a socialist perspective. To do so, we hold weekly meetings to engage students and workers and orient members toward the working class. All interested people are welcome to attend meetings, regardless of major or enrollment status.

Roosevelt Institute

We work on targeting issues in our community and brainstorming solutions for these problems through public policy.

Elementary and Secondary Education Association

The purposes of this organization are: 1. To provide student representation on committees within the School of Education and the College as determined each academic year in consultation with the Dean of the School of Education; 2. To provide students with exploration in career opportunities in the teaching profession; 3. To provide students with programs that increase awareness of educational issues; 4. To provide opportunities to involve students in various service, including but not limited to volunteering and tutoring in an educational contexts and in the community; 5. To foster channels of communication between faculty and students, and among the students themselves; 6. To work to improve the quality of the teacher education program at the State University at Geneseo.

Green Environmental Group

The Green Environmental Organization's mission is to promote environmentally-friendly practices on our campus, in our community, in our state and in our world. In doing this we will promote good health, biological diversity and the sustainability of the Earth and its people. We do this by cleaning up right here in Geneseo, educating the Geneseo community and connecting with bigger environmental campaigns across the US.

Pride Alliance

Pride Alliance is an on-campus group devoted to discussing LGBTQ+ issues, promoting activism in the queer community, and maintaining a safe space in which all students can thrive. Pride provides a relaxed and safe environment for anyone to share and learn about issues related to gender and sexual minorities in today's world. With the help of its members, Pride plans several Late Knight events such as Second Chance Prom and Drag Ball. We also offer many other on campus events such as the "LGBT? Fine By Me" panel discussion, speakers for National Coming Out Day along with Pride Night, which is an event to celebrate both the club and the cultures it promotes. Ultimately, our goal is to make the campus a better and more informed environment so all students can call Geneseo their home.

SUNY Geneseo Students for Life

SUNY Geneseo Students for Life seeks to transform culture by encouraging young people to work to end abortion in the United States. This is done through engaging in trainings to effectively educate students and peers, participating in tabling and other events on campus and around the community.

Voices Uncovered

Voices Uncovered is dedicated to providing an encouraging and judgment-free creative platform for marginalized students to share their unique abilities and talents with their fellow Geneseo peers, faculty, and staff. This creative platform can range from student written scripts, performances, or showcases that enable students to highlight areas of concern and educate their fellow peers on issues that are important to them. Voices Uncovered will devote its time to process students’ experiences with micro-aggressions, stereotyping, and discriminatory discourse or actions. Members of the club will be encouraged to speak up about their experiences dealing with these issues. Voices Uncovered will further the conversation about marginalization and discrimination by actively challenging the status quo and collaborating with Geneseo student cultural groups. Geneseo is our home away from home and we see the value in fixing or drawing attention to areas of concern in this regard. In order to achieve this, Voices Uncovered will allot a space during our meetings for free-writes and open discourse. In this space, students can talk about recent events that have affected them on a personal or global level. We believe that any incident, no matter how miniscule it may seem, is worth discussing. Oftentimes, individuals who have experienced a form of discrimination or have been marginalized by their peers seek validation for their reactions and emotions. Additionally, Voices Uncovered will host group interviews focused on self-identity and marginalization that will serve as the foundation for the end of the semester performance geared towards highlighting these particular issues in an attempt to educate our Geneseo campus. Consenting individuals will also be published on our permanent online presence. Voices Uncovered is passionate about empowering our fellow peers to have their voices heard and inviting our community to listen.

International Relations Club

International Relations Club was created to promote and increase awareness of issues concerning International Relations as well as encourage more students’ involvement in these topics. We also wish to create a network of students majoring, minoring or with an interest in International Relations. In order to successfully fulfill the above goals, the IR club will undertake in regular meetings, semester interest meetings (1 Fall and 1 Spring) per yr, and trips to meet with alumni in cities such as Washington D.C and New York City. In alignment with a scholarly environment SUNY Geneseo’s chapter of International Relations will educate the community with current events specifically those related to international relations. In alignment with inclusivity SUNY Geneseo’s chapter of International Relations will work closely with any individual pursuant that they have an interest in the international community.