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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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Phi Alpha Delta

The purpose of this Fraternity shall be to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service. \n\nWe are the preeminent law fraternity promoting the bonds of fraternalism and we are the leader in the development and advancement of professional ideals. \n\nBound together by tradition and our common interest in the law, we share these core values: Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation.

Memories Campaign

Geneseo Memories Campaign is oral history program—in collaboration with the Geneseo English Department and the Livingston County Office of the Aging—devoted to recording the folk traditions and history of the SUNY Geneseo community. Student volunteers will be trained in recording and transcribing dialects and dialogue, managing self-limiting stories and emphasizing self-empowering stories, and publishing recorded oral histories of senior citizens in the Geneseo community. The club will contribute magazines to the college highlighting their work with each senior citizen.

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

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.

Alpha Delta Epsilon

ADE's mission statement is "The objective of this sorority is to promote intellectual, moral, and social improvements, to bind closer in their work, the students of the State University College at Geneseo, New York." ADE was one of the first organizations in the country to become gender inclusive. This means that we accept those who identify as women, transgender men, and non-binary individuals. In addition to who we accept, we also refer to ourselves as siblings rather than sisters. As a gender inclusive organization, we feel that we have become open to accepting all individuals who may want to find their home within greek life. The siblings also participate in traditional greek life, ranging from our philanthropic ventures to siblinghood events.

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.

Chinese Culture Club at Geneseo

The Chinese Culture Club at Geneseo is formed to educate students and the public on aspects of Chinese culture. Our goals are to: create opportunities for students to experience activities related to Chinese traditions and holidays, allow students a space to practice their conversational Chinese outside of the formal classroom setting, and promote cultural activities unique to the Chinese culture.

Himalayan Student Association

The Himalayan Student Association (HSA) hopes to spread awareness and encourage involvement among Nepalese students and other individuals who share an interest in the culture and history. Future events and activities include Lhosar, Holi, and Tihar. Lhosar marks the celebration of a new year for Buddhists. The holiday is celebrated on the first day of the lunisolar Tibetan calendar, which corresponds to a date in February or March. The HSA organization will be coming together to make and prepare khapse (a Tibetan/Sherpa biscuit that is traditionally prepared during Losar). Holi is a Hindu festival, also known as the "festival of colours", celebrated in India and Nepal. Dashain and Tihar are two Hindu festivals celebrated every fall. Kite flying is one of the events planned in celebration of these festivals.To commemorate this occasion there will be a “Decorate your kite with a personalized message”.

  • Meet Times:
    Every other week on Thursdays at 4:00 PM in MacVittie College Union Room 322/323