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Student Involvement Mentors

Looking for ways to get involved? Overwhelmed by all Geneseo has to offer? Feeling homesick? Come chat with one of our Student Involvement Mentors!

Student Involvement Mentors assist students in finding ways to enhance the student experience through involvement in a student organization. Students can schedule a meeting with a SIM to connect his or her passions and interests to one or more of the many Geneseo student organizations! Additionally, Student Involvement Mentors offer a variety of services to new and existing student organizations. SIMs can assist with event planning, fundraising, publicity, reservations and policy clarification. 


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Contact Us

Student Involvement Mentors
College Union 110B (In the Union Mailroom)

Department of Student Life
College Union 321
Facebook: MacVittie College Union
Twitter: @GeneseoMCU

Meet our Mentors!

Chalia Orellana

Hi! My name is Chalia and I am a senior Sociology major form Manhattan, New York. Even though I love the city, Geneseo has become my home away from home and I've learned to love this little town with the best sunsets. A fun fact about me is that I love coffee and can usually be found with a cup of coffee in my hands, or a strawberry acai with lemonade from Starbucks. My favorite place on campus has to be Sturges. If I'm not in class or in the Union, there is about a 90% chance I am in Sturges. I am part of the executive board for Minority Association of Pre-Health Students and the Women's Leadership Institute. I am also a peer mentor for the Access Opportunity Program.

Office Hours                                                                   

Wednesday: 10:00am-12:00pm; 4:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday: 4:00pm-6:00pm                                                               

  Chalia Orellana


Maryn Chmielewski

My name is Maryn Chmielewski and I am a senior International Relations and French double major. I am from Hamburg, New York. Currently I am the President of Chinese Culture Club atGeneseo and I also participate in Japanese Culture Club and KASA. Additionally, I have a work study at the service desk in Milne Library. I love animals and I love to travel.
Since my first semester here at Geneseo, I have found a lot of emotional and academic support from the clubs and organizations that I joined. I feel that belonging to a student organization is a vital part of the Geneseo experience. Therefore, I am excited to be a Student Involvement Mentor to help Geneseo students find community and a sense of purpose within our various
student organizations!

Office Hours

Monday: 1:00pm-3:00pm                                           

Tuesday: 4:00pm-8:00pm                                   

Wednesday: 1:00pm-3:00pm        

Maryn Chmielewski



Jessica Buffamonti

My name is Jessica Buffamonti and I am a junior Political Science major, Business Studies minor from Buffalo, NY. I really enjoy Geneseo giving me feelings of immersion, community, and cooperation, and it doesn't hurt that campus is relatively close to my hometown as well. I participate in a variety of student organizations across campus, including: Model United Nations, WGSU 89.3, College Republicans, Orchesis, The Lamron, and Red Cross Club. Also, I am the treasurer for the Club Sports Association here on campus, being a former member of the Club Tennis and Club Crew teams. Although it can be a lot sometimes, being a member in these unique clubs is so enriching to my experience here.

In my honest opinion, becoming involved at Geneseo allows students to discover themselves and find a niche here in conjunction with their academic education. I am looking forward to working with the student population, from established organizations to new students looking for a club to join, and assisting them the best I can as a Student Involvement Mentor!

Office Hours

Monday: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday: 12:30pm-4:30pm



 Lindsey Riggi

My name is Lindsey Riggi and I am a sophomore Sociology major. I am from Le Roy, New York. I am on the executive board of Colleges Against Cancer as the Social Media and Marketing Chair as well as the secretary for the Green Environmental Organization. Joining these clubs has given me a true sense of community at this school and has really helped me find my place on campus. I am so excited to be a Student Involvement Mentor and help other students feel the same.

Office Hours

Monday: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Friday: 2:00pm-5:00pm

 Lindsey Riggi

 Cade Reed

My name is Cade Reed. I am a Political Science and International Relations dual major with a Spanish and Latin American Studies dual minor with a concentration in the Developing World and Immigration Law. I am a Junior, from Syracuse, NY. I am involved in a lot on campus professionally and personally. For starters, I am a RAISE (Resident Assistant for International Student Engagement), campus tour guide, and a Student Advisor at the Study Abroad Office. I am also involved with the Spanish Club and Men’s Club Volleyball on campus. I am looking forward to advising new/returning students about the hundreds of clubs and organizations that Geneseo has to provide them. I am also very excited to help out clubs and organizations with anything they need in order to succeed at Geneseo! Lastly, I am happy to be an Advisor Aid for any advisors at Geneseo who advise clubs and organizations with updates, emails, and potentially events!  

Office Hours

Monday: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am-12:00pm; 3:00pm-4:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am-11:00am

Friday: 12:00pm-1:00pm

 Cade Reed