Real World Geneseo

real world geneseo

Real World Geneseo provides students with the opportunity to participate in an extreme learning environment. It blends both academic and experiential learning to provide a program that is comprised of an academic course, a four day retreat and an opportunity to take part in a service learning project.


A highlight of the program are Real World Geneseo’s high impact four day retreats, which are focused on building a strong foundation for cultural competency within the Geneseo community. Through various workshops, presentations, and discussions students from diverse backgrounds explore issues related to power, privilege, class, gender, race, sexual orientation and ableism. The activities allow participants to examine how these issues affect both their academic and co-curricular lives on campus and beyond. Past participants have identified the program as a means of providing an opportunity for introspection of their core values and beliefs.


This year's Real World Geneseo will be held at the end of Winter Break on January 14th- 17th 2016 at a hotel in downtown Rochester.  There is no cost for the program.  Students will meet at the hotel or will be picked up at the airport or bus station.  Students will be transported back to Geneseo on Sunday January 17th.


If you are interested in participating there are a few steps you must follow.


Step One: Register for  XLRN 201- Real World Geneseo

Step Two:  If you are interested in the performance track, also register for Dance 265

Step Three:  Fill out the online application at real world geneseo

Step Four: For more information please e-mail Fatima Rodriguez-Johnson at

  or Susan Norman at