Service Opportunities at Geneseo
Council of Service Organizations (CSO)
Alpha Phi Omega (APO)
American Red Cross Club
Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS)
Colleges Against Cancer (CAC)
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD)
Golden Key National Honour Society
Habitat for Humanity
Men of Action and Change (MAC)
Council of Service Organizations (CSO) [back to top]
The Council of Service Organizations exists for the purpose of unifying all service organizations under a
common goal of expanding volunteerism in Geneseo. It exists to provide valuable resources to each of
its members in order to help them operate at their optimal capacity. The council promotes collaboration
amongst its members in service projects as well as inclusion of new students who are not yet involved in
volunteerism on campus. All organizations listed below are represented on the council and are looking
for new members.
Alpha Phi Omega (APO) [back to top]
Alpha Phi Omega is an international co-ed service fraternity with the cardinal principles of Leadership,
Friendship, and Service. Each semester APO completes approximately 900-1000 hours of service through
a variety of projects. APO can provide you with opportunity for new experiences, new abilities, and new
American Red Cross Club [back to top]
The Red Cross Club strives to benefit the Geneseo campus and community through creating or
facilitating volunteer programs related to the American National Red Cross.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) [back to top]
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SUNY Geneseo is a student run organization. Children ages 6-16 from
throughout Livingston County are matched with Geneseo college students. After being properly
interviewed, screened, and trained, "bigs" spend a minimum of 3 hours a week with their "little" doing
different activities and are also encouraged to attend scheduled BBBS events. Big Brothers Big Sisters is
an excellent mentoring program because "bigs" serve as a positive older role model for their "little."
Bigs are required to have a car, but if anyone is interested in joining BBBS and does not have a car,
caseworker positions are also available.
Circle K [back to top]
Circle K is a coeducational service, leadership development, and friendship organization at the college
level, organized and sponsored by Kiwanis. It is a volunteer-based organization to benefit the campus,
community of Geneseo, and the surrounding Finger Lake region. Circle K works in unison with the
Kiwanis family (Key Club, Circle K, and Kiwanis) to foster compassion and goodwill towards all those in
need and the realization of mankind's potential.
Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) [back to top]
Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff
dedicated to eliminating cancer by working to implement the programs and mission of the American
Cancer Society. With hundreds of chapters nationwide, CAC is showing the world that young people care
and want to make a difference. CAC has four strategic directions: Advocacy, Cancer Education, Relay For
Life, and Survivorship. Throughout the college year CAC tries to bring cancer education to campus and
advocacy opportunities to its members and the students and staff on campus. CAC also sponsors the
largest student run event of the year, Relay for Life. Last year SUNY Geneseo raised over $73,000 and
won a top 10 youth event award from the American Cancer Society.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) [back to top]
The Council for Exceptional Children is a national organization with professional and student chapters
across the country. CEC is an organization that provides activities and programming for people of all
ages with special needs as well as gifted and talented individuals. CEC also offers community awareness
programs. The organization offers many opportunities for volunteers to work with children, families, and
adults in the community.
Meetings: Monday, 7:00 @ Welles 128 every other week
Face AIDS [back to top]
Geneseo Face AIDS has sponsored numerous events in order to raise awareness and funds to help fight
the HIV/AIDS Pandemic, mainly in Africa, but also where ever else we feel we can make a difference.
Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD)
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The Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development program seeks to prepare students for
leadership roles and responsibilities in service to the college and the global community. Our mission is
accomplished through education, development, and training of students in an extensive series of
personal development programs, institutes, leadership certificates, service learning, volunteer work, and
active engagement in college and community life.
Golden Key National Honour Society [back to top]
The Golden Key National Honour Society provides a forum for recognizing all exceptional students,
regardless of their major or level of involvement in campus activities. Our chapter focuses on providing
academic service in the community of Geneseo and Greater Livingston County. We do this by running
registration workshops for freshman in the fall, reading to or with nearby elementary students, and
supporting higher education in the area's high schools. We also participate in non-academically focused
service activities, like Make-A-Difference Day, Day of Caring, fundraising for the Livingston County Cares
project, and Adopt-A-Family. We are a non-SA funded organization with a lot of flexibility and resources.
Our activities depend on the perceived needs of the community.
Habitat for Humanity [back to top]
The SUNY Geneseo Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
We share its mission to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the world. Our volunteers--representing people of various backgrounds, races, and religions--work together to provide safe,
affordable, and decent housing to families in need. Habitat for Humanity volunteers build/repair houses,
fundraise for supplies, and is completely student organized.
Men of Action and Change (MAC) [back to top]
Men of Action and Change shall exist for the social, cultural and intellectual improvement of its
members, the Geneseo campus, and the Geneseo community. Men of Action and Change will promote
unity among its members while allowing members to maintain their individuality. Men of Action and
Change will be a pluralistic organization dedicated to the exchange between people of different cultural
and ethnic backgrounds. MAC has five principles: Unity, Loyalty, Scholarship, Service, and Fitness.
Rotaract [back to top]
Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. The program is
part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. Members of Rotaract
develop professional and leadership skills, serve the community and promote good will, and gain an
understanding of the needs problems and opportunities in the community at worldwide.