Getting Involved at Empire State College

Many Opportunities

attend | check out | create | join | serve | volunteer | work study

Attend

Attend the Student Wellness Retreat

Out of an abundance of caution, the Chancellor of SUNY recently mandated restrictions within New York due to continuing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns. While it disappoints us very much to do so, it is now necessary to cancel our Student Wellness Retreat, scheduled to take place on April 3-4 in Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Check back in the summer of 2020 for information about our new Fall Wellness Retreat.

Attend events and workshops offered by your location, and attend residencies that interest you.

These are a great way to meet and connect with other students at your closest regional location.

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Check Out

Veteran Student?

  • Check out the veterans’ website for up-to-date information and connections.

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Create

Be creative.

If you have an idea for creating community at your center or the college, contact your Student Success and Development Coordinator or the Office of Student Life.

Create or join a club.

Currently we have several recognized clubs, including the Graduate Student Collaborative and the Black Male Initiatives Club, and several more are in the process of becoming recognized.

You can also create a club or organization at the college.

Visit the Student Clubs webpage or contact Danielle Boardman for more information.

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The Student Connection

Write an article or submit a creative piece for The Student Connection, a student-run newsletter published weekly by the Office of Student Life.

Submissions or questions can be directed to the editor at Student.Editor@esc.edu

Submit your art work to the Student Art Competition.

The Student Art Competition is held annually. Look for flyers and emails that announce the competition in early Fall. A digital representation of any type of art is submitted for review by a selection committee (photos, original paintings, drawings, 3 dimensional art, etc.) There are cash prizes for the top three winners and the honorable mention awards. The winners are recognized at the Spring Student Conference.

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Join

Join the Alumni Student Social Media Connections.

Learn about the many ways you can connect and network with alumni and students.

Join or create a club.

Currently we have several recognized clubs, including the Graduate Student Collaborative and the Black Male Initiatives Club, and several more are in the process of becoming recognized.

You can also create a club or organization at the college.

Visit the Student Clubs webpage or contact Danielle Boardman for more information.

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Serve

Serve on the Student Health Committee.

A brand new committee focused on student’s health and wellness will decide what programs and services students most need and want. Contact McKenzie Dunphy for more information.

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Volunteer

Volunteer for events at your local regional location.

Contact your Student Success and Development Coordinators for opportunities.

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Work Study

Take advantage of the work-study program.

Work-study opportunities abound and enable students to connect with staff and faculty in a different way, including at a distance as well. Contact Jennifer Howk for more information.

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Questions?

We’re here to help.

SUNY Empire State College’s Office of Student Life is a partner in your successful college experience. StudentLife@esc.edu

518-587-2100, ext. 2255