Student Announce August 31, 2022

Athletics Week Preview

Alfred State Pioneers open fall semester sports this week. Events start at home Thursday, September 1st at 6 p.m. with women’s soccer. The first Alfred State football game at Pioneer Stadium is Saturday, September 3rd at 1 p.m.

Plenty of more action happening away from campus. More Pioneer teams are in action, including women’s volleyball, men’s and women's cross country and men’s soccer. Follow along on Instagram @ascathletics Twitter @ascathletics and our website


Thursday Sep. 1


Women’s Soccer vs. Houghton @ 6 p.m.


Cross Country @ Houghton


Friday Sep. 2


Women’s Volleyball vs. Union (N.Y.)


Saturday Sept. 3


Football vs. Misericordia @ 1 p.m.


Women’s Volleyball @ Cazenovia

Men’s Soccer @ Valley Forge


Sunday Sep. 4


Men’s Soccer @ Rosemont



Bobby Papalouizos


Director of Athletic Communications

Please Pick Up Your Parking Permits - University Police

Attention Students – If you have brought a car to park on campus, and haven’t done so already, please pick up your parking permit from University Police dispatch anytime (we are open 24/7).  Thank you.

- University Police

Open Swim

The pool is open for Open Swim Monday through Friday from 8-10pm. 

We hope to post more open swim hours in the near future.

If you are lifeguard and CPR certified and are available to work open swim from 11am-1pm contact Jen Enke (

- Jen Enke

Interested in preparing tax returns?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a program offering free tax preparation help to people who make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns.  Students will learn more about the program and how to sign up for free online asynchronous training through the IRS program to be able to prepare tax returns.  The program is self-paced and done entirely online free of charge. 


Please come to EJ Brown room 212 on Wednesday, September 7th at 1:00 PM if you are available.  If you are not available at that time, please contact Holly Chase via email at to make an appointment or ask any questions.



- Holly Chase

College Farm Hunting Permits -University Police

Hunting permits to hunt on the college’s farm will be available beginning Thursday, September 8th at 6:00 a.m.  You may obtain a permit from University Police Dispatch by providing a valid ID.  We have a limited number of fifty permits for deer archery/muzzleloader, fall turkey, and small game. 

Need Textbooks Sooner? Add Funds to CSA!

Students who are expecting a refund, but need book money or supplies, can add pending financial aid funds to their CSA (Campus Spending Account). CSA accounts allow students to use pending financial aid funds to purchase books and supplies.
Should you have any questions please view our How To Video or CSA Instructions guide for more information. Students are also welcome to contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office for more information on CSA.


The Ergo Committee is lacking a President, Art Editor, and Treasurer due to recent graduations.  If these positions don’t interest you, join the Editorial Board.  The Ergo Committee will meet five times throughout the semester on Mondays at 4 p.m.  Interested candidates can contact Dr. Aniko Constantine at


A great addition to your portfolio!

Leadership Suites for Fall Semester

Leadership Suites highlight some of the most civically engaged student organizations at Alfred State. These 14 suites on the 3rd and 4th floor of the Student Leadership Center provide a platform to build leadership skills and promote opportunities for student community involvement. Organizations apply for space through a competitive process.  Congratulations to the following organizations who are among the student organizations with a suite during the 2022 fall semester.  

  • Alpha Beta Chi will facilitate philanthropy and awareness on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 
  • Alpha Sigma will focus on mental health awareness and programming partnering with NAMI and Health and Wellness Services  
  • Architecture Club & Women (NOMAS) in Non-Traditional Studies team up to enhance the quality of the built environment in the Southern Tier. 
  • Career Development Center/Kappa Sigma Epsilon providing professional attire for all students and services to prepare them for their post graduate career and studies  
  • Delta Chi Omega’s Project Prom Dress initiative will continue to support local high school students 
  • Live to Fight & Gamma Theta Gamma team up to raise money and awareness around cancer and terminal illness partnering with the American Cancer Society 
  • National Society for Leadership & Success- Alfred State honor society chapter putting leadership skills to work on campus and the larger community
  • Pi Nu Epsilon partners with A Way Out to raise awareness about domestic violence and educate the community on available resources
  • Pi Rho Zeta- partners with the American Red Cross to support blood drives and build a culture of donation on campus 
  • Student Senate- will continue to provide leadership in student governance, support voter registration, and foster collaboration with the Village of Alfred
  • UJIMA will focus spreading awareness about social injustice and making a positive change in the community.
  • Veterinary Technology will advocate, fundraise, and support responsible pet ownership partnering with the SPCA 
  • Zeta Psi Omega builds awareness and raises funds to combat sex trafficking

NYS Educational Law 129-A - For new student Commuters

New Student Commuters (Commuters beginning this Fall),


Pursuant to NYS Education Law 129-A Alfred State College provides training on sexual misconduct and alcohol use and abuse for first year students.   On Friday September 1st at 4:00 PM commuter presentations will be conducted, and attendance is required.  Join us on Teams at the following link


Rush Psi Sigma Psi Sorority! ΨΣΨ

We are Psi Sigma Psi Sorority and we are a close-knit group. We don't pick out members by their choice of clothing, what they do on their free time, or their background. We are a diverse group of people and we do not discriminate against any type. We very much pride ourselves on our strong ability to promote inclusivity. We are all close with our alumni and our brother house, Mu Theta. Please take the time to get to know us! You will realize that a sorority can be both laid back and fun!

You are welcome to contact us if you are interested in rushing, learning about Greek Life, or are interested in pledging a fun laid back house that loves to go on adventures, hang out, go outdoors and so much more!

President: Breanna D’Hondt

…or any of our incredible sorority members! Just look for our letters ΨΣΨ!
Follow us or message us on Instagram at:

- Anna Shutt

Band Announcement

Welcome back!  Thank you to all who stopped at the Instrumental Music table during the activities fair!  The first meeting will be Wednesday August 31st at 5:30 pm in the Orvis Auditorium.  This will be an informational meeting and we will not meet on Thursday September 1st.  Regular rehearsals will start on Wednesday September 7th 5:30pm to 7pm in the Orvis Auditorium.  Thursday rehearsal will be 5:30 to 7pm but is subject to change.  If you have any questions, contact the new director Christina Rawady at or the President Beth Schneider at  Have a great semester!

Fitness Center hours

The Pioneer Fitness Center Hours beginning Monday will be from 10 AM – 8 PM and 1 PM – 6 PM on Saturday. 

- Anna Shutt

Pell recipients: Save money on internet service with new federal program

Dear Student!

Thanks to a new federal program, households with Pell recipients can now save money on internet access. The benefits of the Affordable Connectivity Program include:

$30/month discount on internet services ($75/month on tribal lands)
One-time $100 discount on a computer

If you are a Pell recipient or have a Pell recipient in your household, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

Visit to learn more and sign up!

- Anna Shutt