Student Announce August 30, 2023

Need Textbooks sooner? Add Funds to CSA!


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 your CSA.

- Tamara Knapp

Senate Business Office - Tyler Ribble Out of Office

Tyler Ribble will be out of office until Wednesday, September 6th. 


If you have questions or require assistance regarding purchase requests and credit cards, please feel free to contact the following colleagues:

Victoria (Tori) Rech: Available to assist on Wednesday, August 30th, and Friday, September 1st.


Margarita Mendez: Available to assist on Thursday, August 31st, and Monday, September 4th.



For any urgent matters that cannot wait until my return please reach out to Spencer Peavey, at

- Tyler Ribble

Composting help needed

Students in the agricultural programs here at Alfred State collect kitchen prep wastes with the help of ACES staff at the Central Dining Hall. These wastes are taken to the College Farm where they are composted using leaves. If you would be interested in helping with the collection and transportation of compost, please reach out to Jessica Hutchison ( We could use the assistance!


- Jessica Hutchison

Fall Hunting Permits

Hunting permits to hunt on the college's farm will be available beginning Monday, September 4th at 7:00 a.m.  You may obtain your permit from University Police by providing a valid ID.  We have a limited number of fifty permits for archery/muzzleloader, fall turkey and small game. 

- Gregory Howe

Extended Mail Center Hours

Print and Mail Services will be extending mail/package pickup as a convenience for our students during this high volume mail period.

Starting this Wednesday, Aug. 30 through Wednesday, Sept. 13, we will be open from 8 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. We will also be open on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4.

Reminder: If students are unable to come to the Mail Center during office hours, they may respond to the email from stating the name of the designee (trusted friend/roommate) authorized to retrieve their package. Questions may be directed to ext. 3520.

- Molly Andrus

Student Parking - University Police

University Police would like to welcome back all our students. We would also like to make our students aware that parking in the Faculty/ Staff lots is against the parking regulations and may subject you to being issued a parking ticket. University Police have annually not issued parking tickets for the first week of classes as a courtesy. This leeway in parking enforcement does not mean students can park in FACULTY/ STAFF lots without consequences. Parking enforcement of all campus lots will begin on Monday, September 4th.

Message from University Police

As the fall semester commences, University Police are reminding all students not to enter or walk within any campus areas that are currently under construction. This also includes all areas that are blocked off to vehicle traffic or fenced off in any way. Many unseen hazards exist within these areas and emergency personnel are unable to gain access or assist in the event of an accident or emergency. 

In addition, students are also unauthorized from tampering with any of the construction vehicles or property at any time. This includes moving or interfering with any cones or barriers observed on campus.


- Anna Pensyl-Shutt



ERGO is funded by the Student Senate and is freely distributed each semester.  Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit their original works of art, poetry, and prose by sending them to  Dr. Aniko Constantine (SDC Bldg., Rm. 309), is the Faculty Advisor for ERGO.  If you wish, your submission could be published anonymously or under a pseudonym.

The first meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. in the Student Development Center faculty lounge located on the 2nd floor, Rm. 242.  This meeting is open to any students interested in possibly joining ERGO.  This committee will meet 5 or 6 times during the semester.

Take a moment and review one of our previous publications located in several of the buildings around campus.  


- Debra Tomm

New BIPOC Male Scholars Program

Are you a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Population of Color) Male?

Would you like to be part of a new Academic, Professional, and Social program?

Then apply to join Brother to Brother…


Brother to Brother is part of the newly created Alfred State BIPOC Scholars Program for enrolled male-identifying BIPOC Alfred State students in all programs that provides academic, social, and professional mentoring, support, and opportunities focused on persistence, retention, and success of the community at Alfred State.

The Brother to Brother program is under the direction of Dr. Brian Saltsman, Coordinator of BIPOC Scholars, and is facilitated by professional and student peer mentors. The program will utilize on-campus offices and personnel, community resources, and regionally available programs and opportunities to meet the needs of the target demographic population. The goals are to build intentional community for men of color at Alfred State, increase the retention rate of men of color, and increase success outcomes inside and outside of the classroom.

Men interested in learning more or joining the initial cohort are asked to fill out the student interest form found at

An interest and intake meeting will be held during the first week of Fall 2023. A schedule of events and resources will be distributed. Currently, the following are a sample of the included topics and events:

-- Financial Literacy and Management         -- 3x3 Basketball Tournament

-- Cooking and Grilling Clinics                      -- Academic Goal-setting & Check-ins

-- CPR/First Aid Training                               -- Men of Color Leadership Conference

-- Philanthropy Project  

- Brian Saltsman

Student Senate Executive Board 2023-2024

President - Kaytlin Cottrell

Executive Vice President - Lilith Holmes

Vice President of Finance - Isaiah Dempson

Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging - Daniel Mitchell-Brown 

Vice President of Academic and Technology Affairs - Marlena Volpe

Vice President of Student Engagement - Danny Davis

Vice President of Student Life - D'Asia Grant

Vice President of Commuter Affairs - Michael Bianco

Vice President of Records and Organizations - Jianna Flora

Vice President of Wellsville Affairs - Amir Angevin