Student Announce February 20, 2024

6th Annual Student of Color Leadership Conference (SOCLC)

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Student of Color Leadership Conference (SOCLC) is taking place at SUNY Alfred State on Saturday, February 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.mThe theme is “Building Bridges of Hope in Times of Struggle”.It promises to be a jam-packed day filled with breakout sessions, prizes, a keynote speaker, live musical performance, catered African-American Cuisine, and panel discussion. The speakers who will participate in the keynote and educational sessions will impart valuable insights of leadership, professionalism, networking, and mentorship opportunities. 


The SOCLC is an inclusive event open to all student leaders with an emphasis on Black, Indigenous, Populations of Color (BIPOC) student leadership development.


Register here: to save your spot. 


You don’t wanna miss it!

- Cassaundra Stone

Pioneers Host Their First AMCC Playoff Game

The Alfred State Men's Basketball team is hosting their first playoff game in program history tonight at 7 pm as they take on Penn State Altoona. Wear white and come on out to support your Pioneers!

- Will Rollison

ARCH 6306 Studio Field Trip - Please Excuse Students

Please excuse the following students from classes on Wednesday, February 21st: 

Sarahi Diaz De La Cruz, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Kaylee Griffith, Emma Kelly, Landy Minga, Rocco Myers, Tashae Samuels, Nathalia Santana Hidalgo, Hunter Wilson, Ross Workman, Caroline Day, Elijah Dunn, Jackson Eigg, Olivia Ekstrom, Brianna Fagan, Nayomie Ferrer, Christopher Ginin, Jack Komarisky, Christopher Mattoon, Carlos Sialer, Sinai Vele, Collin Vimisilk, Jenna Warholic

- Elizabeth Joyce

ACES Ambassador Program! APPLY TODAY!


We're thrilled to announce the launch of the ACES Ambassador Program!

Do you like posting on your social media? Like to get paid? Want to win prizes for participation?


Contact our Marketing Manager for an application:

- Amy Keyes

Tuesday Talks: Filing Taxes - 2/20

Do you work? All are welcome, regardless of your employment status, to join H&R Block Tax Associate and Alfred State alum, Trinity Button, and Financial Aid Counselor, Keri Edsall, on Tuesday, February 20 @ 6 p.m. in PHS 106 to learn about how to file taxes.

Upcoming Tuesday Talks:

              March 5              Navigating Lease/Rental Agreements

              March 19            Resume/Interviewing Best Practices

              April 2                 Investing

              April 16               Student Loan Repayment

- Calsey Bump

Student Senate - Open Positions

There are currently two open positions on the Student Senate Executive Board. 

  1. Vice President of Student Engagement: 
    1. Is an elected representative who is responsible for the exchange of information and the initiation of projects and problem-solving pertaining to student affairs, sitting on committees such as Homecoming/Family Weekend, Hot Dog Day, and Student Senate Finance Committee as well as any other committees with the approval of the President & Chair of the Student Senate. They are responsible for establishing strong communication links with the office of Recreation, Office of Civic Engagement, and Athletics Department. They must be aware of areas of concern including equitable utilization of the Student Activities Fee funds, related program offerings, and other issues determined appropriate and relevant. They shall also meet or exceed the expectations set forth for the member of the Executive Board of the Student Senate within the Policies and Procedures of the organization.
  2. Vice President of Student Life:
    1. is an elected representative who is responsible for the exchange of information and the initiation of projects and problem-solving pertaining to student life. They shall chair the Campus Round Table. They are responsible for establishing strong communication links with the Senior Director of Residential Services, Director of Civic Engagement and A.C.E.S. This chair should act as one of the Student Senate representatives on the Faculty Senate Student Life Committee. This chair shall serve as the liaison to Greek Senate and Commuter Council. They are responsible for the exchange of information and the initiation of projects and problem-solving pertaining to the special needs of commuting students. They shall also meet or exceed the expectations set forth for the members of the Executive Board of the Student Senate within the Policies and Procedures of the organization.


      Potential Candidates must have a minimum 2.25 last semester and cumulative GPA and be free from 5pm - 8pm every Tuesday.

If you are interested in either of these positions please e-mail President & Chair, Kaytlin Cottrell, as soon as possible.


- Tyler Ribble

Black Excellence Ball

The inaugural Back Excellence Ball will be held on Saturday February 24th from 10pm to 2am in the ground floor of the Pioneer Center. This event is being sponsored by Brother to Brother, Sister Circle, the Cultural Life Center, and Campus Activities Board. Making use of the entire ground floor of the Pioneer Center the evening will feature music, light refreshments including Mocktails, and light desserts. This event is a celebration and recognition of the contributions of the Black community to our campus, community, and beyond.

The dress code is DRESS TO IMPRESS and anyone and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be a $5 entry fee, with the proceeds going to support Brother to Brother and Sister Circle in their efforts to provide continuing programming and leadership support here at Alfred State including attendance at the Men of Color Conference at SUNY Binghamton in April.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Brian Saltsman (

- Brian Saltsman

Student Senate Budget Request Packets - 2024-25 Academic Year

The Student Senate budget request packet is now accessible for all clubs and organizations. Please ensure that you review the instructions page carefully to submit your request correctly.

You can download the request packet: here

All requests must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, March 8th. Please send your submissions to Student Senate at student

For any inquiries or assistance, please contact


- Tyler Ribble

Women's Empowerment Mixer - Please join us!

To kick off International Women's Week, please join us on Monday, March 4 in the MacKenzie Commons from 5-7PM for a Women's Empowerment Mixer. It will be an evening of inspiring conversations regarding inclusion, womanhood, and sisterhood. The evening will provide opportunities to meet and conversate with our female faculty/staff and other students while enjoying light refreshments.

- Calsey Bump

Exploring Our Democracy - Civic Film Series

The Center for Civic Leadership and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences invite you to join us for a monthly film and discussion series, designed to entertain while exploring various aspects of our democracy. 

When: 7-9PM 

  • February 20th
  • March 19th
  • April 16th 

Where: SET 215

What: Exploring our Democracy

  • Engaging viewers in a series of films that factually, dramatically, fictitiously, and satirically explore the functions of our democracy and roles of the presidency.
  • Discussion facilitated by Social and Behavioral Science faculty.

Voter Registration information and snacks provided!

The event is open to all.  Should you have any questions or wish to support by engaging your students, please email Dr. Angela Graves (, Mike Colomaio ( , and/or Cyan Corwine (

- Cyan Corwine

Alfred State Debate Club Mock Trial

Are you interested in the Criminal Justice field? Maybe you wanted to be a actor or a lawyer? Well them you should reach out and ask about one of the many roles that will be offered during the Debate Clubs Mock Trial later this year! 

All are welcome! Student and Staff alike! 

Reach out to Chandler Kemp at for more information


- Chandler Kemp

Apply to Graduate May 2024

All students completing degree requirements this semester need to apply to graduate (diplomas are not automatically awarded) by visiting > Graduation and Commencement > Apply for Graduation.  Prospective graduates should contact their academic department to ensure graduation requirements have been met and view their degree progress on DegreeWorks

The deadline to apply for a May 2024 diploma is February 26, 2024. 

  • There is NO fee for the graduation application.
  • Students with a minor OR students in a 4-year program looking to earn the corresponding 2-year degree (once requirements are met) must apply to graduate by filling out a Paper Degree Application
  • Please DO NOT apply for August 2024 graduation at this time. 
  • Graduating students who plan to return this fall (in a new program) must apply for readmission through the Admissions Office.  Readmission Applicants are unable to register until their application is approved. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office at or call 587-4253.

- Tamara Knapp

Join the Volleyball Club!

Want to be apart of a fun, inclusive, and engaging club sport but don't want to play on a athletic team? Join the Alfred State Volleyball Club today!

From doing fun trainings, engaging games, and later this year a large scale tournament, we are always looking for new members! 

Contact Chandler Kemp at for more information! 

- Chandler Kemp

Spring Break 2024 Transportation Options

Residence halls close on March 8 at 10 p.m. and open back up on March 17 at 12 p.m. 

Students must fill out a Break Housing Application if they will be here for any portion of the break. Please refer to the break housing application for requirements to be eligible to stay on campus. 


Friday, March 8 

  • Depart from Alfred to NYC at 7:45 am from West University St
  • Depart from Alfred to NYC at 2 p.m. from Orvis
  • Depart from Alfred to NYC at 2:15 from West University St. 

Sunday, March 17

  • Depart from NYC to Alfred at 10:15 a.m.*

*If March 17 bus sells out - purchase ticket into Rochester and fill out the Online Travel Request form to get a ride from Rochester bus station to campus*

Rochester Airport & Amtrak 

Saturday, March 9

  • Depart from Alfred at 6 a.m. 

Sunday, March 17 

  • Pick up at 5 p.m. from Rochester 

The Online Travel Request Form must be filled out 1 week prior to departure or pick up. 

- Erika Winans

Spring Break Housing Application

Residence halls will close at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024, for the Spring Break. The Residence halls will reopen at Noon on Sunday, March 17, 2024. Residential Services is aware that the final bus scheduled to leave Alfred leaves before 10:00 p.m. If you are here for an academic reason and cannot make travel arrangements for the evening of Friday, March 8, please contact your Residence Director to remain on campus that night. However, you must plan travel arrangements for the morning of Saturday, March 9.

Only students who have been approved to stay for the break will be allowed in the residence halls.

All others may be charged with trespassing.

Students will only be approved who:

  • Live over 500 miles away (according to your home Banner Address)
  • Have a Special Circumstance (ex. You do not have a place to go)
  • Working for the college during the break (with Supervisors Approval)
  • Student athlete commitments for games/practice (confirmed with Athletics)

If you wish to apply to stay for the break, please complete the "Break Housing Request" form on eRezLife. To access this form, please sign in to, select "sign up for housing," and then select the "Break Housing Request" form. 

Please note, that this form will close at Noon on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. 

Prior to leaving for spring break please be sure to: 

  • Close all windows and blinds/ shades
  • Take out all garbage
  • Lock your room door

Your room will be inspected by a member of the Residential Life staff to ensure windows and blinds/ shades are closed and your room door is locked. Please notify your Resident Assistant of an approximate time you will be leaving campus. 

If you have any questions, please contact Residential Services at 607-587-4371 or email:

- Erika Winans