Getting Involved at Empire State College

Many Opportunities

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

Attend

Attend the Student Academic Conference.

The Student Academic Conference brings together students from all geographic and academic areas of the college to share and learn from each other. The conference seeks to:

  • provide an arena for developing community among our students
  • provide a forum for presenting creative and inspiring accomplishments of an academic nature
  • foster the value of Empire State College as a learning community
  • immerse students in an academic culture.

The Student Academic Conference is a two-day event where Empire State College students from around the state, and beyond, gather to present their academic and creative work through panel discussions, workshops, multimedia presentations, poster displays and artwork. The range of student work is multi-disciplinary, reflecting our diverse student body.

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

These are a great way to meet and connect with other students at your center.

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Check Out

Check out the Commons and comment on the sites created by students, alumni and staff.

Center for Distance Learning Student?

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 coordinator for student services or the collegewide student services office.

Create or join a club.

Currently we have two recognized clubs, the Veterans and Military Club and the Black Male Initiatives Club, and several are in the process of becoming recognized.

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

Contact Maureen Winney for more information

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 Collegewide Student Services. Additionally, monthly, The Student Connection publishes The Student Voice, a compilation of creative submissions from Empire State College students.

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 January. 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 Student Academic Conference.

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Join

Join the Alumni/Student Association.

Each center has an Alumni Student Association. Some are very active in their communities. Contact your coordinator of student services for the appropriate contact at your regional center.

Join the Student Alumni Community.

This is an exciting way to network with both students and alumni. There are more than 8,700 members.

Join or create a club.

Currently we have two recognized clubs, the Veterans and Military Club and the Black Male Initiatives Club, and several are in the process of becoming recognized.

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

Contact Maureen Winney for more information.

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Serve

Serve as a student representative on the Student Affairs Committee or subcommittee.

The Student Affairs Committee (SAC), is one of five standing committees of the Empire State College Senate. As cited from the Empire State College bylaws, "The Student Affairs Committee shall act on behalf of students in the continuing study, review, and recommendations for change in all phases of student involvement in the College."

Contact one of the co-chairs of the committee to volunteer or learn more.

Students are selected from the faculty and staff at each regional center.  If you are interested, write a letter of interest to the dean of your center.

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 Danielle Benedict for more information.

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Volunteer

Volunteer for events at your center.

Contact your coordinator for student services for opportunities.

Volunteer for the Student Academic Conference.

Contact Danielle Benedict to volunteer for the 2013 Conference to be held in Queens, N.Y.

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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 Nicole Hoyt for more information.

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