Student Handbook 2020-2021

Clubs and Organizations

Keuka College has a wide variety of student clubs and organizations. A club is open to all students who pay the student activities fee. Clubs must have a faculty/staff advisor, have an executive board (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and Student Senate representative), and have at least 10 general members. To receive funding from Student Senate, clubs must also attend weekly Student Senate meetings, hold bi-monthly general club meetings, submit minutes to the secretary of Student Senate, and complete a campus wide event, fundraiser (minimum $100 revenue) and a community service project each semester.

An organization is open to select members, or campus groups who have been approved by Student Senate to have different membership requirements. Campus organizations must have a faculty/staff advisor and have an executive board (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and Student Senate representative). To receive funding from Student Senate, organizations must also attend weekly Student Senate meetings, hold bimonthly general meetings, submit minutes to the secretary of Student Senate, and complete a campus wide event, fundraiser (minimum $50 revenue) and a community service project during the academic year.

National Honor Societies

Alpha Mu Gamma, a national language fraternity, elects sophomores, juniors and seniors on the basis of achievement in foreign language study.

Alpha Psi Omega, a national theater and drama chapter, elects juniors and seniors based on achievement in theatre studies.

Alpha Sigma Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon, (PTE) * is the Keuka College chapter of the national honor society for occupational therapy majors.

Chi Beta Phi*, the Alpha Epsilon chapter, the national scientific fraternity, elects students majoring in the natural sciences, mathematics, and psychology on the basis of involvement and achievement in their major.

Lambda Gamma Pi*, elects education students before they student teach, to honor those who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.

Lambda Pi Eta*, is a national honorary society for undergraduate students who achieve excellence in their studies within the communication discipline.

Pi Alpha, is a national fraternity for social work majors.

Pi Gamma Mu, the national honorary social science fraternity, encourages the scientific study of social problems through the promotion of scholarship.

Sigma Alpha Pi, (National Society for Leadership & Success) * is a national honorary society for undergraduate students interested in leadership or who excel as leaders on campus.

Sigma Beta Delta, a national business fraternity, elects juniors and seniors based on achievement in business studies.

Sigma Tau Delta is a national fraternity for senior English majors.

Society for Collegiate Journalism, a national journalism fraternity, elects sophomores and upperclassmen who have contributed to campus publications for one or more years. The fraternity stimulates interest in journalism and encourages participation in the Keukonian, Kiondaga, and Red Jacket.

Local Honor Societies

Sigma Lambda Sigma (SLS) elects juniors and seniors on the basis of distinction in scholarship, leadership, and service. Members sponsor Honors Convocation.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Professional Preparation Clubs

American Sign Language (ASL)* club is open to all students. All ASL major and minor students are already members. The ASL club sponsors activities including lectures and discussions focusing on current issues of ASL.

Association of Future Social Workers (AFSW) sponsors activities, including lectures and discussions, focusing on current issues in social work and is open to all interested students.

Chemistry Club* is open to all students. The club sponsors activities including lectures and discussions focusing on chemistry along with hosting laboratory experiments for members.

Education Club* is a pre-professional organization for students planning careers in education in all levels. Membership is open to students and faculty of Keuka College. The club presents programs that relate to the field of education.

Political Science & History Club* is a club whose members share an interest in politics, but have no preference or ties to any political party. Club members share a collective interest in history and its importance in the world today.

Psychology Club* is open to all students who share an interest in the mind. They sponsor activities, which include lectures and discussions that focus on current issues in psychology.

Behavioral Applied Social Sciences (BASS)* sponsors activities, including lectures and discussions focusing on current issues in sociology, criminology and criminal justice and is open to all interested students.

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)* is open to all students. Occupational therapy majors and pre-OT students are automatically members. The goals are to inform and educate members about clinical issues; to provide activities to foster interaction among OT students; to communicate state, national, and political issues to members; and increase community awareness of occupational therapy.

Enactus provides college students the best opportunity to make a difference and to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise.

Keuka College Publications

The Keukonian, the College newspaper, is published online and in print throughout the academic year and offers a wide range of experience in journalism. Participation is open to any student, regardless of major.

Kiondaga, the College yearbook, is published annually. All students are encouraged to participate in the publication of the yearbook.

Red Jacket is the campus literary magazine. It is published during the spring semester and features creative works by members of the Keuka College community.

Other Clubs and Organizations

Adventure Club* is a club open to all students who enjoy outdoor activities including, but not limited to, whitewater rafting, hiking, and ski/snowboarding trips.

Arion Players Drama Club* is a club whose members share a special interest in drama and theatre. Many members have roles in the drama production held each semester.

Art Club* is open to all students who share an interest in visual arts.

Chorale is a one-credit course focused on an interest in vocal music and members perform a concert each semester for the campus community.

Coexist* provides opportunities for faith and non-faith communities (atheist, agnostic) on campus to explore their beliefs, their customs, their traditions, and community life as a student group. The diverse group demonstrates how persons of different religious and nonreligious beliefs can grow and work collaboratively.

D.A.K. (Disability Awareness at Keuka) is a club dedicated to raising awareness, educating the community, and providing solutions at Keuka College in regard to ability.

Habitat for Humanity is an organization that works with our local community to assist members in need.

KC F.A.N. (Future Alumni Network) is a club dedicated to building institutional pride and teaching the community the perks of being an alumnus of Keuka College.

Keuka College International Club (KCIC)* is a club that focuses on cultural outreach and exploring other cultures. It is not only for international students—it is for anyone who wants to know more about other nations and the world.

LGBTQA+ Resource Center provides an inclusive, safe environment to students of all backgrounds.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is an organization dedicated to informing and breaking down the stereotypes of mental health.

Multicultural Student Association (MSA)* is open to all students. It promotes diversity and multiculturalism, as well as plan events and activities throughout the year to highlight cultural and ethnic diversity. All are invited to participate.

National Residence Hall Honorary* is an organization that promotes a higher quality and standard of involvement and interaction in the residence hall community.

P.R.I.D.E.* plans events and activities throughout the year to promote awareness and support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. All members of the Keuka College community are welcome to become members in this club.

Rotaract* is a division of Rotary International, a community service organization. Members of this club focus on service learning.

Spanish Club* is a club that is dedicated to raising awareness and education surrounding Spanish culture and language at Keuka College.

Symphonic Band is a one-credit course focused on an interest in instrumental music. Members perform a concert each semester for the campus community.

* An asterisk denotes a club or organization that is recognized by Student Senate.