Student Leadership Center

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The Student Leadership Center serves as a comprehensive connection point for students, staff, and faculty to access leadership and civic engagement opportunities on campus, in the greater Alfred community, and beyond.  Take advantage of the Center’s resources to develop into a leader committed to life-long learning, community engagement, and active citizenship.

The Student Leadership Center, located in the center of campus, is the premier place for students to gather throughout the day in a “one-of-a-kind” designed space dubbed the “Commons” corridor. The Commons corridor places everyone who enters in the middle of a hub of activity enabling students from different majors, ages, and depth of community involvement to be in direct contact with each other; an “in your face” flavor of student engagement.

The Student Leadership Center is the home base for the Emerging Pioneers Leadership Program. The Alfred State leadership experience is an interactive process that develops students who are committed to lifelong learning, community engagement, and having a positive impact on the Alfred State campus and in the greater community and beyond. We believe that every student has the potential and the capacity to serve their community through civic engagement.

If you would like to support the Student Leadership Center and its programs, please make a gift online, or call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (607) 587-3930, or make your donation payable to "Alfred State College Development Fund" and mail to: Alfred State, Office of Institutional Advancement, 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802.

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Leadership Suites

The Student Leadership Center is the venue for 13 leadership suites. The purpose of these suites is to inspire students to discover their passion and make a difference. Located next to the commons area, these suites will be a window to exciting civic engagement and leadership opportunities. Activities, events, and community service opportunities are promoted through cutting edge media.

Suites are awarded to student organizations actively involved in exciting and meaningful civic engagement projects locally, regionally, and even globally. The Leadership Suite space is designed as an inviting “storefront” with a glass wall facing the high traffic open area of the Center. Students staff the suites throughout the day and will creatively utilize surrounding space for recruitment, promotion, performances, and props to promote their cause.

Student organizations may apply individually or collaboratively through a competitive process in order to be awarded a Leadership Suite. A detailed business plan is submitted that is required to identify and address a root cause of a community challenge. The plan includes a mission statement, vision, specific goals, and details on marketing, and budget that will contribute to a successful civic engagement project that will engage other students.

Learn more about each Leadership Suite:

Center for Student Engagement

The Center for Student Engagement provides resources for student organizations (including but not limited to academic honor societies, Student Senate clubs, club sports, fraternities and sororities, and interest groups) and advisers. The “Origination Suite” creates a collaborative environment for students to work together with other student organization student leaders.

Benefits for student organizations include:

  • Use of the college name, services, equipment, and facilities according to outlined policies and procedures.
  • The ability to use the PioneerLink system.
  • Permission to submit room reservation forms, tabling forms, and fundraising forms in compliance with the Campus Activities policies.
  • Permission to advertise on campus in compliance with the Posting policy. Each registered organization will have various listing opportunities in promotion and publication of their organization.
  • The ability for officers to request participation in any Student Leadership Institute options.
  • The ability to utilize the resources and services provided in Origination Suite: Student Organization Resource Center.

Resources available to student organization advisers:

  • All advisers are invited to join our online community on PioneerLink called "Origination Suite." This will be a great space for advisers to communicate with each other, share ideas, ask questions, RSVP for upcoming events, and find resources.
  • Advisers can join other advisers as they share ideas, experiences, and advice to better help their organizations. Creating an environment of shared knowledge, collaboration opportunities, and what their role is.
  • Send us your ideas on workshops and resources we can provide for you.
  • Stop by The Center for Student Engagement to ask questions, utilize resources, or check in with our office. Visit online (login required).

For information on how to start a club or organization, visit the links below:

Request for student office space (login required).