Pioneer Cup FAQ

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Alfred State has made long term institutional commitments to civic engagement, sustainability, and wellness. The Pioneer Cup brings together many of the college’s programs in these areas under a common umbrella, thereby increasing the visibility of each and encouraging greater student participation. Ultimately, we hope the Pioneer Cup will help prepare us to be responsible, healthy, and engaged citizens.

Participation in the Pioneer Cup is totally voluntary. However, participation is fun and it helps your community at the same time, so why wouldn't you participate? We have intentionally designed the scoring system so that all students can easily contribute to their residence hall’s score in some way. Participation also increases your chances of winning one or more prizes that are awarded monthly.

Even if your hall is not likely to win the overall prize, you still have a shot at winning one of the individual prizes.

At the moment, we are only focusing on campus residents. However, we would like to explore incorporating Greek houses and commuter students in future years.

Yes, RAs are eligible to win prizes just like other students.

We welcome any suggestions and ideas. Please send them to