In keeping with the College’s legacy as a leader in the founding of the New York Campus Compact, the nation’s largest state network, SUNY Geneseo has developed a Civic Action Plan as a component of its College Strategic Plan.  

The Civic Action Plan builds on the work of the College’s Strategic Planning Group, the President’s Commission on Diversity and Community, the Applied Learning Task Force, the Project for the Common Good, and other groups and individuals at Geneseo who have put the development of civic responsibility at the forefront of their work.    

The Civic Action Plan includes the following action items intended to even more effectively enable the College to fulfill its mission, and promote and act on its values pertaining to civic action:

  • increase the number and accessibility of applied learning opportunities, including internships
  • develop a faculty responsibility and evaluation model that encourages, supports, and recognizes teaching outside of the classroom, especially in connection with applied/integrative learning, undergraduate research, and other high impact practices
  • encourage, support, and recognize staff contributions in co-curricular programming, especially in applied learning
  • build a system for documenting applied and integrative learning achievement, both curricular and co-curricular
  • promote opportunities for student/faculty research, service, and economic development
  • increase student volunteerism in the local community, as well as in state, national and international contexts
  • develop relationships with the Humphrey Nature Center in Letchworth State Park to enhance its public programs and to provide opportunities for our students
  • increase student internships and service-learning opportunities in the local community, as well as in state, national, and international contexts