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Integrity. Civility. Respect. Leadership. Teamwork.

At Alfred State College, you have an opportunity to live out the meaning of these words when you participate in our clubs and organizations. Joining "student communities" outside the classroom is a great way to make friends, build your resumé, exercise leadership and teamwork, and cultivate the interests that make you who you are.

College-wide Clubs and Organizations

  • Alfred Programming Board (APB) (login required) - A student-governed activity organization, funded through Student Senate. Its purpose is to schedule a variety of events to make college life more enjoyable. APB offers the campus concerts, club bands, comedians, solo performers, lectures, travel, and recreational tournaments. Membership in APB gives the students a shared sense of responsibility, reliability, and accomplishment.
  • Alfred Steppas Step Team - Provides the students of both Alfred State and Alfred University with the opportunity to have fun while developing leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. They do this through learning, practicing, and teaching different methods of hand, eye, and foot coordination. The Steppas perform at numerous events throughout the year on the ASC campus, the Alfred University campus, and in the Alfred community.
  • Alfred State Dance Team
  • Alfred State Japanese Dance Team
  • Alfred State Voices
  • BASIC (Brothers and Sisters in Christ)
  • Belly Dancing Club
  • Black Student Union (BSU) - Dedicated to enriching the environment in which African-American students live and learn at Alfred State College. The society sponsors a variety of activities that have an academic, social, or cultural focus. It also promotes multi-cultural awareness through its programming and welcomes membership to all Alfred State students regardless of race.
  • Collegiate FFA
  • Commuter Council - Both commuter and non-traditional students form the Commuter Council. Its purpose is to discover and help meet the needs of this very special group of Alfred State College students by communicating views and concerns, maintaining contacts between the College and off-campus students, providing an avenue for campus activities, and assisting with problems pertaining to College and personal life. Members meet regularly with faculty and administrative advisers.
  • Drama (Student Theater Productions) - Convenes for production meetings concerning the current show being staged and/or to participate in educational seminars on various topics such as set construction, acting, stage make-up, etc. The club members also travel to see productions in Toronto or New York. A normal year includes two productions including a dinner theater production at the Lake Lodge.
  • Equestrian Club/Western Riding Team - fosters interest and involvement among all students of this College in equines, including; all types of horseback riding; equine judging, equine shows and events; and all other interests expressed by members.
  • Ergo - Student literary and art magazine. It is published once each semester and contains poems, short stories, essays, art work, and photographs submitted by students, alumni, and occasionally faculty and staff. Ergo provides an opportunity for students to share their creative work with their peers and to obtain helpful feedback on their work. Content, format, and design of the magazine are decided by students.
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Health & Wellness
  • International Club - Composed of students from the United States and other countries. It is one of the most active clubs on campus. You will be able to enjoy multicultural dinners or travel to cities such as Niagara Falls, Corning, New York City, or Washington, DC. The College welcomes diversity and the International Club is the group to help introduce different cultures to those around us.
  • Instrumental Music - There are two instrumental music ensembles on campus: the Alfred State College Band and the Statesmen Jazz-Rock Ensemble. Rehearsals are held twice weekly. Any student who plays an instrument is welcome to come and play in the Concert Band and is also invited to play in the jazz band if he or she plays a jazz instrument. Additionally, in 2003 a pep band was created to foster school spirit.
  • International Club
  • Intramurals
  • Kendo Club
  • Modern Arnis and Karate - Operates extensive karate programs on campus and at neighboring Alfred University with emphasis on mind and body conditioning, self-defense, and sport karate. Considered an exercise of many styles, the open approach of the Chidokwan system of karate-do offers a community atmosphere for all levels of experience and martial arts background. Instruction is provided in a safe and healthy environment, where a student will learn karate techniques gradually, advancing as his/her abilities develop.
  • Late Night Alfred (login required) - A series of events presented on Friday and Saturday nights between the hours of 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Late Night events are student-sponsored activities which provide on- and off-campus students an opportunity to meet new people, create lasting relationships, and enjoy their Alfred State experience. Late Night provides opportunities for students to have fun, gain programming experience, develop leadership, and interact responsibly. Late Night offers a variety of programs such as arts and crafts, live entertainment, recreational sports, movies, dances, and many other social events catering to the interests of a diverse student population.
  • Latin American Student Organization (LASO) - Exists to help identify and promote a more informative understanding of other cultures. The organization strives to support and create opportunities and improvement for personal growth, personal satisfaction, and leadership for its members. The members create relationships with other student organizations on and off campus that have a mutual purpose with this organization.
  • Outdoor Recreation Club - Opportunity is provided for all students, faculty, and staff to participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities. Periodic trips are planned throughout the year. The program has offered seminars and skill sessions in cross-country and downhill skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing/rappelling, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and camping techniques. As part of the program, a rental center is available where equipment can be checked out for personal use at a nominal fee. An indoor climbing cave is located in the MacKenzie Complex.
  • Pioneer Tae Kwon Do - Serves as a resource to all those with an interest in training and advancing in rank in Tae Kwon Do. It is open to all members of the Alfred State community—no experience is necessary. Pioneer Tae Kwon Do acts as a club for collective training and mutual support. Every member is a student of the art, including the instructors.
  • Pioneer Woodsmans Club - The purpose of the club is to educate the College and local community about the ideas, tools, and techniques of the competitive lumberjack community. The club also practices and selects a team to compete at intercollegiate competitions.
  • Political Alliance Club
  • Rainbow Union - Alfred State’s gay-straight alliance, provides social opportunities and politically effective actions for members of the Alfred State College gay, lesbian, and bisexual community and its supporters. Rainbow Union acts as an informative resource to assist and educate the entire Alfred State College community regarding support and factual issues of the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community at large. RU sponsors many programs in conjunction with AU’s spectrum.
  • SkillsUSA
  • Statonian (yearbook)
  • Student Senate - The governance organization of the student body. Its purpose is to promote the general welfare of the College – especially that of its students. The student activity fee is the Senate’s operating budget and is disbursed and regulated to execute the organization’s purpose. Membership on the Executive Board and in all Student Senate-funded organizations is open to all students. The Student Senate is the major organizational link that connects the student body, the administration, and the local community. The Senate encourages active student involvement in all areas of college life. Student Senate meetings are held every other week.
  • Sustainability Club - Acts as an information hub for sustainability ideals for the Alfred State populace and local communities. It is a resource for sustainability education and aid. The club also will lobby and carry out projects that deal with sustainability issues.
  • Tap Dance Underground
  • Tor Echo - The College’s student newspaper. Students report campus events, sell advertising to area merchants, maintain the budget, write editorials and columns, lay out and design pages, take photographs, write headlines and photo cutlines, and work as a team to keep readers informed of campus news.
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • WETD 90.7 FM Radio Station - The campus radio station offers students a chance to be involved in the exciting world of broadcasting. Programming consists of public service, sports, special events, and a tasteful blend of music.

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Honor Societies

  • ASC studentsChi Alpha Epsilon (EOP Honor Society)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Arts & Sciences Honor Society
  • Psi-Beta Psychology Honor Society
  • Sigma Tau Epsilon Applied Technology Honor Society
  • Tau Alpha Pi Engineering Technology Honor Society

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Greek Life

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Hall Councils/Residential Organizations

  • Campus Round Table (CRT) - CRT serves residents as follows:
    • Represents residents of the Alfred State College residence halls
    • Provides a variety of campus-wide programs
    • Helps in developing strong hall councils
    • Strengthens community in residence halls and within the Alfred State College community
    • Provides an established venue to voice concerns about quality of living in residence halls
    • Promotes leadership opportunities for residential students
    • Supports other campus organizations and events. Support may be, but is not limited to, finances, advertisements, and participation
    • Creates networks with other schools’ student voice groups
  • National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
  • Braddon Hall
  • Burdick Hall
  • Getman Hall
  • MacKenzie West
  • MacKenzie East
  • MacKenzie South
  • MacKenzie North
  • Main Gate A
  • Main Gate B
  • Peet Hall
  • Robinson/Champlin Hall
  • Shults Hall
  • Townhouses

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Curriculum Clubs

  • Ag Judging
  • Alfred State College Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders of the United States
  • American Congress on Surveying & Mapping (ACSM)
  • American Institute of Architectural Students - Alfred State College (AIAS-ASC)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers Club (ASHRAE)
  • Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Business Professionals of America
  • Collegiate Agricultural Leaders (CAL)
  • Freshman Nursing Club
  • Honors Program
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Landscape & Nursery Club
  • New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians
  • Senior Nursing Club
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Sports Management Club
  • Top Hat Club
  • Visual Impact Club

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