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Program Highlights

Student Involvement Fair

Student Involvement FairThere are numerous ways and opportunities for students to get involved here at Syracuse University!

On Wednesday, September 6th from 11:30am-3pm, the Office of Student Activities will host the annual Student Involvement Fair on the Quad. Over 200 student organizations are present and ready to sign up new members or answer questions you might have. Make sure you take full advantage of this opportunity to get involved!

Intramurals and Sport Clubs

Sport ClubsInterested in getting involved with sport clubs and intramurals?

Be sure to visit the Sport Clubs Activity Fair on Tuesday, September 5th from 5:30-8 pm in Flanagan Gymnasium to speak with representatives from the different sport clubs.  Check out the links above for complete lists of sport clubs and intramural teams.

OrangeSeeds

OrangeSeedsOrangeSeeds is a first-year leadership empowerment program designed to develop leadership by enhancing integrity, motivation, and confidence through mentoring and a variety of civic engagement projects, including The Big Event, a community-wide day of service. OrangeSeeds participants benefit in many ways, including:

  • Exposure to new and evolving leadership opportunities;
  • Learning essential leadership skills such as effective communication and time management;
  • Becoming acclimated to our campus community;
  • Forming personal and professional relationships early;
  • Networking with administrators and student leaders;
  • Learning to plan a successful event with knowledge of logistical and operational factors;
  • Forming a strong support system that will encourage self-reflection and personal and professional growth.

OrangeSeeds has a limited number of spaces available each year.  To join, complete the OrangeSeeds Application by Thursday, September 14th at 11:59pm.

For more information about OrangeSeeds, visit orangeseeds.syr.edu or e-mail orangeseeds@syr.edu.

SU Bands

Syracuse University Bands

Syracuse University bands offers a wide variety of performing opportunities for all students.  

  • "The Pride of the Orange" - the Syracuse University Marching Band
  • Drumline
  • Color Guard
  • The Sour Sitrus Society- Syracuse University Basketball Pep Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Symphony Band
  • Concert Band

For more information about these opportunities, visit band.vpa.syr.edu or call 315.443.2194.

fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program

fullCIRCLE

fullCIRCLE is a sustainable, multilayered program designed to assist its participants in effectively adjusting to the different challenges of college life, including those that are academic, social, professional and personal in nature, with the goal of retention. The program serves first-year and upper-class students with an emphasis on Black/African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx American, and Indigenous/Native American students. fullCIRCLE promotes academic success, identity development, community leadership, and social responsibility.

First-year and transfer students who join fullCIRCLE will be mentored by upper-class students who offer guidance, consistent support and serve as positive role models—critical factors in your retention and overall success at SU. Peer mentors encourage deep connections with students and skill development in the areas of networking and organizational collaboration. Peer mentors also provide support for academic success and intercultural exchange.

The deadline to submit a completed application is: Friday, September 8, 2017. Please click here to access the online application. Questions? Please email fullCIRCLE@syr.edu.

WellsLink Leadership Program

Wellslink

WellsLink is a nationally recognized academic and leadership excellence program for first-year students of color at Syracuse University.  Through structured academic, social, and cultural enrichment activities, WellsLink scholars train for exceptional success at the University and beyond.  The program provides: enhancement of leadership skills through mission and goal setting, resource and relationship management, time management, and other leadership development opportunities; professional development through resume writing, research and internship preparation, image management, and communications skills development; academic excellence initiatives such as advanced study skills workshops and performance recognition; networking through social and professional connections with first-year and upper level students, faculty, administrators, alumni, corporate sponsors, and potential employers; and motivation by successful Peer Leaders, Academic Consultants, mentors, speakers, special events, and meaningful social/cultural experiences. 

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 25, 2017.  Please click on this link for the eligibility requirements and application.  Questions? Contact Huey Hsiao at huhsiao@syr.edu.

Dimensions Mentoring Program

DimensionsDimensions is a peer-to-peer mentoring program for self-identified women of color. The program specifically designed to provide mentoring to first-year/transfer women of color by pairing up with an upperclass woman who shares similar interests, and assist them in adapting to college life. This program endeavors to create a sisterhood for its members through intentional dialogue and activities that support self-confidence, academic success, and cross-cultural engagement. Dimensions women strengthen leadership skills and their critical thinking to help support the communities they are a part of.

Applications are available online.  Questions?  Contact Marissa L. Willingham at mlwill07@syr.edu

Verbal Blend Poetry Program

Verbal BlendVerbal Blend is a premier spoken-word poetry program designed to enhance students' confidence in writing and performance of original poems.  The program is comprised of a seven-week writer's workshop series, performances, and peer reviews. The program hosts themed open mics, poetry slams, and other planned activities. 

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 25, 2017. Please click on this link to apply.