SUNY Delhi's award-winning activities and leadership programs boast over 70% participation in activities, intramurals, and community service with over 10% of those involved holding leadership positions. Delhi was recently named one of the top five schools in the nation for student activities by Campus Activities Today magazine and earned the distinction of being named to President Bush's Honor Roll for Community Service. Students consistently give student activities and the opportunities for community service at Delhi top ratings in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey.
The Student Activities Office, located on the second floor of the Farrell Hall Student Union building, organizes over 50 clubs and organizations, including 10 recognized Greek organizations. Approximately 200 events and activities are held annually. From big-name entertainment to campus intramurals, students are given a variety of valuable and diverse opportunities to enrich their SUNY Delhi experience and education.
SUNY Delhi provides a Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) as an official record of a student's co-curricular activities, awards, accomplishments, and honors to document these experiences. As an official College document, the CCT can enhance a student's search for internships, graduate schools, and employment. According to a recent survey, 71% of employers preferred job applicants to include a CCT.
Finding extracurricular activities is always easy because there's a lot happening on the SUNY Delhi campus. Entertainment on campus is coordinated by the Student Programming Board, with assistance from the Student Senate, Greek organizations, and many other recognized organizations. Live music, well-known comedians, guest DJs, cultural programming, speakers, and first-run movies are among the regular, on-campus entertainment offerings. Recent performers have included Sum 41, Rusted Root, Caffeine, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Beanie Man, Fat Joe, Al Yankovic, and comedians Jay Mohr, Dane Cook, Charlie Murphy, Carrot Top, and Jim Breuer. The campus has provided the background for recent video shoots by Sum 41 and Caffeine, for which SUNY Delhi was featured on the MTV Spring Tour Documentary Show.
The SUNY Delhi Student Senate is the campus student governing body and serves as the voice of students on many important campus issues. The Senate is composed of representatives from all recognized clubs and organizations on campus, plus an Executive Board made up of four elected student officials. All meetings are open to the public, and all students and staff are encouraged to attend.
Intramural Programs, funded by the Student Senate, are offered for men and women in basketball (spring), bowling (fall), indoor soccer (fall), flag football (fall), volleyball (fall), and softball (spring). Student interest has led to the addition of karate, step aerobics, spin class, dance, and non-contact boxing. The Intramural Council also sponsors off-campus trips, and students wishing to participate must register at the Student Activities Office in Farrell Hall. Questions regarding intramurals can be directed to the Assistant Director of Athletics in the Sports and Recreation Complex (Clark Field House).
Clubs, Organizations, and Groups are student-initiated and represent a wide range of recreational, religious, professional, avocational, service, volunteer, and cultural interests. Among these are a campus newspaper, radio station, and television station, all of which operate for the benefit of students and the entire College community. The following is a current list of clubs and organizations:
American Drafting and Design Association
American Institute of Architecture Students
Associated General Contractors
Association of Travel Executives
Automotive Technology Enthusiasts Club
Black Student Union
Campus Voice (student newspaper)
Delhi College Interfaith Council
Delhi Entertainment Television
Delhi Escoffier Club
Delhi Horticulture Club
Delhi Parks and Recreation Club
Delhi Ski Club
Delhi Turf Club
Hotel Sales Management Association International
International Food Service Executive Association
Japanese Animation Club
Latin American Student Organization
National Association of Home Builders
National Student Nursing Association
New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians
Phi Theta Kappa
Professional Golf Management
Residence Hall Association
Step It Up Team
Student Programming Board
Victory in Praise Gospel Choir
WDTU (student radio station)
West Indian Coalition
Greek Life includes fraternities and sororities that play an active role on the SUNY Delhi campus. Today, as in the past, these Greek organizations are dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, friendship, loyalty, and community service. SUNY Delhi is committed to the ideal of a Greek system that supports and enhances the co-curricular educational mission by fostering the true meaning of fraternal values and principles. The College is actively involved in a positive relationship with these organizations through the Greek Council, which is made up of representatives from all of the recognized fraternities and sororities.
Students are free to explore joining a fraternity or sorority after they meet the requirements set by the College and Greek Council for membership. The pledging process traditionally takes place during both fall and spring semesters. Hazing in any form is not permitted and will not be tolerated. Students seeking to join a Greek organization are to be treated with respect and dignity at all times. Greek letter organizations currently recognized by the Greek Council and the College are:
Delta Omega Epsilon
Delta Theta Gamma
Lambda Iota Upsilon
Theta Xi Omega
Tau Delta Chi
Mu Iota Upsilon
Omicron Xi Omega
Pi Nu Epsilon
Zeta Delta Tau
Upsilon Delta Epsilon
Zeta Phi Omega
Intercollegiate Athletics offered at Delhi have an education-first philosophy. The diverse and highly successful intercollegiate athletics program supports 10 men's and 11 women's varsity sports. As a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Delhi's intercollegiate teams consistently participate in conference, regional, and national championships in the sports in which they qualify. In the fall of 2001, Delhi's men's and women's golf teams joined the four-year-college ranks and began competing in the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). All other sports remain in the NJCAA.
Delhi varsity athletes are consistently named to All-Region, All-Conference, and All-American teams both academically and athletically. With the College's dedication to regional and national participation, opportunities for athletes to pursue their sports and academic careers at four-year colleges may be enhanced.
Delhi's complete intercollegiate athletics lineup is as follows:
Men's Varsity: basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, track (indoor and outdoor), tennis (spring), swimming and diving, lacrosse, and half-marathon.
Women's Varsity: basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, track (indoor and outdoor), tennis (fall), swimming and diving, volleyball, and half-marathon.
Opportunities for community service at SUNY Delhi have received top ranking in the statewide Student Opinion Survey. Facilitating an outstanding 70% participation rate by SUNY Delhi students is the on-campus O'Connor Center for Community Engagement, which has logged over 10,000 community service hours.
O'Connor Center for Community Engagement
Established in January 1999, the O'Connor Center for Community Engagement provides a clearinghouse for students, faculty, and staff to be matched with local service needs and opportunities. Center staff also facilitate community service by arranging for transportation and providing volunteer orientation and training, as well as feedback on completed service projects.
While many students become involved in community service through clubs or classes, individuals are also welcome to use the O'Connor Center's services. Students benefit through exploring a possible major or career choice, by gaining experience and/or references for future employment, through being able to apply theoretical knowledge to practical experience, and by the personal satisfaction experienced in helping others.
The Center staff includes student coordinators who work closely with other student leaders to promote volunteerism within the Delhi community. Each fall the Center organizes a Campus and Community Service Day involving students, faculty, staff, and community members working together in a variety of projects. The Center promotes service learning as part of the SUNY Delhi experience through improved coordination and enhancement of volunteer experiences.
The OCCS is located in 236 Farrell Hall and can be contacted at 607-746-4781.
The Campus Ministry provides each student with the opportunity to celebrate his or her faith while attending SUNY Delhi. The Delhi College Interfaith Council (DCIC), a Student Senate-funded club, is a lively group of students of different religious backgrounds and diverse beliefs who come together for fellowship, to talk about life's issues and about God, and to have fun. They also sponsor and participate in many different programs and activities, including Bible studies, parties, holiday worship services, retreats, service projects, concerts, and trips. A Campus Minister is available to all students for discussions, guidance, and activities.
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