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 for 2 consecutive years. 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 is currently located in Thurston Hall while the Farrell Hall Student Union building undergoes an 18-month renovation project. The Student Activities Office organizes over 50 clubs and organizations, including 13 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. Past performers on the SUNY Delhi campus have included musical acts Beanie Man, Black Violin, Fat Joe, Jay-Z, Lone Star, Recycled Percussion, and Rusted Root; comedians Jim Breuer, Carrot Top, Dave Chapelle, Dane Cook, Kevin James (King of Queens), and Jay Mohr; magician Justin Kredible; and psychic Jim Karol. 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 abs & Stretches, yoga, step aerobics, dance, badminton, ultimate frisbee, and non-contact boxing instruction. The Intramural Council also sponsors off-campus trips, and students wishing to participate must register at the Student Activities Office in Thurston Hall. Questions regarding intramurals can be directed to the the Intramurals Coordinator whose office is located 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, career, 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
Black Student Union
Campus Voice (student newspaper)
Delhi College Interfaith Council
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
Park & Recreation Club
Phi Theta Kappa
Professional Golf Management
Residence Hall Association
Step It Up Dance 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
Tau Delta Chi
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Mu Iota Upsilon
Omicron Xi Omega
Pi Nu Epsilon
Sigma Omega Epsilon
Sigma Phi Xi
Zeta Delta Tau
Beta Kappa Xi
Upsilon Delta Epsilon
Zeta Phi Omega
Success, character, and tradition are cornerstones of the Delhi athletics program, and SUNY Delhi coaches advocate an education-first philosophy. The diverse and highly successful intercollegiate athletics program supports 20 teams. 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.
Over 72% of SUNY Delhi students participate in community service. Students have given opportunities for community service top ranking in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey, and over 10,000 logged community service hours have placed SUNY Delhi on the U.S. Presidential Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service for 2 years in a row.
Delhi is one of the few campuses to have a fully dedicated community service center. The O’Connor Center for Community Engagement excels at matching individual students, clubs, classes, and staff volunteers with service opportunities locally, nationally, and even globally. Many organizations have benefited. Particularly close bonds have been formed with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, American Red Cross Blood Services, Habitat for Humanity, Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, and the Central New York Children’s Hospital at Syracuse University Hospital. Students can test their strengths, explore special areas of personal or professional interest, and gain valuable résumé-building experience, all while helping others in need and building relationships with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Campus and Community Service Days bring the students, faculty, and staff of the college together, volunteering side by side to accomplish a wide variety of tasks that benefit the campus and extended communities.
The College highly values community service and presents Community Service Awards at commencement when 100 or more hours are reached.
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.
Special student-friendly facilities available on the Delhi campus include:
SUNY Delhi believes that a student's education takes place both inside and outside the classroom. The Student Life Division at Delhi is an integral part of the education process. Programs and services are designed to engage students while enhancing eduation, growth, and personal development. A dedicated and experienced staff is available to assist students in adjusting to and succeeding at college life.
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