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 5th 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 4th 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 TBD.  Application is coming soon.

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

SU Bands

Syracuse University Bands

Syracuse University Bands offer a variety of opportunities for you to continue your music studies and performance.

The SU Wind Ensemble

SU Concert Band

The “Pride of the Orange” Syracuse University Marching Band (no audition to join; featuring winds, percussion, and a color guard; meets during fall semester only)

Sour Sitrus Society – Syracuse University Pep Bands (plays for both basketball teams and a variety of other events; rehearsals Monday evening 8:30-9:30)

For more information about these opportunities, visit band.vpa.syr.edu or call 315.44.2194.

SU Wind Ensemble

The Syracuse University Wind Ensemble is the premier wind performing group in the Setnor School of Music. Performing a wide array of wind repertoire ranging from traditional to contemporary works, the Wind Ensemble provides a comprehensive and dynamic musical setting for performers and audiences alike. The ensemble rehearses MWF from 12:45pm-2:05pm pm. Auditions for the SU Wind Ensemble are held the first week of fall semester.

SU Concert Band

Offering an opportunity to perform large-band works, the concert band is open to all students, no audition required. Currently operating in spring semester only, the concert band rehearses on Wednesdays from 5:15pm-7:15pm and performs two concerts.

The “Pride of the Orange” Syracuse University Marching Band

Be a member of “New York’s College Band” and take part in all the thrills and excitement of the Orange football season as you perform in the 50,000-seat Carrier Dome. The Pride is made up of 175+ students representing over 85 different majors and is one of the finest university marching band programs in the nation. Performing four to six different halftime shows as well as the traditional pregame show, the Pride brings spirit and collegiate pageantry to every performance. In recent years, the SUMB has made appearances at NFL and Canadian halftime shows, NCAA Bowl games, the Heisman Trophy award ceremonies in New York City, high school marching band competitions, and Super Bowl XLVIII.

There are no auditions for membership, though there are yearly auditions for part assignment in the winds and drumline. Our Color Guard is also open to all interested students, though a year of flag spinning and tossing experience is strongly recommended.

Check out our Facebook page (The Pride of the Orange: The Syracuse University Marching Band), follow us on Twitter (SU Marching Band) and see our photos on Instagram (SU_MarchingBand).

Sour Sitrus Society – Syracuse University Pep Bands

The Sour Sitrus Society operates with the main purpose of providing musical entertainment and supporting a positively-spirited atmosphere at men’s and women’s home basketball games and a variety of other events during the school year. Our rehearsals are planned for Monday evenings from 8:30-9:30pm (Carrier Dome and SU Marching Band schedules willing).  Each student assigned a performance schedule of approximately 15 regular season events between mid-September and mid-April.

Featuring winds, drum-set, and electric bass, this group is open to all students.

Additional details for all of our ensembles are available at: band.vpa.syr.edu or call 315.44.2194.

fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program

fullCIRCLE

fullCIRCLE is a sustainable, multilayered mentoring 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-division 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-division (sophomore, junior, senior) students who offer guidance, consistent support, and serve as positive role models—critical factors in your retention and overall success at SU. Your peer mentor will provide you with support for academic success and intercultural exchange to ensure your successful transition to college life.

The deadline to submit a completed application is: Friday, September 7, 2018. Please click here to access the online application. Questions? Please email fullCIRCLE@syr.edu.

WellsLink Leadership Program

Wellslink LogoEstablished in 2003, WellsLink is a nationally recognized academic and leadership excellence program for first-year students of color at Syracuse University. Through mentoring and structured academic, social, and cultural enrichment activities, WellsLink scholars train for exceptional success at the University and beyond. The goal of the program is to give students an edge in college, offering them the tools necessary to achieve their academic goals, develop professionalism, and expand their awareness of valuable resources and opportunities. 

Participants in the WellsLink Leadership Program will enjoy two semesters of support, and upon their successful transition into their second year, they will join an exclusive community of WellsLink alumni who will be recognized by faculty, staff, and peers as high achievers and community leaders. Participants from the first-year program will also have the opportunity to participate in a second-year WellsLink program.

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 24, 2018. Please click on this link for the eligibility requirements and application. Questions? Contact Huey Hsiao at huhsiao@syr.edu.

Dimensions Mentoring Program

Dimensions

Dimensions 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 the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 315-443-9676. 

Verbal Blend Poetry Program

Verbal Blend

Verbal 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, September 14, 2018. Please click on this link to apply.