Getting Involved at Empire State University

Many Opportunities

attend | check out | create | join | serve | work study


Attend the Spring Student Conference

This conference is one of the largest student events that Empire State University hosts. Highlights will include sessions on leadership development, careers, professional development, and health and wellness.

Check back in the fall of 2022 for information about our 2023 conference.

Attend workshops and sessions on SUNY Empire Connects

SUNY Empire Connects offers a weekly, family-friendly collection of live, virtual programs on topics including employment, academic and study skills workshops, health and wellness activities, art exhibits, crafting sessions, opportunities to connect with fellow students, drop-in hours with faculty, and more.

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Check Out

Veteran Student?

  • Check out the veterans’ website for up-to-date information and connections.

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Be creative.

If you have an idea for creating community at your center or the university, contact your Student Success and Development Coordinator or the Office of Student Engagement.

Create or join a club.

Are you interested in becoming more active in the student community at Empire State University? Consider joining one of SUNY Empire's recognized clubs, student organizations, or interest groups.

If there isn't something you’re interested, check out the process to start your own.

Getting involved in a student organization, interest group, or club is the best way to explore new ideas and experiences, as well to make new friends.

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Submit your art work to the Student Art Competition.

The Student Art Competition is held annually. Look for flyers and emails that announce the competition in early Fall. A digital representation of any type of art is submitted for review by a selection committee (photos, original paintings, drawings, 3 dimensional art, etc.) There are cash prizes for the top three winners and the honorable mention awards. The winners are recognized at the Spring Student Conference.

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Join the Student Success Social Media Connections.

Learn about the many ways you can connect and network with alumni and students.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Serve on the Student Health Committee.

A brand new committee focused on student’s health and wellness will decide what programs and services students most need and want. Contact Joshua Boardman for more information.

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Work Study

Take advantage of the work-study program.

Work-study opportunities abound and enable students to connect with staff and faculty in a different way, including at a distance as well. Contact Jennifer Howk for more information.

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We’re here to help.

Empire State University's 1Stop Student Services is a partner in your successful student experience. Visit or contact

800-847-3000, ext. 2285