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Get Involved

With approximately 100 clubs and organizations to choose from and a very active Student Government Association, our students are crazy-involved.

And you’ll never have to worry about not having something to do. We host more than 400 performances each year, plus a huge array of special events like comedy shows, author readings, art exhibits and fun events like casino night and the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Keep track of it all through SUNY Potsdam Weekly!

The Barrington Student Union is the center of campus life, and is always abuzz with activity. In addition to housing the Dining Court, College Store, Union Market and mailroom, the Union is where you’ll find the offices of Campus Life, SGA, The Racquette and the WAIH radio station, plus resources like Venture Outdoors and spots to unwind, like Pete’s Place.

SUNY Potsdam also offers special opportunities to gain skills and enhance their educational experience through our student leadership programs.

If you’re interested in Greek Life, there are two recognized fraternities and seven sororities that all share common values of friendship, scholarship, community service and leadership.

Approximately 100 clubs and organizations including:

  • Anime Club

  • Bear Witness Step Team

  • Black Student Alliance (BSA)

  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

  • Student Entertainment Services (SES)


  • Team NV

  • WAIH Radio

The Potsdam Pitches, one of five outstanding a cappella groups at SUNY Potsdam, rehearse for an upcoming performance in the ICCA a cappella semifinals.

Kalis Nunes ’20

Kalis Nunes ’20 has been on a trajectory of success ever since he first set foot on campus his freshman year. After entering SUNY Potsdam through the Bridges Program, he went on to work as a resident assistant, a tutor for TRiO, a coordinator for Multicultural Weekend, on top of being the president/captain of the Bear Witness Step Team. Now he is taking on his most significant leadership role yet, as the next president of the Student Government Association.

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Anaya Phoenix ’19

Anaya Phoenix ’19 was very introverted and reserved as a high school student. When she came to SUNY Potsdam she started to come out of her shell and get involved in a variety of clubs and organizations on campus. She became the president of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) and then found another leadership role as the vice president of the Student Government Association (SGA).

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