Student Government Looking for Students

Student Government is looking for students who may be interested in some experience in leadership. There are a number of different roles available.

Contact Cliff Scutella – — and he’ll be glad to work with you!


Career Services Fall 2018 Events & Workshops

Disney College Program Information Session
August 28th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
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Learn about the PAID internship through the Disney College Program. This session will cover essential information on how to apply, when to apply, tips for interviewing, and more.

Purple Briefcase Information Session
September 4th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
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This workshop will show you how to use our exciting new job/internship search tool! Learn how to create your own Purple Briefcase account, gain confidence in ability to complete the O*NET Interest Profiler, and exhibit a clear understanding of how to access the Job Bulletin!

Career Exploration Fair
September 18th – Forum, 12:30 – 2:00

Not sure what you want to do for the rest of your life? Explore the many career opportunities that begin with a degree from GCC. Program Directors and Faculty will be present to discuss degree programs and potential careers. Also available will be career assessment tools, a LinkedIn photo booth, and more!

Cyber Security Fair
October 3rd – Forum, 11:30-1:30

Join select GCC students, student clubs, and staff, as well as area businesses to explore how and why it is essential to safeguard your online activities and assets in today’s ever-changing and increasingly complex techno-sphere.

What’s your Cyber Awareness IQ?  Do you know what to do if you are a victim of identity theft?  Do you know how to search and remove malware from your computer, phone, and other mobile device?  Do you how to avoid being a perpetrator or victim of cyber-bullying?  Do you follow thoughtful netiquette behavior on social media sites? Are you aware of career opportunities available in the cyber security field?

Earn tickets when you participate at presenters’ tables.  Show a valid GCC ID card and submit tickets for FREE pizza, GCC dining dollars, and GCC Bookstore swag.

Job Search Workshop
October 9th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
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Not all available job openings are easy to find; therefore, you need to know how to take advantage of all available resources. In this workshop, you will learn strategies regarding navigating the web, networking, utilizing social media, reading newspapers, accessing government agencies and more!

Interviewing Workshop
October 30th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
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This workshop will discuss tips and strategies for a successful in-person or phone interview. We’ll discuss the many types of interviews, the interview process, and potential questions.

Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop
November 13th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
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Impressing an employer with your resume and cover letter while they are in a stack of 100 others can be a challenge. This workshop will guide you on the proper format and content of a resume and cover letter to give you the best shot at being granted a personal interview.

Scholars’ Symposium – Spring 2019

Genesee Community College Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (CURCA) committee invites all GCC students, faculty and staff to submit proposals to present their work at the Scholars’ Symposium. Abstracts describing students’ scholarly and/or creative projects must be submitted by MARCH 4, 2019

Students are encouraged to submit proposals to present their original:

  • Research (15 minute oral presentation includes Q&A; 30 minute oral presentation includes Q&A)
  • Poster (2-3 minute summary of work to be told to interested parties during 1 hour session)
  • Creative writing (15 minute reading/interpretive presentation includes Q&A)
  • Work in Progress Reading of Creative Work (WIP) (5 minute reading of current work)
  • Studio/Visual art (15 minute interpretive presentation with slides includes Q&A; or one hour poster presentation)
  • Music composition (up to 20 minute performance/interpretative/archival commentary includes Q&A)
  • Dance choreography (up to 20 minute performance/interpretative commentary includes Q&A)
  • Film Production/Theatrical script (up to 20 minute performance/interpretative/archival commentary includes Q&A)
  •    Fast Pitch, Debates, Presentation of Experiential Education Experiences, Internships, Field Work, Travel (15 or 30 minute descriptive oral presentation includes Q&A; or a poster/portfolio presentation)
  • PechaKucha: This is a 20×20 format where the presenter shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds, the images advance automatically as the presenter talks along to the images. It is a good platform in which to share new ideas.

We are also open to new opportunities, so pitch us your ideas for inclusion!

All students must have a faculty or staff mentor (sponsors are not required to co-present).  The Scholars’ Symposium is open to faculty and staff submissions that will benefit the students in our academic community, as well.

Cross-disciplinary and encompassing all programs and divisions, GCC’s Scholars’ Symposium showcases achievement through presentations, poster sessions, performances, demonstrations, field studies, portfolios, service learning, evidence of experiential activities with students, faculty, and staff producing and chairing sessions throughout the day. Scholars’ Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for all in our community to learn about a wide array of topics from all academic disciplines in an engaging environment giving students practice in disciplinary techniques of public presentation, presenting scholarly and creative work, observing fellow scholars and artists across the disciplines, engaging with members of the college community in educationally meaningful events, and supporting a college culture of intellectual initiative and academic excellence.

If you have questions, please contact JoNelle Toriseva 585-343-0055 ext. 6627; Karen Huffman, 585-343-0055ext 6148; or Garth Swanson, 585-343-0055 ext 6291 for more information.

GCC 2016-2017 Annual Report

Genesee Community College has published its 2016-2017 Annual Report – available for the first-time ever completely online! In addition, the College adopted an agricultural theme for the report highlighting the surrounding community.

GCC’s 2016-2017 Annual Report was published on a special website, to support the College’s sustainable business practices as well as to maximize accessibility to the information contained within the report. From the welcoming message on the report’s homepage to the photos recounting the past year’s dynamic stories, GCC demonstrates its commitment to a “Plant. Water. Harvest. Repeat.” theme.

“At its core, GCC plants seeds of knowledge, waters and cultivates the learning experience, recognizes and celebrates the harvest of contributions, and continuously refines and repeats the process to ensure our future,” President James M. Sunser, Ed.D. said in the report’s opening message. “We hope we have captured how our efforts echo the hard-work, innovation and dedication of the farming families and agribusinesses that have long made our community a strong and vibrant place to work, live and grow.”

A multitude of stories with accompanying photographs are celebrated in the report representing innovative programs that “Plant” seeds for student success. Events such as the Annual Tech Wars hosted by the Accelerated College Enrollment program, lectures by Multicultural Communications Club, volunteers working with Habitat for Humanity and many other stories reflect GCC “We plant” initiatives. The report’s “Water” chapter includes images from a plethora of community events such as Veterans Day, the Harvest Festival and the popular Cougar Crawl weekend. Perhaps, and most appropriately, the “Harvest” chapter of the report is the longest, highlighting all the ways students, faculty and staff contribute to the community through GCC’s Center for the Arts productions, the Scholars Symposium, the annual Fashion Show, commencement and so many meaningful efforts. It is through the annual repetition of GCC’s efforts that our communities continue to grow and succeed – which are highlighted in the report’s “Repeat” chapter. Finally, the “Supporters” tab of the report pays tribute by listing those whose donations to the College have helped ensure long-term success.

Everyone is encouraged to view the annual report at and join in the celebration of the accomplishments of the past academic year.

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email:

New Student Orientation

In Batavia, New Student Orientation is scheduled for Friday, August 17.

This day will be a chance to meet students in your program, ask questions that you have not gotten answered, learn about student clubs, and generally get the feel of the campus.

Information about the Batavia Orientation will be sent to your Genesee email, later in the summer. Keep an eye on that email to make sure you get a chance to sign up to participate.

Campus Centers may or may not have individual orientation sessions. If you will be attending classes primarily at a campus center, contact the staff to see if there will be a session offered at that location.



Summer Child Care Available

If you you are considering attending classes in Batavia this summer, be aware that child care is available during the day. Qualified staff will watch your child(ren) while you attend class, and even while you work in the library!

The Child Care Center accepts pre-school children and has space for children of all ages for the summer program.

Information on rates and the application form are available on the web:

Contact the Day Care Center directly, if you have any questions.


Information for All Students

The “Information for All Students” page of the help desk web site is a list of information you may or may not need right now.

What it is, is a reference list of a number of things that may be useful to you at some point in the semester.

Included in the list are:

  • the college bookstore
  • campus safety
  • course withdrawal
  • health center
  • library
  • student code of conduct
  • cheating and plagiarism
  • smoking (as in, there is none!)

It’s useful to look through the list, just in case you ever need that information!

Summer Sessions Start!


Tuesday, May 29 is the start of full summer session, summer session 1 and online courses.

  • Full summer session runs from May 29 through August 11
  • Summer session 1 runs from May 29 through June 30
  • Online courses that start on May 29 also run through August 11

Questions about your courses should be directed to your instructor.

Summer session 2 will run from July 9 through August 11.

For registration or withdrawal information, check the list of dates and deadlines. Be sure to pick the “part of term” that applies to you.

Getting Technical Help

While you are a student at Genesee, you will be required to use a number of different forms of technology. While we make an effort to keep it relatively simple, that doesn’t always work.

When you have problems with a computer, a couple of things you can try in most situations:

  • try working in another browser; if you’re using Chrome, try Firefox or Internet Explored
  • clear cache; if you don’t know how, there is information on clearing cache and cookies on our Help Desk web site

If that doesn’t do it, we have online, in person, email and phone options.

help desk logoOnline

Go to the Help Desk web site and use the search feature to try to find an answer. Problems and questions common to GCC are on that site.

In Person

Computer Services staff work in the Open Computer Lab (T207) of the Batavia Campus. Staff there will assist you with most problems (although we cannot help you with many problems related to personal computing devices). The staff there can reset passwords on the spot, assist you with Blackboard navigation and refer you to other staff on campus as needed.


Send an email to and someone from Computer Services will get back to you. That email is watched closely from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend.

During the work week, we’ll get back to you within a short time to help you as we can. On the weekend, we may not get back to you until Monday, depending on your problem.

Because we really don’t know who you are from an email address, we will not give out username or password information through email. We will refer you to the phone option for that.


The Help Center phone is 1-866-614-5004 — PRESS 1 — and the staff there will verify who you are (birth date and address) and help you get logged in. If you’re in front of a computer when you call, they will walk you through logging in and wait to make sure the login worked.