2015 GCC Annual Security Report

Genesee Community College’s 2015 Annual Security & Fire Safety reports are now available. This report is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and contains Clery Act reportable statistics for the calendar years 2012, 2013, and 2014 concerning reported crimes that occurred on all Genesee Community College campuses, College Village, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from all GCC campuses. This report also contains institutional policies and procedures concerning campus security and safety, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, fire safety, emergency response, and several other safety and security related matters.

A copy of this report can be obtained:

•         Electronically by accessing the following web link (on the Campus Safety homepage) http://www.genesee.edu/clery
•         By contacting Campus Safety (ext. 6500)
•         At the Campus Safety Office (located at the Batavia campus, on the first floor, off of the forum)
•         At the Human Resources Office (located on the first floor, off of the forum, Room C108)
•         At the Admissions Office (located on the second floor, Room C200)

Please contact me with any comments or questions.

Stephen Wise
Director of Campus Safety
Genesee Community College
One College Road
Batavia, New York, 14020
Phone (585) 343-0055 ext 6847

Career Services: Open Resume Review Hours on 10/7

Please share.

For the Fall 2015 semester, Career Services will be hosting Open Resume Review hours on the first Wednesday of every month!

Our first will take place on Wednesday, October 7th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on the Batavia Campus in the second floor bridge area (2nd floor between the Cafeteria and the Forum).

All are welcome to bring their resume (printed or on a thumb drive) to be reviewed by a Career Services staff member! No registration is required; simply walk up during this time.

For more information or to schedule further appointments, feel free to contact the Career Services Center (B201) at 585-345-6888.

Thank you,
Annie Connors
College Liaison, Finger Lakes Hired
585-343-0055 x6416

Office Technology Club

The Office Technology Club proudly presents a community event to help My Sister’s Club at the YWCA in Batavia.

Women’s & Children’s Clothing
Fall is here! Why not clean out the closets and help someone in need at the same time?
Genesee Community College Office Technology Club is seeking donations. You can drop them off either with Ms. Jean Chenu on the 2nd floor Room D281 or with Jessica Caryl (jcaryl2@my.genesee.edu).Last day for collections will be October 14! All clothing will be donated to My Sister’s Closet. Help be a part of reaching out to our community. Thank you in advance for any donations and support. Any further questions, you can reach Jean Chenu at 585-343-0055 Ext. 6324

Tips for getting rid of clothes:
• If it doesn’t fit, GET RID OF IT!

• If it’s uncomfortable to wear i.e. too short, too tight, it needs to go.

• It is hard to let go of a piece of clothing, but what value does it have to you sitting there? What’s the point of being emotionally connected to clothing?

• If you haven’t worn it in the last 6 months, you probably never will.

• Think—you might be getting more clothes with the holidays vastly approaching as gifts! You’re going to need room for     those new clothes. Also, think of all of the sales on clothes that will be happening during the holidays that you can snag!

• Don’t just go after shirts and jeans! This goes for EVERY ITEM OF CLOTHING YOU OWN– Loungewear, hoodies, dresses, skirts, shoes, jewelry, work clothes, jackets, cardigans

• If it has stains or rips/tears on it, throw it out—don’t donate. Unless it is a fixable tear on a seam that someone could sew.

• Kids go through clothes so quick because they grow like weeds! They won’t fit in them again. Help a parent that can’t afford new clothes for every stage of their child’s life. They will appreciate it! If you think you will save them for a future child, you only need a couple to keep if any. You will most likely receive a ton of new outfits from friends and family at the baby shower that your child would probably grow out of before it even gets a chance to wear!

Happy Fall Cleaning and Thanks for the Donations!

Jean M. Chenu
Associate Professor
Office Technology
Genesee Community
One College Road
Batavia, NY 14020
585.343.0055, Ext. 6324

Career Services: Career Exploration Fair

Please share this with your students.

Career Services invites you to attend the Career Exploration Fair on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at the Batavia Campus Forum from 12:00p – 2:00p. If you are a current or prospective student, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the majors and possible future career opportunities available to you with a degree from GCC!

The majority of GCC degree programs will have a representative available to answer any questions. To view the full list of our degree programs please visit: http://www.genesee.edu/academics/programs/.

In addition, we will have representatives from Student Activities, The Leadership Certificate Program and Athletics that can tell you how you can boost your resume by getting involved on campus!

You can also take advantage of a LinkedIn photo booth to have a professional headshot taken, as well as a career assessment quiz through Purple Briefcase that can help you determine what careers are the best match for you personally!

This event is FREE and open to both the students and the community!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Genesee Community College, Batavia Campus – Forum
From 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm
Set-up: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you have any questions concerning the Career Exploration Event, please feel free to contact our office by phone (585) 345-6888 or by e-mail at career@genesee.edu.

We look forward to seeing you on October 1st!

Please join for the opening presentation on Education Around the World

Dear Faculty,

Attached you will find an invitation for you and your students to join the Global Education Committee on Thursday, October 1, 2015 as GCC History faculty member Charles Scruggs starts off the committee’s 2015-2016 season which focuses on “Exploration of Education Around the World.”

Charles will talk about “Opening Minds and Closing Gaps,” as he explores Truths, Trends and Traps.

We hope to see you on Thursday, October 1, 12:30 – 2:00 in Room T102.


Karin Kovach-Allen, Ph.D.
Dean of Human Communications and Behavior Genesee Community College One College Rd.
Batavia, NY 14020
Tel (585) 343-0055 ext. 6298

Donations Needed!

We need your help!!

Part of our mission within Student Activities and College Village is to supply our students with service projects multiple times each semester. One way we do this is by putting on a Service for a Slice program each month where students help with the designated service project (on campus) and then they are supplied dinner! In October, our service project will be to help the Sole Hope Project. Their core purpose is to effectively put in place preventive methods to combat diseases that enter through the feet and to create a positive physical and spiritual difference in the lives of individuals in impoverished communities. Please take a look at the website: http://www.solehope.org/. We are having what they refer to as a Party for a Purpose!!

With that said, we would like to ask for your help! Please donate blue jeans you no longer need and cleaned out milk/juice gallon containers. These two items will be used to cut out the materials to use for making shoes!

You can drop off these items at Student Activities until Tuesday, September 29th.

Thank you for your help.

If anyone would like to set up one of these Party for a Purpose programs within their departments please let me know and we can do that as well!


Ellen Brokaw
Assistant Director-Residence Life
College Village/Genesee Community College

It is as it was!! SW

Upcoming Transfer Events

Please share the following transfer events. If students are interested in meeting individually with a 4-year representative as noted below, sign-up sheets are available in the Advisement Office.

Keuka College
Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This Event also Occurs on the following Dates:
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

SUNY Brockport
Individual Appointments
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Academic Advisement & Transfer Services Office (C222)
This Event also Occurs on the following Dates:
Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Roberts Wesleyan College
Individual Appointments
Thursday, Oct 08, 2015
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Academic Advisement & Transfer Services Office (C222)

SUNY Geneseo
Individual Appointments
Friday, Oct 09, 2015
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Academic Advisement & Transfer Services Office (C222)

Keuka College
Individual Appointments
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Academic Advisement & Transfer Services Office (C222)

Daemen College
Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This Event also Occurs on the following Dates:
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Dec 02, 2015 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Monday, Oct 26, 2015
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

SUNY Fredonia
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

St. John Fisher College
Individual Appointments
Monday, Nov 09, 2015
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Academic Advisement & Transfer Services Office (C222)

SUNY Buffalo State College
Individual Appointments
Friday, Nov 13, 2015
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Academic Advisement & Transfer Services Office (C222)

Thank you,
Shannon Davis
Transfer Coordinator
Genesee Community College
One College Road
Batavia, NY  14020
585.343.0055 ext. 6456


Can you say ThurpleThurple what??


Purple is the signature color for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

Please show your support for this campaign against domestic violence by wearing PURPLE on THURSDAYS during the month of October – sport your purple socks, purple shirts, purple shoes, purple ties, purple jewelry, anything purple! We will be joining our SUNY partners and turning our campus PURPLE for our annual SHINE THE LIGHT campaign on Wednesday, October 21st (more exciting details to come…)!!!

~WAIT,…. there’s more!~

We are also proud to announce that GCC is teaming us with the Genesee County YWCA for an event called:


The YWCA has proclaimed the first Thursday of the month as Healthy Relationships Day and, as a result,
is planning a series of events to happen on this day. That includes the annual Stiletto & Sneaker Walk, an agency partner thank-you breakfast, balloon launch and Community Harvest Supper to cap off the day with a delicious meal prepared with local agricultural produce and products. Local school districts will also be invited to participate by wearing purple and showing support with positive messages focused
on healthy relationships.


  • Recent global prevalence figures indicate that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
  • On average, 30% of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence by their partner.
  • Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.

Jeannie Burdick, LMHC            
Professor/College Counselor           
585-343-0055, x6357

Expanded Evening Weekend Writing Tutor Service for Students

Friday Greetings, All –

CAP and the Library are pleased to announce that we have been able to restore the schedule of evening/weekend writing assistance and tutoring available for students to three evenings plus Sunday.

A writing tutor will now be available in the library:
Monday – 4:00PM to 7:30PM
Tuesday – 4:00PM to 7:30PM
Thursday – 4:00PM to 7:30PM
Sunday – 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Service is on a drop-in  basis, no appointments are required.
Regular M-F daytime tutoring is available at the CAP Tutoring Center, D207 .


Please help us to spread the word to students!

Nina Warren
Director of Library Services
Ext. 6256

Testing Center Hours

Hi All,

Starting next week, Testing Center in Batavia will open at 10am, instead of 9am from Monday to Friday until further notice. Saturday hours will remain the same. Thank you.

Campus Center hours are different. Check with the campus center before you go!

GCC Testing Center Hours

Kanoko Lumberg
Kaitlyn Allen
Testing Associate
Genesee Community College