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Getting involved on campus through professional, recreational, service, and social organizations will enrich your educational experience beyond the classroom. 

As an ESF student, you have access to hundreds of student organizations and community service connections. These opportunities are where leadership, skill development, and personal growth converge.



Join a Club

ESF Engage is a student engagement platform, where you can explore campus clubs and events. The app is designed to help students build their co-curricular experiences while at ESF.

Check Out Engage

Cell phone displaying the ESF Engage website.


Leadership Opportunities

Emerging Leaders Series

Returning in Spring 2024! Open to all first-years and sophomores interested in gaining leadership experience, Emerging Leaders Workshop series is a 6-week program that meets once a week to help prepare students for leadership roles both on and off campus. The program is highly recommended for students hoping to apply to be an Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor, or executive position on campus, as well as anyone searching for internships.

To get involved, check Engage >


Orientation Leaders (OLs)

Every year, 50 students are trained to welcome first-year students into college life. Participating in Orientation is a beloved tradition, essential to the culture at ESF. This program is invitation-only.


Student Government

Mighty Oak Student Assembly (MOSA)

Be heard — join MOSA, the representative voice and student government for the undergraduate student body.

Find MOSA on ESF Engage >


Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Be an advocate — join GSA , the representative body for graduate students.

Find GSA on ESF Engage >


Syracuse University

One the best things about being part of the ESF community is that you’re also part of the SU community.  ESF students can join any of the student organizations on the SU campus.

Head over the the Syracuse University’s page today to explore >


Community Service

Volunteering to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally is an invaluable way to develop your skills, take on greater responsibility, meet new people, and gain perspective into the diverse nature of our world.


Signature Programs

Blood Drives | Campus Days of Service | Community Clean-Ups | Community Education | Invasive Species Removals | Tree Plantings

Day of Service

For more information on getting your club or organization involved please reach out to Christopher Card directly.

Service Orgs

A number of students organizations feature service as a core principle; explore the list below and consider joining to make an impact!

  • Acorns to Action
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Alpha Xi Sigma
  • Student Environmental Education Coalition (SEEC)
  • Engineering for a Sustainable Society
  • ESF Friends of Oakwood
  • Forestry Club

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative spring breaks challenge students to critically think and react to problems identified by local community partners with which they are serving. Being immersed in diverse environments enables participants to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way. 

Want to get involved with this year's alternative spring break? Send an email to Christopher Card.

Christopher Card
Coordinator of Campus Programming and Community Service
15 Moon Library