Office of Student Activities
There are currently 12 student organizations that are formally recognized and/or funded by the Students’ Association:
Catholic Newman Community at Eastman (CNCE)
Called together as members of the body of Christ, The Catholic Newman Community of Eastman seeks to encourage all to strive toward the highest ideals of Christian spiritual, moral, and intellectual development as lived and taught in the rich tradition of the Catholic Church.
Ivan Suminski, President
Mina Esary, Vice President
Weekly Meetings: Tuesdays – 10pm-11pm – Dean’s Dining
Chinese Cultural Association (CCA)
We have a three-pronged mission statement: celebrate, nurture, & create.
- To celebrate Chinese culture (food, literature, arts, etc.) within the Eastman School of Music and greater community through the celebration of Chinese festivals and the organization of culturally-relevant activities,
- To nurture a feeling of a home away from home for Chinese students through the networking of language-specific peer assistance and friendships, and,
- To create platforms on which Chinese culture can engage, dialogue, and exchange with non-Chinese cultures.
Lizhu Lu, President
Joyce Tseng, Vice President
Qianshan Yun, Treasurer
Eastman Americana (EA)
Eastman Americana is a cultural awareness student organization created for the purpose of educating Eastman students on the history and importance of traditional American music (bluegrass, celtic, old time, etc). The group welcomes any students interested in learning about the cultural impact of traditional American music and how to play it.
Caroline Samuels, President
Willa Fink, Vice President
Eastman for Earth (E4E)
Eastman for Earth is the SA funded student environmental group at the Eastman School of Music. Committed to providing students with opportunities to discuss and discover the human relationship with the Earth, E4E plans environmental related social events, both educational and practical, throughout the academic school year.
Lisa Read, President
Benjamin Bird, Vice President
Eastman Programming and Involvement Council (EPIC)
The purpose of Eastman Programming & Involvement Council (EPIC) is to enrich co-curricular life at Eastman by encouraging involvement of all Eastman undergraduate students. EPIC sponsors programs, activities, and events for Eastman undergraduate students and members of the Eastman community including, but not limited to social, educational, recreational, cultural, traditional, community building, co-sponsorships and on- and off-campus events. While EPIC is open to collaborating with faculty, staff, departments, alumni, and other student organizations, the target audience for all programming shall be Eastman undergraduates.
Samantha Andrew, President
Kelly Whitesell, Vice President
Hugo Christensen-Diehl, Secretary/Treasurer
Elizabeth Smith, Publicity Chair
Sam Edwards, Welcome Weekend & Freeze Fest Co-Chair
James McCarthy, Welcome Weekend & Freeze Fest Co-Chair
Katie Knudsvig, Fright Fest & Spring Fling Co-Chair
Alice Yoon, Fright Fest & Spring Fling Co-Chair
Henry Dean, General Events Co-Chair
Ashley Fong, General Events Co-Chair
Weekly Meetings: Tuesdays – 8:30pm-9:30pm – Dean’s Dining (SLC)
Eastman Tabletop Community (ETC)
Liam Wilt, President
Tim Hommowun, Vice President
Weekly Meetings & Game Nights: 6pm-8pm – Orchesra Pit (SLC)
Elena Rubin, Head Chair
Adam DeSchriver, Elect Chair
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)
In response to God’s love, grace, and truth:
The Purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
is to establish and advance
at colleges and universities
witnessing communities of students and faculty
who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord:
growing in love for God,
God’s people of every ethnicity and culture
and God’s purposes in the world.
Our vision is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world-changers developed.
Hannah Dick, President
Kara Miller, Vice President
Large Group: Saturdays 6:30-7:30pm, Dean’s Dining (SLC)
Morning Prayer Meetings: 8am Monday-Friday, Betty’s Cafe (Main Bldg.)
Evening Prayer Meetings: 10:30pm Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Dean’s Dining (SLC)
Mu Phi Epsilon
As a chapter of the Mu Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, we will foster the ideals of service to school and community,, and provide opportunities for strong artistic and personal abilities. We will organize philanthropic events that will be open to the entire Eastman community in hopes of developing a stronger musical relationship with the Rochester community.
Peyton Johnson, President
Kara Miller, Vice President
Rosario Galante, Treasurer
Anders Namestnik, Secretary
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
The purpose of this organization is to:
- make available to members opportunities for professional development;
- acquaint students with the privileges and responsibilities of the music education profession;
- provide all members with the opportunity to become acquainted with leaders in the music education profession through participation in programs, demonstrations, discussions, workshops, and performances planned by this chapter, the state music educators association, and NAfME.
Teresa Shyr, President
Rainamei Luna, Vice President
Jing Tina Ngiaw, Secretary
Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI)
The Mission of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is to encourage, nurture and support the art of music. Our purpose is to form chapters of women college students and alumnae who have a sincere interest in music; to uphold the highest standards of music; to further the development of music in America and throughout the world; to give inspiration and encouragement to members; to organize the cultural life of Sigma Alpha Iota members as a contributing factor to their educational growth; to support the ideals and goals of the member’s Alma Mater; and to adhere to the highest standards of citizenship in school, community and fraternity life.
Anna Dunlap, President
Elizabeth Smith, VP Membership
Tong Li, VP Ritual
Ellen Robertson, Secretary of Correspondence/Sergeant at Arms
Holly Spangenberg, Secretary/Social Media
Weekly Meetings: Sundays – 6pm-7pm – Dean’s Dining (SLC)
Our mission is to provide a safe space for Eastman students of all backgrounds to discuss gender and sexual identity. We want to maintain a positive, supportive, and enjoyable environment where students are comfortable to have fun, make friends, learn about issues of gender and sexual identity, and discuss personal experiences with gender and sexual identity. We want to maintain an environment of equality and freedom of expression for all.
Aiden Lewis, President
Haley Schricker, Secretary
Sam Turley, Treasurer