Bethany A. Piraino
Assistant Director of Student Activities
103 Strebel Student Center

(315) 792-5294
(315) 792-3126 (Fax)


"Do not follow where the
path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail."

-Harold R. McAlindon

The Student Activities office offers all students at Utica College the chance to learn more about themselves and how they can make an impact in their community by learning and developing basic leadership knowledge and skills to contribute to the overall education of the whole person.  Leadership trainings are offered in a multitude of capacities.


     Every fall semester, Student Senate sponsors a trip for campus leaders to Raquette Lake.  Leaders apply to the Leadership Weekend Committee and are chosen based on community involvement and passion for the UC campus.  To learn more about Leadership Weekend trip, click the link to the left.


     Free workshops on different topics are offered and are open to anyone in the campus community. Please contact Bethany Piraino at to request a workshop!


     Each Spring semester, student organizations re-register with Student Senate and the Student Activities Office.  Executive board members of each club are required to attend Student Organization Board Trainings held by Student Activities.  The training guide is in a link on the Student Activities Home Page for student orgs to reference throughout the year.


     This 5-week leadership class is offered in the Spring semester specifically for those interested in becoming Orientation Mentors, Peer Tutor Counselors for the Summer Institute Program, and those interested in joining the Residential Hall Conduct Board (RHCB).  Topics for class are Leadership Styles & Teambuilding, Ethics & Integrity, Conflict Resolution, Boundaries & Social Media, and Diversity.