For more information about student life at St. John Fisher University, visit the University’s Student Life website.
On the intercollegiate level, men compete in 12 varsity sports: basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, soccer, football, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, lacrosse, volleyball and wrestling. Women compete in 12 varsity sports: basketball, soccer, tennis, softball, volleyball, golf, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, field hockey, rowing, and lacrosse. Cheerleading is also considered a varsity sport and open to men and women.
Participation in intramural athletics is open to current students not competing in the same sports at the varsity or junior varsity level. Intramural competition is available each semester.
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center houses a 30,000-square-foot open-span, multipurpose field house which hosts all the indoor intramural leagues, student recreational activities, and varsity team practices throughout the school year. The center also houses a two-tier fitness room and a weight room. Additionally, the facility boasts varsity locker rooms, a sports medicine suite, a state-of-the-art film room, ample meeting and office spaces, and fitness facilities.
Growney Stadium is home to numerous athletic programs and is an all-weather, lighted, artificial-turf stadium that allows for all-season and night-time play for intercollegiate contests, practices, and intramural activities
The Polisseni Track and Field Complex features a grandstand that seats over 1,000 fans, team locker rooms, public restrooms, and a press box. The lighted complex has an eight-lane, 400-meter competition track, which surrounds a natural grass multipurpose playing field.
On the south campus is Dugan Yard, one of the finest collegiate baseball facilities in New York State along with the Softball Complex, track and field throws space, and two grass fields that provide additional opportunities for intramural leagues, recreation, and practices.
Clubs and Organizations
Fisher is proud of its nearly 50 student organizations. Each semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership hold an Involvement Fest with dozens of informational tables and enthusiastic student groups ready to recruit new members. Students will find many opportunities to pursue their interests, and new organizations form as students have the desire to create them. Membership and participation in all student organizations are open to all full time undergraduate students.
In addition to Involvement Fest, students can connect with clubs and organizations on campus by visiting The Cardinal Hub, student experience tool. Current Fisher students can log on to The Cardinal Hub to learn about campus resources, see calendar of events, and meet club officers.
Fisher Dining Services offers several options for dining on campus. All venues accept board meal plans, Cardinal Cash, and major credit cards. Current hours of operation, menus, and calendars are posted on the dining services website.
The main dining location on campus is Ward-Haffey Dining Hall. It is open seven days a week and offers dine-in “all-you-care-to-eat” meals as well as OZZI takeout meals, with a purchase of your first OZZI container.
Haff-Caff, our late night operation is open at Ward-Haffey nightly for your favorite made to order pizzas, bowl meal, grill, smoothie, milkshake or Starbucks.
Located in the Golisano Gateway, Cyber Café offers Starbucks, fresh baked pastries, hot breakfast sandwiches, Grab & Go salads and sandwiches, house-made soups, snacks, beverages and desserts. Cyber Café is open five days a week. Pioch Commons Cafe offers a convenient Grab & Go location featuring Finger Lakes Coffees and favorites from Cyber Cafe. It is open five days a week.
Fisher Dining offers two meal exchange locations for student board meals. BOOST mobile offering and Kiosk ordering. The Fisher Sub Shoppe in Murphy residential hall, offers subs made to order along with sides and beverages. A bagel bar is offered for breakfast including bagel sandwiches, beverages and sides. Breakfast is available five days a week. Lunch and dinner are available Monday – Friday and subs are available for lunch on the weekend. Located in Michaelhouse, the SONO Grill features our Latin American cuisine. Simple, fresh and made to your specifications, SONO is open five days a week.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the student self-government that offers a variety of opportunities for democratic engagement. SGA serves as the representative student voice for University matters, and the SGA Senate operates as a deliberate assembly providing students with a means for expressing their views and debating important topics. SGA also stewards a portion of the Comprehensive Fee that supports clubs and organizations. All registered undergraduate students of the University are members of the Student Government Association.
Officers who are elected annually in the spring by students carry out the executive and administrative functions of the SGA. First Year and Transfer student Senator representatives are elected in the fall semester. The director of student engagement and leadership is the advisor to the Student Government Association.
Safety and Security
The Office of Safety and Security, located in Haffey Hall, is responsible for campus safety and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Security officers are responsible for enforcing federal, state, and local laws, as well as University policies and regulations. Although security officers do not make arrests, the department works closely with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in investigating and reporting criminal activity on our campus. The department will make timely reports to the campus community of incidents that represent a threat to students and employees. The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. Crime Statistics reported to the Department of Education are publicly available on the University website as well as the U.S. Department of Education’s website for campus crime statistics.
The Office of Safety and Security can be contacted at (585) 385-8025 or for an emergency at (585) 385-8111.
Note: All calls to the University switchboard and the Office of Safety and Security are recorded.
Title IX Notice
St. John Fisher University is committed to maintaining a community in which learning and working can be carried out in an environment of respect, open-mindedness, and integrity. The University stands opposed to all forms of discrimination, harassment, and violence and will work to prevent such behavior within the University community. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and New York’s Enough is Enough Law, non-discrimination in the education program or activity of the University extends to admissions and employment. The Title IX Coordinator is the designated University official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws. The Title IX coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone at (585) 385-8232, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, in-person in Campus Center 226, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security at (585) 385-8111.