First opened in 1871 as the Wadsworth Normal and Training School, Geneseo has grown exponentially in its 150-year history.
The College and its community have changed over the years, but across the decades they have shared one thing — a deep commitment to education.
On its 150th anniversary, Geneseo stands a proud and respected SUNY institution whose halls, grounds, and people are beloved by those who will forever call it home.
This Is Who We Are
This Is Our History
As we share the history of the College, we wish to acknowledge that SUNY Geneseo resides on the historic homeland of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Tonawanda Seneca Nation. This acknowledgement is intended as a respectful recognition of a painful history, and we believe is particularly important in light of the college’s educational mission and its Community Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.