About the Pioneer Cup

Pioneer Cup is a friendly (but fierce) competition between the college’s residence halls for leadership in civic engagement, sustainability, and wellness that is being held for the first time over the 2013-14 academic year. Throughout the year, residents earn points for their halls by participating in a wide variety of activities, programs, and events related to the competition themes. For example, residents can earn points for participating in a community service event, donating blood, or holding executive office in a student organization. In addition, residence halls will have the opportunity to earn points for environmentally responsible behaviors such as recycling and conserving energy.

A series of awesome prizes are awarded monthly over the course of the competition. Residents will receive a chance to win these prizes for each Pioneer Cup activity or event in which they participate. At the end of the year, the winning residence hall will receive funding towards the purchase of a hall amenity (e.g., pool table, ping pong table, foosball table, water bottle fill stations) selected by its Hall Council.

The Pioneer Cup is a joint-program of the Center for Civic Engagement, the Office of Sustainability, Health & Wellness Services, and Residential Life. It is managed by a Steering Committee with representatives from these and other departments on campus. The current members of the Steering Committee are:

  • Migdalia Colon, Civic Engagement Advocate
  • Julian Dautremont-Smith, Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Michael Fox, Residence Director
  • Cody Herman, HRA
  • Jonathan Hilsher, Director of Civic Engagement
  • Matt Ryan, Senior Director of Residential Life
  • Tim Sinnott, Student Senate Student Life Chair
  • Pat Smith, Residence Director
  • Josh Stellrecht, HRA
  • Libby Tsibulsky, Residence Director
  • Dean Tzivanis, Residence Director

For more information, please contact pioneercup@alfredstate.edu.