Every Sunday through Thursday evening throughout the academic year, a dozen enthusiastic SUNY Oneonta students gather in the Hunt Union and begin calling alumni and parents throughout the country.
The Phonathon is comprised of a team of 45 students from all majors and backgrounds who reach out to over 30,000 members of the SUNY Oneonta community one at a time. The student callers are there to provide updates about what's happening on campus, answer questions that alumni and parents may have about the college, update contact information, and ask for support for the Fund for Oneonta.
Through this experience our callers find out firsthand from alumni what their college experience was like, and may even get advice about career paths. They also solicit feedback from parents about their child's experience at Oneonta. They sharpen their communication skills while teaching others about the importance of philanthropy.
We hope you will “answer the call” the next time you see SUNY Oneonta on your caller ID!
For more information about the phonathon program, please contact the Phonathon Manager at 607-436-2205.
Meet some of our Student Callers