Genesee Community College
TypePublic community college
Established1966; 58 years ago (1966)
Parent institution
State University of New York
EndowmentUS $1.9 million
PresidentJames M. Sunser
Academic staff

43°00′57″N 78°08′25″W / 43.0159°N 78.1404°W / 43.0159; -78.1404
CampusRural, 240 acres (97 ha)
Colors   Blue & gold
Sporting affiliations
National Junior College Athletic Association, Region III

Genesee Community College (GCC) is a public community college with its main campus in Batavia, New York. It has campus centers in Albion, Medina, Warsaw, Dansville, Arcade, Lima (previously Lakeville), New York. Thus, the college covers areas not only inside of Genesee County but also in Orleans County, Livingston County and Wyoming County. This two-year college also offers housing facilities to out-of-area students, although the school is attended primarily by commuters. Additionally, GCC offers some degree and certificate programs online.


Main campus

Genesee Community College was founded in 1966 as part of the State University of New York system.[3] On September 27, 1967, Genesee Community College officially opened classes to full and part-time students.[4] In January 1972, Genesee Community College relocated to its current permanent address on One College Road in the town of Batavia.[4]

In 1991, GCC would see expansion with the addition of the Stuart Steiner Theatre, which houses a theater and stage, as well as expanded classrooms for the various arts programs.[4] In 2000, the Conable Technology Building was added to the main campus facilities, a two-story 42,000-square-foot (3,900 m2) annex that is the center for most of GCC's technological programs and apparatus.[4] In January 2006, GCC expanded again, adding the Wolcott J. Humphrey III Student Union, a central location for student affairs and organizations.[4]

In February 2009, the plans for another campus center in Lima was announced, which will replace the Lakeville satellite campus [5] and in June 2009, construction of the campus was completed. The 9,000-square-foot (840 m2) campus features two modern computer labs and a state-of-the-art science lab, five to seven classrooms, a lobby and reception area, as well as faculty, staff, advisor, and administrative offices.[6]

Presidents of the college
Name Tenure
Alfred C. O’Connell 1967–1970
Cornelius V. Robbins 1970–1975
Stuart A. Steiner 1975 – 2011
James M. Sunser 2011–present


Main campus academic complex

Genesee Community College offers over 60 associate degree and certificate programs.[7] Many students of the associate degree programs eventually transfer to four-year schools to complete their degree. College-ready students can complete their choice of 16 fully online programs at GCC.[8]


Genesee Community College currently has 14 intercollegiate men's and women's teams in basketball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, golf, swimming, cheerleading, and volleyball. Collectively, they are known as the Cougars, and their colors are blue and gold.[9]

Roz Steiner Gallery

The Roz Steiner Gallery[10] is Genesee Community College's (GCC) only gallery and is located in Batavia, New York, United States. The gallery is located in GCC's Center for the Arts, to the east of the Stuart Steiner Theatre lobby. The Roz Steiner Gallery opened in spring 2011. While the Steiner Gallery does not house a permanent collection, it typically features three professional exhibitions and two student-work exhibitions each academic year. The gallery was financed with funding from the State University of New York Construction Fund, and gifts from the Genesee Community College Foundation and Genesee Community College Association.


GCC also has a radio station called The Music. It can be heard on 90.7 FM and online. It broadcasts to an approximately 25-mile (40 km) radius of the school.


  1. ^ "Genesee Community College Profile". Lawrenceville, New Jersey: Peterson's. 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-09. ((cite web)): External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Fast Facts". At A Glance. Batavia, New York: Genesee Community College. 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-09.
  3. ^ "About Genesee". Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  4. ^ a b c d e "40th Anniversary". Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  5. ^ "Genesee Community College Selects Lima as Site of New Campus Center". Announcement of the new campus center.
  6. ^ "Kickoff Celebration and Lunch for Genesee Community College's Lima Campus Center". Announcing the construction of the campus and building information.
  7. ^ "Programs". Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  8. ^ "Online Programs". Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  9. ^ Genesee Cougars
  10. ^ "Campus Life | SUNY Genesee Community College - GCC".