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Who are we?

CitrusTV is Syracuse University's entirely student-run TV studio. With more than 300 active student members, we are also one of the largest student organizations at Syracuse University. Our target audience is undergraduate and graduate students at SU and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF).

CitrusTV was founded in 1970 as Synapse, an off-shoot of the SU Light Work Community Darkrooms. The largest student organization on campus, University Union, took over the organization in 1977, and reorganized it as "UUTV." UUTV split off from University Union in 2004, and today it is recognized as its own student organization, CitrusTV.


Where can I watch CitrusTV?

The easiest place to watch CitrusTV is right here on the Internet, on our Web site. You can also see our programs on YouTube and subscribe to our iTunes podcast feeds.

CitrusTV also supplies a significant amount of content to the Orange Television Network (OTN), channel 2 in on-campus housing. CitrusTV also supplies sports programming to Time Warner Cable Sports in the Syracuse area.


What do we do?

Students join CitrusTV to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of running a television station. In addition to television production, we also offer our members opportunities with alumni relations, engineering, marketing, promotions, systems administration and web development. We produce a variety of news, sports and entertainment programming in addition to television commercials.


How can I get involved?

We're always looking for motivated and dedicated students to join our family at CitrusTV. All undergraduate and graduate students at SU and SUNY-ESF can join CitrusTV, regardless of home college or major. At the beginning of each semester, we hold a General Interest Meeting that you can attend to find out more information. If you missed the General Interest Meeting, you can still join CitrusTV. Contact the appropriate producer or executive staff member.


Who manages CitrusTV?

A student executive staff manages CitrusTV, an entirely student-run TV studio and registered student organization. While ultimate control and authority rests with the student executive staff, two other individuals also advise the studio.

Professor Michael Schoonmaker ( is the university adviser. He counsels and advises CitrusTV in the exercise of its responsibilities and assists the station in establishing long-range goals and in planning and initiating short-term projects. He also assists the station in assessing its projects and programs, improving leadership skills within the organization, and ensuring its accountability and integrity.

Mercy Lavado ( is the organizational consultant. She assists in planning events and programs, negotiating contracts, creating publicity and marketing campaigns, and procuring equipment. She also advises CitrusTV as to governing policies and procedures of the university and the Student Association.


How does CitrusTV get its funding?

As a recognized student organization, the Student Association funds CitrusTV through the student activity fee. CitrusTV also receives funding through sponsorship by local business and student organizations and through donations from alumni and parents.


Where is CitrusTV located?

CitrusTV is located in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center at 316 Waverly Ave. within Watson Hall. We're on the Waverly Avenue side of Watson Hall across the street from the Kimmel Dining Center.

Entrance to the Robert B. Menschel Media Center
at the corner of Waverly and Comstock Avenues

Entrance to CitrusTV
inside the Robert B. Menschel Media Center

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