Goon Squad

For the latest information on health and safety precautions and updates from the University, please visit syracuse.edu/Fall2020.

Established by the Traditions Commission, the Goon Squad has been helping incoming first-year and transfer students adjust to college life and spread school spirit throughout campus since 1944.  In the early days, members would lead cheers at football games, host events such as the Goon Show and make sure first-year students wore their beanies, indicating first-year status.

Today, Goon Squad members are best known as the friendly group of returning students who greet first-year and transfer students as they arrive on campus and help them move into their residence halls.

Register to be a 2020 Health Ambassador! 

Guided by the Stay Safe Pledge, 2020 Health Ambassadors will be trained to share and help the campus community support COVID-19 prevention, health and safety guidelines throughout the Fall 2020 return and semester. Additional responsibilities will include greeting and wayfinding. Your safety is our top priority. In addition to social distancing practices, each Health Ambassador will be provided a mask, hand sanitizer and training.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to receive volunteer hours, a free t-shirt and to earn points for the Registered Student Organization (RSO) Stay Safe Pledge Compliance Contest.

Health Ambassador Volunteer Request Form
Please note, the registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

Registered Student Organization (RSO) Stay Safe Pledge Compliance Contest
The registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. The contest will be hosted Monday, Sept. 7-Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.

Health Ambassador Volunteer Shifts

  • Volunteer Dates:  Monday, Sept. 7-Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020
  • Times: To learn more, please complete the Health Ambassador Volunteer Request above.
  • Locations:  Traditionally high traffic areas on campus.
  • Please note, students who are affected by the New York State travel advisory for states with high infection rates of COVID-19 must complete their 14-day self-quarantine prior to volunteering.