Who Are We?

With more than 350 student members, we are 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, a cable television and video art program which was funded by University Union. In 1977, the video art program separated, and the television studio production group was reorganized as UUTV. In 2004, UUTV split off from University Union to become its own recognized student organization: HillTV, which in 2006 was reorganized to become CitrusTV.

By The Numbers

Total Members
Our total membership of aspiring directors, producers, reporters, anchors, engineers, writers, designers, studio executives... you name it.
The number of CitrusTV’s regular shows, from the nightly campus news to sketch comedy to exclusive coverage of the Orange.
Members Agree
That CitrusTV has been important in preparing them for their career.
The amount of money our entirely volunteer staff makes.
Video Views
The total number of times CitrusTV videos have been viewed on YouTube.
The years that have passed since the station’s original founding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who manages CitrusTV?

An executive staff of students manages CitrusTV, an entirely student-run television 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 (msschoon@syr.edu) 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.

Emily Nasal (egnasal@syr.edu) 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.

Where can I watch CitrusTV?

The easiest place to watch CitrusTV is on our YouTube channel. You can also see our programs right here on our website.

CitrusTV also supplies a significant amount of content to the Orange Television Network (OTN), channel 24.2 HD 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.

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 sponsorships from 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, just down the hallway from Watson Theater. We're on the Waverly Avenue side of Watson Hall across the street from the Kimmel Hall.

Executive Staff

The executive staff oversees and manages all aspects of CitrusTV. The executive staff meets weekly during the academic year. To read about the functions of the executive staff, check the CitrusTV Bylaws.

General Manager
Class of 2025
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Associate General Manager
Class of 2025
Hometown: Forest, VA
Operations Manager
Class of 2026
Hometown: Garden City, NY
Programming Director
Class of 2026
Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
News Director
Class of 2026
Hometown: West Caldwell, NJ
Sports Director
Class of 2025
Hometown: Livingston, NJ
Entertainment Director
Class of 2026
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Web & Digital Media Director
Class of 2026
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Social Media Director
Class of 2025
Hometown: Piedmont, CA
Alumni Relations Director
Class of 2026
Hometown: Devon, PA
Promotions Director
Class of 2026
Hometown: Havertown, PA