The Royal Lady Knights is a local sorority that serves as both a service and a social organization. RLK is the largest of its kind at SUNY Geneseo. The women of RLK are active members of the college campus as well as the community.
On October 17, 1989, 20 women held a meeting in Erie Hall. This was the first meeting of the soon-to-be Royal Lady Knights, originally founded as an alternative to Greek life. After many different names, the Royal Lady Knights was chosen and kept. "Come as you are" was decided as not only the motto, but also stands as the foundation for the organization. On February 22, 1990, the Royal Lady Knights were officially recognized as a campus wide organization. Laura Wrubel was acquired as the advisor of RLK. On September 24, 1990, the first open meeting was held, approximately 70 people attended! During the first class orientation, the RLK dance was created and has been modified since.
In the Spring of 2013, along with social service organizations such as MAC and SMAC, the Royal Lady Knights joined the Inter-Greek Council and was recognized as a local sorority at SUNY Geneseo.
After 32 years of service, 60+ orientation classes, and over 900 women later, RLK continues to celebrate and strives to grow with many more members to come!
This year, 2022, RLK celebrated its 32nd birthday!
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"The goal of RLK is to not only embrace our differences and form friendships, but also to work together to play an integral and positive role in our community."
Some recent RLK news...
CONGRATS Spring 2022!
Congratulations to our newest orientation class. You are all amazing, sexy, gorgeous RLKs!!! <3