We encourage you to get involved in university-recognized student organizations. It is a rewarding experience that helps you grow — socially and in areas of leadership — while establishing lifelong friendships.
Degree-seeking students have an opportunity to join any of our 50+ student organizations or create one of their own.
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Current student organizations should be sure to check our
Resources page for current recognition deadlines.
It is the mission of Change Forum to build a consulting-oriented network for New School students. We provide an opportunity for students who have an interest in consulting to develop their skills, meet people with similar interests, and have a better understanding of how to apply their learning in a real-world capacity.
Fostering an environment of learning, networking, and collaborating, dorkShop is a series of student-led skill-sharing workshops. The purpose of dorkShop is to facilitate the exchange of creative ideas and help develop an individual's skills and strengths within an informed and interested community.
Hub_Up begins with the notion that alternative practices need to be seen as crucial urban services. We expand the idea of who serves the city and who should and can be contributors to the city. We recognize the role of the artist, the activist, and all people serving
the city in both traditional and nontraditional ways. We position our organization within the evolving city, to strengthen and realize the potential of all those engaged with the city.
The mission of the Interior Design Student Organization (IDSO) is to offer students at The New School an opportunity to broaden their interior design knowledge, network with other students and professionals in the field, and make connections with two major interior design organizations: the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and American Society of Interior Design (ASID).
Leading Endeavors with Action and Purpose (LEAP) provides an entrepreneurial community where people can bring and share their ideas and/or concerns related to their ongoing projects (scholarly or individual) and receive retroactive feedback from their peers.
The Luxury Society is a student-governed organization dedicated to bridging the connection between the luxury industry and The New School. Students at Parsons are taught to think critically about sustainability and fashion ethics through constant exploration of alternative practices. By integrating these motivated and innovative students, this society will help them understand the operations of a luxury brand and educate them on retail and luxury concepts.
The New School Mock Trial Team is a group made up of New School students interested in furthering their academic skills in public speaking, leadership, and legal understandings. The team will help its members create persuasive and strong arguments through a legal forum,
and also explore the importance of both individuality and teamwork to create a winning strategy.
The purpose of the NRF Student Association at The New School is to further the NRF Foundation’s mission to develop retail’s future leaders through education, experiences, and scholarships and build an understanding of the industry through statistics and stories. The NRF Student Association aims to promote career and scholarship opportunities in the retail industry for New School students.
Oikos NYC is a student-led organization focused on social, economic, and ecological sustainability in the teaching and research of economics and management. Our goal is to strengthen action competence among young decision makers, increasing awareness and meaningful analysis of sustainable development and creating institutional support for learning and project implementation. We are a member of an international network of roughly 40 Oikos chapters worldwide, where student members turn ideas into action.
Hosted by the Department of Philosophy at The New School, the Phenomenology Research Group is an interdisciplinary and multi-departmental group including the Consortium of New York City universities interested in the phenomenological tradition. The group's
membership is open to any graduate student of any department and includes members of the Philosophy, Historical Studies, Media Studies, and Politics departments. Membership is also open to students outside of the university who express an interest in the phenomenological
PhotoFeast is a student organization at The New School. Its programming presents new perspectives and emerging insights in the visual and media arts and beyond. Its mission is to create a dialogue concerning how contemporary art is being shaped and interpreted. In
response to these ideas, PhotoFeast will host lectures, workshops, panels, and various events to generate in-depth conversations.
The mission of the Public and Urban Policy Doctoral Student Association is to support and advocate for prospective students, current students, and alumni of the Public and Urban Policy Doctoral program at the New School.
The New Voice is a Toastmasters chapter at The New School. Toastmasters is a nonprofit educational organization consisting of clubs worldwide with the main purpose of improving members’ communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. The New Voice provides a
supportive and positive learning environment to help individuals develop their oral communication and leadership skills and to build self-confidence and encourage personal growth.
Tech at The New School is a student-led initiative focused on promoting multidisciplinary design collaboration between different departments using tech as the medium to bring makers together.
Wearable Tech works with interdisciplinary fields which converge at the forefront of wearable technology. We strive to create both aesthetically pleasing and functional fashion designs. We have an interdisciplinary team of people who come from design, engineering, and biotechnology backgrounds. Our goal is to explore topics such as the need for wearables in modern society, designing for disability, a variety of fabrication techniques, and programming and electronics for wearable technology, to name a few.
WNSR is The New School’s online college radio station. Launched in spring 2007 as a student organization, it became the focus of a university-wide course in order to maintain regular support for the station. Today, WNSR is open to all students from across The New School
and provides them with the opportunity to share their creative work, ideas, and motivations.
Following the model of public radio, WNSR seeks not only to entertain but also to encourage insightful dialogue with our talk shows, to enlighten with unique features, and to inform with regular newscasts. Our programming reflects the diversity of our student body
and New York City, offering our listeners a wide range of fresh, bold, and thoughtful content.
Our mission is to be a connective platform for the students spread across the seven schools under The New School umbrella. We are an open resource for students and aim to provide them with a way to communicate, share, and listen to the work of their peers, as well as to
engage with the larger community.
The New Black School works to create a space of community and professional development for Black students that is based on engagement with the full range of Black transformative politics. The New Black School will help members succeed in, navigate, and
critique racist, sexist, transphobic, heteronormative, and capitalist environments.
A group of undocumented students and allies who are passionate about making positive changes in the various communities which we are a part of. Our main focus is to foster discussions around immigrant rights issues, specifically those pertaining to undocumented
immigrants. We are a part of a larger collection of DREAM Teams around the city who strive to creating safe environments for undocumented students in their respective universities.
The New School College Republicans seek to create a community of like-minded students who believe in, pursue, and fight for the conservative ideals adopted by the Republican Party.
The Non-Violence Project at The New School is a chapter of the Non-Violence Project Foundation. Chapters around the world form partnerships with local community-based organizations, including schools, to help implement the foundation’s violence prevention program
in different schools’ curricula. Our objectives are to inspire, motivate, and engage young people into a positive action pattern. The pattern will help young people resolve conflicts in a non-harmful matter. Our overall mission is for global change.
Amnesty International is an organization that fights for human rights on a global scale. Amnesty at The New School will educate others on current human rights abuses as well as advocate and fight for the rights of others. Amnesty aims to teach
people in the community to be aware of human rights abuses around the world. In addition, the group will work to protects the rights of and support victims.
The Chinese Student and Scholar Association aims to enhance the connection between the Chinese community and The New School. It is dedicated to provide support and resources for Chinese students and scholars and serves as a platform for the interaction of the Chinese
community. We promote cultural exchange through organized activities.
Somos OLA provides a platform and a space for students within The New School community to engage in the discussion of current events and challenges in Latin America.
SOAD provides, secures, and creates a space that fosters production and growth, exchange, support, mentorship, activism, critical engagement, and consciousness-building and awareness-raising among students of the African Diaspora and the New School community at large.
The mission of this club is to provide opportunities for Taiwanese students at The New School to meet other Taiwanese students in the city, and to provide assistance and advice for adjusting to the life in New York.
The purpose of this organization is to both celebrate and critically analyze South Asian cultures and issues, and to foster solidarity amongst the diverse South Asian and non-South Asian student population at The New School.
The purpose of the Anime Club is to provide a safe haven for those interested in anime and other surrounding aspects, and to create a community based on similar interests. Furthermore, the Anime Club hopes to educate others on anime-related topics.
The Music + Tech Club serves as a meeting place for those interested in advancing in the fields of music, music technology and musical experiences. We seek to foster an academic and professional network of support for technologists and audiophiles across The New School community.
New Blood Productions is a creative think tank that produces visionary videos. Our organization includes writers, actors, directors, editors, and others who are interested in working in an ever-evolving entertainment environment. We seek to produce and gain recognition for
our innovative collaborative creations by achieving recognition from film festivals and competitions worldwide.
It is the mission of The New Notes as an acapella group to use music and performance to bring its members and audiences together. As musicians, it is important for us to not only showcase and share our talents, but to put work into our performances in order to be the best that we can be, for our listeners and for ourselves.
PGPH's mission is to create a space where artists can discuss and explore topics surrounding contemporary art, specifically photography.
The Theatre Collective works to supports student theatre artists in pursuing their theatrical endeavors whether it is in the form of creating original works, reviving established pieces, or experimenting in different roles in the theatrical process. The collective aims to
provide students with the resources necessary to build projects of their own vision.
Days For Girls, New School, will be a branch of Days For Girls International, a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our mission is to create sustainable menstruation kits, erase the stigma of menstruation, and spread awareness of the importance of access to menstruation products.
The Graduate Students Association aims to represent all New School graduate students and assist in increasing the quality of their academic, professional, and social pursuits.
The purpose of this organization shall be to volunteer and serve in our community, as well as spark the act of kindness and generosity in our own and others’ lives.
The New School Game Club promotes the study and appreciation of games within the entire New School community, and serves as an outreach and contact point for the New York City game design community.
Join a group of New School students dedicated to exploring and expanding the links between the sustainability community in New York City and sustainability resources at The New School. Its main interests are renewable/sustainable energy, environmental justice, food issues,
transportation systems, waste systems, responsible consumption, community engagement, and whimsy.
The purpose of Science Technology Environment and Public Health (STEPH) shall be to form a place where people at The New School can express their interests in scientific topics through discussion, traveling to conferences, talks, tours, and learning about career options in the field from alumni.
STEAM at The New School leverages its members' art and design expertise to foster collaborative relationships within the New York City community in an effort to advocate for the value of the arts in education. As our world becomes more complex, the methods with which
we solve problems must also evolve to better address the rapid shifts across global industries. By employing methods that are human centered, art and design education facilitates an empathetic and synthesized approach to conveying complex information. STEAM will engage its
multidisciplinary communities through workshops, student-led projects and events, and external partnerships that will continue to drive interest and support for the value of design.
Student Digital Rights is a group of New School students interested in digital rights, online privacy, and the worrisome intrusion into both by governments and corporations. The New School has a history of pushing back against unconstitutional encroachment on the
rights of citizens, and we would like to add to that history by creating a space for students to learn more about the current frameworks under which online services store and provide access to their personal data, as well as by raising awareness of the consequences of such practices
among the New School community.
Ecclésia Christian Ministry is a graduate and undergraduate student group founded for the purpose of providing all students at The New School a place to learn about living an authentic Christian life where we experience the love of God and are transformed to impact the
world. We want to have an international perspective on the Christian faith by looking at the global church, hosting scholarly seminars on faith and culture, and serving our campus, local communities, and beyond. We also want to explore how we can express our faith creatively
through the use of art, music, and media.
This organization is devoted to encountering God in a real, tangible way. We desire to experience personal and corporate spiritual growth and renewal, emotional wellness and soundness based in biblical precepts, and physical healing demonstrated through the
power of God.
We are an inter-denominational and evangelical gathering which seeks to integrate the Christian faith with our work in fashion. We welcome the spiritually curious from any or no religious background.
Jewish Culture Club exists in order to create a welcoming community where all students regardless of faith or background can come to share appreciation for and learn about the Jewish culture and faith. Through the meetings and events, the club creates a space for students to meet other students with similar interests, to discuss ideas, and to celebrate their identity.
PEACE. CULTURE. EDUCATION.
New School Soka Gakkai is a Buddhist network that actively promotes peace, culture, and education through focus on continuous improvement and encouragement so that any dream can become a reality. We will foster and promote student’s ambition so that they can be truly outstanding members of society. We will also discuss how to create a strong daily rhythm so that everyone can always triumph and overcome absolutely anything.
We are a community that is striving to grow in our knowledge of God's heart, but at the same time grow in embracing the reality of His love and in turn be an encouragement and testimony of Christ to our campus. We truly desire to be a place where anyone can come, be
themselves, and search for the peace that comes with understanding who God is through Jesus Christ.
This organization is affiliated with Reformed University Ministries, the campus ministry program. The purpose of RUF CMM is to create a community at The New School that enables its members to explore the claims of Christianity in a thoughtful and
respectful atmosphere and to mature in their understanding and embodiment of the Christian faith as expressed in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of America theological tradition.
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