• Student Organizations

    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.

    Please email studentorgs@newschool.edu or call 212.229.5687 to learn more about student organizations.

    Current student organizations should be sure to check our Resources page for current recognition deadlines.

  • Student Groups

    Pre-Professional and Academic Interest

    Change Forum 

    changeforum@newschool.edu

    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.

    dorkShop

    dorkshop@newschool.edu

    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

    hubup@newschool.edu

    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.

    LEAP: Entrepreneurship Club at The New School 

    LEAP@newschool.edu

    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 

    theluxurysociety@newschool.edu

    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.

    Mock Trial

    mocktrialteam@newschool.edu

    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.

    National Retail Federation Student Association 

    NRFSA@newschool.edu

    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

    Oikos@newschool.edu

    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.

    Phenomenology Research Group

    phenomenology@newschool.edu

    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 tradition.

    PhotoFeast

    feast@newschool.edu

    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.

    Public and Urban Policy Doctoral Student Association 

    PUPDocS@newschool.edu

    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 (Toastmasters)

    toastmasters@newschool.edu

    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

    ttns@newschool.edu

    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

    wearabletech@newschool.edu

    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 New School Radio

    wnsr@newschool.edu 

    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 Zine Collective 

    zinecollective@newschool.edu

    Political Action and Advocacy

    New Black School

    newblackschool@newschool.edu

    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.

    New School DREAM Team

    dreamteam@newschool.edu

    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

    republicans@newschool.edu

    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.

    Non-Violence Project

    nvp@newschool.edu

    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.

    International Interest

    Amnesty

    amnesty@newschool.edu

    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.

    Chinese Student and Scholar Association

    cssa@newschool.edu

    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

    somosols@newschool.edu

    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.

    Students of the African Diaspora (SOAD)

    soad@newschool.edu

    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.

    Student Collective of Turkey

    collectiveofturkey@newschool.edu

    Taiwanese Student Association

    tsa@newschool.edu

    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.

    Art, Music, and Performance

    Anime Club

    animeclub@newschool.edu

    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.

    New Blood Productions

    newbloodproductions@newschool.edu

    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.

    PGPH

    PGPH@newschool.edu

    PGPH's mission is to create a space where artists can discuss and explore topics surrounding contemporary art, specifically photography. 

    Theatre Collective

    theatrecollective@newschool.edu

    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.

    Social and Special Interest

    Days For Girls 

    daysforgirls@newschool.edu

    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.  

    Graduate Student Association

    gsa@newschool.edu

    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. 

    New School Game Club

    games@newschool.edu

    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.

    New School Club for Sustainable Cities

    sustainabilityclub@newschool.edu

    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.

    STEPH

    steph@newschool.edu

    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

    steam@newschool.edu

    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

    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.

    Faith-Based, Religious, Spiritual Interest

    Ecclesia Christian Ministry

    ecclesia@newschool.edu

    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.

    Encounter

    encounter@newschool.edu

    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.

    Faith and Fashion

    faithandfashion@newschool.edu

    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 

    jews@newschool.edu

    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 Jewish culture and faith. Through the events and meetings, the club will create a space for students to meet other students with similar interests, to discuss ideas, and to celebrate their identity.

    Remnant Christian Fellowship

    rcf@newschool.edu

    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.

    RUF CCM

    rufccm@newschool.edu

    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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