We encourage you to get involved in university-recognized student organizations. It is a rewarding experience that helps you to grow - socially and in areas of leadership - while establishing life-long friendships.
Degree seeking students have an opportunity to join any of our 50+ student organizations or create one of their own.
Please contact Catherine Gobel, Coordinator of Student Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-229-5687 to learn more about student organizations.
The Association for International Development AID at The New School addresses issues above and beyond international development. We gather international affairs practitioners, NGOs, grassroots advocates, and members of the academic community in the same venue. AID is designed for students who wish to develop a professional or academic interest in the issues surrounding of international affairs.
Given a culture that is increasingly reliant on digital technologies to display information and create products, and given also that there is no community that focuses on this technology aspect at The New School, the Code Club is a place for students of all departments to join and learn the skills and gain the understanding necessary to become the most proficient programmers they can be.
The City Services Lab 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.
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.
The Dress Practice Collective is a multi-disciplinary student organization that explores the ways in which dress and fashion intersect with and transform human experience, cultures, and social structure. The Dress Practice Collective explores these concepts by engaging a variety of mediums, from films and exhibits to publications and workshops.
Feast 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 emphasizing these ideas, PhotoFeast will host lectures, workshops, panels, and various events to generate in-depth conversations
Hosted by the Department of Philosophy at The New School, the Phenomenology Research Group is an interdisciplinary and multi-departmental group among 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 department, historical studies, media studies, and politics. Membership is also open to students outside of the university who express an interest in the phenomenological tradition.
The Psychoanalytic Workshop at The New School is a student-based initiative that emerged from the Department of Philosophy to encourage and foster intellectual exchange and innovative scholarship among graduate students in preparation for professional academic careers. The workshop aims to build a community of critical discourse within the New York metropolitan area by inviting scholars from local and international institutions to present a paper and participate in a subsequent one-hour discussion. The workshop typically holds three to four meetings per semester.
The mission of The New Voice Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.
Feminist Collective is a coalition of students who challenge gendered oppression through inquiry, education, and activism within the university and beyond. By confronting pervasive injustices like sexual violence, harassment, exclusion, and repression we work towards fostering a more safe, respectful, and liberated community of individuals. We insist that feminist politics and ethics be considered seriously by our university, and together we confront the fundamental problems of social organization while honoring the founding principles of this educational institution and its commitment to civic engagement.
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.
Students for Social Justice seeks to foster and encourage dialogue on social justice perspectives. It aims to create a supportive and inclusive environment for students of various backgrounds and those passionate about serving underrepresented groups and communities.
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.
The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) holds an open forum for students to voice feedback concerning New School services, websites, programs, and outreach. The purpose of ISAB is to make studying at The New School and living in New York a better experience for international students. Our meetings provide a forum for exchange, discussion, leadership, and collaboration.
The purpose of this organization is to experience French culture in an informal and engaging way. The group aims to enrich campus life by creating a community that celebrates Francophone culture and language.
The mission of Project Africa is to promote a greater understanding and increase cross-cultural awareness of the continent and its people. Through its efforts, it seeks to inspire students to further their knowledge of Africa through constructive dialogue, personal research, or interdisciplinary engagement.
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.
Diversity Works is a student-initiated, student-run university organization seeking to utilize theatrical arts to explore issues of diversity in thought, history, and/or culture. It also aims to act as a platform for underrepresented student artist to express/celebrate their diverse gifts/talents.
MTO is the musical theater organization within The New School community. Our mission is to create a company capable of performing throughout the school and the city. We are a group of performers, directors, stage hands and managers, costumers, musicians, theatre lovers, composers, writers, and dramaturges who use our talents to create cabarets and full-scale musical theater productions. If you are interested in joining us please send us an email and we can set up a meeting.
Our mission is to practice and promote improvisation as an art form. We will foster a safe environment where students can engage in spontaneous, creative, and rewarding performances. We will provide an opportunity to build confidence in the classroom, the workforce, and everyday communication.
The Theatre Collective works to supports student theater 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.
The mission of the Asian Student Society at The New School is to bring together students from and/or interested in Asia to create a safe, inclusive, and empowering space that provides mutual support, facilitates interdisciplinary engagement and cultural exchange, and thereby enhances the representation of the Asian community at The New School.
We make things. Real, tangible things. We learn how the world works by taking things apart, reconfiguring and reusing them. We find creative ways to connect the digital and physical worlds within art and design.
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 mission of Nuev@ Latin@ is to create an open and safe learning environment for Latinas and allies, allowing us to become educated about our culture and our growing stature within the Unites States. We focus on Latina issues without the exclusion of other cultures and share the passions we have for life with those around us. More importantly, we create a university-wide community of Latinas and allies that remains with us long after our college years.
Domestic violence is a serious problem in our society that does not get enough recognition or attention. Every day, thousands of cases of abuse towards women go unreported. There are shelters that help women and children with the psychological and physical pain associated with abuse as well as offer a place to live and job training. These shelters need donations in order to continue their good work. We, as students, want to help our neighbors in need. Sisters on the Runway at The New School strives to raise funds and awareness for these shelters by involving our communities in fundraising efforts.
We are engaging The New School community to create access to good, clean, and fair food by creating a space for members to gather in a social setting and centered around food. We create an opportunity for students to afford and enjoy healthy food that is locally sourced and homemade on a student budget in an expensive city and within a student schedule where time is precious. We create opportunities for people to learn about the local food system and food cultures and practices of our peers.
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.
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.
The Jewish Student Union is a community for Jewish and non-Jewish students at The New School with an interest in creating the space to talk and act on various topics related to Judaism. Such topics can include Jewish culture, pluralism, spirituality, Jewish identity, Jewish studies, social action, and Israel. In order to create a vibrant community, we are a pluralist organization, open to all people from all points of view. The organization, therefore, is not "Reform," "Conservative," or "Orthodox," nor "left-wing" or "right-wing." It is our desire that the JSU honors our predecessors at The New School, allowing our school's history, deeply embedded in Jewish issues, to be a light on our organization's actions and our members.
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.
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