Student Activities Board (SAB) seeks to break down barriers between the
formal schools of The New School to create a more unified student body.
We hope to do this through supporting and producing student-generated
events. Through our committees and members' efforts. we try to provide
expertise and resources to students to help streamline the processes
needed to provide a variety of educational and entertaining programs.
Roles and Committees
are no specific requirements or experience needed for students who want
join the board. Full commitment is expected when joining the board.
SAB advisor is a staff member of the OSDA who advises and provides
expertise to the board regarding policies and procedures of The New
- Chair—The Chair is initially appointed by OSDA; the board can appoint a new chair through majority
vote. Board Chair of SAB serves as point person/liaison between the
board, OSDA, and outside organizations. Chair oversees all operations
of all committees. The Chair also serves as an Executive Member of the
Student Activities Finance Committee.
- Rotating Committees (Program, Advertising, Catering, and Decoration)—For each event, a committee chair is appointed for each committee.
are brainstormed and voted unanimously as a group usually the previous
semester or summer. As new ideas come about, if timing, funding and
proper planning can be provided, the board may plan and implement
programs as such.
- The board works in rotating committees (optional) meaning members and chairs can change committees after each event.
- No SAB member is bound to one committee.
- Meetings are held every week as a whole board in order to update/give progress reports.
- It is up to the Board and Committee Chairs to make sure communication and tasks are implemented outside of the meetings.
Collaborating with Student Activities Board
Student Activities Board actively seeks to work in partnership with
other entities to provide activities and events for New School
students and the university community. Because the Student Activities
Board is funded by the Office of Student Development and Activities,
any commitment of funds is subject to departmental and New School
guidelines. New School students must be the primary beneficiaries
of events funded or partially funded by SAB money. There must be active
involvement by the Student Activities Board in the decision-making
process and event implementation. This means that SAB will
not co-sponsor events merely to provide funding for events without
participation in the planning process.
- Initiate contact between SAB and co-sponsoring organization(s).
- Prospective co-sponsor contacts SAB board chair/board member to request collaboration on an event.
- A written proposal is required.
- Prospective co-sponsors are invited to a SAB meeting.
and prospective co-sponsor meet during regular board meeting to discuss
initial terms of event, determine if event meets co-sponsorship
guidelines, and decide if there is mutual interest.
- A final decision will be made within two weeks of request depending on whether the above-mentioned requirements have been satisfied.
and co-sponsor(s) meet to review event details, assign event duties,
determine event budget, and complete co-sponsorship packet.
weeks after the event, the SAB and SAB advisor meet with the
co-sponsoring organization(s) to evaluate the event and resolve
- DO contact SAB at least 4 weeks in advance of proposed event date.
- DO designate a "point person" from your organization to maintain communication with SAB.
- DO check ODSA Events Calendar for other activities that might conflict with your potential programming idea.
- DO have an estimation of expenses and other basic resources required to implement the event.
- DO understand that co-sponsorships incorporate and equitable exchange from participating organizations.
- DON'T approach SAB as a last-minute funding source for an already planned program.
The Student Activities Board (SAB) seeks to break down barriers
between the formal schools of The New School to create a more unified
student body. We hope to do this through supporting and producing
student-generated events. Through our committees and members' efforts, we
try to provide expertise and resources to students to help streamline
the processes needed to provide a variety of educational and
All degree-seeking students are encouraged to join the Student Activities Board. Take time to read the board's policies and procedures.