• Student Development and Activities

    Welcome to the home of Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) at The New School. We are in the process of transitioning from our previous title, Office of Student Development and Activities (OSDA), to SLI to better represent our goals and focus on student support in the areas of leadership and involvement. We appreciate your patience as we continue to develop content that best outlines our services to students but hope that you'll browse through the updated pages to find out more about getting involved in your community!

    SLI supports The New School’s educational mission by creating opportunities for rewarding interactions and making connections outside of the classroom. We encourage you to become an active member of the university community by joining or starting a student organization, applying to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program for first- and second-year students, signing up for a recreation activity, or joining us on a service trip. We have many opportunities to help you develop your potential to become a leader on campus or just be part of the action!

    Keep an eye out for our weekly newsletter to be in the know about our events and activities throughout the year as well as to learn about discounts and NYC offerings. If you find that you're not receiving the newsletter in your New School email inbox, email us to sign up today!


    We are open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., throughout the academic year with the exception of university holidays. Stop by and learn more about what's going on and how you can be involved!