• Start a New Student Organization 

    Student organizations contribute greatly to campus community and life at The New School. Although we boast a strong community of 50+ current student organizations, there are many opportunities to create new organizations that serve previously unmet student interests.

    We welcome new organization registrations and encourage you to get started by reviewing the benefits and requirements in this brief slideshow outlining the steps to registration. By visiting the Resources page, you can also find information on accessing our new student involvement portal to upload registration documents and manage and advertise your organization. 

    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 check our Resources page for current recognition deadlines.

  • Student Groups

    Pre-Professional and Academic Interest

    Change Forum 


    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.

    Interior Design Student Association


    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).

    LEAP: Entrepreneurship Club at The New School 


    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 


    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


    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 


    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 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.



    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 


    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)


    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


    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. 

    WNSR New School Radio


    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 


    Political Action and Advocacy

    Communist Student Group 


    We are situated in a specific historical stage of capitalism known as the era of imperialism. Imperialism or parasitic capitalism is a system which spreads war, violence, environmental destruction, exploitation, and subjugation across the globe in the name of carving up the world's resources for the benefit of the ruling class. Capitalism relies on and reproduces misogyny, homophobia, transphobia and racism. None of these forms of oppression can end until capitalism ends.

    New School DREAM Team


    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


    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.

    International Interest



    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


    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


    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.

    Taiwanese Student Association


    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.

    South Asian Students Organization

    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.

    Art, Music, and Performance

    Anime Club


    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.

    Music + Tech Club


    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.



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

    Theatre Collective


    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 


    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


    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 Kindness Collective


    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. 

    New School Game Club


    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


    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


    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.

    Faith-Based, Religious, Spiritual Interest

    Ecclesia Christian Ministry


    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.

    Faith and Fashion


    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 


    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.

    New School Soka Gakkai


    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.

    Remnant Christian Fellowship


    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.