• 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 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

    Association for International Development (AID)

    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.


    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.

    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.

    Phenomenology Research Group

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    Writers Salon

    The New School Writers Salon provides an outlet for students to perform their written work(s) in public once a month. It allows them to receive feedback from their peers in a non-workshop setting and socialize with their fellow students in the department. We occasionally invite published writers or New School professors as guest readers in order to allow the students to interact and ask them questions. Overall, the New School Writers Salon functions as a relaxed, safe space where students feel comfortable sharing their work with their peers and build a community around the love of writing.

    The Zine Collective

    Political Action and Advocacy

    New Black School

    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

    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.

    Non-Violence Project

    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.

    The Bern Unit

    The mission of The Bern Unit is to promote the candidacy of Senator Bernie Sanders while simultaneously raising political efficacy in a peaceful and democratic manner.

    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 Association for Social Interest 

    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.

    Students of the African Diaspora (SOAD)

    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

    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.

    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.

    Autonomous Cinema

    Autonomous Cinema is a place for people interested in film to come together as a collective to watch a wide variety of movies and judge them on their own terms. We want to find our own criteria with which to define “classic” and decide for ourselves what makes a film age well or not—even if it captures people's imagination when it's released.

    Hip Hop Collective

    The mission of the Hip Hop Collective is to carve out a place in the epic cultural legacy that is Hip Hop in New York City by creating and appreciating each of its elements. We seek to expand our knowledge, develop our styles, learn the history, and depart from the themes of misogyny, homophobia, and general social myopia that plague the culture.  

    New Blood Productions

    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.

    Performing Artists Collective

    PAC's mission is to unite New School performing artists who want to exhibit their work in accessible university spaces. In doing so, we aim to engender community among performers of all disciplines and the rest of the university while providing a platform to aspiring artists.

    Solo Artists of The New School

    At Solo Artists of The New School, students are encouraged to come with solo projects rather than collaborative projects. We help such people to perform in the university spaces on our campus. In doing so, we believe we will be able to reflect on and explore our classmates’ individual potential. Our activities range from literary readings to solo performances, such as those by singers, instrumentalists, dancers, and actors.

    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.

    The New School Cabaret

    Wearable Tech

    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, as well as programming and electronics for wearable technology, to name a few.

    Social and Special Interest


    The Antithesis is an online newspaper run by New School students who all share one passion: social justice. The purpose of this paper is to allow students to address concerns within the New School community as well as issues at the city, state, and national levels. 

    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.

    React to Film

    React to Film is a nationwide organization that engages and inspires students through documentary screenings. The goal is to allow students to recognize issues covered in the films and create a call to action.

    Sisters on the Runway

    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.

    STEAM at Parsons

    STEAM at Parsons School of Design 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. Parsons 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

    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.

    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.