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Association of Student Affairs Professionals

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The Association of Student Affairs Professionals (ASAP) at New York University is an organization primarily for current graduate students and alumni of the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The Association serves as the official graduate assembly and as such is committed to enhancing the experiences of our community. ASAP does so by providing educational, professional, and social opportunities that encourage personal growth and the development of core competencies related to the field of Higher Education. 

ASH Doctoral Student Forum

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The ASH Doctoral Student Forum supports doctoral students in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Sciences and the Humanities, professionally, academically, and socially. In doing so, we provide support for teaching and TAing, professional development workshops to meet the needs of students, and social events that foster a sense of community amongst doctoral students.

Diversity and Inclusion Student Committee

DISC is a student-organized committee that seeks to address various community needs within Steinhardt, including fostering cultural competency skills in academic and professional settings, building a more inclusive community, and integrating more practices within the program that serve students of all backgrounds. The purpose of DISC is to both give a space to students to speak about diversity and inclusion, as well as create events for students to get involved and act on it. The committee independently organizes or collaborates with other organizations both department-wide and university-wide to coordinate additional guest speaker sessions, workshops, trainings, and events. DISC will also weekly notify students of any relevant events happening around the city and provide resources and readings for additional learning.

Food Studies Grad Society

The Association of The Food Studies Grad Society's purpose is to provide support to students of the Food Studies master's program at New York University with the intent of creating a greater sense of community within the degree program. This club will hold regular meetings and events to keep students engaged and informed of school, department, research, and professional opportunities.  

Food and Racial Equity Collective (FARE) 

The Association of The Food and Racial Equity (F.A.R.E.) Collective is a space for self-identified students of color in the Food Studies MA program at NYU. Their goal is to create grounds for socio-political dialogue, self-empowerment, and movement building for a socially just food system. 

International Education Student Board 

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The International Education Student Board (IESB) is a board of International Education graduate students who are committed to creating both social and professional events. The mission of IESB is to create a unified community across our student body.  We aim to provide educational, social, and academic opportunities that will enrich the graduate experience in the International Education Program. Through this commitment, we hope to foster the exchange of knowledge and cross-cultural understanding. We aim to continue building lasting relationships between faculty, alumni, and current students.

International Programming and Advocacy Committee

The International Programming and Advocacy Committee works to build community and support for undergraduate and graduate international students at NYU Steinhardt.

Journal of Student Affairs (JoSA) 

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The Journal of Student Affairs at New York University publishes articles dealing with student development, professional development, administrative concerns, and ground-breaking initiatives to improve student services. It is managed by students in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at NYU.

MCC MA Student Association

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The MASA stands for the MCC MA Student Association, an organization that represents the MA student community at MCC in Steinhardt. If you would like to know fellow students in the program, come to our events! MASA offers a variety of events for students to get more involved.

Society for Statistics Students

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The Society for Statistics Students (“Stats Club”) fosters a community for NYU students interested in statistics and data science. We cultivate networks across NYU and the broader STEM sector and provide professional development opportunities for students pursuing quantitative careers. We also host workshops, career panels, and social events all in the pursuit of enriching students’ knowledge of statistics and data science.

Society of Women in Technology (SWITCH) 

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The Society of Women In TeCHnology (SWITCH) is a student-run club for women technology students at NYU, both graduate and undergraduate. SWITCH empowers women to succeed in technology-related fields, be it academic or professional, with an emphasis on music technology and the industry and arts professions. (SWITCH) is made up of engineers, scientists, artists, musicians, educators and music industry professionals who strive to inspire and learn from one and other. Through SWITCH, women are given an opportunity to network, collaborate, and share ideas.

Steinhardt Black Society (SBS)

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Steinhardt Black Society (SBS) creates space for Black students and their allies. We seek to build community within Steinhardt with the goal of expanding the NYU black network at large. This association will not only bring us together but also bring awareness to injustices affecting the Black community. Overall, we ensure and encourage dialogue through socials, community service, professional development, speakers series, and a variety of other events. Through this mission we hope to strengthen our community and to build together for united we stand and divided we fall.

Steinhardt LatinX Graduate Student Association (SLGSA)

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Steinhardt LatinX Graduate Student Association (SLGSA) is an organization created to represent the needs and interests of the LatinX Community. It is the mission of SLGSA to build a familia within the Steinhardt Community and expand the graduate students of color network at large. Our goal is to bring students of LatinX backgrounds and allies together and to bring awareness to injustices faced by the LatinX community, including the complexities of race and class issues within the LatinX diaspora. We seek to encourage dialogue and engagement through socials, community service, professional development, speakers series, and a variety of other community events. Through this mission we hope to strengthen our community ties and to build together- porque “en la union esta la fuerza”(because- in unity there is strength).

Steinhardt Graduate Composers

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NeverMind the Noise (Steinhardt Graduate Composers) puts on professional productions of original concert music to engage the wider NYU community.

Steinhardt Counseling Association

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The purpose of the Steinhardt Counseling Association (SCA) is to keep all counseling graduate students informed of program specific and graduate wide social events, to connect and provide students with professional development and research opportunities, and to link students to counseling and/or psychology academic life. The club serves as a platform where students can engage in a dialogue with the mental health and school counseling programs and the psychology field at large. The SCA also creates a supportive environment for students in our mentorship programs, where both student and faculty mentors can share their experiences and help guide student professional development. Finally, the SCA supports students’ social and emotional transitions from the program and into their careers.

Therapy Collective

The mission of the Therapy Collective shall be to bring together Steinhardt graduate students enrolled in therapeutic programs (art, drama, music, counseling, speech, occupational and physical therapy) in order to network, collaborate, and share our diverse approaches to helping patients and clients. Additionally, our aim is to advocate for all therapeutic disciplines and consequently our club is open to any and all members of Steinhardt who may be interested in learning more about the therapies involved in the collective.

Become a Steinhardt GSO Sponsored Club

To become recognized as a Steinhardt GSO Sponsored Club you must follow these procedures:

  • Have a club adviser who is a staff, member, administrator or faculty member.
  • Construct and submit a club constitution.
  • A statement describing the unique niche/need the organization will fulfill that is not currently being addressed by an existing Steinhardt organization.
  • Have 7 E-Board members.
  • Submit the above information to the Steinhardt GSO Executive Board Office on the 3rd Floor of Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East.

Upon approval, Steinhardt GSO will instruct you, via email, on next steps. 

The GSO Treasurer will explain the procedure for requesting funds once your club is registered. Please note that clubs MUST attend monthly GSO Town Hall meetings in order to secure funding.

Returning School Clubs

Each club must submit an updated copy of their constitution, if applicable, and a roster of the new e-board.

Event Funding Resources

Club/Department Reimbursement Instructions