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There are many ways to make your mark at NYU!  

Consider getting involved in your residence hall council.  Here you can help plan large scale events, vote on policies and amendments that effect your hall, and participate in community service.  

Consider becoming involved in the Inter-Residence Hall Council, the umbrella organization to hall councils.  Here you can meet other student leaders from across campus and help promote the pillars of residential advocacy, community service and programming.  

Like recognizing others?  Learn more about the National Residence Hall Honorary.  Perhaps you will get involved in an Alternative Break program or the Violet Leadership Institute.  Once you are a junior or senior you can serve as a Resident Assistant on campus and help shape the experience of other students on campus.  It's all up to you how you choose to make your mark on NYU.

 Consider the programs listed on the right and be in touch.  We'd love to learn how we can help you make your mark!

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Join our service learning trips and give back! 

Join NYU’s chapter of the country’s largest student run recognition group!

Work with student leaders to recognize others for their contributions at NYU.

Be a part of the most fierce student organization on campus!

Through exciting programs, community service and student involvement, this group makes life on the NYU campus totally fab.  Everyone who’s anyone is in IRHC!

Another great way to get involved is to run for a hall council position! 

Get involved in that posh new address in the big city!

Speak to your RHAD for RHD for more information.


Join 100 other student leaders on a weekend outdoor and social justice experience! 

Juniors and Seniors are eligible to serve as resident assistants.  Don’t miss out!  We’re recruiting next year’s RAs beginning in the fall.  Stay tuned to our website for application details!

Join us in fun activities during these weeks which focus on sustainability and health.


The Violet Leadership Institute is a yearlong program designed to establish strong connections for residential students between their curricular, co-curricular, community, and residential experiences. The program is founded around the notions that all who wish to can become strong leaders, and that engagement is critical to successful leadership. Foundations of the Social Change Model of Leadership and the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services Learning Outcomes guide this certificate. Violet Institute Participants will develop a clear understanding of their leadership style and how it impacts themselves and their communities. Participants will explore these concepts in the areas of career, service, and social identity, and will continue to enrich their experience by working with a mentor throughout the program. The Violet Leadership Institute is designed to empower students, help them build connections, and to cultivate transferable and useful skills. The Violet Leadership Institute is cost free.


The program kicks off on September 23rd at 6:00pm and is quickly followed by an off-campus leadership retreat September 27th and 28th.


In addition to attendance at the retreat, participants meet as a large group on the first Monday of each month at 7:30pm, and will meet with their designated mentors at least once per semester. Other time commitments will be determined by participants and can be as little as a few hours a month.


Any undergraduate student living in NYU housing is eligible to apply for one of the 30 spots in the program. There is no requirement to already be involved in a leadership position. All accepted students must be on campus for both fall and spring semesters in order to participate.


The application is located at

Applications are due September 15th. Applicants will be notified of their status prior to September 23rd.


Contact VLI Co-Advisors:

Lauren Silverstein, 212-443-3605

Alma Buljina, 212-443-7512

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