Programs & Activities Without Substances (PAWS) is a pool of money set aside to help student groups sponsor substance-free activities at NYU. The central purpose of PAWS is to provide alternative, substance-free opportunities during the weekend or other times of high alcohol and other drug consumption.
Typically, Resident Assistants (RAs), Commuter Assistants (CAs), and student club members organize events for students using these free funds from the Health Promotion office.
In order to increase the chances of your event being funded, please read and complete the application thoroughly, follow the guidelines, and provide as much information as possible. Applications are assessed by a panel comprised of student leaders and at least two professional staff members who may fund requests in full, in part, or not at all.
To be considered for PAWS funding, programs must meet several of the following criteria: