Programs & Activities Without Substances

Programs & Activities Without Substances (PAWS) is a funding opportunity for student groups to 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.

PAWS funding is typically awarded to Resident Assistants (RAs), Commuter Assistants (CAs), and student club members or leaders who organize events. The program is sponsored by 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 of students and professional staff members. Requests may be funded in full or in part.


Please check back on October 4th for updates regarding changes to the program for Fall 2017.