Student Activities Board (SAB)

The Student Activities Board (SAB) serves to provide comprehensive leadership to student organizations at New York University. SAB oversees three principle aspects of student life--Allocations, Development, and Governance--and is comprised of sub-committees devoted to each. It is the responsibility of SAB to establish policies and procedures for the formation and regulation of student organizations registered with the NYU Center for Student life (CSL), allocate financial and physical resources, and arbitrate grievances involving student organizations. Finally, the Student Activities Board exists to advocate for student interest groups on campus and serves as an important link between the administration and the student community.

The mission of the Student Activities Board is to provide comprehensive leadership to enhance the student experience, support student organizations, encourage effective citizenship, develop student leaders, create community, and advocate for the student body.    


Contact SAB

Address: Kimmel Center, Room 210-A

2020-2021 Leadership

Na'ilah Taariq-Sidibe, Chair

Arjun Patil, Governance Vice Chair

Uchenna Ijomah, Allocations Vice Chair

Ava Emilione, Development Vice Chair

Vacant, Oversight Vice Chair

2020-2021 Important Dates

Date Description
FALL 2020  
August 30 New Club Application Opens

September 12-13

Club Fest

September 8-10 Club Management Training
September 27 New Club Development Application Deadline
TBD New Club Development Application Decision Released
December 13 Last Day of Programming

Start a New Club

All-University Clubs start by applying to the New Club in Development (NCD) program. The program spans two semesters, and applicants from any year may apply for the program.

Applications for the NCD program will be available for the first few weeks of the Fall 2020 semester.  Applications are reviewed and the SAB Development committee determines which applicants can move forward with the program. All other applications will be given an additional opportunity to appeal to join the program.

The New Club in Development program is a chance for club leaders to receive club management training from the Student Activities Board and the Center for Student Life. These trainings span leadership development to budgeting and financing an organization. New Clubs in Development are then tasked with organizing a showcase event to establish their presence on campus.

Successful completion of all components of the NCD program leads to final approval from the Student Activities Board and official recognition as an All-University Club!


Club Guidelines

All-University student organizations are an important and respected aspect of student life at New York University. With respect to the student community that these organizations serve, All-University student organizations are held to certain expectations to retain their status on campus. Below are a few key guidelines that are important for all members of the community to keep in mind. For a full list of guidelines, refer to the SAB Policies and Procedures.

Membership Rule: All Clubs must have at least two (2) club officers, a President and Treasurer. They may elect as many officers as necessary, but the club must have two general members for every one officer. Further, clubs shall have no more than two-thirds (2/3) of its membership from any one school.

Events Rule: Clubs must hold three events per semester that are open to the entire NYU student body.
Publications must publish one publication per semester.
Theme Weeks must host three (3) events in the designated period.
Theme Months must host seven (7) events in the designated period.

Visible Impact: Every club must make an effort to have well-publicized events and have an impact on the NYU community.

Good Conduct: Every club must act in a manner befitting the student community and using privileged resources in a way that most equitably and efficiently uses student resources to benefit not just the club, but the student body at large as well.

Budget Allocation Information

Budget allocations for All-Square Clubs occur during the Spring semester for the following academic year. Each allocation is reviewed by at least two members of the committee to ensure the allocation is fair and judicious. To see the outlined procedures on budget allocation, please review the SAB Student Organization Policies and Procedures document. The following criteria may be considered in determining a organization's budget allocation:

  • The relationship between an organization's stated purpose and the nature of the activities for which it is requesting All-Square funding.
  • The current size of an organization and the organization's past membership trends.
  • The scope of the University-wide participation in activities sponsored by the organization.
  • The impact of the organization on the University community.
  • The organization's financial history (e.g., percentage of allocation actually spent in past budget years).
  • The completeness and seriousness of the application for funding.
  • The organization's compliance with ASSBAC, SAB, CSALS, and University policies.
  • The organization's successful completion of SAB’s NCD Program, if applicable.
  • Any other criteria reasonably related to an organization's request, allocation or use of All-Square funds.
Budget Allocation

Note that Due to COVID-19, Fall 2020 budget allocations will occur on an event by event basis. Please see your club advisor for more information.


Note that Due to COVID-19, Fall 2020 budget allocations will occur on an event by event basis. Please see your club advisor for more information.

Budget Appeals

After an organization receives their budget allocation, they can appeal their budget allocation if they meet certain criteria and agree to be subject to certain conditions. The criteria and conditions, as listed in the SAB Student Organization Policies and Procedures document, is as follows: 

  • Submission of an appeal shall not guarantee an increase in an organization's funding allocation. An organization's allocation may be decreased following an appeal review.
  • By the current semester's specified deadline or within two (2) weeks of an organization receiving notification, whichever is later, an organization wishing to file an appeal must submit a completed, typed budget appeal request form to ASSBAC for its consideration, along with a copy of the organization's original request.
  • An appeal shall be based only upon the organization's original request. No additions or deletions from the original request shall be permitted.

Contingency Funding

Contingency funding was created to assist All-University Clubs for expenses relating to new activities or unanticipated activities/expenses not contemplated at the time an organization's budget request form was prepared.

All-University Clubs and Organizations filling out a contingency funding request must do so at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the date of their activity.

Additionally, applying for contingency funding does not guarantee a All-University Club will receive the funds for their activity. 

Contingency Funding

The Contingency Funding Request form has not been released yet.