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.
Student leaders interested in joining the Student Activities Board as a board member may apply here.
Orville Edwards, SAB Chair
By appointment, contact email@example.com
Kwame Assoku, SAB Executive Vice Chair
To be announced.
Papa Sencherey, Allocations
To be announced.
Waad Elsiddig, Development
Shriya Ramesh, Governance
To be announced.
Please note that this schedule is valid from September 10 through December 5. There will be no office hours during university closures--including Fall Recess.
New Club application opens
New Club Development application deadline
***Note, in order to fairly and thoughtfully review all NCDs, the Development Committee will notify applicants on March 6th of decisions. All NCDs will have the same amount of time to appeal decisions.
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 a few weeks intos the start of classes each semester. Students interested in starting a club will have one month to complete all parts of the application. 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!
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 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:
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:
Contingency funding was created to assist All-Square 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-Square 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-Square Club will receive the funds for their activity.