Student Activities Board
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.
Join The SAB!
The SAB is seeking dedicated students to join it’s various committees! The SAB supports and improves club life, makes recommendations concerning the policies, facilities, and services impacting All-University clubs. There are three committees, which interested students may apply for: Allocations, Development, and Governance. Learn more about the SAB and apply through NYU Engage.
The priority deadline to apply is Monday, September 20. If you have any questions about applying to join SAB, please feel free to email The SAB.
Arjun Patil, Chair
Kiyana Hojati, Governance Vice Chair
Anna Park, Allocations Vice Chair
Brianna Ford, Development Vice Chair
2021-2022 Important Dates
|August 29, 2021||New Club Development Application Opens|
September 9, 2021
|September 2, 3, & 10, 2021||
Club Management Training
|September 8 & 9, 2021||
Cultivating Beloved Community Training
|September 26, 2021||
New Club Development Application Deadline
|TBD||New Club Development Application Decision Released|
All-University Clubs start by applying to the New Club Development (NCD) program. The program spans two semesters, and applicants from any year may apply for the program.
The 2021-2022 SAB NCD Application is closed for the 2021-2022 academic year. The next opportunity to apply will be in Fall 2022.
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 NCD program is a chance for club leaders to receive club management training from the SAB and the CSL. These trainings span leadership development to budgeting and financing an organization. Accepted applicants 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 SAB 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:
- 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.
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.
All registered SAB Club Presidents & Treasurers were personally emailed with detailed instructions on how to apply for their 2021-2022 SAB Club Budgets.
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 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.
The Contingency Funding Request form has not been released yet.