NYU's Center for Student Life sponsors a diverse range of over 300 clubs on campus, where students can connect with each other through similar interests, cultural beliefs, spiritual practices, academic and professional goals, and more. A complete directory of all-university clubs can be found on NYU Engage.
Pulling from NYU’s on campus clubs, student interns in the Office of Global Services (OGS) led the way in creating the Clubs in Partnership program. The Clubs in Partnership program is a student-centered, collaborative project between the OGS and over 30 cultural organizations that serve as Club Partners.
This program is aimed at providing opportunities for community and engagement, and at sharing the resources that our Club Partners have to offer. Through Club Partner mixers, focus groups, and workshops, the OGS and our Club Partners work to address the primary needs and concerns of international students to guide OGS programs and communications in the years ahead. For more information and to learn about clubs you can join, look below!
To learn more about any of the clubs listed, please reach out to the primary contact included for each student club.
Asian Heritage Month, held in April, is a celebration of the experiences and histories of various Asian and Pacific American cultures. They connect the diverse Asian and Asian American groups on campus as well as in the surrounding communities, by spreading awareness of social issues and of the benefits each group has to offer.
The Association for African Development’s mission is to work toward building the skills of NYU students by focusing on raising awareness & developing knowledgeable leaders with the intent of promoting African enhancement.
The purpose of Bella Quisqueya is to highlight rich, diverse Dominican culture and promote distinct heritage through cultural, educational, and social events. They provide an environment where all students of the NYU community can identify with their culture and become aware of issues affecting the Dominican population, while supporting one another in academia.
The Bengali Students Association at NYU was founded in 2005 and is committed to celebrating the richness of Bengali culture. Their programs strive to spread awareness of Bengali traditions both indigenous to the subcontinent and unique to the diasporic population, explore issues pertaining to the region, and foster a sense of community among Bengalis at NYU and in the NYC area.
The Black Student Union at NYU provides an opportunity for students whose mission or identity are linked to the experiences of the African Diaspora to pull together to discuss co-sponsoring events, collaborative efforts, and networking and solidarity building initiatives with their peers. Club meetings and events are open to all NYU students.
The Caribbean Student Association is a club meant to foster a sense of community among students who identify with or are interested in learning about Caribbean culture. The club increases awareness of issues within the Caribbean, gives students an outlet to express themselves and ask questions, and allows students to try different food and drinks from the area.
The main focus of the Chinese Student Society is to promote Asian heritage, Asian-American ideals, and interactions among all ethnic backgrounds within our NYU community. By creating an atmosphere that promotes social interaction, they act as a vehicle to bring together unique people with similar interests.
The mission of the Ethiopian Eritrean Student Association at NYU is to serve as a cultural, academic, and personal support system for Ethiopian and Eritrean students at NYU. The purpose of the club is to help its members progress academically, improve campus awareness of Ethiopian & Eritrean students, and create a networking environment between Ethiopian & Eritrean students and professionals. The club also serves as a forum to contribute towards the development efforts and necessary crisis relief in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
GCC NYU is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the future leaders of China and the international community. We aim to build strong relationships and strive to continuously expand our ever-growing professional network. Throughout the school year, GCC NYU will host everything from lectures and workshops to cultural projects and social events.
The main mission of the organization is to foster an understanding about India and its culture among the NYU Tandon community at large, and provide an avenue to bridge the social gap among the graduate students both here at Tandon and NYU as a whole. They work to enhance the diversity and provide a helping hand to the new incoming students in getting oriented to the United States of America.
The purpose of NYU HASA is to promote awareness and enhance understanding of the Haitian culture to NYU and the New York community. They host social and cultural programs that encompass their history, music, and language. NYU HASA aims to help foster the unification of Haitians and non-Haitians and create an atmosphere of cultural acceptance and diversity throughout both the university and the city.
NYU Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC) is a student-run organization that aims to mobilize the Asian American community and provide avenues for activism, civic engagement, and political empowerment....APAC is committed to working/organizing with groups of all types and of all backgrounds including student of color organizations, progressive groups, student government, political organizations, community service organizations, off campus groups, student conferences, and the University administration.
NYU Hellenic Heritage Association is designed for all Greeks and Greek Americans at NYU to meet and get to know one another by providing the opportunity to express their culture and their roots while being in a diverse university and also to have a great time doing so.
The Hong Kong Student Association is a culture club whose mission is to provide an authentic Hong Kong experience for NYU students and friends. They hold events that represent Hong Kong culture such as game shows, game nights, and social events that incorporate different themes. Every event includes Hong Kong Style cuisine to give members a taste of what Hong Kong has to offer.
The Indonesian Students Association acts as a platform for all NYU students interested in learning the Indonesian culture while also fostering closer relationships among Indonesian students in NYU.
New York University's International Filipino Association is a student organization dedicated to celebrating Filipino culture and building a strong community through engaging in various educational and social events. The mission of our organization is to generate a sense of unity and awareness amongst the Filipino students at NYU and the larger NYU community through various educational, cultural, and social events. The goals of the International Filipino Association at New York University are to stimulate the academic, cultural and social interests of Filipino-Americans and introduce the Philippine culture to the community of New York University.
The International Student Affairs Committee (ISAC) is one of the committees of the Student Government Assembly. This committee comes together to discuss policies and initiatives that address concerns that international students have during their time at NYU, including cultural adjustment, academic development, and extracurricular exposure. ISAC also serves as a forum for students who identify as international students and those interested in international student affairs to exchange and disseminate information on matters of concern to the community. Past projects include working with university administration to establish the International Student Center.
The ISC serves as the representative council for the international undergraduate and graduate student populace of New York University, and is the umbrella organization for all initiatives to enhance student life of international students in the New York campus. It provides a centralized platform for community building within the international student population across the University, through event planning, co-sponsorships, outreach, and advocacy.
The Japanese Cultural Association seeks to promote Japanese culture in a positive and fun way through exciting events and collaborations with other NYU organizations. Anyone who is interested in learning about Japanese culture is welcome to join their organization.
Korean Graduate Students Association at New York University is a CALS club in New York University. We primarily support Korean students in New York University to understand better about the school as well as the New York City and its culture. We also have a network for each Korean students. KGSA at NYU also fulfills its role to help other national students to understand about Korea culture. There are three ways to fulfill our mission. First, KGSA aids newly admitted students acclimate themselves to life in Manhattan and in the City of New York. Second, NYU KGSA provides a forum for Koreans from other institutions to meet, network, and establish friendships that continue after life in Hyde Park comes to an end. Third, the KGSA coordinates several events for Korean corporations and firms that recruit the talented members of the NYU KGSA.
La Herencia Latina, established in 1990, serves as the planning committee for Latino Heritage Month at NYU, celebrated in November. They work to commemorate and promote cultural diversity on campus through educational and social events, as well as create an awareness of Latino culture and heritage. They also strive to identify and deal with the current challenges affecting their community while celebrating the accomplishments and contributions made by Latinos.
L.U.C.H.A, an organization for social, political, and cultural education, must struggle to bring about the necessary changes within NYU as well as our respective communities for the betterment of our society. Any further procrastination on our part will only leave our voices fixed, caught in a yoke of oppression. Our primary goal as an organization is to engage our thoughts, challenge conceptions and provoke new ideas for a better tomorrow.
The purpose of MexSA is to create a community at NYU that gives students the means to celebrate and appreciate the rich culture of México and to promote awareness of Mexican heritage, traditions, and current affairs through recreational, educational and cultural events.
The Pakistani Students Association at NYU is a student-led organization that seeks to bring students together to explore their common ethnic background, as well as promote an understanding of Pakistani people and culture.
Polish Club is dedicated to educating members about Poland's culture, traditions, and holidays through movie screenings, group outings, historical lectures and authentic Polish cuisine.
PorColombia groups college students with a Colombian background and friends in the US and Canada. They strive to establish partnerships and create valuable services for their members.
Russian Club offers knowledge about Russia, a warm, friendly atmosphere, and outstanding Russian food.
We are a cultural club built around Singaporeans and where most of us hail from, Singapore. We celebrate all aspects of Singaporean culture - food, people, festivals and holidays, and most importantly - friendships. Events we hold range from our annual Singapore Night production, Lunar New Year celebrations, career panels, game nights, photo booth nights, and many more. Whether you were born and raised in Singapore, lived in Singapore, went to school in Singapore, or are just generally interested in Singapore, we welcome you with open arms to come join us for our events to learn more about Singapore, make some Singaporean friends and enjoy some tasty Singaporean food.
The South Slavic Club aims to promote the cultures and diversity of South Slavic nations by bringing together students with common backgrounds and interests in these unique countries.
The Taiwanese American Student Society works to establish and encourage a unified cultural and social network of students interested in sharing the language, identity, politics, culture, and current issues of Taiwan with an emphasis on the undergraduate population.
The mission of the Vietnamese Student Association is to promote cultural awareness, increase ethnic diversity within NYU, and provide a group platform for all NYU students interested in fostering a better understanding of the Vietnamese experience. The purpose of the club is to enrich NYU's multi-cultural atmosphere by providing services to the student population, as well as others who are interested in the Vietnamese heritage.
¡Viva Perú! is an organization that celebrates Peruvian and Andean culture by creating a space for individuals to learn more about the country, the food, the dances, and the language. It encourages all people to come together and find a family away from home. ¡Viva Perú! also tries to raise awareness of social, political, and economic issues of Peru in order to help NYU students think more as global citizens.