Find Your Niche in NYU Student Clubs
Start by heading to Club Fest, where you can meet new people and explore your options
Club Fest is NYU’s largest community-building event. And twice a year—at the beginning of each semester—thousands of NYU students flock to Club Fest at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life. There, they explore which student clubs they want to get involved in. “It’s an opportunity for students to go in person and visit the variety of organizations that are available on campus,” says David Vogelsang, the executive director of the Center for Student Life.
Whether you want to try something new or continue to do something you love, Club Fest is the place to start. “Groups are organized by type. You can check out cultural groups, political groups, service organizations, student government, and many more,” says Vogelsang. Last year, 348 clubs from across campus participated, and nearly 8,000 students attended.
There’s an App for That
But attending Club Fest in person is not the only way to connect with student clubs and organizations. Now there is also Find My Club. Using this new app, you can search for clubs using 16 different interests in 55 subcategories. All you have to do is open your NYU Mobile app and click on Find My Club. Once you select a club to follow, you can receive more information and even request to join through the app.
Something for Everyone
Here are a few of the student clubs you may find if you attend Club Fest in person. They represent the incredible range of possibilities at NYU:
- Camp Grrl’s mission is to make lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women and their allies more visible on campus and create a safe space for dialogue.
- Earth Matters is the oldest and largest environmental club at NYU. It aims to create active, positive ecological change on campus and across the world.
- The Headless Society attempts to combat writer’s block in a creative environment. Members let loose and write without constraints.
- K-Nesis is a performing arts club and K-pop cover dance team that holds K-pop dance classes.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Club brings together NYU community members who share a diverse interest in science fiction and fantasy.
- Two Birds, One Stone recovers leftover food from student dining halls and eateries. Each year, they send about 5,000 pounds of food to New York City homeless shelters like the Rescue Mission.