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Student Life

Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life provides collaborative and innovative learning opportunities to empower all students at New York Tech to feel a sense of belonging, explore their passions, and make a difference. It is our belief that this co-curricular experience will facilitate a holistic approach to student learning and development through collaboration, inclusion, and empowerment. Student Life is the home for the Student Government Association, student organizations, fraternity and sorority life, leadership development activities, traditional programming, and Bear Bytes for student support and healthy eating.

Academic Clubs: New York Tech academic schools actively advise and support student-run organizations, most of which maintain national affiliation with professional societies. Involvement and membership include participation in special projects, benefits of affiliation with professional societies, and assisting the school and its students in furthering educational programs.

Honor Societies: International and national honor societies that recognize distinction in scholarship and achievement offer membership to high-achieving students. New York Tech has chapters in two nationally recognized, nondiscipline-specific honor societies:

  • Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society accepts full-time matriculated students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher during the fall or spring semesters of their first year at college.
  • National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.

Discipline-specific honor societies recognize high academic achievement among students majoring in particular subjects. New York Tech has active chapters in a number of discipline-specific national honor societies; membership is open to upperclassmen and graduate students, and each is administered through their respective academic schools. Student Organizations

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body, student voice, and representative organization of New York Tech students. The SGA advocates on behalf of student interests: academic, cultural, and social. It is charged with working with the faculty and administration to improve every facet of student life. There are two main SGA branches: an executive board and a legislative senate. Student representatives from a variety of disciplines are elected annually. In addition to acting as a liaison with university administration, the SGA oversees the budgeting process for all recognized student clubs and organizations, and supports campus-wide events.

Student Programming Boards

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) in New York City and Campus Programming Board (CPB) in Long Island are our student-based organizations, funded through the student activity fee, to provide quality, diverse entertainment, including special events, multicultural programs, social programs, competitions, speakers/lecturers, and off-campus activities that support unity, friendship, learning, and fun. The CAB and CPB are the central programming groups at each campus. Students are encouraged to get involved in student programming by helping in the planning and implementation of programs or sharing their opinions and feedback on both past and future events. All meetings and events are open to New York Tech students.

Student Clubs and Organizations

On the Long Island and New York City campuses, the university has over 75 officially recognized academic, social, cultural, and recreational clubs and organizations. For a list of recognized organizations by campus, visit Campus Groups. Student clubs and organizations augment the academic experience, and involvement in any campus activity is a plus for success. Students who are unable to find an existing club of interest should consider starting one of their own. To do so, they need only identify a small group of students who share a common interest. For additional information on joining or starting a club or organization, students should contact the Office of Student Life at

Fraternities and Sororities

Greek-letter organizations have maintained a proud tradition on college campuses for well over 100 years. Founded upon principles of brotherhood/sisterhood, high academic achievement, and service to the community, these organizations add to the overall quality of life on campus. The fraternity and sorority life community provides opportunities for students to develop as leaders, foster lifelong friendships, and serve the New York campuses. The community is focused on service, academic success, leadership development, social networking, and civic activism while creating educational, cultural, and service programs such as Sigma for Society, Stroll for a Cause, C.A.R.E. Week, Learn 2 Study, and raising awareness for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospitals. Students interested in joining a Greek-letter organization should discuss the possibility with the current members of several different organizations to find the one that best fits their needs.