Getting Involved

While academics always come first at Tisch, extracurricular activities can enhance your academic success, expand your horizons, and help you develop leadership skills.

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Tisch Student Government

Tisch has both a graduate and undergraduate student council. The councils create programming, oversee clubs, co-sponsor events, and serve as the students’ voice to the administration, faculty, and University Senate. 

Tisch Undergraduate Student Council (TUSC)

Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

Starting a Tisch Club

The Tisch Office of Student Affairs is available to help you turn your ideas for a new club into a reality. Here's how to get started.

Steps to creating a Tisch club

Make an appointment in the Tisch Office of Student Affairs with the assistant director of student affairs, Caroline Papocchia, by calling (212) 998-1900.

At this meeting, you will discuss the purpose and objectives of your club and will be provided with the necessary information to begin the recognition process.

For this meeting:

  • Prepare a proposal/mission statement that outlines the purpose of your club. Include your club's name and the names of the intended club officers. You will need at least four (i.e., president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer).
  • You will also need to find an advisor for your club. The advisor acts as a facilitator and liaison for the needs of your club in executing goals, objectives and programs. The advisor must be a Tisch faculty member or administrator.

“The sheer amount and variety of Tisch clubs just goes to show how vastly talented and diverse the NYU community is. Tisch clubs are a great way for students with a specific interest to explore their craft and share it with other students.” - Peter Kelly, former president of Hammerkatz