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Office of Student Activities and Union Services

Student Organizations

ABOUT STUDENT CLUB RECOGNITION

Any student club, society, chapter or other group seeking to operate at SUNY New Paltz must be recognized by a student governing body and/or the college. There are multiple ways in which groups can seek recognition. Once a group is recognized, they earn the rights and privileges to reserve space, host campus events, recruit fellow students, advertise, access funding resources, etc. Most groups will obtain recognition from one of our three student governments (Student Association, United Greek Association, or the Residence Hall Student Association). Groups recognized by the Student Association and Residence Hall Student Association are not required to obtain college recognition. However, groups recognized by the United Greek Association must obtain dual recognition from UGA and college recognition from the Office of Student Activities & Union Services.

Groups seeking recognition from one of the three governments must adhere to the recognition process outlined by the respective governing body. Not all groups naturally fit into one of these three governing structures; those that do not must obtain college recognition through the Office of Student Activities & Union Services.  Depending on the nature or type of group seeking recognition, the Office of Student Activities and Union Services will reserve the right to defer recognition to one of the three student governing bodies. The Office of Student Activities and Union Services will make this determination on a case by case basis.

Student Association
• Club Sports
• Social, Hobby, and Cultural clubs
• Student led Performing Arts clubs
• Student Media groups
• Student led Academic clubs
• Advocacy and Political clubs

Office of Student Activities
• Honor Societies
• Academic and Services-Based Fraternities
• Groups Funded by External Agencies

United Greek Association & Office of Student Activities
• Social Fraternities and Sororities
• Cultural Fraternities and Sororities

Residence Hall Student Association
• Hall Governments
• National Residence Hall Honorary

COLLEGE RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS (BY STUDENT ACTIVITIES)

for a list of recognized social fraternities and sororities, please
click the Fraternity and Sorority Life link to the right.

Groups provided college recognition from Student Activities, must complete the following forms each semester and return to student activities in Student Union 211:

If you are interested in starting a new group, please complete the following form.  Please note that this form is only for group NOT eligible for recognition from a student governing body.

Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity (Petitioning group)
Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre)
Catholic Campus Ministry
Episcopal Campus Ministry
Student Christian Center
Union Programming Council

RESIDENCE HALL STUDENT ASSOCIATION ORGANIZATIONS

Bevier Hall Government
Bliss Hall GovernmentBouton Hall Government
Capen Hall Government
College / Shango Hall Government
Crispell Hall Government
Deyo Hall Government
Dubois Hall Government
Esopus Hall Government
Gage Hall Government
Lefevre Hall Government
Lenape Hall Government
National Residence Hall Honorary
Residence Hall Student Association
Scudder Hall Government

STUDENT ASSOCIATION CHARTERED ORGANIZATIONS

If your organization is not listed below, please contact the Student Association at 845-257-3070. Only those organizations who have been officially recognized by the S.A. are listed. List last updated October 30, 2014.

You must submit a charter at the start of EACH semester to www.newpaltzsa.com.

For a more detailed description of each organization listed below please visit www.newpaltzsa.com.

Absolut A Cappella
Accounting and Finance
Advertising & Promotions
African Student Union
African Women's Alliance
Afro-Latina Leaders of the Future
Alpha Psi Ecdysia
American Marketing Association
American Mathematical Society
Animal Rights Association
Anime Club
Anthropology Club
Art History Association
Asian Student And Pacific Islander
Association for Women in Math
Autism Speaks
Basketball Club
Beauty Lab
Biochemistry Club 
Biology Club
Black Solidarity Day
Black Student Union
Black Week
Blue and Orange
Body Peace Project
Book Club
Boxing Club
Business Association for Students of Color
Butterfly Effect
Caribash
Caribbean Club
Center for Student Media
Cheerleading Team
Chemistry Club
Chess Club
Chinese Christian Fellowship
Chinese Student and Scholar Association
Circle K International
Club Baseball
Colleges Against Cancer/Relay For Life
Comic Books United
Communication & Media & Journalism Society
Computer Programming Club
Cosmic Club
Cosplay Cartel
Culinary Club
Culture Shock
Dance Association
Dance Team
Debate Club
Democracy Matters
Design Society
Domino Effect
Dumbledore's Army of New Paltz
East West Living Learning Community
Electronic Dance Music
Envied Fashions
Epic-Glee
Equestrian Club
Evolutionary Studies Club
Extreme Croquet Society
Fahari
Fashion Avenue
Feminist Collective
First World Graduation
Fishing Club
Focus
French Club
Fresh Act
Gaming Society
German Hiking Club
Global Medical Brigade:Ghana
Golden Roots
Habitat for Humanity
Hairtology
Handball Club
Hawk Investment Club
Henna Club
Hillel
History Club
Hooked on Stitches
Humans vs. Zombies
Ice Hockey Club
Impacto Sensual
In Living Color
International Student Union
Jam Asia
Japanese Club
Jazz Society
Jewish Student Union
Lacrosse Club (Men's)
Latin American Student Union
Latino Week
Laugh Infection Comedy
League of Legends
Leftist Collective
Lego Club
Lights, Camera, Action
Live Action Role Play
Male Call
Management Association
Melodia & Movement
Men's Club Baseball
Men's Club Soccer
Men's Rugby
Men's Ultimate Frisbee
Miami Theatre Players
Mind Body Healing Arts
Minority Assoc. Pre-Med Students
Mr. Hellmann's Speakout Club
Music Collective
Music Therapy
Muslim Students Association
National Society of Black Engineers
NSSLHA
Navigators for Christ
New Day Ensemble
New Paltz for St. Jude
New Paltz LARP
New Paltz Players
New Paltz Pride
N.Y.P.I.R.G
NY Students Rising
Oasis/Haven
The Oracle
Outing Club
Oxfam America
Paintball Club
Paper Rain Laboratory Theatre
Political Science/International Relations
Printmaking
Puppeteering Club
Queens and Kings of New Paltz
Queer Punks for Poetry
Quidditch
R.E.A.L. 
Rap,Poetry,Music Society
React to Film
Recycling Club
Red Cross Club
Rejoyce in Jesus
Rock Against Racism
S.A. Productions
SSDP
Scholars Mentorship Program
Sculpture Club
Secular Student Alliance
Shades Step Team
SIAM
Six Legs to Make a Difference

Ski and Snowboard Club
Slam Team
South Asian Cultural Association
Spanish Club
Student Alliance for Social Service
Student Art Alliance
Student Organization of Business Ethics and Research
Students Against Mass Incarceration
Students for Justice in Palestine
Survivors' Support Project
Suicide Awareness Fundraising and Education
Sustainable Agriculture
Swim Club
Swing Dance Club
Transfer Club
UNdergraduate Music
Undergraduate Psychology Club
Urban Lyrics
Voices of Unity
Volleyball Club
WFNP AM/FM Radio
WISE
WNPC-TV6
Women's Club Soccer
Women's LaCrosse
Women's Rugby
Women's Ultimate Frisbee
Writers' Society
Young Democrats
Young Heroes of New Paltz


Web space on a SUNY New Paltz Web server is available to student organizations recognized by the Student Association or college. Complete the Web Space Request Form on the Web Management Office website.

If your organization listed above has a website and you would like us to link to it, please send an e-mail to skillmam@newpaltz.edu and include the following:

  • The name of your organization
  • The name and address of this website (Office of Student Activities and Union Services, www.newpaltz.edu/saus/organizations.html)
  • The address of your organization's website

PLEASE NOTE: We can only provide links to those sites that are in compliance with the Web Accessibility Standards.