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Student Activities & Union Services
  • A collaboration among Information Technology, the Office of Records & Registration, and the Office of Student Activities & Union Services, the Co-Curricular Transcript documents the skills students learn outside the classroom. Experiences are approved by a college employee, maximizing the academic validity of transcripts for use by graduates entering the job market.
  • The Student Union building serves as a hub for regional conferences and averages 7,000 events per year, including visits from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Its newest addition, the iconic glass Atrium, is a glowing example of sustainability and energy efficiency.
  • The office established the Emerging Leaders Program, which introduces first-year students to leadership through hands-on activities and discussion groups, and LEAD @ New Paltz, a workshop series designed to help upperclassmen enhance and refine leadership skills.
  • More than 20 multicultural fraternities and sororities serve the needs of New Paltz’s diverse population, all of which must meet requirements to maintain recognition. In addition to United Greek Association oversight, the Five Star Chapter Accreditation Program was established by the Office to monitor and improve chapters’ performance and success.
  • For more than 10 years, the office has held a “Getting to Know New Paltz” fair, which brings roughly 40 local businesses to campus to promote their services to more than 700 students.
  • The office coordinates annual participation in the National Make a Difference Day Program. More than 300 students, faculty, and staff participate in the event by collecting canned goods for local charities and volunteering at more than 20 different agencies throughout the region.
  • More than 200 student groups and clubs are offered through the Student Association, giving students a co-curricular experience that offers valuable interpersonal and communication skills, hands-on experiences, and development of social relationships.