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 should 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


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

Groups seeking recognition through the Student Association should proceed to www.newpaltzsa.com and complete an online charter form.  Those groups not eligible for Student Association recognition (see above) and are interested in starting a new group, please complete the interest form below. Please note that this form is only for a 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
Men Valuing Professionalism
Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society (Economics)
Student Christian Center
Union Programming Council


Bevier Hall Government
Bliss Hall Government
Bouton 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
Ridgeview Hall Government
Scudder Hall Government


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 April 10, 2015.

You must submit a charter at the start of EACH semester to councilchair@newpaltzsa.com. Charters for new clubs will be accepted until October 19, 2015. Charters for existing clubs to retain their standing in the Council is September 25, 2015. Contact councilchair@newpaltzsa.com for additional information.


Absolut A Cappella
Accounting and Finance
African Student Union
African Women's Alliance
Afro-Latina Leaders of the Future
Alpha Psi Ecdysia
American Marketing Association
American Mathematical Society
American Sign Language
Amnesty International
Animal Rights Association
Anime Club
Anthropology Club
Art History Association
Asian Student And Pacific Islander
Association for Women in Math
Bare Bones Theater Company
Beauty Lab
Biochemistry Club 
Biology Club
Black Solidarity Day
Black Student Union
Black Week
Body Peace Project
Book Club
Boxing Club
Brazilian Culture Club
Business Association for Students of Color
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
Club Basketball
Colleges Against Cancer/Relay For Life
Comic Books United
Communication & Media & Journalism Society
Computer Programming 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
Economics Club
Envied Fashions
Equestrian Club
Evolutionary Studies Club
Extreme Croquet Society
Feminist Collective
First World Graduation
Fishing Club
Fresh Act
Gamer Symphony Orchestra
Gaming Society
German Hiking Club
Global Medical Brigade:Honduras
Golden Roots
Handball Club
Hawk Investment Club
Henna Club
Humans vs. Zombies
Ice Hockey Club
Impacto Sensual
International Socialist Organization
International Student Union
Italian Club
Jam Asia
Japanese Club
Jazz Society
Jewish Student Union: Chabad
Jewish Student Union: Hillel
K.E.E.P. Safe
Latino Week
Laugh Infection Comedy
League of Legends
Lego Club
Lights, Camera, Action
Male Call
Management Association
MLK Day Committee
Mastermind Science Alliance
Meditation Club
Melodia & Movement
Men of All Nations United
Men's Club Basebal
Men's Club LaCrosse
Men's Club Soccer
Men's Rugby
Men's Ultimate Frisbee
Metals Club
Miami Theatre Players
Mind Body Healing Arts
Minority Assoc. Pre-Med Students
Mr. Hellmann's Speakout Club
Music Collective
Music Therapy
National Society of Black Engineers
Navigators for Christ
New Day Ensemble
New Paltz LARP
New Paltz Players
New Paltz Pride
NY Students Rising
The Oracle
Outing Club
Oxfam America
Paintball Club
Paper Rain Laboratory Theatre
Photo Club
Political and International Studies Association
Printmaking Club
Puppeteering Club
Queens and Kings of New Paltz
Queer Punks for Poetry
Rap,Poetry,Music Society
React to Film
Recycling Club
Rejoyce in Jesus
S.A. Productions
SAFE Campus Coalition
Scholars Mentorship Program
Sculpture Club
Secular Student Alliance
Sexy Pitches
Slam Team
Social Pioneering Monthly
Society of Physics Students
South Asian Cultural Association
Spanish Club
Spin Jam
Student Alliance for Social Service
Student Art Alliance
Student Organization of Business Ethics and Research
Students Against Mass Incarceration
Survivors' Support Project
Swing Dance Club
TBA Improv
Transfer Club
Undergraduate Music
Undergraduate Psychology Club
Urban Lyrics
Voices of Unity
Volleyball Club
Warriors Dance Team
Women's Club Soccer
Women's LaCrosse
Women's Rugby
Women's Ultimate Frisbee
World Peace Vanguard
Writers' Society
Yoga Club
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 Matt Skillman 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.