Student Organizations

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Center for Student Involvement & Leadership
Room L2.71.00
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 237-8698

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Mon - Thurs: 9:00 AM - 11:00PM

Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

John Jay's student organizations show the diversity of our students and their interests. No matter what your passion, you're sure to find a club that best suits you. Below is the current listing of student organizations. If there is something you do not see you can be sure to come by our office to start it up!

Academic Clubs:

Ink ~ Room:L2.70.22 PH:(212) 621-4157
As a creative writing club, INK creates a positive and productive atmosphere for developing student writers, learn, through workshops and exercises to benefit an individual's skill and competence as a writer.

Intelligentsia ~ Room:L2.70.25 PH:(212) 621-4163
Creating discourse, dialogue, and the re-intellectualization of modern day vernacular via classical literature.

Economics ~ Room:L2.70.20 PH:(212) 621-4153
Emphasis is placed on connecting students with faculty and networking opportunities in an effort to extend economic education beyond the classroom.

Law Society ~ Room:L2.70.12 PH:(212) 621-4152
Creating essential programs and services for aspiring legal professionals, through education and community programs.

Security Management ~ Security Management works to enlighten and keep students current in regards of the field of Security Management.

Masters of Public Administration Student Association (MPASA) ~ Room:L2.70.09 PH:(212) 621-4158
Increase awareness of the field of Public Administration through education, professional opportunities, networking and much more.

Sentinel ~ Room:L2.70.15 PH:(212) 621-4073
The student run newspaper at John Jay College of Criminal Justice serves the students and faculty by reporting news involving and relevant to the campus community and surrounding areas.

La Voz Club (LVC) ~ In conjunction with the Latin American Studies Department, LVC strives to bring awareness to issues affecting Latinos in the US, throughout Latin America and in Latino communities, the voice of the community.

International Criminal Justice Club (ICJ) ~ Room L2.70.02 PH: (212) 621-4113
Streamlining the diversity of the ICJ major into a more comprehensive and less complex entity through events, programming, interaction and education.

Athletic/Recreational Clubs:

Student Athlete Advisory Committee Club ~ Building Support through communication with student athletes and other areas of the student body and discussing NCAA matters for the JJAY community

Chess ~ provides a forum in which all skill level chess players can exercise their talents and develop into chess players of excellent caliber and character as well as promoting the study and knowledge of chess

Boxing Club ~ Room:L2.70.21 PH:(212) 621-4156
To practice, train and understand the fundamentals of boxing while providing accessibility to the John Jay community

ABADA-Capoeira ~ Room:L2.70.05 PH:(212) 621-4165
Introducing Brazilian Culture and the Brazilian art of Capoeira to the John Jay community through instruction, demonstrations and performances.

Martial Arts ~ Room:L2.70.21 PH:(212) 621-4156
Promoting a positive learning environment with an emphasis on well-being and self-discipline through the structure of martial arts, martial art practice and meditation.

Creative and Performing Arts Clubs:

Artist United (AU) ~ Room:L2.70.26 PH:(212) 621-4072
Music lovers with a keen interest in musical expression & arrangements @ JJ

Debonair Steppers ~ Room:L2.70.23 PH:(212) 621-4159
Step team infused with school spirit performs at events and local step competitions. Our organization statement is to step with style, class, body and grace.

Theatrical Players (TPC) ~ Room L2.70.02 PH: (212) 621-4113
Theater productions written and performed by students; American College Theater productions, collaborations with the Theater Arts Department

Universal Image ~ Room:L2.70.05 PH:(212) 621-4165
Celebrating, sharing and communicating the diversity of the JJay community through dance, performance and exhibitions proving that we are all one universal image

Graphic Novel ~ Room:L2.70.25 PH:(212) 621-4163
Understanding Japans influence on American culture through the use of Anime, mangas, video games and Pop Culture. Creating a community and forum for those interested in the Graphic novel in all its forms

Shut Up! & Listen ~ Room:L2.70.26 PH:(212) 621-4072
A verbal forum where JJ students can express themselves in a creative and constructive environment, through spoken word, song, vocal and creative thinking etc.

Radio Club ~ Room:L2.70.24 PH:(212) 621-4173
Seeking to promote and foster knowledge of American Broadcasting and other forms of media, through events, music, programming, collaborations and education

Photography Club ~ Room:L2.70.24 PH:(212) 621-4173
Introduce the John Jay populace to the world of photography, creative art and 2D art, helping the JJay community find their focus through the viewfinder

Cultural Clubs:

La Unidad Latina ~ Leadership through academic achievements, cultural awareness, community service and promotion of Latino culture as well as meeting the needs of the Latino Community

Jamaican Yahso ~ Room:L2.70.23 PH:(212) 621-4159
Creating a positive and impactful impression of Jamaican culture through events, lectures, philanthropy, food and cultural reflection

African Students Association (ASA) ~ Room L2.70.04 PH:(212) 621-4167
Enhances and mainstreams knowledge of the diverse African cultures through performance, lectures, and music, dance and creative arts

DESI Society ~ Room:L2.70.07 PH:(212) 621-4176
Introduction to the diversity of DESI culture through events, performances, lectures, food and cultural festivals

Haitian American Students Association (HASA) ~ Room L2.70.04 PH:(212) 621-4167
Celebrating the comingling of both Haitian and American culture and the resulting melting pot through music, dance, lectures, fundraising and cultural celebrations

Arab Student Union (ASU) ~ Room:L2.70.07 PH:(212) 621-4176
Introduction to the diversity of Middle Eastern culture through food, film, lectures, music, presentations and dance

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) ~ Room:L2.70.12 PH:(212) 621-4152
This organization promotes justice, human rights, liberation and self-determination for the indigenous Palestinian people.

Dominican Students Association (DSA)~ Room:L2.70.11 PH:(212) 621-4154
Dominican Student Association serves as a guide to Dominican history and culture, DSA seeks to promote Dominican culture through education, activities and events

West Indies Massive (WIM) ~ Room L2.70.02 PH: (212) 621-4113
Celebrating the diversity of the West Indian culture and the affect it has upon everyday life and events bringing a little soca and lime to the JJay community.


Women’s Empowerment ~ Raising awareness of women’s rights as they affect the JJay community from a local through a global level issuing empowerment through education, seminars, community activism to enable better leaders of tomorrow

LGBT & Allies ~ A judgment free and safe environment for the LGBTQ community and their straight allies to meet and interact. Creating a positive representation of the LGBTQ through the sharing of information, dialogue and events

Redefining Youth Justice Club ~ Raising awareness regarding the juvenile justice system , contributing to system reform on a federal level, and assisting formerly incarcerated youth with reintegration into society

NAMI ~ Room:L2.70.06 PH: (212) 621-4164
National grassroots advocacy organization that addresses mental illness by establishing a better understanding of the community through education and communication

ALPFA ~ Room L2.70.02 PH: (212) 621-4113
John Jay chapter of the professional organization in finance, accounting, and other related professions

Mock Trial ~ Room:L2.70.22 PH:(212) 621-4157
A network that unites students interested in refining their advocacy skills through participation in simulated trials

United Nations Student Association (UNSA) ~ Room:L2.70.10 PH:(212) 621-4155
Promote knowledge and awareness of the United Nations and the international system; provide an atmosphere for learning and understanding the process of developing foreign policy.

Debate Society ~ Room:L2.70.20 PH:(212) 621-4153
Debate club exists in order to further develops the educational skills of its members, and applies those skills to the highest levels at the national intercollegiate debate competitions

Veterans Association ~ Room:3140N PH:(212) 237.4108
A network for student veterans, dedicated to promoting and representing the interests of students with prior/current military associations building a community for the veterans of John Jay open to the community of John Jay

Transfer Student’s Club ~ Assist transfer students in building a sense of community and awareness and helping them navigate the pathways through John Jay

Seek Society ~ Promote community building and leadership among the SEEK and non-SEEK students through networking, professional development, events and more

Dreamers ~ Educate and unify the student body on immigration issues, seek to represent and protect the needs and aspirations of students both documented and undocumented

Philanthropic/Community Service Clubs:

International Students Association ~ Assisting international students in their transition from their respective countries to the John Jay community and serving as a platform for cross-cultural exchange

Habitat for Humanity (H4H)~ Room:L2.70.06 PH: (212) 621-4164
Raising awareness from affordable housing issues to homelessness relief and the improvement of NYC living conditions with a commitment to helping increase living standards from the John Jay community

Students in Action ~ Room:L2.70.11 PH:(212) 621-4154
Providing JJay Students with the opportunity to employ social justice to communities with unmet needs.

Political Clubs:

College Democrats ~ Room L2.70.02 PH: (212) 621-4113
Supporting the philosophy and purpose of the Democratic Party; increasing the participation of college students in the political process, share information about the party through presentation and debate, educating our members so they may be better prepared for the policies and function of the political world and how it affects our community

John Jay Republican Club ~ Room L2.70.02 PH: (212) 621-4113
Raising political awareness among the student body increase knowledge of how the government works and what we as students can do to efface change.

Religious Clubs:

Christian Seekers ~ Room:L2.70.08 PH:(212) 621-4170
Strives to serve the student body by using the word of God; through various activities such as weekly gatherings, conferences, and celebrations.

Hillel Club ~ Room:L2.70.10 PH:(212) 621-4155
Creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment; fostering student growth and balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human through community events and cultural expression.

Muslim Students Association (MSA) ~ Room:L2.70.09 PH:(212) 621-4158
Social group for students of diverse ethnicities to maintain and increase their faith in a college environment; an outlet in which to express their creativity and ideas; a tool by which non-Muslims and Muslims alike can learn about Islam and eradicate stereotypes with regards to Islam

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) ~ Room:L2.70.08 PH:(212) 621-4170
Works to promote and encourage a positive campus life through witnessing and song. Finding guidance in song, worship and spirituality, creating a peaceful community away from everyday issues thereby building a community of excited and ambitious spiritual leaders able and committed to leading the world outside of John Jay.


1. NAMI/ Habitat for Humanity (212) 621-4164 L2.70.06

2. ALPHA/ West Indies/Republicans/ICJ/Democrats /Theatrical Players (212) 621-4113 L2.70.02

3. African Students Association/ Haitian Students Association (212) 621-4167 L2.70.04

4. Artist United/Shut Up! & Listen (212) 621-4072 L2.70.26

5. Boxing Club/ Martial Arts Club (212) 621-4156 L2.70.21

6. Capoeira /Universal Image (212) 621-4165 L2.70.05

7. Graphic Novels/Intelligentsia (212) 621-4163 L2.70.25

8. Desi/ Arab Club (212) 621-4176 L2.70.07

9. Dominican Students Association/Students in Action (212) 621-4154 L2.70.11

10. Debonair Steppers/Jamaica Yahso (212) 621-4159 L2.70.23

11. Debate Society/Economics (212) 621-4153 L2.70.20

12. Hillel Club/ UNSA (212) 621-4155 L2.70.10

13. Ink/ Mock Trial Association (212) 621-4157 L2.70.22

14. La Voz TBA TBA

15. Muslim Students Association /MPA Students Association (212) 621-4158 L2.70.09

16. Photography Club/Radio Club (212) 621-4173 L2.70.24

17. Law Society/ Students for Justice in Palestine (212) 621-4152 L2.70.12

18. Sentinel (212) 621-4073 L2.70.15

19. Seekers Christian/ IVCF (212) 621-4170 L2.70.08

20. Veterans Club (212) 237-4108 3140N