Student Organizations

Student Organizations

 

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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 and contact information. Call today to join! If there is something you do not see you can be sure to come by our office to start it up!

ACADEMIC CLUBS:

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners ~ Our mission is to provide students with an educational and social organization that promotes anti- fraud knowledge and provides students with opportunities to develop education, research, leadership, and networking skills in the field of fraud examination.

Computer Science Society ~ Room: L2.70.14
Unifying John Jay students and faculty who are interested in the field of computer science. Using our knowledge and skills we have learned from various computer classes to help the community better understand computers and computing.

Economics Club~ 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. 

Forensic Science Society ~Room: L2.70.10
Our mission is to foster the interest of those pursuing a future career relating to the forensic and medical sciences, and to all who are curious about the aforementioned subjects.

John Jay 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  
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. 

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

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. 

Philosophy Club ~ Room:L2.70.02 
This club will encourage student members to think critically and will foster philosophical thought. Moreover, the club will seek to show the potential of philosophy as a career. Email: philosophyclub@jjay.cuny.edu

Political Science Student Association (PSSA)~ Room: L2.70.20
Discuss how beliefs, activities, and experience affect government and policy. Promote the social and service functions of this campus and community with the goal of influencing students to participate more actively in the political process.

ATHLETIC/RECREATIONAL CLUBS:

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. 

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.

Martial Arts
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:

Artists United (AU) ~ Room:L2.70.26 PH:(212) 621-4072 
Music lovers with a keen interest in musical expression & arrangements at John Jay.

Graphic Novels Club (GNC) ~ Room: L2.70.25
Understanding Japans influence on American culture through the use of Anime, manga, video games and Pop Culture. Creating a community and forum for those interested in the Graphic novel in all its forms. Email: gnc@jjay.cuny.edu

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. 

JJ Productions ~ Room: L2.70.26
Help students understand the many different parts of producing audio and videos through lectures, meetings, projects and networking events. Email: jjproductions@jjay.cuny.edu

John Jay Radio ~ 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.

John Jay Singers Association
A group of singers who come together to join our voices in peace, harmony, and love. Each and every one of us have grown a passion for singing in which for many it had become a hidden talent. Our mission here is to be able to touch one's heart with our voices and our unity as well as give others such as students, alumni, faculty and staff a chance to sing.

Photography, Artistry, & Modeling (P.A.M)
The purpose of this organization shall be to embolden those with an interest in photography and modeling by bringing theme into the world of 2D art. Our goal is to educate our members about the various techniques, styles, and genre of photography by giving them opportunity to study multiple mediums. We will allow our members to grow their skills by way of workshops and various interactive activities in a friendly environment. Email: PAM@jjay.cuny.edu

Theatrical Players  ~ 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 Dance Team ~ Room: L2.70.05
We are a dance team ran by students that specialize in diverse genres of dance such as Hip-Hop, Latin, Modern, and African. We aim to share the culture and knowledge of these dance genres with the John Jay community through performances and workshops. Email: universalimage@jjay.cuny.edu

CULTURAL CLUBS:

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

Black Student Union (BSU)~ Room:L2.70.21
The purpose of Black Student Union is to foster an environment whereby students can be introduced to black history, culture, and politics in order to provide a more complete sense of self-consciousness, education, black unity, and respect through participating in social and political functions on and off campus that provide enrichment and enlightenment.

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 .

Dominican Student 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. 

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.

International Students Association (ISA)~ Room: 1212 NH 
Assisting international students in their transition from their respective countries to the John Jay community and serving as a platform for cross cultural exchange.

Jamaica 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 

Korean Students Association (KSA)~ Room: L2.70.02
Providing seminars and events to enrich the understanding of Korean culture and how it affects being a Korean American student.

Latin American Student Organization (LASO)~ Room:L2.70.14
Encourage the interaction with the John Jay community while empowering the student body, to connect with their roots, and furthering human rights and political awareness in America. 

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. 

West Indies Massive (WIM)
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 John Jay community.

EDUCATIONAL:

Active Minds ~ Room: L2.70.09
Our purpose is to reduce the stigma toward people living with mental illness so that students will feel more comfortable seeking help when it is needed and openly discussing mental- health related issues, resources available on campus and surrounding communities. Email: activeminds@jjay.cuny.edu

All-Inclusive  
The purpose of the All-Inclusive organization is to create a more inclusive environment for students with disabilities seen and unseen, and to better integrate them into John Jay and its community. Also, to create a strong level of transparency and a strong level of communication when it comes to John Jay's staff, clubs, and Student Council so that if anything happens that affects students, they are the first to know.

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

Environmental Club~ Room: L2.70.16  
Our purpose is to make John Jay more environmentally friendly by increasing awareness of environmental issues, conducting various recycling programs, and participating in outdoor activities where students will appreciate the environment.

Food Security Advocates Club
This club is committed to educating John Jay students on the importance of addressing food insecurity amongst the John Jay community. Upon the arrival of students, one of our principal goals is to help conjoin the ideas of other club members to help influence others and become advocates for food justice. Email: fsa@jjay.cuny.edu

Homeless Awareness
The purpose of this club is to bring awareness to the plight of the homeless and homeless students of John Jay College and bring about awareness of resources available to the homeless and housing insecure students on the campus while preserving their dignity and giving them the respect they deserve.

Immigrant Female Justice Alliance ~ Room: L2.70.05
The purpose of this organization is to inform students about the phenomenon of domestic violence committed against immigrant women. IFJS focuses on providing sanctuary for John Jay immigrant students who are subject to this form of violence and help them succeed academically and professionally.

JJ Auxiliary University Program (JJAUP) 
Students who join the detachment have the opportunity to work in various harbor contexts as a volunteer. The Auxiliary University Program (AUP) combines these practical experiences with an academic education to develop students' leadership and technical skills. Through academic coursework students are able to obtain a certification and learn about dynamic career paths in the USCG.

JJ DREAMers ~Room: L2.70.08
Educate and unify the student body on immigration issues, seek to represent and protect the needs and aspirations of students both documented and undocumented. 

John Jay Women in Technology (WiT)
The purpose of this organization is to provide an inclusive community for women in the computer science discipline at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and to support the development of a diverse workforce, prepared to enter fields related to computer science. JJWiT will unite and support female students of computer science and students with an interests in technology. Email: womenintech@jjay.cuny.edu

Leading Womxn of Tomorrow ~ Room: L2.70.23
 A student run, bipartisan initiative that seeks to encourage more young women to consider careers in public service with the aim of bridging the gender gap among public representatives. Email: lwt@jjay.cuny.edu

LGBTQ & Allies ~Room L2.70.14
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.

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

SEEK Society ~Room: L2.70.25
Promote community building and leadership among the SEEK and non-SEEK students through networking, professional development, events and more.

Socially Awkward~ Room: L2.70.16 
To build communities of self-acceptance within various educational institutions and achieve its purpose through anti-bullying campaigns, academic and philanthropic endeavors.

Students Without Borders~ Room: L2.70.02
The mission of Students Without Borders is aimed at raising awareness of human rights violations by observing international laws and standards of international organizations.

United Nations Student Association (UNSA) ~ Room:L2.70.14 
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. 

Veterans Association ~ Room:229HH 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. 

Women’s Empowerment Society ~Room L2.70.14
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.

Youth Justice Club~ Room: L2.70.16
Raising awareness regarding the juvenile justice system , contributing to system reform on a federal level, and assisting formerly incarcerated youth with reintegration into society. 

Philanthropic/Community Service Clubs

Habitat for Humanity~ 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. 

UNICEF ~ Room: L2.70.02
The main mission of the club is to save, protect, and educate by raising awareness of children’s issues internationally through events, activities and fundraisers. Email: unicef@jjay.cuny.edu

POLITICAL CLUBS:

John Jay Republicans Club ~ Room L2.70.06 PH: (212) 621-4164
Works to aid John Jay students in developing political and leadership abilities, discuss and share conservative and libertarian principles associated with the Rupublican Party, and prepare them for future service for their community.

Turning Point USA ~ Room: L2.70.14
The mission of the club is to encourage political, economic, philosophical, religious and many other kinds of discussions in civil environment. Email: turningpoint@jjay.cuny.edu

RELIGIOUS CLUBS:

Hillel ~ 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. 

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.

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.