The Tisch Office of Student Affairs is available to help you turn your ideas for a new club into a reality. Here's what you need to do to start a club at the Tisch School of the Arts:
1. Make an appointment in the Tisch Office of Student Affairs with the Events and Student Program Coordinator. At this meeting, you will discuss the purpose and objectives of your club and also be provided with the necessary information to begin the recognition process.
2. After your meeting, you will then need to gain recognition from the Tisch Undergraduate Student Council (TUSC). To do this you must prepare the following:
- Prepare a proposal/mission statement that outlines the purpose of your club. This proposal could possibly include your club's structure, bylaws, rules, or regulations. It must include your club's name and also the names of the officers for your club. You will need at least four (i.e., president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer).
- You must also find and select an advisor for your club. The role of your advisor is to act as a facilitator and liaison for the needs of your club in executing it's goals, objectives and programs. Your advisor must be someone from the current Tisch faculty or staff. When an advisor is decided upon, they must then get in contact with the Office of Student Affairs, in order to be trained.
- After you have completed your proposal and found an advisor, you must then send all of this information to TUSC for final approval. For undergraduate clubs, this information can be e-mailed to email@example.com. Shortly after that, TUSC will get in touch with your club about their decision.
- TUSC will not approve a club if that club's function and/or intent is too similar to another club already in existence.
3. Upon approval, you must then follow the following rules and regulations:
- To be recognized as a Tisch club, your membership must consist of a majority of Tisch students. However, students from other NYU schools may be members.
- You must officially register with the Office of Student Activities (OSA), theKimmelCenter for University Life,566 Washington Square South, 6th Floor. This will allow your club to rent space in the Kimmel Center for University Life, co-sponsor events with All-Square Clubs, post flyers in common spaces, and apply for a club web page or alias.
- TUSC allocates funds for all recognized student clubs at Tisch. If you wish to solicit funds from TUSC you must submit a budget proposal to them.
- You will need to elect a member of your club to attend TUSC General Council meetings and all club specific meetings. This will be required if you wish to receive funding.
- Your club will be given a mailbox in the Office of Student Affairs, 726 Broadway, 2nd Floor and if you would like your club name to be added to the website under "Current Tisch Clubs" you must send the name of your club, a brief decsription of it, and contact information for it to the Office of Student Affairs.
- Lastly, your club must be aware that all Tisch clubs are governed by policies and procedures set by TUSC and the Tisch School of the Arts. Tisch clubs are also subject to University policies as well as city, state, and federal laws. When Tisch clubs use University facilities and services provided by administrative offices outside of their school, they are also subject to the policies and procedures set by those offices.
*Please note that registration of your club does not constitute approval or endorsement by New York University or the Tisch School of the Arts of its purposes, objectives, or activities. Therefore, when using the name of your club in any promotional materials, you must clearly state that the club is "at"New York University or "at" the Tisch School of the Arts and not a part of the University or school itself.