Getting Involved on Campus

LIBERAL STUDIES STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

If you are interested in a club, email the advisor to get involved!

Amateur Astronomers Association

Our mission is to generate interest in science and to increase knowledge of astronomy through the discussion of current astrological events, by attending observations held at local parks in Manhattan or surrounding boroughs as well as planetariums. We will invite guest speakers to our meetings, participate in community events on astronomy, give a ten minute talk on a topic of our interest within the semester, and publish our research in the Eyepiece Newsletter (The official newsletter of the National Amateur Astronomers Association).

Advisor: Gerceida Jones, gerceida.jones@nyu.edu

Economics

The Economics Club introduces LS students to current economic events. Discussions cover current economic policies in the U.S. and the world, including the theories underlying these policies. The club also organizes field trips to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the New York Mercantile Exchange. Every semester a leading economist is invited to talk to club members.

Advisor: Ascension Mejorado, ascension.mejorado@nyu.edu

LS Productions
Founded by Liberal Studies students pursuing film majors, LS Film Productions provides an opportunity for students interested in filmmaking to collaborate with peers on a film written, directed and produced by students.

Advisor: Yenifer Romero-Badia, yenifer.romero@nyu.edu

Intramurals

Whether beginners or advanced players, all LS students are eligible to participate in intramural sports. Sports include men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball, quikball, tennis, and touch football, as well as coed bowling and softball. We play against teams from other NYU colleges.

Advisor: John Barna, jeb9@nyu.edu

Politics

The Liberal Studies political discussion group meets bi-weekly to discuss the latest in politics and features guest speakers. A forum filled with searching questions, strong opinions, and friendly arguments.

Look for LSP Politics Club on Facebook!

Advisor: J. Ward Regan, jwr4@nyu.edu

Students of All Sexualities

This club will meet for movies, field trips, and discussions regarding LGBTQ issues.

Advisors: Chris Packard, cp15@nyu.edu

Student Council

The Liberal Studies Student Council is the voice of the students within Liberal Studies. They work closely with the Liberal Studies administration in help making sure that Liberal Studies students' needs are being addressed. The Council organizes and plans student activities throughout the academic year. There are traditional events that are planned each year such as Broadway Shows, Movie Nights, Free Dinners, and the End-of-the-Year Celebration, among others. The Liberal Studies Student Council also plays an active role in welcoming new students every fall to the Washington Square campus.

Look for NYU Liberal Studies Student Council on Facebook!

Contact: ls.studentcouncil@nyu.edu

Tea and Philosophy

Our mission is to escape the incessant movement that is city life and recede into a more peaceful place – within a community of pensive, wandering, and curious souls through the celebration of teaism and study of great thinkers and into one’s own mind. The Tea and Philosophy club will meet once a week to do exactly as our title suggests: engage in the sampling of teas and in the dialogues created by philosophical thought. We extend an open invitation to any NYU affiliate, regardless of school or year.  Each weekly gathering will exhibit two different types of tea and a philosophical reading/essay/concept/question to be discussed.

Advisor: Farzad Mahootian, fm57@nyu.edu

Theater

The LS Theater is a theatrical company that performs full-length plays each semester that are fully staged and fully costumed productions have included works by Euripides, Wilde, Shakespeare, Sartre, Aristophanes, Moliere, Brecht and, Wilder, as well as works written and adapted especially for LS Players. Crew positions involve areas such as choreography, lighting, sound, scenic design, costuming, makeup, stage manager, and special effects technicians. At the end of the year, the casts and crews of the productions host the Baffin Awards for outstanding acting and technical achievement.

Advisor: Farzad Mahootian, fm57@nyu.edu

West 4th Street Review

The literary magazine of Liberal Studies publishes fiction, poetry, essays, photographs, and drawings, welcomes submissions from all Liberal Studies students, alumni, faculty, and administrators. Editors, writers, and artists are encouraged to join the staff.

Advisor: Stephen Policoff, sp1@nyu.edu