Student Government and Organizations
You are invited to become a student leader in the GPH community by joining one of our student-run clubs or organizations or starting your own! This is a wonderful way to become involved in a range of activities - outside of the classroom - with your classmates and future colleagues.
Student Governing Council
The Student Governing Council is the umbrella student organization for all student groups at the College of Global Public Health. The SGC is a group of GPH students (undergraduate, MA, MPH, and PhD) elected to serve on behalf of the general GPH student body. The SGC works to foster a sense of community, promote leadership/professional development opportunities, and oversee the creation of new GPH student groups.
Undergraduate President: Nicole Acero
Graduate President: Vaibhav Srinivasan
University Senator: Dina Yohanes
Undergraduate Representatives: Samantha Scerbo and Akshitha Dondapati
Joanna Philips, Jacob Sim, Ashley Newcomb, Ben Schram
GPH Clubs and Organizations
The College of Global Public Health OSAA, as well as the SGC, encourages your full participation in the student life of the College by engaging with one of the groups below. Please reach out to the Office of Student & Alumni Affairs for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bioethics @ NYU
Bioethics @ NYU is an undergraduate student-run organization that promotes interest in bioethics outside the classroom. The club is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all of NYU’s colleges and schools. Through facilitated discussion and debate, guest lectures, film screenings, and special events, students are encouraged to consider the multitude of bioethical issues facing our world today.
- Health and Human Rights Association
The Health & Human Rights Association is a student led organization that aims to foster community around issues of social justice within the New York University (NYU), New York City, and global community . We intend to raise awareness among NYU students, faculty, staff and other professionals regarding the complete interdependence of health and human rights in order to bridge the gap between scholarship, research, policy, and practice.
- Nutrition Without Borders
Nutrition Without Borders' (NwB) mission is to increase student involvement in domestic and global nutrition issues through advocacy, research, volunteering, and outreach, starting with New York University’s College of Global Public Health (GPH) community. NwB offers opportunities for students of all concentrations to explore their interest in public health nutrition through field trips to local organizations, attendance at nutrition- and food-related conferences, and professional development panels and workshops. Examples of past events include helping to build a hydroponic farm for a food pantry, attending the JustFood conference, and hosting a student internship panel.
- NYU Healthcare Consulting Organization
NYU Healthcare Consulting Organization is a team of passionate, skilled students, energized to gain exposure to and experience in the field of healthcare consulting, policy, and management. We aim to build a strong interdisciplinary team of students that mirrors the complex intricacies of the US healthcare system, who bring their interest in public health to create creative solutions to today’s healthcare problems.This student organization is centered around the career and professional development and relationship building of our members through informational panels, speaker events, and networking opportunities.
- Peer Health Exchange
We are a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing health equity and improving health outcomes for young people by teaching health workshops in under-resourced public high schools across NYC. Our mission is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions.
- Public Health Leaders Organization (PHLO)
Public Health Leaders Organization (PHLO) is an organization that aims to change the public health landscape through activism, philanthropy, and leadership. We facilitate this change by working with the NYU community to facilitate academic discussion about public health problems, organizing community service, and leading in advocacy. In the past, events have included participation in marches and protests, documentary screenings, guest lectures and panels, volunteering events, programming to raise awareness about public health issues, and social networking events. Let's see what we can accomplish together. Join the PHLO!
- The Black and Latino Student Public Health Caucus
The mission of the BLSPHC is to create service projects that can aid in bridging the gap of knowledge among students and members of Black and Latino communities. This group helps to facilitate discussion among students that will allow them to better understand one another and the backgrounds of those they serve.
- The Justice Initiative
The Justice Initiative was founded in the Fall of 2017 by a number of students who were unified in the belief that the current state of US incarceration is indeed a public health issue and concern. The Justice Initiative is dedicated to advancing human rights by addressing mass incarceration and extreme punishment through a public health lens. This initiative will work with the NYU community, and New York City at large, to spread awareness and advocate for criminal justice. Through community activism and knowledge sharing, we work together to create a fair and equitable criminal justice system.
- Youth Mappers NYU
Youth Mappers NYU grants students the opportunity to improve skills in the field of mapping and creating open geographic data and analyses that address locally defined development challenges worldwide. Our vision is to cultivate a generation of young people to become leaders in creating resilient communities and empowering them to define their world by mapping it. The organization strives to exchange and collaborate with other Youth Mapper chapters and youth groups worldwide while also offering themselves as a resource and service to New York University student organizations to add value through mapping.