Student Interest Groups

People practicing dance in the dance studio.
Students hosting radio shows on campus.

Meet other students who share your passions in life. Student Interest Groups (SIGs) are fertile ground to develop friendships, and will challenge you to grow and express yourself across a wide spectrum of activities and discussions. New groups are founded each year, and we look forward to seeing what you bring to the table.

SIG Categories

  • academic and professional pursuits
  • art, media, and literature
  • cooking and food
  • cultural and religious traditions
  • music and performance
  • outreach and engagement
  • sports and athletics
  • technology and entrepreneurship

Student Government

NYU Abu Dhabi’s Student Government serves as the voice of students in the NYUAD community, upholding the rights of all students and promoting the general welfare of the student body. It works closely with the administration in formulating and implementing policies, supports student interest groups, and facilitates communication and cooperation within NYU’s global network.

Regular general assembly takes place for students to discuss and vote on school issues. A platform is also available for student body to suggest and vote for ideas to better improve the school community.

Student Government Structure

  • Student Funding Board
  • Election Board
  • Committees
  • The Executive Board deliberates on all issues presented to the Student Government, including matters pertaining to student interest groups; academic policies and curricula; campus life policies, services, and facilities, and any issues pertaining to the global network university as they apply to the NYUAD Student Body.

    The executive board is made up of the following positions:

    • President
    • Vice President
    • Global Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • Officer of Communications
    • Officer of External Affairs
    • Officer of Student Activities
    • Senior Class Representative
    • Junior Class Representative
    • Sophomore Class Representative
    • First Year Class Representative