- 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
Connect with peers who share your curiosity, interest, and drive. Student Interest Groups (SIGs) help develop friendships, challenge you to grow and express yourself, and offer opportunities to lead and follow across a wide spectrum of activities. SIG leaders are provided training to support their personal and professional development, including a series of workshops on equity and inclusive event planning, and mandatory training on microaggressions and applying inclusion, diversity, belonging and equity (IDBE) concepts to work being done with the SIG. One third of our SIGs represent identity groups, serving a dual purpose of offering "affinity" and "solidarity" space for students.
New groups are founded each year, and we look forward to seeing what you bring to the table.
YunKai Lee volunteered as mentors in an investment training program under the Business and Finance Society student interest group to teach underclassmen how to value stocks, read financial accounts, and prepare for job interviews.
Aya Adib, is a member of the Ecoherence SIG which helps transform the community into agents of sustainability by promoting eco-friendly lifestyles in hopes of raising awareness on our ability as individuals to push for change.
"Archery is like my anchor; it's sort of what keeps me going." Mehak Sangani from NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2021 is a member of Sri Lanka's national archery team.
A student led initiative that celebrates the unity of humanity and the love for the environmental diversity of our planet.
NYU Abu Dhabi’s Student Government serves as the voice of undergraduate 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 assemblies take place for students to discuss and vote on school issues. This provides students with a public forum to raise issues, propose new projects, and provide feedback to their student representatives.
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 NYU’s global network as they apply to the NYUAD Student Body.
The executive board is made up of the following positions:
The management is constituted by the following positions:
Students and student interest groups (SIGs) may request funds for meetings, events, equipment, training, etc. The Student Funding Board, composed of the Chair of Budgets and SIGs and Class Representatives, oversees SIG budget proposals, and individual event proposals.
Academic Representatives represent undergraduate student interests for their academic divisions and work on a range of academic policies and curricular issues.
Mandated to work on specific projects and policies, University Student Committees are chaired and populated by students. These committees are listed below:
The NYUAD Debate Union organizes debate events on campus and competes in national and international tournaments. No prior experience is required to join.
Spring 2019 - Akash Jaini and Omair Rehman won the Debate Union's first international championship (novice category) at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Olivia Bray won their first domestic championship at a competition in Sharjah. Congrats!
Debate Union hosts third regional tournament
2017 | The Gazelle
Gulf region students debate global issues
2016 | NYUAD Public Affairs
Abu Dhabi students win NYU Global Debate Challenge
2015 | NYUAD Public Affairs