Club and Organization Members Eligibility
Eligibility to be a member of a FIT club or organization is restricted to current degree-seeking FIT Students. Individual clubs or organizations may have additional requirements for membership. However, FIT clubs and organizations must adhere to FIT's non-discrimination policy.
FIT Anti-Discrimination Statement: FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination in its programs, activities, and employment, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by law. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our student-run clubs and organizations below!
Accessories Design Club
AD at FIT
American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists (AATCC)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Anime Club & Sci-Fi
Archery at FIT
Asian Student Network (ASN)
Black Retail Action Group (BRAG)
Black Student Union (BSU)
Chabad - Jewish Life at FIT
Champion Your Achievements
Chinese Student Social
College Democrats at FIT
Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing Association (CMFA)
Display & Exhibition Club
Drawing New York
Ethics & Sustainability Club
Fashion Art & Design Club
FIT Student Government Association
Half the Sky
Hoop Troop Dance Club
Indian Cultural Society
International Trade Student Association
International Fashion & Culture Association (IFCA)
Korean Campus Crusade for Christ (KCCC)
Korean Student Organization
LGBTQ Students United
Muslim Student Union
National Retail Federation Student Association (NRFSA)
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
Renegade Public Relations
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Students Excelling Lifestyle Fundamentals (SELF)
Taiwanese Student Association
Technical Design Club
Textile and Surface Design
Vietnamese Student Association
ACCESSORIES DESIGN CLUB
To enrich our members experience at FIT through industry speakers, field trips, and community service projects.
AD AT FIT
To help students develop valuable leadership skills through active participation in creative workshops and exhibitions in the advertising and design industry.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEXTILE CHEMISTS & COLORISTS (AATCC)
To promote the understanding of textiles and the textile industry.
AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION (AMA)
To further the knowledge of marketing to all FIT students by being involved in a competitive field, connecting with guest speakers, and marketing products and services.
BLACK RETAIL ACTION GROUP (BRAG)
To promote the inclusion, acceptance, and participation of students of color at all levels or retail, fashion, and related industries through a partnership with BRAG national.
Ceramics Club will offer the opportunity for students to create their own pottery/ceramics from scratch. Members will learn about and participate in the process of forming, firing and glazing pottery/ceramics and be able to make and keep their own creations. The club will be a place for any student to express themselves and feed off of each others creative energy.
CHABAD JEWISH LIFE AT FIT
To promote helping others and charity through exciting events such as community projects and self-development seminars while appreciating the beauty of Jewish heritage.
CHAMPION YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS
CYA will empower and encourage all FIT students to effectively brand themselves, while protecting their academic and creative achievements through educational events, lectures, seminars and professional advisors.
As a Cheerleading club we are committed to provide a positive atmosphere for both the members of the club as well as the entire FIT Community. We strive to advocate teamwork, responsibility and dedication by promoting school events in order to create a wonderful college experience for students. We will do this all while showcasing our cheerleading talents and skills. As cheerleaders we will exemplify sportsmanship and poise by supporting every club, organization and sports team and encourage all students to attend all events.
CHINESE STUDENT SOCIAL
As a member of CSSC, we will help new international students to get familiar with New York City and the campus. CSSC will provide information and guidance in different fields, such as renting an apartment, major selection or visa application. CSSC will invite guest speakers in the fashion industry to guide and advise our members. In traditional Chinese holidays, such as spring festival, CSSC will host a dinner party for celebrating and networking.
A national organization dedicated to the development of leadership in marketing, merchandising, and advertising through competitive events at state and national levels.
COLLEGE DEMOCRATS AT FIT
The mission statement shall be to educate and organize the student body, to participate in political discussion and action, and to serve as a representative of the Democratic party of the United States of America.
COSMETICS & FRAGRANCE MARKETING ASSOCIATION (CFMA)
To participate in beauty industry events and provide the school and beauty industry with a newsletter that is written and organized by the CFMA.
DISPLAY & EXHIBITION CLUB
This club is oriented towards students who are interested in visual communication in the built environment and are looking for opportunities to further their passions through shared activities with other club, charitable events, invited speakers, and trips. Students will be drawn from throughout the school including design and not design programs.
Members of Drawing New York take advantage of the city's great locations by traveling around the city to draw as well as explore each place. The club isn't just limited to places in Manhattan, but in fact all of the boroughs that make up the beautiful New York City. From sketching in
eateries and bars in Brooklyn to visiting museums in Manhattan, club members get to experience what they love best, drawing while learning about new places and meeting friends along the way. By drawing from life, life drawing skills will naturally improve by studying people, buildings, and landscapes. Students from any major are welcomed; you just need a love of drawing and the curiosity to explore New York! All drawings that members create will be featured on our Instagram page, so the world can see your beautiful drawing.
ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY CLUB
Introduces students to the rapidly-growing field of social responsibility -- where fashion companies make a positive social impact through philanthropy, support for social causes and human rights, mentoring, ethical sourcing and cruelty-free production.
The purpose of Film Society shall be to expand students’ knowledge on the subject of film, and become immersed in the film industry here in New York City, Nationally, and abroad. Film Society hopes to bring an inclusive an immersive experience to the FIT community so all students may
come to share their appreciation of films.
To represent the voice of over 10,000 FIT students through intentional dialog with students and administration, inclusive programming, and student governance.
We bring together the diverse talents that comprise FIT: musicians, songwriters, vocalists, etc., while singing and delivering the Lord's message through song, as well as bringing our club members to conferences, competitions, award shows, and performances to enhance our vocals and better educate ourselves in gospel music.
HOOP TROOP DANCE CLUB
To expand creativity and strive to promote physical and mental health through a fun and creative dance outlet. The club emphasizes the use of hoop tricks through dance or otherwise as a form of self-expression. Designed to establish a meeting place for individuals who enjoy or want to learn the art of hula hooping. Hoop Troop Dance Club is open to anyone who is interested. No skills are necessary to join.
INDIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY
The mission of our club is to unify the Indian student body on campus. To share the Indian culture and traditions on campus and beyond campus as well. To organize events to enhance the Indian culture.
The mission statement of IN.dustry Club shall be to enhance our members knowledge and career experiences by helping them shadow industry professionals. Members will shadow mentors at a partnered company and will be exposed to the day-to- day responsibilities of working in the fashion and art industries. This type of shadowing provides our members with a hands-on experience, as well as a deep understanding of the role and importance of the mentors position. IN.dustry Club also holds networking opportunities such as lunch-and- learns, mentoring programs, guest speakers and industry visits to provide a memorable, valuable and unique experience for our members. This club offers a diverse and interdisciplinary experience for students from all FIT majors and backgrounds.
The goal of the Interior Design Club is to provide relative design information and that of related fields to students who will enter the interior design profession.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
ITSA is an organization for students with a global mindset. We serve as the community hub between Networking, Professional Events, and the classroom here at FIT. We aim to host weekly meetings and a collection of professional and networking events per semester. As students
enroll and graduate from their respective programs, ITSA will stand as an academic totem pole for members old and new to share ideas, network, and cultivate a community.
INTERNATIONAL FASHION & CULTURE ASSOCIATION (IFCA)
Network, travel, fashion. All in one.
KOREAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION
The purpose of KSOF is not only to unite and build stronger relationships with Korean students and alumni of FIT, but also to create a network with Korean students in other universities in the USA by participating in various activities.
MUSLIM STUDENT UNION
The FIT Muslim student union are composed of individuals that strive, but never impose limitations, to create and raise awareness of the basis of understanding Islam on campus, as well as fostering a sense of community and brotherhood/sisterhood among Muslims, as well as allies. The
MSU will promote appreciation of the core Islamic teachings, regardless of their level of practice, to both Muslims and non-Muslims through its events, trips and activities.
NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION STUDENT ASSOCIATION (NRFSA)
To provide a competitive advantage to students interested in a career in retail through a partnership with the National Retail Federation. To provide opportunities for educational enhancement through interaction with retail executives and attendance at NRF-sponsored events, as well as other industry events.
To bring together those with interest in this field by providing network connections with the industry.
PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA (PRSSA)
To develop a more professional grasp of the public relations industry through speakers and trips, and to create publicity projects.
RENEGADE PUBLIC RELATIONS
To collaborate as designers, stylists, photographers, and models to get real work experience.
RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION (RHA)
To promote productive communication between the residents and campus administration and provide events open to all FIT students, both residents and commuters.
Runway27 at FIT is a multidisciplinary club where students will collaborate on producing a fashion show. Each club member will contribute and explore their expertise on merchandising, design, styling, promotion, and production for the show.
The FIT Skyliners is an a capella group committed to creating an environment in which the exploration and presentation of student’s talents are proudly exhibited. Our mission is that through each and every one of our own abilities we can perform our music.
STUDENTS EXCELLING LIFESTYLE FUNDAMENTALS (SELF)
To empower FIT student parents and peers through resources, cultural, social, spiritual, career, and other lifestyle activities. Aid in voicing concerns.
TAIWANESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
FIT Taiwanese Student Association aims to enhance the college experience of Taiwanese students in FIT. It is dedicated to provide support and resources for the members by networking with alumni and other Taiwanese in NYC.
TECHNICAL DESIGN CLUB
Our Mission is to bring together students with interests in Technical Design and provide opportunities for learning and experiencing Technical Design in all aspects of the Fashion Industry. Our goal is to help the fashion industry one garment at a time.
TEXTILE AND SURFACE DESIGN
The Textile and Surface Design Club will inform and familiarize students about the textile industry, textile and surface design and explore culture related to the field. The club will invite guest lecturers to discuss the different aspects of the industry, share their experiences, provide advice, demonstrate specialized skills and show examples of their work. There will include but not be limited to alumni, artists, and international visitors who will talk about design and textile related topics.
A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. The content and design of each TEDx event are unique and developed independently, but all of them have featured in common. University events are TEDx events hosted at a college or university and organized by current university administration staff, faculty or students. It gives universities the opportunity to share the unique innovation and ideas that their community is creating. TEDxUFIT will be hosting a spring semester ted talk in April. It will take place on one day. There, students will get a feel for what a TEDx talk experience is like. The club will visit a TEDx event at another University, chosen by the President and with the board’s approval, at the beginning of each semester. In leading up to the ted talk event, the club will host a number of smaller events on campus to bring the FIT community together and for the club members to have hands-on experience with planning an event before the final event in April. The goal of the club is to bring the FIT community together like no other club ever has. The club will reach out to departments, students, and professors, in order to create the content that will be presented at the FIT, hosted ted talk. This club is to create the room for innovative ideas through an interdisciplinary team which means that there is a place for every major in this club from the FIT community. Through this club, students from different majors can meet and branch off to create their own partnerships and take part in the innovative opportunities FIT sponsors.
The Theatre Ensemble at FIT is committed to all things theatrical. Our mandate is to develop and produce student plays, showcases, cabarets, television, films, and all things that involve acting and performing arts. This includes choosing performance material, costume and set design, and development of performance craft.
Provide hands-on experience in public art and other related venues; educate and guide members on business of being an artist; be a professional and educational resource for members.
VIETNAMESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The Vietnamese Students Club (VSA) of Fashion Institute of Technology is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting the rich Vietnamese heritage through social and cultural events both on and off-campus. Through our various club functions, we strive for an inclusive community on
campus that celebrates and spreads the word about Vietnamese culture. We will be highly involved with other colleges involved in VSA such as Stony Brook, Baruch, Hunter, St. John's University, and many more! VSA focuses around the Vietnamese culture and heritage through interactive events and activities held by the E-Board of VSA throughout the school year. We give our members a chance to network with other students outside of FIT’s big campus and possibly forming mutually beneficial long term professional business partners. VSA is nationally recognized club throughout the Eastern border of the US with UNAVSA and has created many years of relationship and friendship that emphasize on the relationship of feeling like a family amongst each other.
W27 is FIT's monthly newspaper. Students write, design, publish, and market the print publication as well as the website.
Students serve as the internal communications link to the college by running the FIT radio station with air time opportunities and video production for display on campus monitors.