Information for Current Students and Faculty

Student Academic Information

Attendance at FBM orientation meetings is mandatory. Details for our academic programs are explored.

All BS students and all one-year AAS degree students:

Percess Atteloney
Feldman Center, Room C158
(212) 217-3820

All two-year AAS students:

Rajasekhar Vangapaty
Feldman Center, Room C158
(212) 217-3820

You must bring your degree audit to every advisement appointment. 

All students may make an appointment with the chairperson or any assistant chair. Visit the FBM office in the Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B320 or email:

Laticha Brown (chair), [email protected]
Jennifer Bentivegna (assistant chair), [email protected]
Shawn Grain-Carter  (assistant chair), [email protected]
Catherine Geib (assistant chair), [email protected]

For advisement on international programs (study abroad), you should make appointments with Robin Baxter at [email protected].

You must bring your degree audit to every advisement appointment.  

Student Clubs and Activities

These clubs and activities are specific to FBM students, but we encourage you to get involved with any of FIT's 60+ clubs and organizations. 

  • Merchandising Society: The Merchandising Society is dedicated to creating connections with professionals in the fashion and retail industries by hosting guest speakers, visiting company headquarters, and holding several alumni networking events throughout the year.
  • Style Shop: The Style Shop is an on-campus boutique that offers students, faculty, and alumni the opportunity to sell original creations on a consignment basis. The boutique gives members valuable experience in buying, product development, marketing, finance, customer relations, customer service, management, visual merchandising, and sales.
  • Collegiate DECA: DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Members participate in a global competition called ICDC, in which they present a case study or written event to a panel of judges and are evaluated based on the ability to meet the Key Point Indicators (KPIs). This club is for you if you are interested in enhancing your career preparedness, building skills in situational problem-solving, and networking with others in your industry. 
  • Black Retail Action Group (BRAG): BRAG strives to promote the inclusion, acceptance, and participation of students of color at all levels of retail, fashion, and related industries through a partnership with BRAG National.
  • National Retail Federation Student Association (NRFSA): NRFSA serves students interested in retail careers by offering unique educational programs, networking opportunities, and access to the latest retail research and news.
  • Runway 27: Runway 27 is an interdisciplinary organization that brings students and faculty together to learn about fashion shows and how to organize them. The club produces fashion shows that are collaborations of merchandisers, designers, models, artists, photographers, textiles specialists, general business management, and advertising/PR experts.