Student Organizations

Student Organizations


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John Jay's student organizations show the diversity of our students and their interests. No matter what your passion, you're sure to find a club that best suits you. Below is the current listing of student organizations and contact information. Contact the student organization to join! If there is something you do not see you can be sure to come by our office to start it up!


Anthropology Club
The purpose of this club is to enhance the anthropological interest & awareness of the John Jay community. Our mission is to educate and provide opportunities for students involved in the Anthropology field through panels, workshops, and conferences, etc. We will be fulfilling our goals by collaborating with the Anthropology Department in planning events.

Computer Science Society ~ @jjccomputerscience
Unifying John Jay students and faculty who are interested in the field of computer science. Using our knowledge and skills we have learned from various computer classes to help the community better understand computers and computing.

John Jay Sentinel ~ @jjcsentinel
The student run newspaper at John Jay College of Criminal Justice serves the students and faculty by reporting news involving and relevant to the campus community and surrounding areas. 

Law Society ~ @jjclawsociety
Creating essential programs and services for aspiring legal professionals, through education and community programs. 

Masters of Public Administration Student Association (MPASA) ~ @jjcmpasa
Increase awareness of the field of Public Administration through education, professional opportunities, networking and much more. 


GAME Club ~ @graphicnovelclub
We are a club at John Jay College that thrives to make a safe space and community for those to indulge in their nerd ways. Some mediums include but are not limited to; anime, comics, and video games.

John Jay Singers
A group of singers who come together to join our voices in peace, harmony, and love. Each and every one of us have grown a passion for singing in which for many it had become a hidden talent. Our mission here is to be able to touch one's heart with our voices and our unity as well as give others such as students, alumni, faculty and staff a chance to sing.

Poetic Society
The Poetic Society is dedicated to the cultivation of artistic and creative minds, and provides an environment through which the creative works of students can flourish and come to its full potential. The Society gives opportunities to peers that review creative works and share thoughts and ideas.


Theatrical Players  ~ @jjctheatricalplayers
Theater productions written and performed by students; American College Theater productions, collaborations with the Theater Arts Department.

Universal Image Dance Team ~ @jjcuniversalimage
We are a dance team ran by students that specialize in diverse genres of dance such as Hip-Hop, Latin, Modern, and African. We aim to share the culture and knowledge of these dance genres with the John Jay community through performances and workshops. Email:


Albanian Student Leadership Association (ASLA)
The mission of ASLA is to learn and promote our Albanian culture, allow members to come together to celebrate our heritage and empower each other through leadership activities.

Arab Student Union (ASU) ~ @asu.jjay
Introducing the diversity of Middle Eastern culture through food, film, lectures, music, presentations and dance. 

Asian Pacific Islander Studewnts Association (APISA) ~ @johnjayapisa
Despite making up 10% of the student body, Asian students at John Jay College lack access to a platform that offers support specific to their identity. The Asian Pacific Islander Students Association aims to create a space for its students to explore and share their individual experiences as an Asian student at John Jay College.

Black Student Union (BSU) ~ @bsu.jjay
The purpose of Black Student Union is to foster an environment whereby students can be introduced to black history, culture, and politics in order to provide a more complete sense of self-consciousness, education, black unity, and respect through participating in social and political functions on and off campus that provide enrichment and enlightenment.

Desi Society ~ @jjcdesisociety
Introduction to the diversity of Desi culture through events, performances, lectures, food and cultural festivals.

Forensic Science Society
Forensic Science Society aims to promote a safe space and stress free zone for Forensic Science students and those interested in the Forensic Sciences. They also strive to hone networking and social skills amongst people from diverse backgrounds.

International Students Association (ISA) ~ @johnjayisa 
Assisting international students in their transition from their respective countries to the John Jay community and serving as a platform for cross cultural exchange.

JJ DREAMers ~ @jjdreamers
We advocate for the rights and ensure the justice of the undocumented community. Our purpose is to provide documented and undocumented students with a safe haven to meet and discuss current social issues that are affecting the John Jay Undocu/DACA community and form possible solutions.

Students for Justice in Palestine @johnjaysjp
We aim to develop a student movement that is connected, disciplined, and equipped with the tools necessary to build grassroots momentum for Palestinian liberation.

Veterans Association ~ @johnjayveterans
A network for student veterans, dedicated to promoting and representing the interests of students with prior/current military associations building a community for the veterans of John Jay open to the community of John Jay. 


Active Minds ~ @activemindsjjay
Our purpose is to reduce the stigma toward people living with mental illness so that students will feel more comfortable seeking help when it is needed and openly discussing mental- health related issues, resources available on campus and surrounding communities. Email:

Environmental Club ~ @enviroclub_jjay 
Our purpose is to make John Jay more environmentally friendly by increasing awareness of environmental issues, conducting various recycling programs, and participating in outdoor activities where students will appreciate the environment.

International Criminal Justice Club ~ @icj_jjay
The purpose of this organization shall be to educate and inform students about  International and transnational crimes. The organization will also seek to encourage volunteerism and active participation in creating awareness against the aforementioned crimes. Regular meetings will be hosted to participate in various activities and to also plan events.

Leading Womxn of Tomorrow ~ @lwtjjay
 A student run, bipartisan initiative that seeks to encourage more young women to consider careers in public service with the aim of bridging the gender gap among public representatives. Email:

Mock Trial Association ~ @jjcmocktrialassociation
A network that unites students interested in refining their advocacy skills through participation in simulated trials.

Spectra ~ @jjcspectra
A judgment free and safe environment for the LGBTQ community and their straight allies to meet and interact. Creating a positive representation of the LGBTQ through the sharing of information, dialogue and events.

United Nations Student Association (UNSA) ~ @unsa_jjay
Promote knowledge and awareness of the United Nations and the international system; provide an atmosphere for learning and understanding the process of developing foreign policy. 


Habitat for Humanity ~ @jjchabitat 
Raising awareness from affordable housing issues to homelessness relief and the improvement of NYC living conditions with a commitment to helping increase living standards from the John Jay community 


Delight Ministries ~ @delight_johnjay
Delight seeks to establish a college women’s community that grows together, serves together, learns together, and does life together while chasing the heart of God. We are intentional about learning from one another through personal testimonies while potentially discovering or continuing to grow in relationships with Christ.

Hillel ~ @johnjayhillel
Creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment; fostering student growth and balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human through community events and cultural expression. 

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship ~ 
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. We welcome students into caring, diverse communities, where they can build friendships and explore Christian faith in the marketplace of ideas.

Muslim Students Association (MSA) ~ @johnjaymsa
Social group for students of diverse ethnicities to maintain and increase their faith in a college environment; an outlet in which to express their creativity and ideas; a tool by which non-Muslims and Muslims alike can learn about Islam and eradicate stereotypes with regards to Islam.


John Jay Jiu Jitsu
This organization is meant to provide the students of John Jay a method of self-defense, as well as provide a safe environment to practice the sport of jiu-jitsu. 

Martial Arts Club ~ @jjaymartialartsclub
 student organization that specializes in providing free classes and support to students who want to learn martial arts, especially Goju Karate and Judo.