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!


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.

Forensic Anthropology ~ @jjcforensicanthropology
The primary purpose of this organization shall be to educate the John Jay community about the field of forensic anthropology, the study of human remains. The goal of this organization is to inform students about potential careers in forensic anthropology and to network with other students interested in the field.

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. 

La Voz  ~ @lavoz_jjay
In conjunction with the Latin American Studies Department, LVC strives to bring awareness to issues affecting Latinos in the US, throughout Latin America and in Latino communities, the voice of the community. 

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. 


Boxing Club ~ @jjay_boxing
To practice, train and understand the fundamentals of boxing while providing accessibility to the John Jay community.


Graphic Novels Club (GNC) ~ @graphicnovelclub
Understanding Japans influence on American culture through the use of Anime, manga, video games and Pop Culture. Creating a community and forum for those interested in the Graphic novel in all its forms. Email:

JJ Productions ~ @jjcproductions
Help students understand the many different parts of producing audio and videos through lectures, meetings, projects and networking events. Email:

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 ~ Room:L2.70.07 PH:(212) 621-4176 ~ @jjcdesisociety
Introduction to the diversity of Desi culture through events, performances, lectures, food and cultural festivals .

Haitian American Students Association (HASA) ~ @jjc.hasa
Celebrating the comingling of both Haitian and American culture and the resulting melting pot through music, dance, lectures, fundraising and cultural celebrations.

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.

Latin American Student Organization (LASO) ~ @laso_jjay
Encourage the interaction with the John Jay community while empowering the student body, to connect with their roots, and furthering human rights and political awareness in America. 

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.

Food Security Advocates Club ~
This club is committed to educating John Jay students on the importance of addressing food insecurity amongst the John Jay community. Upon the arrival of students, one of our principal goals is to help conjoin the ideas of other club members to help influence others and become advocates for food justice.

Immigrant Womxn Justice Alliance ~ @iwja_jjay
The purpose of this organization is to inform students about the phenomenon of domestic violence committed against immigrant women. IFJS focuses on providing sanctuary for John Jay immigrant students who are subject to this form of violence and help them succeed academically and professionally.

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.

Socially Awkward ~ @jjc_sociallyawkward
To build communities of self-acceptance within various educational institutions and achieve its purpose through anti-bullying campaigns, academic and philanthropic endeavors.

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 


Young Americans for Liberty
The mission of the club is to encourage political, economic, philosophical, religious and many other kinds of discussions in civil environment. 


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. 

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.