Student Government

Here at Tandon we have both graduate and undergraduate student councils, as well as representatives on the University Senate. The councils are the student governing bodies for the Tandon School of Engineering and serve as the students’ voice to the administration, faculty, and University as a whole. 

Undergraduate Student Council

The Undergraduate Student Council is elected by students of NYU School of Engineering to serve as their primary representatives, advocates, and liaisons to the entire student community. The Student Council is charged with:

  • Serving as the officially designated representative of the undergraduate student body and to advocate to the administration and corporation (Board of Trustees) on behalf of the student body and, when requested, provide student representatives to committees
  • Coordinating major campus events in coordination with the Division of Student Affairs and enhance the educational mission of NYU Tandon School of Engineering by providing social, cultural, educational, and developmental programs, events and services
  • Gathering and expressing student opinions on how to improve student life and campus activities
  • Ensuring that students are fully apprised of all information dealing with the impact to their undergraduate experience
  • Responsibly and equitably distributing student activity fees and student organization funding
  • Working with other student groups to program college-wide events designed to foster cohesiveness within the entire undergraduate population
  • Assuring that all events, programs and services offered by student clubs, organizations, societies, and other groups are open to all members of the School of Engineering community regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation, or age except as permitted by law
  • Protecting the rights and responsibilities of the undergraduate student body and to work with other members of the School of Engineering community to maintain and improve the quality of education and social experience received at the School of Engineering


The 14 positions on Student Council are filled via an anonymous online voting process open to all credit earning undergraduate students at the end of the Spring Semester for the upcoming Academic year. If all of the positions are not filled in the spring election process, students may apply and run for those remaining open positions during the first month of the Fall Semester. For more information, consult the:

Student Council Constitution (pdf)

Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council acts as the official graduate student governing body of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, whose purpose is to foster NYU and SoE community, provide an open forum for all of its constituents, and promote leadership. Volunteering for the Graduate Student Council is a great way of becoming an active member of the community, where you can work with your peers to build community at the School of Engineering. It provides you a platform where you can voice your opinions and act on changes you want to see.


  • All the members of the Graduate Student Body shall get to vote and elect the Executive Officers of the GSC, with the exception of the Alternate Senator who is appointed.
  • Elections for the Executive Officers shall be held during the Spring semester and newly elected officers shall take office beginning the succeeding Fall semester.
  • The Executive Officers shall appoint the members of each committee of the GSC. Applications for the committees will be solicited at the end of the Spring semester for the next academic year.

For more information on elections, amendments, meeting etc. refer to the:

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Student Council Volunteer Committee

The Student Council is comprised of four executive board positions; the President, Vice President of Academic Success, Vice President of Finance and Administration, and Vice President of Programming, and nine chair board positions; Treasurer of Clubs and Organizations Commissioner, Facilities Commissioner, Secretary Commissioner, Internal Programming Commissioner, External Programming Commissioner, Public Relations Commissioner, First Year Student Liaison Commissioner, Faculty-Student Liaison Commissioner, Student Resources Commissioner, each of which are responsible for various aspects of student life.

In order to run for a Commissioner position, students must have served as a Volunteer Committee member for at least ONE academic semsester. Student Council encourages any undergraduate student who is interested in getting involved and shaping student life at NYU Tandon School of Engineering to please apply to the Student Council Volunteer Committee.

For any questions about programs, services, and leadership opportunities, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Student Council may be reached at:

University Senate

Interested in representing your peers and your school to the NYU Senate? NYU SOE seeks to fill our undergraduate and graduate Senator positions, with NYU's Student Senator Council.

A student may only run in the school of which they are a student in. Past attendance at Student Council Meetings are generally encouraged. The School Senator will act as a liaison between their respective school, the Student Senators Council (SSC), and the University Committee on Student Life (UCSL), and the University Senate. They must attend ALL called meetings of the SSC and UCSL, which are generally held Thursdays at Washington Square from 4pm to 6pm.