Welcome to an exciting and rewarding student life experience at Yale-NUS! An active student life is an essential part of your college experience.
Yale-NUS recognises that organisations and programming under the leadership of students can and do enhance a student’s education by providing additional opportunities beyond the curriculum for personal development and growth. Please explore the resources for how to plan an event. Your Dean’s Fellows and the Dean of Students Office staff are also great resources if you are not sure where to begin.
At Yale-NUS College, your learning extends far beyond the traditional classroom. Student organisations offer a way in which you can come together with your classmates – with guidance from staff/faculty advisors – to pursue a passion, strengthen a community, or try a new activity. Dean’s Fellows, who provide informal mentoring and support to student organisations, bring a wealth of experience from their own undergraduate years – leadership roles in community service, slam poetry, a cappella singing, inter-faith dialogue, yoga, journalism, and much more. This expertise, coupled with hundreds of student groups and activities at NUS and University Town, offer Yale-NUS students the resources to continue building a vibrant campus community.
While there are over 50 student organisations to check out at Yale-NUS, students form new groups every semester after gaining recognition from the Dean of Students Office. Recognised student organisations receive annual funding from Yale-NUS, collaborate with Dean’s Fellows throughout the year, and are eligible for supplemental travel & event funding.
Whether you are looking to continue an activity you enjoyed before college, excited to try something new, or simply looking to meet new friends, student organisations are a great way to make the most of your time at Yale-NUS. The Dean of Students Office hosts a Student Activities Fair each semester, which offers an opportunity to learn about current student organisations and the process for forming new ones. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact the Dean of Students’ Office with any questions.