Diversity Student & Alumni Groups
Students Supporting Students
The following Wagner student groups aim to enhance the educational and social experience of students of diverse backgrounds by providing forums for academic, professional and social development, as well as service, support and social networks.
The Alliance of Latino and Latin American Students (ALAS) is committed to supporting the Latino and Latin American students of the NYU Wagner community and to significantly enhance the education of future policy-makers by providing social and professional opportunities to students and faculty interested in Latino and Latin American politics and culture.
The Black Student Association (BSA) aims to provide support and social networks to the black community at NYU Wagner and to enhance the educational and social experience of Wagner students and the broader NYU community through forums focused on issues pertaining to the black diaspora in the U.S.
The Jewish Wagner Professional Association (JeWPA) aims to build a community of Jewish and non-Jewish students, faculty, administrators and alumni within Wagner to learn about Jewish public service as well as promote interaction among the members of our community through educational, professional and social activities and to empower future leaders to effectively utilize their academic and professional skills to impact the world of Jewish public service.
Pan Asian Student Alliance (PASA)
The Pan Asian Student Alliance (PASA) is committed to raising visibility and awareness regarding both domestic and international social and policy issues related to Asian/Pacific Islander Americans within the public-service sector and the wider community.
The Stonewall Policy Alliance (SPA) facilitates dialogue on domestic and international policy issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identified (LGBTQ) community. SPA provides critical enrichment to students for a more inclusive approach to public service.
The mission of the Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SCJR) is to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue that explores the intersections between criminal justice and other areas of public policy. Through speaker events and casual discussions, SCJR provides a forum to share information, debate policies, network, and brainstorm ways to improve the criminal justice system.
SNEAC engenders conversation on current trends and practices in arts management and cultural policy through discussion panels, career events, brown bag discussions, volunteering, institutional tours, and networking events. To date, themes and topics have explored the intersection of cultural policy with other policy fields; arts management issues; economic impact of the arts; social entrepreneurship; international cultural exchange; and arts and urban revitalization.
The mission of the Wagner Education Policy Studies Association (WEPSA) is to provide Wagner and NYU students with a forum in which to network, debate, analyze policy, and explore the diverse career opportunities within the field of education. WEPSA believes that access to a sound education should be an integral part of any democracy and that all people should be provided with the skills, knowledge, and self-confidence necessary to succeed.
The Wagner International Students Society (WISS) is dedicated to serving the needs and interests of the Wagner international student body by hosting social events, academic lectures, and professional and networking workshops.
The Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA) aims to empower future leaders in public service to effectively utilize their academic, professional and personal skills to impact Africa. Additionally, the organization seeks to showcase the diverse and rich cultures of Africa to our fellow students by organizing discussion series, cultural, social and networking events.
Wagner Vetereans Group (WagVets)
WagVets aims to advance professional, personal, and academic growth. We believe that the experience earned in military service is greatly applicable to continued public service and leadership.
Wagner Women’s Caucus (WWC)
The Wagner Women’s Caucus (WWC) is dedicated to raising awareness around, and advocating on behalf of, important gender issues. WWC members work to build professional networks, perform service projects and highlight the valuable roles women play in domestic and international public service.
Our alumni population also has a formal group that aligns with our Diveristy initatives and aims to ensure continued engagement with the NYU Wagner community.
NYU Wagner Mosaic facilitates professional and social interaction between alumni of color, current students, and staff on issues that concern race across disciplines. We provide a forum to continue the conversations we began during matriculation at Wagner and beyond. By fostering dialogue with current students and engaging alumni post-Wagner, Mosaic helps our community remain connected. Mosaic also supports NYU Wagner in its commitment to the recruitment and retention of students of color.