Student Organizations and Clubs

The Office of Student Life welcomes you to the Katz School. Student organizations and clubs are a vital part of the Katz graduate experience. They provide enriching opportunities outside of class to connect with other  students at the school, across the university and throughout New York City. You can attend social, community or networking events, and develop your leadership skills by serving on a leadership board. 

If you'd like to start a new organization or club, follow the instructions below. 

CSU members at the Annual Lunar New Year celebration.
CSU members at the Annual Lunar New Year celebration.

The Chinese Student Union (CSU) helps Chinese students across the university adapt to life in New York City and at Yeshiva University. The CSU also organizes social activities on and off campus, including celebrations for the Fall and Spring Festivals.

Membership: All Yeshiva University graduate students are eligible to join.The CSU is proud to have members from many different graduate schools at Yeshiva, including the Katz School of Science and Health, Sy Syms School of Business, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, and Cardozo Law School. Read Club Policies here.

Current Leadership

Faculty Advisor: Henry Huang, Assistant Professor of Accounting 

Faculty Mentor: Mordechai Z. Cohen, Professor of Bible and Associate Dean Bernard Revel Graduate School of  Jewish Studies

Recent Events

Spring Festival: The Chinese Student Union attended the Lunar New Year Celebration with the Office of International Students and Scholars. Students shared stories and art from their cultural New Year celebrations and enjoyed good food and good company.

The ISACA Student Group's purpose is, through student empowerment, to expand recognition of the IT Audit and Assurance, Security and IT Governance disciplines, by extending education beyond the classroom on standards, practices and certification.

Membership: Any Yeshiva University student is eligible to join the ISACA Student Group.

Current Leadership

  • Jared Weintraub, President; MS in Cybersecurity, 2020
  • David Deutscher; MS in Cybersecurity, 2020

Faculty Advisor: David Schwed, Founding Program Director, MS in Cybersecurity

NSSLHA members in their white coats at the Katz School Commencement Ceremony.
NSSLHA members in their white coats at the Katz School Commencement Ceremony.

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the only national student organization for pre-professionals studying communication sciences and disorders (CSD) recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Established in 1972, NSSLHA supports 12,040+ members and 320+ chapters at colleges and universities nationwide. NSSLHA’s mission is to foster a spirit of unity by coordinating the interests and efforts of persons with a common goal, by offering opportunities for social and professional fellowship, and by providing situations in which students and faculty may work together as a team to advance the profession as a whole.

Membership: Any full- or part-time graduate (including doctoral) students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders who is not eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence may become a member of the NSSLHA, YU Wilf Chapter. Read Club Policies here. For more information, email

Current Leadership

President: Christopher Almonte, MS in Speech-Language Pathology, 2020

Vice President: Christina Halikias, MS in Speech-Language Pathology, 2020

Secretary: Vered Kalandarov, MS in Speech-Language Pathology, 2020

Philanthropy: Gabriella Ocello, MS in Speech-Language Pathology, 2020

Social Media: Jenie Rayek, MS in Speech-Language Pathology, 2020

SSO Liaison: Jillian Dunn, MS in Speech-Language Pathology, 2020

Faculty Advisor: Elisabeth Mlawski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Clinical Assistant Professor

Recent Events 

Praxis Exam Prep: The NSSLHA Board held an exam preparation session for the Praxis Exam. The Praxis is required for ASHA certification.

Upcoming Events

Walk4Hearing: Team YU NSSLHA will be walking to raise money for the Walk4Hearing. The Walk4Hearing raises awareness about hearing loss and good hearing health. Join or donate to our team online!

It's easy to start a new club. Formal recognition provides clubs with:

  • Use of university spaces for events
  • Funds from the Katz Student Life Office
  • Resources for event planning
  • Support for club continuity and leadership changes

All you need to do is submit two documents:

Club Proposal Form: Use this form to describe your passion and interest in starting this club. Tell us why the club is needed, what the club will do, and how you plan to get others involved.

Club Policies: Use this template to document your club’s policies and procedures. Your writing should be professional, thoughtful, and free of errors. Submit your club policies to

We will schedule a meeting to review your application before it is approved.