Student Life

In addition to academics and learning, college life will include many co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. City Tech offers many opportunities to learn more about yourself and your varied interests beyond the classroom by engaging with other members of the college community.

  • Interested in meeting others with similar interests? Student Life and Development, student clubs or SGA may have the connection you need.
  • Interested in conducting research? The Undergraduate Research website is a good place to explore.

More opportunities are available and will be posted once the campus is open.

And to help you enjoy your time at City Tech,
see Chapter 3 of The Companion for the First Year at City Tech

Extra-Curricular Activities

Student Life and Development

Student Life is committed to supporting and engaging our students from orientation through graduation with our programming.

City Tech students participate in student clubs and organizations reflecting a broad range of academic and social interests. Working closely with student clubs and the Student Government Association, Student Life and Development promotes full participation and access to student events and activities.

Phone: 718-260-5391
Location: General Building, G516

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for students on all college policy issues. SGA strives to advocate on behalf of the students to administration, faculty, student organizations, and the college community. As representatives for the students, we provide an opportunity for student’s views to be expressed and heard. The body is comprised of seven executive officers and thirteen senators. The primary function of the Student Government is to uphold our rights as students. We are responsible for allocating and managing the student activity fee and assisting all clubs and organizations.

Phone: 718-260-5019
Location: General Building, G400

City Tech clubs are an integral part of college life because they allow students with common interests to come together and work toward a common goal. They are also a great way to meet your peers, get to know the college, expand your college education beyond the classroom, and participate in student-sponsored social events on campus.
Club hours are on Thursday, 12:45-2:15 pm.

  • Academic and Professional Clubs
  • Special Interest Clubs
Learn how to start a club by visiting the Student Life website


The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is a student-directed education and advocacy organization. NYPIRG advocates for social issues such as affordable tuition and also provides internships.

Location: General Building, G411

Personal Support

Counseling Center

The professional counseling and student development staff can help you with many issues—questions about the College, academic or personal problems, or other concerns that may be interfering with your success at City Tech.

The Counseling Services Center supports the educational, emotional, and career development of City Tech students by providing opportunities for skill development, counseling, and referrals that address obstacles to success. Services include individual counseling for academic, career, and personal challenges as well as crisis intervention. We also provide support groups, referrals to campus and community resources, campus outreach, workshops, and faculty/staff consultation. The Office of Veteran Support Services receives supervision and oversight from this office.

Phone: 718-260-5030
Fax: 718-254-8687
Location: Namm Building, N108

Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center is dedicated to helping City Tech students achieve academic success by supporting their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The center offers free services and programs designed to help our students reach their academic goals, maintain and/or improve their well-being, and make healthier life choices. We believe that healthy students are better able to learn and that when students make informed, conscious decisions about their health, everyone – students, families, and communities – thrive.

Phone: 718-260-5910
Location: General Building, G414

Campus Opportunities

Professional Development Center

Getting started on the right career path can make all the difference. The Professional Development Center is here to help make those first steps as easy as possible.

Phone: 718-260-5050
Location: Library Building, L-114

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Conducting research can challenge your learning and be an exciting process. One of the unique opportunities as a college student is to participate in research with faculty in fields such as anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, health sciences, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, physics, psychology, robotics, technology, theater, and sociology, among others.

For a list of faculty mentors and their research interests, check

There are several research programs offered on campus during the academic year and during the summer. Among these are the CUNY Research Scholars Program and the Emerging Scholars Program.

Apply for these opportunities early in the semester. Some offer large stipends. Off-campus undergraduate research opportunities are also available.

Phone: 718 260-5433
Location: Namm Building, N325E

Honors Scholars Program
Students eligible for the Honors Scholars program work closely within a collaborative community designed to motivate and challenge talented students and to foster a life-long dedication to learning. Benefits include opportunities for special academic programs and events, as well as trips, presentations at conferences, and professional development workshops. The program also offers early registration, challenging research projects, and enriched Honors courses that include honors distinction noted on your transcript. Admission to the Honors Scholars Program requires students to complete at least 12 credits with a GPA of 3.4 or better.

Phone: 718 254-8668
Location: Midway Building, M308

Study Abroad

City Tech is one of the campuses of the City University of New York (CUNY) that offers Study Abroad programs. These enable students to explore traditions and knowledge of the modern realities of the world while gaining another perspective of the United States. All programs offer a full course of study for students with a GPA of 2.5 or above. In most cases, participating students can receive financial aid or assistance and credit toward their degree.

Location: Voorhees Building, V826

Recreation and Intramural Athletics

The Recreation program provides leisure-time activities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Special classes include fitness, martial arts, and dance.

Fitness Center
To participate in the recreation programs, you must show a validated City Tech ID card or alumni card and sign a Consent and Release Form. The card is required at all times for the use of the facilities or participation in any of the scheduled activities.