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Student Club Directory

AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists)                                                 
Accessories Design
AD at FIT
AMA (American Marketing Association)
ANIME
Archery at FIT
Art Collective
Asian Student Network
Blush Magazine
BRAG (Black Retail Action Group)
BSU (Black Student Union)
Chabad - Jewish Life at FIT
Children's Wear
Christian Fellowship
Collegiate DECA
Corporate Social Responsibility
Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing Association
Creative Movement
Creative Showcase: ICON Magazine
Culinary Arts
Dance-A-Thon
ED 2010 at FIT
Fashion Design
Figure Skating Club
FIT Entrepreneurs
FIT In (LGBTQ)
FIT Outreach
FIT Words
Gospel Choir
Home Products
Hula Hoop Dance Club
Interior Design
Intimate Apparel Club 
ITSA (International Trade Students Association)
Jewelry Club
KCCC (Korean Campus Crusade for Christ)
Korean Student Organization
Media Design Club
Menswear
Merchandising Society
NRFSA (National Retail Federation Student Association)
Package Design
Production Management
PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America)
RHCC (Residence Hall Community Council)
Runway27
SELF (Students Excelling Lifestyle Fundamentals)
Skyliners
Student Council
Sustainable Design Club
SVCS (Student Volunteer Community Services)
Technical Design
Textile and Surface Design Club
Theatre Ensemble
The Stitch, Men Who Knit
Urban Studio
W27 (Newspaper)
WFIT (Radio Station)

AATCC (AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEXTILE CHEMISTS AND COLORISTS)
Advisor(s): Ann Denton
President(s): Wen Zhao
AATCC_club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every other Tuesday and every other Thursday, 1 pm, C312
To promote the understanding of textiles and the textile industry.

ACCESSORIES DESIGN CLUB
Advisor(s): Carole Daner
President(s): Brianne Desch
Accessories_Design@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every other Thursday, 1 pm, A484
Our goal is to enrich our members experience at FIT through industry speakers, field trips, and community service projects.               

AD AT FIT
Advisor(s): Joe Staluppi
President(s): Allyson Hickey
Ad_atFIT@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every second Tuesday, 1 pm, D206
AD at FIT connects the FIT Advertising Design students to the two most prestigious advertising industry professional organizations–The One Club and the Art Directors Club–that both champion and promote excellence in advertising and design in all its forms.

AMA (AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION)
Advisor(s): Gary Wolf
President(s): Amanda Gedney
AMA_Club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, A325
To further the knowledge of marketing to all FIT students, to be involved in a competitive field, to have guest speakers, to be involved with community services and to market products and services.

ANIME
Advisor(s): Christie Shin
President(s): Bea Saludo
Anime_Club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Thursday, 12:00 pm, B819
To share and experience the culture of Japan and anime with those in our community.

ARCHERY AT FIT
Advisor(s): Daniel Baez
President(s): Olivia Bernard
Archery@fitnyc.edu
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, AX-39
To introduce and maintain the presence of the Olympic sport of Archery to the Fashion Institute of Technology, which strengthens skills such as focus, concentration, tact and patience from both psychological and scientific standpoints. 

ART COLLECTIVE
Advisor(s): Julia Jaquette, Cynthia Gallegher
President(s): Alison Schmadtke
ArtCollective@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, AX-39
FIT's Art Collective's goal is to bring the art world in New York City to students. We organize events for the group to take part in and organize a student art show so our members can display their work.

ASIAN STUDENT NETWORK
Advisor(s): Jean Amato
President(s): Shinwa Koo
ASN@fitnyc.edu
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, A341b
ASN strives to provide members with opportunities to explore Asian culture and to create a sense of community through activities and events. The club also aims to provide assistance to foreign students of Asian descent and to give back to the community through volunteering and community service.

BLUSH MAGAZINE
Advisor(s): Laura Hatmaker
President(s): Dianna Mazzone
Blush_Magazine@fitnyc.edu
Meets every, Tuesday 1 pm, B736
Blush magazine is FIT's first beauty-centric, magazine-style publication. Blush will provide student readers a glimpse into the latest in beauty news, trends, and industry insights. Members will participate in the creative process from start to finish.

BRAG (BLACK RETAIL ACTION GROUP)
Advisor(s): Laticha Brown
President(s): Tyrell Morris
BRAG_Club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, C308
To promote the acceptance and participation of minorities at all levels of retail and related industries.

BSU (BLACK STUDENT UNION)
Advisor(s): Chenise Marine Rice
President(s): Ashley Boone
BSU_club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, B506
The Black Student Union is an organization that brings together African American students and other students of African descent to promote black culture and international awareness within FIT and the surrounding community.

CHABAD – JEWISH LIFE AT FIT
Advisor(s): Celia Baez
President(s): Arielle Greenbaum
Chabad@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, A320
Chabad promotes helping others and charity through exciting events such as community projects and self development seminars. We invite all FIT students to involve themselves in a vibrant, growing society of people who encourage true peace and kindness among all people.

CHILDREN’S WEAR CLUB
Advisor(s): Margaret Holt
President(s): Lea Walker
Childrens_club@Fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, A684
To learn more about children's wear design and marketing.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Advisor(s): Debora Diaz
President(s): Brittany Johnston
Christian_Fellowship@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Wednesday, 1 pm, A721/ A322
Christian Fellowship is a community of Christ believers that exist to encourage, support, and love one another in our individual pursuits for intimacy with God. We are committed in providing a safe environment for people who want to deepen their relationship with God, and for those who want to know more about being in a relationship with God. We prayerfully seek to satisfy the needs of  FIT and NYC in accordance with God's love and plan.

COLLEGIATE DECA
Advisor(s): Robert Vassalotti, Sharon White
President(s): Grace Luo
DECA_Club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, B307
Delta Epsilon Chi is a national organization for college students preparing for a variety of career areas with specific emphasis on the areas of marketing, merchandising, and entrepreneurship.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY CLUB
Advisor(s): Guillermo Jimenez
President(s): Anabelle Halen
CSR_Club@fitnyc.edu
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, A643
Introduces students to the rapidly growing field of social responsibility where fashion companies make a positive social impact through philanthropy, support for social causes and human rights, mentoring, ethical sourcing and cruelty-free production.

COSMETICS AND FRAGRANCE MARKETING ASSOCIATION (CFMA)
Advisor(s): Virginia Bonofiglio
President(s): Nicole Comeau
Cosmeticfrag_mktg@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, B923
To service the community pertaining to beauty-related services. To volunteer with beauty industry events. To raise funds that are beauty related. To provide the school and beauty industry with a newsletter that is written and organized by the CFMA.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT CLUB
Advisor(s): Matthew Petrunia
President(s): Stephanie Zlotnick
Creative_Movement@fitnyc.edu
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, A640
To teach the fundamentals of break dancing and its culture.

CREATIVE SHOWCASE: ICON MAGAZINE
Advisor(s): Douglas Clouse
President(s): Allison Bartella
Icon_Magazine@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday , 1 pm, A725
Creative Showcase is an annual FIT student publication that showcases the best and most competitive work of the FIT student body.
Click here for website.

CULINARY ARTS CLUB
Advisor(s): Michael Cokkinos
President(s): Marisa Testa
Culinary_arts@fitnyc.edu 
Meets at 1 pm, A312 (reserved dates)
Explore the diversity of food and culture. Visit markets and restaurants and learn to cook like a gourmet on a college student budget.

DANCE-A-THON
Advisor(s): Michelle Van-Ess
President(s): Asleigh Bagnata
Meets every 1 pm, B819
Danceathon@fitnyc.edu
A group of passionate engaged students dancing to raise money for K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations).

ED2010 at FIT
Advisor(s): Allison Leopold
President(s): Emily Greene
Ed2010@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, C314
To gather all the aspiring magazine editors at FIT in order to better prepare ourselves for our dream jobs together through contact with industry members and collective brainstorming.

FASHION DESIGN CLUB
Advisor(s): George Simonton
President(s): Stephanie Ali
Fashion_Design@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1pm, C503
Fashionably bringing together students of all fields through enriching programs, activities, and networking.

FIGURE SKATING CLUB
Advisor(s): Matthew Petrunia
President(s): Vanessa Quiles
FigureSkating@fitnyc.edu
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, A309
This is a club devoted to figure skating. We take all levels of skaters and work together to improve our on-ice skills through practice and workouts.

FIT ENTREPRENEURS
Advisor(s): Steven Brookstein
President(s): Evan Chisolm
Entrepreneurs@fitnyc.edu
Meets every first Thursday of the month, 1 pm, C705
The Entrepreneurs club's purpose is to further educate both existing, and aspiring entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurs club will stand as a learning hub for students who wish to learn more about entrepreneurship and what role it may play in their lives. It is a community where faculty members and students work together in an environment that promotes both peer-to-peer and real-life practice of entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurs club will stand as a resource for surveying ideas as well as a self-initiated self-motivated attaining of knowledge.

FIT IN (LGBTQ)
Advisor(s): Tardis Johnson
President(s): Laura Foster
Fit_In@fitnyc.edu
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, A317
FIT In is a club that supports, provides education, and creates community for the LGBTQ students and supporters at FIT.

FIT OUTREACH 
Advisor(s): Janet Zeevalk
President(s): Amane Robinson
faithfellowship_club@fitnyc.edu  
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, A321a
To join students for prayer and friendship, to work together for a better cause (community service), and grow in spirit (retreats).

FIT WORDS
Advisor(s): Amy Lemmon Bowen
President(s): Kaitlyn Gorecki
FIT_Words@fitnyc.edu
Meets every Tuesday, 1pm, D504
FIT Words provides a community for FIT students who want to take their writing outside the classroom. Writers (and readers) of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and other genres can meet to discuss their work  in progress, start new pieces, and get expert advice. Members learn elements of the writing craft and the basics of the publishing process from guest speakers who are published authors and editors. The club publishes an anthology each year of the members' poems, stories and essays. Whether they see writing as a future career or an enriching part of their lives, aspiring writers will find a place to share and grow together.

GOSPEL CHOIR
Advisor(s): Deborah Payton-Jones
President(s): Char Hardy
Gospel_Choir@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Thursday and Friday, 5 pm, A721
We bring together the diverse talents that comprise FIT: musicians, songwriters, vocalists, etc., while singing and delivering the Lord's message through song, as well as bringing our club members to conferences, competitions, award shows, and performances to enhance our vocals and better educate ourselves in gospel music.

HOME PRODUCTS
Advisor(s): Shannon Maher
President(s): Amy Glaun
Home_Products@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, A307
To make students more aware of the home furnishings industry, as well as partake in the FIT community and surrounding NYC areas.

HULA HOOP DANCE CLUB
Advisor(s): Jocelin Engel
President(s): Kaitlin Mink
HulaHoopClub@fitnyc.edu
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, B860
To expand creativity and stive to promote physical and mental health through a fun and creative dance outlet. The club emphasizes the use of hoop tricks through dance or otherwise as a form of self-expression. Designed to establish a meeting place for individuals who enjoy or want to learn the art of hula hooping. Hoop Club is open to anyone who is interested. No skills are necessary to join.

INTERIOR DESIGN
Advisor(s): Joan Melnick
President(s): Yuko Nagasue
Interior_Design@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 1 pm, B915a
The goal of the Interior Design Club is to provide relative design information and that of related fields to students who will enter the interior design profession.

INTIMATE APPAREL
Advisor(s): Diane De Mers
President(s): Stephanie Schwarz
Intimate_Apparel@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, B824
The Intimate Apparel Club's goal is to increase student awareness and information about the intimate apparel industry through club events, field trips, expo attendance, and speakers, as well as to help the community.

ITSA (INTERNATIONAL TRADE STUDENT ASSOCIATION)
Advisor(s): Shireen Musa
President(S): Gregory Conner
ITSA_Club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, A644
To educate students about international trade and marketing through meetings, activities, and events. Also to participate in community service and volunteer activities throughout FIT.

JEWELRY CLUB
Advisor(s): Karen Bachman
President(s): Johanna Hernandez
Jewlery_Club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, A480
To give students greater access to important information about trade shows, design competitions, and special activities of the club, etc. Lining up guest speakers to teach us about public relations with trade magazines. A consultant to give the prospective jeweler tips on how to sell their work to big retail stores, etc.

KCCC (KOREAN CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST)
Advisor(s): Deborah Payton-Jones
President(s): Suji Lee
KCCC_Club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 &7 pm, A324/A721
To embrace the vision God has given to us with love.

KOREAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION
Advisor(s): Jin Bae Park
President(s): Kyeongmo Kang
KoreanStudentOrg@fitnyc.edu
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, A341
The purpose of KSOF is not only to unite and build stronger relationships with Korean students and alumni of FIT, but also to create a network with Korean students in other universities in the USA by participating in various activities.

MEDIA DESIGN CLUB
Advisor(s): Chinjuz Yeh
President(s): Sean Suchare
Media_Design@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 12-2 pm, D522
To bring students interested in digital media together outside the classroom, as well as to inspire students who wish to study digital media beyond the levels offered in the curriculum. It is a community where faculty members and students work together in an environment that promotes peer-to-peer learning and self-initiated/self-motivated pursuit of knowledge. The Media Design Club at FIT will be responsible for promoting interactive design media, student preparation for the job market, networking, showcasing student work, and work outside of school. 

MENSWEAR
Advisor(s): Mark-Evan Blackman
President(s): Jason Gomez
Menswear_Club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm A640 & every Thursday, 1 pm, A642
To raise the profile of club members in the broader menswear industry. To increase the participation of Menswear Club alumni in club programs.

MERCHANDISING SOCIETY
Advisor(s): Catherine Geib
President(s): Elenora Mazzetti
Merchandising_Soc@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, D211
To enhance our members college experience by exposing them to all facets of the fashion industry.
Click here for website.

NRFSA (NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION STUDENT ASSOCIATION)
Advisor(s): Joanne Offerman, Renee Cooper
President(s): Steven Rodriguez
NRFSA@fitnyc.edu
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, C609
To provide a competitive advantage to students interested in a career in retail through a partnership with the National Retail Federation. To provide opportunities for educational enhancement through interaction with retail executives and attendance at NRF-sponsored events, as well as other industry events.

PACKAGING DESIGN
Advisor(s): Sandy Krasovec
President(s): Christian Gonzalez
Package_Design@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 1 pm, D530
Giving design students the opportunity to learn about packaging and brand design outside class through speakers, visiting studios, and interacting with other designers of similar interests.

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Advisor(s): Mario Federici
President(s): Anthony Ventra
Production_Mgmt@fitnyc.edu 
Meets Thursdays, 1 pm, C310
To bring together those with interest in this field by providing network connections with the industry.

PRSSA (PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA)
Advisor(s): Roberta Elins
President(s): John Thom
PRSSA_Club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, A337
To develop a more professional grasp of the public relations industry through speakers and trips, and to create publicity projects.
Click here for website.

RHCC
Advisor(s): Joshua Wilkin
President(s): Michaela Burke
RHCC_Club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Wednesday, 9:30pm, Coed Basement
Residence Hall Community Council was created by and for the residents of FIT and exists to promote productive communication between the residents and campus administration. RHCC represents the concerns of all residents through elected representatives who act as a liaison between the residents, Residential Life staff, and administration. To encourage and facilitate student involvement in all aspects of the college experience focusing on programming, community building and community outreach. To increase resident involvement in the policy decision-making within the residence halls. To provide an environment, within the residence halls, that is conducive to the personal growth of all residents. To provide events open to all FIT students, both residents and commuters.
facebook.com/fitrhcc 

RUNWAY27
Advisor(s): Lori Massaro
President(s): Elizabeth Merritt
FashionShow@fitnyc.edu
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm,  C504
The Fashion Show Club at FIT is a multidisciplinary club where students will collaborate on producing a fashion show. Each club member will contribute and explore their expertise on merchandising, design, styling, promotion, and production for the show.

SELF (STUDENTS EXCELLING LIFESTYLE FUNDAMENTALS)
Advisor(s): Molvere James
President(s): Yaritsa Esteves
SELF_Club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday, 1 pm, B508
To empower FIT student parents and peers through resources, cultural, social, spiritual, career, and other lifestyle activities. Aid in voicing concerns.

SKYLINERS
Advisor(s): Stephanie Bird
President(s): Krista Pershinsky
Skylines@fitnyc.edu
Meets every, TBA, D617
The FIT Skyliners is an a cappella group committed to creating an environment in which the exploration and presentation of student's talent are proudly exhibited. Our mission is that through each and every one of our own abilities we can perform music.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Advisor(s): Michelle Van-Ess
President(s): Christopher Wallace
Meets one Tuesday out of the month, 1 pm
Check Student Handbook for details.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CLUB
Advisor(s): Marlene Middlemiss, Georgia Kalivas
President(s): Allison Chapman
Sus_Design@fitnyc.edu
Meets every first and third Thursday, 1 pm, C318
To provide a platform for sustainable design education and development of an environmentally conscious community.

SVCS (STUDENT VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SERVICES)
Advisor: Deborah Payton-Jones
svcs@fitnyc.edu  

TECHNICAL DESIGN CLUB
Advisor(s): Deborah Beard
President(s): Kristy Chan
technicaldesign_club@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every other Thursday, 1 pm, C610
To discuss, teach, and learn all topics related to technical design. 

TEXTILE AND SURFACE DESIGN
Advisor(s): Susanne Goetz
President(s): Elaine Vasile
Textile_Design@fitnyc.edu / Susanne_Goetz@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, C506 or C508
The Textile and Surface Design Club helps educate students about the textile industry and design and culture related to the textile field. The club invites guest lecturers to speak about what working in the textile industry, share their experiences and advice, and show work. We have alumni, artists, and international visitors who talk about design and textile related topics.

THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Advisor(s): Steve Hart
President(s): Nicole Grupp 
TheaterEnsemble@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, A711
The Theatre Ensemble at FIT is committed to all things theatrical. Our mandate is to develop and produce student plays, showcases, cabarets, television, films, and all things that involve acting and performing arts. This includes choosing performance material, costume and set design, and development of performance craft.

THE STITCH, FOR MEN WHO KNIT
Advisor(s): Mark-Evan Blackman
President(s): Tom Keon
Stitch_Club@fitnyc.edu
Meets the first and third Thursday, 1 pm, C604
The objective of the club is to expose its members to areas of hand knitting. Through weekly clinics, guest lecturers, market research and travel, the club members will have countless opportunities to appreciate all things yarn and knitting.

URBAN STUDIO
Advisor(s): Melissa Starke
President(s): Andrea Springer
Urban_Studio@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, D602
Provide hands-on experience in public art and other related venues; educate and guide members on business of being an artist; be a professional and educational resource for members.

W27 (NEWSPAPER)
Advisor(s): John Simone
President(s): Hermina Sobhraj
W27_newspaper@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Thursday, 1 pm, A336
W27 is FIT's monthly newspaper. Students write, design, publish, and market the print publication as well as the website.
Click here for website.

WFIT (RADIO STATION)
Advisor(s): Michael Cokkinos
President(s): Tyler Hart
WFIT_radio@fitnyc.edu 
Meets every Tuesday, 1 pm, A312
Students serve as the internal communications link to the college by running the FIT radio station with air time opportunities and video production for display on campus monitors.
Click here for website.

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