Brooklyn Campus

The Office of Student Activities

Director: Karlene Jackson Thompson

Assistant to the Director: Ashley Best


  The Office of Student Activities is designed to guide and assist all student organizations and clubs on the Brooklyn Campus, with regard to the planning, organizing and implementing of each group's goals, and campus activities. This office oversees all student activities, clubs and organizations, their budgets, functions and purposes. By obtaining approval through this Office, students can establish new organizations, work with the university system on extracurricular activities, and effect change for the betterment of the student body. Entering freshman and all students in good academic standing are eligible to take part in extra-curricular activities programs. Activities as well as academics provide a balanced education and are therefore encouraged. The Student Activities program offered through the Office of Student Activities is funded by the University from the proceeds of the Student Activities fee. The distribution of the Student Activities Fee promotes a progressive, student-centered program. Tuition remission is awarded to students who are executive members of Student Government Association (SGA); Seawanhaka, the student newspaper; Sound, the yearbook; WLIU Radio and LIU-TV. The criteria for executive membership of any club or organization include being a full-time matriculated student with good standing and a GPA of 2.5/4.0, or higher.

  The Office also hosts a leadership training workshop which deals with issues of diversity, time and stress management, alcohol, drugs, emotional and physical abuse, and rape. In addition, the Office is responsible for administering the Student Activity Grant renewable each semester, and which allows students to work 15 hours per week in exchange for six tuition credits. The grant is based on activities, academic performance and financial need. In order to receive the grant students must have 3.0 Grade Point Average, complete at least two semesters (24 credits) and clear all outstanding balances. This grant is a great help if you have the time to work the hours.

  The Evening Intramurals Program, also administered by the Office of Student Activities, is a wonderful way to relax after a hard day of classes, or a great way to keep fit. The program runs in the gymnasium from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on weekends. It offers self-defense, flag football, basketball, aerobics, chess, pool, soccer, table tennis, volleyball, African dance, and a newly equipped weight room. Evening Intramurals is free and open to all LIU students. If you are interested, just come to the gym at the times mentioned on the day assigned for your specific sport. For more activity information come to S-304.

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Student Activities