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Student Development & Activities

Student Development & Activities (SDA) is one of three areas within the Office of Student Affairs. Our office promotes professional, co-curricular, recreational, social and cultural programs. Student Development & Activities seeks to build community, celebrate diversity, develop leadership and foster healthy living.

SDA supports and advises all student organizations recognized at Teachers College; coordinates the College orientation programs; sponsors social and networking events; encourages students to network with faculty and staff in regards to professional growth and development.  Additionally, our office is responsible for the distribution of the "Weekly Announcements" and the Student Handbook.

Bulletin Board Announcements

Bulletin boards throughout the College highlight conferences, student activities, organizations, art shows, and other campus events. Students can also use the bulletin boards to post organizational or personal announcements. There is no authorization necessary for posting however, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Post only on bulletin boards. Posting is not permitted on walls, doors or windows.
  • Post only relevant content as indicated on the board.
  • Remove all flyers after your event has taken place.
  • Use tacks only. Tape is not permitted.
  • Use only designated areas for listings.
  • Do not remove or cover up another flyer to accommodate your own.

Casual Conversations

This program series provides students with the opportunity to hear faculty and administrators share their research interests and professional experiences. Students also have the opportunity to interact with featured guests to get answers to specific questions they may have in mind. For more information on upcoming Casual Conversations programming, visit our website, at .

Tickets Sales

Our office offers discounts tickets to on- and off-Broadway shows, sporting events, and AMC Movie theaters. Tickets are available for purchase in 160 Thorndike Hall.

Programs for Doctoral Students

The office offers discussions and workshops specifically for doctoral students to aid them in their transition to Teachers College and their area of discipline.


The Orientation Program is one of several events coordinated by Student Development & Activities designed to complement the new student experience. There are orientation programs in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters for all new students. For a complete schedule of events for orientation, please refer to our website:

Student Development & Activities

160 Thorndike Hall
(212) 678-3690
General Inquiries:
Student Group Inquiries:
College Orientation: