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Visual Arts Student Association (VASA)

The Visual Arts Student Association, VASA, is the governing body designed to represent the interests and needs of students at the School of Visual Arts.  VASA acts as a liaison for students, faculty, administration and staff; and, they oversee student clubs and Student Senators.   The elected VASA officers and the office staff organize events and programs based on students' needs and suggestions, and designed to help students interact and meet their peers. The officers also have regular meetings with the President of the College, President David Rhodes, to discuss student concerns and new initiatives. 

Listed below are the elected members of VASA for the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • President: Annah Shipman
  • Vice President: Julia Walsh
  • Treasurer: Arianna Pogact
  • Student Senate Chair: Karen Barrett

A list of registered clubs for the Spring 2018 semester can be downloaded using the link below Downloads on this page. Questions about clubs, or requests for information about club registration can be emailed to [email protected].

Students can join any registered club or participate in club-sponsored activities.  If a student has a particular interest they can create a club, if it does not currently exist.  Club registration happens at the start of each semester. 

Student Senators

To get more information about the Student Senator Program, or to get connected to your Student Senator, please email [email protected].


The VASA team is constantly planning great events for the SVA community.  These events have included large scale socials, like the Halloween Party each October and the Spring Semester Social; as well as special programs for Finals Week to re-energize students and promote wellness.  Special events are also planned for Seniors during Senior Week, and all students are invited to participate in a variety of other programs, educational and fun, throughout the semester.  Service projects and events, like volunteering at local places or participating in City walks, are also an important part of the VASA programming efforts.  Check flyers around campus for details on events.

Contact or Visit Us!

You can learn more about VASA by contacting the staff at:

Phone: 212.592.2130

Email: [email protected].

You can also visit the staff during regular business hours (academic year only) at the Student Engagement and Leadership office, which is located at 340 East 24th Street, First Floor of the 24th Street Residence.

School of Visual Arts | 209 East 23 Street, NY, NY 10010-3994 | Tel: 212.592.2000 | Fax: 212.725.3587