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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 2019-2020 academic year:

  • President: Bryce Berg
  • Vice President: Matthew Montez
  • Treasurer: Neil Madlener
  • Student Senate Chair: Sophia Post

Clubs register on a semesterly basis with the Student Engagement and Leadership office.  A list of active clubs for the current semester can be downloaded using the link under the Downloads section of this page (right side). Questions about clubs, or requests for information about club registration can be emailed to

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. Clubs are not active during the summer term.

Student Senators

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


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; craft fairs like the Holiday Bazaar, and 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.  Check flyers around campus for details on events, or email

Contact or Visit Us!

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

Phone: 212.592.2130


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