Centers For Student Development and Campus Activities

While much of the college experience takes place inside the classroom, the Centers for Student Development and Campus Activities promote the integral part that occurs outside the classroom through co-curricular activities. Students are encouraged to define their campus experience by creating new organizations, participating in programs, creating new events, and reflecting on their experience. Known as SDCA on the Pleasantville campus and SDACA on the NYC campus, the SD(A)CA team strives to support students by providing opportunities for the enhancement of academic, cultural, social, and recreational aspects of student life. Every student has the opportunity to become involved on campus. From student organizations to events, social justice programs to leadership opportunities and programs, we are always searching for new ways to support our students as they define their campus and community. The Annual Leadership Conference and other workshops and programs provide opportunities for students to hone their skills and learn with peers. SD(A)CA also plans Orientation and Welcome Event programs for new students.

As advocates of student empowerment, SD(A)CA provides resources, guidance, and support to enhance student achievement and personal development. Opportunities to participate in student governance, leadership training, cultural events, and a wide array of diverse student organizations abound for all interested Pace University students. The Centers also collaborate with other offices and departments in hosting many University traditions and events including Student Orientation, Convocation, Homecoming and Family Weekend, Senior Celebrations and much more.

All clubs and organizations, including Fraternity/Sorority Life, are advised by the Centers. Home to more than 100 student organizations between the two campuses, the Centers assist student leaders with club advisement, new club development and resource assistance and serve as a conduit for all the clubs’ programming needs. Through the Centers for Student Development and Campus Activities, students can connect with student government representatives, and leaders of the student newspaper, yearbook, and other club officers. Students may turn to the Centers for event planning consultation, leadership workshops, involvement opportunities, campus posting services, and student event promotions.