About Us

The Brooklyn College Student Center is dedicated to serving the educational and holistic needs of the Brooklyn College student body.

The center is fully funded by the Student Activity Fee and plays a vital role in the support and academic development of the students.

Mission Statement

The Brooklyn College Student Center, as the hub of campus life, reflects the diversity of the student body. empowering them to host and participate in a wide array of programs and activities that support the mission of the college. The center is also committed to serving the larger college population and surrounding community by providing meeting and event space as needed.

Our History

Located on Campus Road between East 27th Street and Amersfort Place, the Brooklyn College Student Center stands on what used to be the old Ditmas Homestead. Preserved from the homestead is the copper beech tree, which spreads its branches located at the East Gate entrance (closest to Amersfort Place).

As plans for the Student Center building were under way, the Student Union Building Organization (affectionately known as SUBO), a college committee, was formed. The Student Center, established at the request of the student body during that time, was financed by student activity fees and formally opened its doors in fall 1962. More than 60 years later, the Student Center still stands as a hub of student life, supporting programs that connect students to one another and to faculty and administration.

In addition, the Student Center serves as a community connection, providing conference space for external organizations and various alumni-related events and programs. The center is a place to build community, learn about and get involved with social responsibility projects, and discover leadership opportunities. It is the host site for myriad diverse student-centered activities and programs.

All members of the Brooklyn College community are welcome. Come and visit the Student Center. You may make a connection that will last a lifetime!

Policies and Procedures

Be advised that the Brooklyn College Student Center does not hold a liquor license. Therefore, the Student Center is not able to provide or sell alcoholic beverages at any events. Event coordinators who desire to have alcoholic beverages served at events may only do so by contracting with a licensed/registered caterer who has or is able to obtain a liquor license that permits the caterer to serve at varying locations from the State Liquor Authority of New York. All selected caterers must submit or previously have on file a certificate of liability adding the Student Center as a certificate holder as well as adding the Student Center, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, State of New York, City of New York, and Dormitory Authority of the State of New York as additionally insured. In addition to the liquor license, the caterer must obtain a caterer permit to host the event within the Student Center. All documents must be submitted to the Student Center Administrative Office at least four weeks prior to the event date.

Students, staff, and external clients are prohibited from obtaining, providing, or purchasing their “own” alcohol at the Student Center, on campus, or at any other CUNY buildings. The CUNY Drug and Alcohol Policy provides more information. Should you have any further questions, e-mail the Student Center.

Student Employment

Interested in a position at the Student Center? Employment opportunities at the Student Center are currently unavailable. You may e-mail us for further assistance.

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