FIT Athletics and Recreation

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FIT has a strong and successful athletic tradition. The FIT Tigers are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Division III level. Numerous FIT teams and student athletes have garnered national and regional accolades for athletic and academic achievements, including national championships, regional championships, NJCAA Academic Teams, SUNY Chancellor Student Athletes, and all-region, all-American, and academic all-American honors.

FIT Teams

  • Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country/Half Marathon
  • Co-ed Dance Company
  • Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving
  • Men’s and Women’s Table Tennis
  • Men’s and Women’s Tennis
  • Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Women’s Volleyball

Recreation Programs

The college’s recreation and intramural program is designed for the participation and enjoyment of the entire college community. Programs provide the opportunity for physical activity and promote wellness and productive use of leisure time. Participants at all skill levels are encouraged to participate.

  • Fitness classes The Athletics and Recreation Department sponsors a variety of drop-in fitness classes taught by ­certified instructors. Classes include body toning, core training, Pilates, yoga, and Zumba, and are available to the entire FIT community.
  • Open gym Open gym hours during the week allow students, faculty, and staff to participate in team and individual sports such as basketball, dance, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball.
  • Lari and Barbara Stanton Fitness Center The Lari and Barbara Stanton Fitness Center is located in the sub-basement of the Business and Liberal Arts Center and contains cardiovascular machines, free weights, and Nautilus and universal machines.

FIT Student Association Clubs

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Clubs are organized each year as student interest dictates. The major-oriented clubs are open to all students regardless of major and extend the study of the various disciplines in an informal way through such activities as field trips, guest speakers, and meetings with alumni.

All full- and part-time students who have paid their Student Activity fee may participate in clubs. All clubs and organizations are open to all students regardless of race, color, age, sex, national origin, or disability. All students who wish to participate on athletic teams or hold leadership positions in student organizations must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Candidates for an elected or appointed position on the FIT Student Government Executive Council must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The following is the current list of student organizations at FIT:

Media groups are bolded.

  • AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists)                                                 
  • Accessories Design
  • AD @ FIT (Art and Copy Club)
  • AMA (American Marketing Association)
  • ANIME
  • Archery at FIT
  • Art Collective
  • ASN (Asian Student Network)
  • Blush Magazine
  • BRAG (Black Retail Action Group)
  • BSU (Black Student Union)
  • CFMA (Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing Association)
  • Chabad-Jewish Life @ FIT
  • Children's Wear
  • Christian Fellowship
  • Collegiate DECA
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Creative Movement
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance-A-Thon
  • ED 2010 
  • Entrepreneurs Club
  • Fashion Art and Design Club
  • Figure Skating Club
  • FIT IN
  • FIT Models and Stylists Association
  • FIT Outreach (Faith and Fellowship Club)
  • FIT Words
  • French Language and Culture Club
  • Gospel Choir
  • Half The Sky
  • Home Products
  • Hula Hoop Dance Club
  • ICON Magazine
  • Interior Design
  • Intimate Apparel 
  • ITSA (International Trade Student Association)
  • Jewelry Club
  • KCCC (Korean Campus Crusade for Christ)
  • Korean Student Organization
  • LASO (Latin American Student Organization)
  • Media Design Club
  • Menswear 
  • Merchandising Society
  • NRFSA (National Retail Federation Student Association)
  • Package Design
  • Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society)  
  • Production Management
  • PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America)
  • RHCC (Residence Hall Community Council)
  • Runway27 (Fashion Show Club)
  • Salsa Club
  • SELF (Students Excelling Lifestyle Fundamentals)
  • Skyliners (a cappella group)
  • Sustainable Design Club
  • Technical Design Club
  • Textile and Surface Design Club
  • Theatre Ensemble
  • The Stitch: Men Who Knit
  • Urban Studio
  • WFIT (Radio)
  • W27 (Newspaper)
  • Zine Club

FIT Student Ambassadors 

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Student Ambassadors assist with Residential Life Move-In, Orientation Week, Registration, Grad Week, Weeks of Welcome, and other events throughout the academic year. Ambassadors attend monthly meetings per year and make a one-year commitment to the program.  Ambassadors are paid leadership positions and can be identified through their “I LOVE FIT” shirts and merchandise.

FIT Honor Associations

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  • Phi Theta Kappa: Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society for students in their associate’s degree program.
  • Delta Alpha Pi: Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society participates in activities designed to educate the community and society regarding disability issues and the principles of universal design.
  • Chi Alpha Epsilon: Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society is dedicated to acknowledging the success of students in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). 

Social and Cultural Activities

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The private social network for FIT students, FITLink provides the tools for managing FIT Student Association clubs and student co-curricular activities. FITLink can also be utilized in areas outside of campus life, serving a variety of needs related to the FIT student experience. From elections to surveys and communication to budgeting, stay connected at FIT from across the globe. Visit fitnyc.collegiatelink.net.

Student Volunteer Community Service (SVCS) 

Offered through the Department of Student Life, this program enhances our greatest natural resource, volunteers. As a recipient of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, SVCS offers interested students an opportunity to give assistance to the fashion industry, community, and the society in which we live. Clubs, independent students, faculty, and staff are welcome to tap the information available regarding local organizations requesting volunteers.