NYSSA Student Chapter Network™

Building on the strong relationships NYSSA has cultivated through the NYSSA SEMI™ and Global IRC Programs, the NYSSA Student Chapter Network™ aims to bring undergraduate and graduate students together in one campus-based student organization. It is designed to promote networking, outreach, and programming among students of finance and finance-related disciplines throughout the New York metropolitan area, as well as nationally and globally.

Faculty advisors and student chapter members enjoy a suite of valuable membership benefits while enjoying access to a unique and powerful networking platform.

Who leads a NYSSA Student Chapter?

  • A full-time faculty member supervises each NYSSA Student Chapter and is the official university contact with NYSSAi.
  • Two student representatives, preferably one undergraduate and one graduate student, represent each chapter.

What are the eligibility criteria to become a student chapter member?

Students must carry a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or equivalent and be matriculated at least half-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in finance or a finance-related discipline at their institution.

What are the benefits of joining?

  • Students enjoy student chapter membership at an annual rate of US$50, a discount of US$17 off of regular student membership.
  • Faculty advisors enjoy complimentary NYSSA membership during their service in a membership category commensurate with their qualifications.

How many NYSSA Student Chapters have been established?

Since NYSSA initiated the Student Chapter Network™ in January 2011, nineteen universities have established chapters:

Baruch College




Fordham University



Pace University

Quinnipiac University

 Stevens Institute of Technology

How can my college or university join the Student Chapter Network™?

The prospective faculty advisor must complete and submit all forms and requisite documentation contained in the Student Chapter Establishment Application Kit. Additional information, policies, procedures, and guidelines for faculty advisors can be found in the NYSSA Student Chapter Faculty Advisor Manual.

Interested faculty members may contact Mario E. Carias, CFA, Director of Education and Test Preparation at (646) 871-3407 or mcarias@nyssa.org for more information.

Faculty advisors must serve full-time at their institutionsi. Students are not permitted to apply to establish a chapter without direct facilitation by a full-time faculty member. 


i An adjunct professor may serve as faculty advisor with the written endorsement of her/his department chair.

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