• Learn about CIA NY student trips, activities, and events for students in Hyde Park, NY
  • CIA New York Student Activities, Clubs, and Recreation

    Find the Activities, Organizations, and Clubs That Match Your Interests

    We all need downtime. Thankfully, your CIA experience at our New York campus in Hyde Park isn’t limited to just classrooms and kitchens. We offer a wide range of student activities, college organizations, events, and other opportunities to interact with fellow students, make new friends, and have fun along the way.

  • The CIA campus in Hyde Park, NY, offers several exercise programs that match any fitness level, including:

    • Boot Camp
    • High- and low-intensity interval training
    • Spinning
    • Wellness programming
    • Yoga
    • Zumba

    CIA student activities include several intramural sports. Registration is announced through our department e-newsletter, brochures, and signage within the Student Commons. Intramural sports include:

    • Basketball
    • Floor Hockey
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Volleyball

    In addition, CIA student activities include tournaments and contests throughout the year, including:

    • 5K Fun Run/Walk
    • Dodgeball
    • Eight-Ball Billiards
    • Racquetball
    • Table Tennis
    • Weightlifting Contest

    Student-run clubs and organizations are a great way to immerse yourself in CIA campus life. They offer opportunities to meet new people, forge friendships, and engage in personal and professional growth activities.

    Each CIA student organization at our New York campus is open to every student regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin, economic status, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other group as protected by law. In addition, the CIA prohibits hazing of any type on its campuses or in any CIA-sponsored program. This includes soliciting, directing, aiding, or otherwise participating actively or passively by any student, staff, faculty, visitor, contactor, or third party in premeditated acts of power and control over others that lead to victimization.

    Is there a club you want that’s missing? Then contact Danielle Schmalz, coordinator of student leadership, at Danielle.Schmalz@culinary.edu or 845-451-1414 to discuss ways to create a new CIA student organization.

    • Art Club, which promotes bettering health and wellness through creative outlets.
    • Bacchus Wine Society, which promotes the appreciation of renowned wines and spirits through tastings, special events, and wine excursions.
    • Beauty Empowerment Club, promotes seeing the beauty in oneself and celebrating diversity.
    • BBQ Club, which gives you the chance to explore regional styles of U.S. barbecue cuisine, as well as global interpretations such as Korean barbecue and Argentinian asado.
    • Black Culinarian Society, which promotes diversity awareness through cultural discussions, cooking demonstrations, and a closer look at black history.
    • Book Club, which brings reading enthusiasts together for discussion and exploration of many genres.
    • Brew Club, increases the understanding of domestic and international beer production, as well as examines local breweries.
    • Catholics at the Culinary, which promotes and preserves the Catholic tradition through the expression of fellowship, service, and liturgy.
    • Chinese Student Association, explores Chinese culture, food and traditions.
    • Coffee Culture, which increases the understanding of how coffee is grown, made, and brewed all over the world.
    • Culinary Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational student organization that focuses on Bible study and service to the community.
    • Culinary Science, which evaluates journal articles and explores topics of scientific merit and relevance to the culinary field.
    • Disney Enthusiasts Club, brings students together who enjoy Disney movies, games and history.
    • Global Spoons, which highlights international and American cultures to all CIA students.
    • Hospitality Management Club, values professionalism and works toward educating others about the hospitality industry.
    • Jewish Student Union, which explores Jewish culture, food, and traditions.
    • La Papillote, the CIA’s student newspaper that reflects the diverse views of the campus community and provides a forum for civil discussion.
    • Latin America Club, celebrates Latin American cuisine, language, traditions and culture.
    • Level Up, where you can play video games with other gaming enthusiasts through casual games nights and tournaments.
    • Ping Pong Club, where you can hone your ping pong skills against other students.
    • Plant Based Society, advocates for food allergies and dietary needs on campus. They educate students on different dining options such as veganism, vegetarianism and healthier choices.
    • Ramen Club, which brings together students to learn about and make ramen dishes.
    • Recipe Club, brings together students to practice creating recipes and executing elaborate menus.
    • SAGA (Alliance), which celebrates the power of a diverse student body, promotes respect throughout the campus community, and advocates for LGBT awareness.
    • Savory Sounds, which celebrates art through voice, instrument and dance.
    • SPICE (Student Programming Igniting Campus Entertainment), which works with the CIA student activities, recreation, and athletics staff to produce student events and bring entertainers to campus.
    • Student Government Association, which represents the CIA student community and acts as their official voice in decisions affecting campus life (such as funding other student organizations).
    • Table Top Gaming, where you can play board games, role-playing games, card games, and other tabletop games with fellow students.
    • Tea Club, which helps spread tea culture throughout the CIA community, including its application in culinary and baking projects.

    Contact Danielle Schmalz, coordinator of student leadership, at Danielle.Schmalz@culinary.edu or 845-451-1414 to reach the club’s leaders.

    Throughout the year, the Student Activities Office at our New York campus sponsors several events for students on campus, including:

    • Deep Freeze Weekend (January/February)
    • Pizza Cook-Off (March)
    • Summer Fest Weekend (June)
    • Week of Welcome featuring Casino Night (September)
    • Chili Cook-Off (October)
    • Wicked Weekend (October)
    • BADA BINGO (December)
    • Cookie Village Bake-Off (December)
    • Comedians, mentalists, music arts, dances, karaoke, and movie nights throughout the year!

    CIA student activities also include off-campus trips in the greater New York City area at a minimal cost to students. Destinations may include:

    • Local orchards and farmers markets
    • Minnewaska State Park
    • New York City (Broadway shows, shopping trips, and food tours)
    • Six Flags New England
    • White water rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing
    • Saturday bus shuttle

    In addition, you can find plenty of fun things to do off-campus near Hyde Park on your own or with classmates, such as:

    • Exploring entertainment throughout New York's Hudson Valley region.
    • Hiking and mountain biking in the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains.
    • Skiing or snowboarding at one of many area resorts.
    • Shopping and visiting eateries in nearby Rhinebeck.
    • Taking the train to New York City for sightseeing, shopping, a Broadway show, and to explore its diverse food culture and legendary restaurants.
  • Contact Us

    Student Activities
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Phone: 845-451-1400