Each year, since 2015, NYUSPS has sponsored Spirit Week (now a beloved tradition), a time when our students celebrate some of the most salient aspects of being a part of the SPS community. Last year’s Spirit Week theme was G L O B A L—an acknowledgement that our students hail from across the nation and around the world, journeying from near (Indiana, Oklahoma, and Florida) to far (Nigeria, Brazil, and Australia).
Spirit Week “days” feature events about networking, community service, wellness, professionalism, alumni, diversity, and just plain fun, in past years culminating on a Sunday with a 5K run/walk.
Students—new and returning—wear purple NYUSPS T-shirts, creating “visual noise”, a sea of purple across the NYU campus. Throughout the week, SPS swag was given to students at our three locations: 7 East 12th Street, the NYU Midtown Center, and the Woolworth Building. The SPS Sports Business Society (GSBS) hosted a FIFA soccer tournament to raise funds for Big Apple Basketball, a grassroots nonprofit organization that hosts basketball events, conducts clinics, offers college scholarships and mentoring programs, and manages teams for youth and student athletes.
Students also sold treats in the lobby of 7 East 12th Street to fund hygiene kits for the homeless and those living in shelters donated via the Volunteers of America (Greater NY). Networking night afforded the opportunity for student colleagues pursuing similar career paths to meet and mingle with each other and industry professionals.
Each fall, you will have the opportunity to volunteer with old friends, make new friends, and join committees to create the programming for Spirit Week. Enthusiasm, imagination and ability tocollaborate and give back are the key ingredients for a great Spirit Week!