Student Affairs

Student Life at Cooper

Comprised of professionals who support and advocate for the students at The Cooper Union, The Office of Student Affairs encompasses many different services to help you along your personal journey at The Cooper Union and beyond. These services include Career Development, Residence Life, Athletics, Campus Life, Health and Medical Records, Counseling Referrals, Student Support and Advocacy, Student Judiciary, Student Clubs and Organizations, Orientation Programs, and Commencement.

We are located on the 3rd Floor of the Student Residence Hall at 29 3rd Ave. Please stop by and see how we can get you involved and keep you on the path to success!


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.