New Brunswick Theological Seminary has a number of Student organizations which all exist under the parent organization: The Student Society of Inquiry and Ministry (SSIM). It is the main organization for all students on both campuses of NBTS. Other groups include the Association of Black Seminarians (AOBS), the Korean Student Organization (KOSAN), Presbyterians at New Brunswick (PAN), and The Reformed church in American students who gather for dinners and events sponsored by The Reformed Church Center. For more details on these groups, please click onto their webpages.
The Student Society of Inquiry and Ministry (SSIM) is dedicated to serving the needs of the Graduate Study seminarians at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS). Our Vision is to become a Christian based engaging community dedicated to developing a sound comprehensive curriculum, in a faith based seminary that embraces a multi-cultural, diversified student body; an organization that provides a caring and loving environment in which students are encouraged and nurtured to develop as spiritual leaders. Our Mission is to act as the NBTS student governing body and initiate means and ways of expressing religious, cultural, educational, and individual, faith and to grow in our Christian understanding and practice. SSIM’s scope of activities includes: initiating forums of inquiry, planning social activities for the seminary community, and being the corporate voice of students by encouraging active and progressive communication among the student body, administration, faculty, and with other external entities and persons as the need may arises.
Association of Black Seminarians (AOBS)
The Association of Black Seminarians (AOBS) at New Brunswick Theological Seminary is an ecumenical and interdenominational student body that is comprised of seminarians from the African Diaspora.
Our primary goal is to address the present concerns of students to faculty and administration; provide a mutual ministerial empowerment support network to each other during the matriculation stage; collaborate with other seminaries and seminarians on various issues of race and ethnicity; and design and present both relevant and engaging programs and events that will improve the quality of life for black seminarians, theologically, culturally, academically, spiritually, politically, and socially in and outside of the seminary community.
The Korean Students Association is an organization for Korean and Korean-American students who regularly gather for prayer and special celebrations. This body represents the particular concerns of Korean and Korean-American students to the faculty and administration.
Presbyterians at New Brunswick (PAN) meets throughout the year to provide support and encouragement to Presbyterian students.
The Reformed Church in America students have opportunities provided for them through The Reformed Church Center which offers information and fellowship often over a simple dinner.
Contact Joan Marshall, Dean of Students at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-247-5241 ex 121.