New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS) has a number of student organizations. The Student Society of Inquiry and Ministry (SSIM) is the umbrella organization. SSIM is a multi-cultural student governing body for all students on both campuses of NBTS. Other groups include the Association of Black Seminarians (AOBS), and the Korean Student Organization (KOSAN). Student organizations work together to support and promote growth in each other and to celebrate the diversity of the entire student body.
The Student Society of Inquiry and Ministry (SSIM) is dedicated to serving the needs of the seminarians at New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS). SSIM is an organization that provides a caring and loving environment in which students are encouraged and nurtured to develop as spiritual leaders. The mission is to act as the 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: initiation of forums of inquiry, planning social activities for the seminary community, and supporting the corporate voice of students by encouraging active communication, both inside the student body and with other external student groups. SSIM officially represents the student body to the Administrative, and Faculty Councils.
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. The primary goal is to: provide a ministerial empowerment support network to each other during the matriculation stage; collaborate with other seminaries and seminarians on various issues of race and ethnicity; 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; and present contemporary issues impacting humanity and the world. AOBS advocates around concerns of students of African descent.
The Korean Students Association is an organization for Korean and Korean-American students who regularly gather for prayer and cultural celebrations. This body advocates around the concerns of Korean and Korean-American students.
Contact Joan Marshall, Dean of Students at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-247-5241