Student associations of SJTU offer a wide variety of unique and popular activities, and play an important role in the students' extracurricular life as a supplement for curricular programs and an important part of SJTU's campus culture. There are now 168 student associations which can be classified into five main categories: politics and economics, volunteer and charity, academics and science, culture and art, and sports and fitness. The total number of the students in these associations has reached 17,000, of which 8,000 are active members.
The Student Union, under the SJTU Communist Youth League Committee, aims to keep a close contact with student organizations of each school and department, advocates self-service, self-management and self-education, and unites and guides all the students to carry out various extracurricular activities and social services with their best interest at heart.
Address: 108 Commercial Street, Minhang Campus.