Publications are funded by student activity fees allocated through the Publications Board. Each year students come together to produce publications at CSI. Some of the publications chartered in recent years include:

The Banner
The Banner regularly publishes a newspaper that reports on issues important to the CSI and the CUNY community, and the latest updates on breaking stories that directly affect student life. Other areas of student interest covered include CSI sports, arts, and personalities.

Caesura is a literary magazine founded by a community of writers and artists who hold the principle that art is a craft and, as is, is more than self-expression. Caesura publishes once or twice a year.

Third Rail
Third Rail is a political literary arts magazine at CSI. Poetry, fiction, or non-fiction are the mainstays of the Third Rail, although photography, drawing, and in-depth journalism also have a regular place in its glossy pages.

Contact Information

Robert King Kee
Coordinator for Student Leadership Development
Building 1C, Room 201
Phone : 718.982.3119
Contact Via Email

Office Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Start a New Student Publication

Any group of students with a common interest may also apply to charter a new student publication with the CSI Student Government and the Office of Student Life.

The rules by which student publications may charter are set out in the CUNY Bylaws, Article 15, section 2, which is included in The Gazetteer. Students interested in forming a student publication should complete a chartering packet. 

In order to charter a new Publication, a group must provide:

  • Set up meeting with Robert King Kee to discuss the process for starting a new publication.
  • Develop a constitution
  • Have Ten (10) registered student(s) who will serve as members of the publication
  • Recruit a Publication Advisor (must be a full-time staff member or member of the faculty)

To get a copy of the chartering packet, learn the submission process or if you have questions about this process, please contact