Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement strongly welcomes and encourages the active participation of all students in programs and events, in accordance with the college’s Lasallian heritage. To support individual interests and creativity, the Student Engagement staff provides varied opportunities for involvement through membership in clubs and organizations, participation in on-campus events, as well as excursions off campus, in New York City. The staff also assists in the development of leadership skills for individual students. These skills include, but are not limited to, effective leadership, teamwork, and commitment. Mentoring for student leaders occurs through the Student Engagement office as well as routine policy and procedure review to ensure that students are enabled to effectively experience the full extent of their contribution to the collective Student Engagement Fees.

Specifically, the office is responsible for scheduling, planning and overseeing student events. The Student Engagement office is where students may purchase tickets for both on and off campus events. All on campus events are offered to students for free, while off campus events are offered at a discounted rate. Student Engagement staff guide student leaders who help create, plan, and execute the vast majority of events for their fellow student.

Furthermore, to support the Lasallian tenets of the community, students are encouraged to engage in diverse activities and to enhance their personal growth, in preparation for good citizenship in their communities following graduation. The Student Engagement office is located on the 4th floor in the Student Commons and may be reached at 718-862-7247 or

Recreation and Intramurals

The Student Engagement office also provides recreational opportunities for students including social, athletic, and intramural activities. These events occur largely in the evenings from 7pm – 11pm in Draddy Gymnasium and Gaelic Park.  Students can participate in numerous intramural leagues, including flag football, soccer, and basketball, as well as several one-day tournaments. All leagues are free for all undergraduate students both male and female, and registration for each sport can be done on The Recreation Coordinator may be reached at 718-862-7889, or at

Performing Arts

The Student Engagement office also includes the Performing Arts area at Manhattan College. This area is focused on engaging our students through artistic expression and education to explore and integrate cultural diversity. The Director of Music and Coordinator of Performing Arts is responsible for ensuring collaboration and cooperation among, and assisting with the scheduling of, all the Performing Arts ensembles. The coordinator also works collaboratively with the College’s Chaplain to direct the Music Ministry at Mass on Sundays. The ensembles draw participation from all corners of the college community and play an integral role in allowing our students to develop and apply the lessons of a liberal arts education through music, dance and theater. The Performing Arts Office is located in Thomas 517 and may be reached at 718-862-7254.

Performance Ensembles

  • Jasper Dancers
  • Jasper Pep Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ministry
  • Orchestra
  • Pipes and Drums
  • Players Theater Group
  • Scatterbomb Improvisational Troupe
  • Singers

Student Government

By participating in Manhattan College Student Government, students have the opportunity to develop and improve their leadership skills. Student Government consists of the Executive Board, the Assembly, Student Court, and Senate. General elections are held each fall and spring semester. Student Government will have a brand new office in the new Student Commons. If you would like to become involved, please email

Student Groups

With more than 60 clubs and organizations offered, there’s something for everyone to join! We have extra-curricular clubs, which are a great opportunity to socialize with fellow students, and co-curricular clubs, which are academic in nature and connected to your major.

Cultural Groups

Fuerza Latina: Engages the entire student body in learning about Latin American and Caribbean culture.

Gaelic Society: Provides exposure to the Irish culture through sponsored events.

II Circolo Dante Alighieri (Italian Club): Also known as the Italian Club, enjoy Italian culture with authentic food, films and more.

International Student Association: Acclimates international students and enriches campus life. 

Muslim Student Association: Provides exposure to the Muslim community through sponsored events. 

South Asian Student Association (SASA): Increases the awareness of South Asian culture through social events, presentations and cultural exchanges.

Special Interest Groups

Air Force ROTC: Works with our ROTC office to develop quality leaders for the Air Force, and citizens of character.

Green Club: An organization dedicated to sustainability in the college, the community, and the world.

Just Peace: Spreads awareness of and takes action on social issues worldwide.

Lasallian Collegians: Faith, service and community! This group provides students with an opportunity to participate in activities such as the blood drive, toy drive, retreats and other volunteering opportunities.

LGBTQ Student Group: This group expands discussions on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students, their partners and supporters. This organization aims to connect, support, and spread awareness of the LGBTQ community on campus.

Government and Politics Club: Interested in politics but afraid to share your viewpoint? Fear not, the Government & Politics club is here for you. Refounded in 2016 by students passionate in politics, the club hosts events and speakers on campus to engage discussions on political matters.

Motivational Outreach: A group with a mission to make a beneficially tangible impact on the communities they serve through the art of motivational speaking and service.

New York Water Environmental Association: An opportunity for students to become aware of the issues in our environment.

Project Rousseau: An organization that promotes one on one mentoring; the organization matches college students with high school students.

Sanctus Artem: Latin for Pure Arts, focuses on establishing a progressive environment for students involved and interested in the visual, performing, and literary arts.

Student Government: An opportunity to develop leadership skills through the executive committee, assembly, student court, class officers, resident and commuter student association.

Social Leisure Clubs

Games Club: Engages students in challenging games, such as Magic the Gathering, chess and Dungeons & Dragons.

SoNYC: Formally known as A Slice of New York, this club sponsors trips to famous landmarks in NYC.

Spirit Squad

Cheerleading: This co-ed spirit group motivates both fans and players at basketball games.

Jasper Dancers: Dance team that utilizes a variety of dance styles, including hip-hop, modern and jazz.

Pep Band: Wind ensemble that performs during basketball games and other events.

Performing Arts

Jazz Band: Performs standards of the jazz repertoire, as well as big band and the American songbook.

Music Ministry: An ensemble of singers, cantors and instrumentalists that leads the liturgical music at college masses.

Orchestra: A 20–25 piece ensemble that performs orchestral literature from the baroque to contemporary repertoire.

Pipes and Drums: A signature opportunity to learn and play the bagpipes or percussion and march in parades.

Players: Provides an avenue to perform and gain a working knowledge of theater.

Scatterbomb: Provides an opportunity to learn and perform long-form improvisational comedy.

Singers: A mixed chorus of men and women that performs a variety of choral styles from the Renaissance to today.


American Advertising Federation: A group in which students get together to discuss the latest trends in advertising technology and creativity. Learn more at and

Manhattan Magazine: Enjoy writing, everything from poems to short stories? Enjoy art, everything from photography to painting? Then have your work published in Manhattan Magazine.

The Quadrangle: Students can be reporters, writers, photographers, editors and layout artists for the college newspaper.

Social Fraternities and Sororities

These groups offer a unique opportunity for sisterhood/brotherhood, socializing and networking.

Sigma Delta Tau, Sorority

Alpha Phi Delta, Fraternity 

Delta Kappa Epsilon, Fraternity

Co-curricular Clubs

These groups, academic in nature, are specifically designed to compliment class work and aid in career pursuits

Accounting Society: Join this society as they promote worldwide excellence in accounting education.

American Advertising Federation: A group in which students get together to discuss the latest trends in advertising technology and creativity. Learn more at

American Chemical Society: A group in which students are exposed to different opportunities within the field of chemistry and biochemistry.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers: Also known as AIChE, this group looks into the latest technology in the chemical engineering field. Learn more at

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: This organization is dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

America Society of Civil Engineers: This group promotes the art, science and practice of multi-disciplinary engineering around the globe. Learn more at

American Society of Mechanical Engineers: This group promotes the art, science and practice of multi-disciplinary engineering around the globe. Learn more at

Beta Alpha Psi: This group is an international honors business organization for accounting, finance, and information systems students.

Biology Club: A group that looks at the application of concepts and methods in the field of biology.

Commuter Student Association: A group dedicated to discussing issues, concerns, and ideas surrounding our commuter population. or

Construction Management Association of America: CMAA introduces its members to the field of construction management by interacting with established CM professionals.

Economics and Finance Society: Bringing real-world expertise to campus through lectures conducted by both alumni and professionals in the workplace.

Entrepreneurship Club: This new club allows students to explore opportunities regarding new businesses.

Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers: Also known as IEEE, this is the world’s largest professional group dedicated to technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Learn more at

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering: Also known as ISPE, this society promotes interaction between students and industry professionals in the field of pharmaceutical engineering.

Logos: A brand new academic journal dedicated to the liberal arts.

Management Club: This club provides students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the management discipline and facilitates connections with alumni and professionals in the management field.

Manhattan College Investment Club: A club dedicated to today's issues in the investment world.

Marketing Club: This club provides students (not only business students) the opportunity to further pursue their interest in marketing.

Mini Baja: Build a mini baja vehicle with other students from scratch over the course of the year, until it’s ready to run.

National Society of Black Engineers: A club geared towards increasing the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact its community.

Psychology Club: A club in which future career goals are discussed with students that have a passion for psychology.

PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society America): A pre-professional student organization that allows students to build lasting relationships and gain experience in the Public Relations field.

Resident Student Association (RSA): A group dedicated to discussing goals, issues, and aspirations regarding Residence Life on campus.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: Also known as SHPE, this group promotes Hispanics in engineering. Learn more at

Society of Women Engineers: Provides women an environment in which to achieve success in engineering, academically and professionally. Learn more at

**Please note: As the clubs and organizations are student run, the lifespan of these groups depends on the interests of current students. Please see the academic deans for more information on groups academic in nature, including honor societies. All clubs are open to all students, regardless of major. Hazing is strictly prohibited. Please refer to the Manhattan College Student Code of Conduct for more information. 

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