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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 Activities 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 students.

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 studentengagement@manhattan.edu

Recreation and Intramurals

The Student Engagement office also provides recreational opportunities for students including social, athletic, E-Sports, and intramural. 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 and E-Sports video gaming leagues. All leagues are free for all undergraduate students both male and female, and registration for each sport can be done on IMLeagues.com. The Recreation Coordinator may be reached at 718-862-7889, or at recreation@manhattan.edu

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 the Manhattan College Student Government, students have the opportunity to develop and improve their leadership skills. Student Government is a governing body that represents the voice of the student population. Student Government consists of the Executive Board, the Assembly, Student Court, and Senate. If you would like to become involved, please email studentgov@manhattan.edu.

Student Groups

With more than 80 student clubs and organizations on campus, Student Engagement is committed to ensuring that students have a spectrum of opportunities to choose from in order to participate in initiatives of interest to them. Clubs and organizations range from cultural groups, special interest clubs, social leisure groups, spirit squads, performing arts ensembles, co-curricular groups, extra-curricular clubs, and social Greek life organizations. In addition to established student clubs and organizations, additional opportunities are available by way of student committees that provide opportunities for leadership development.

Cultural Groups

Fuerza Latina: Engages the entire student body in learning about Latin American and Caribbean culture. fuerza-latina@manhattan.edu

Gaelic Society: Provides exposure to the Irish culture through sponsored events. gaelicsociety@manhattan.edu

II Circolo Dante Alighieri (Italian Club): Enjoy Italian culture with authentic food, films and more with members of the Italian Club. italianclub@manhattan.edu

International Student Association: Acclimates international students and enriches campus life. isa@manhattan.edu 

Muslim Student Association: Provides exposure to the Muslim community through sponsored events. muslimclub@manhattan.edu 

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

Special Interest Groups

Air Force ROTC: Works with our Reserve Officer Training Corps office to develop quality leaders for the Air Force, and citizens of character. afrotc@manhattan.edu

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

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

Jewish Student Union: A student-run club dedicated to celebrating the Jewish culture and promoting Jewish heritage and traditions. jewishstudentunion@manhattan.edu

Just Peace: Spreads awareness of and takes action on social issues worldwide. justpeace@manhattan.edu

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

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. lgbt@manhattan.edu

Government and Politics Club: This student club is ideal for students passionate about politics. The club hosts events and speakers on campus to engage discussions on political matters. govtandpolitics@manhattan.edu

Men’s Crew Club: The only one of its kind, the men’s crew club is a competitive club sport that focuses on the adaptive skill of rowing. crew@manhattan.edu

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. motivationaloutreach@manhattan.edu

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

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

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

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

SVO: The Student Veteran Organization is a community that sponsors programming and provides support for student veterans. svo@manhattan.edu

Social Leisure Clubs

Games Club: This student club sponsors campus events for those interested in the gaming world, ranging from the online arena to tabletop board games. gamesclub@manhattan.edu

SoNYC: A Slice of New York City is a club that sponsors trips to famous landmarks in NYC. sonyc@manhattan.edu

Spirit Squad

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

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

Pep Band: Wind ensemble that performs during basketball games and other events. jasperband@manhattan.edu

Performing Arts

Jazz Band: This ensemble is perfect for all brass musicians, pianists, and drummers. As a member of the Jazz Band, you’ll perform at various campus events throughout the year, as well as two annual concerts. jazzband@manhattan.edu

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

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

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

The Players: Provides an avenue to perform and gain a working knowledge of theater. players@manhattan.edu

Scatterbomb: Provides an opportunity to learn and perform long-form improvisational comedy. scatterbomb@manhattan.edu

Singers: A mixed chorus of men and women that performs a variety of choral styles from the Renaissance to modern day. singers@manhattan.edu

Communication

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

Logos: A brand new academic journal dedicated to the liberal arts. logos@manhattan.edu

Manhattan Magazine: If you enjoy writing, everything from poems to short stories and/ or art, everything from photography to painting, have your work published in Manhattan Magazine. manhattanmagazine@manhattan.edu

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

Social Fraternities and Sororities

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

Sigma Delta Tau, Sorority sigmadeltatau@manhattan.edu

Alpha Phi Delta, Fraternity alphaphidelta@manhattan.edu 

Delta Kappa Epsilon, Fraternity deltakappaepsilon@manhattan.edu

Co-curricular Clubs

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

Accounting Society: Join this society as they promote worldwide excellence in accounting education. accountingsociety@manhattan.edu

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

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

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

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

America Society of Civil Engineers: This group promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering around the globe. Learn more at www.manhattanasce.orgasce@manhattan.edu

American Society of Mechanical Engineers: This group promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering around the globe. Learn more at asme.orgasme@manhattan.edu

Association for Computing Machinery: This student chapter works to connect students with the computing community by hosting seminars and lectures and providing the opportunity to meet others in their field. acm@manhattan.edu

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

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

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

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

Entrepreneurship Club: This new club allows students to explore opportunities regarding new businesses. entrepreneurship@manhattan.edu

Institute of Electrical and Electronics 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 ieee.orgieee@manhattan.edu

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. managementclub@manhattan.edu

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

Marketing Club: This club provides students the opportunity to further pursue their interest in marketing. marketingclub@manhattan.edu

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

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. nsbe@manhattan.edu

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

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. mcprssa@manhattan.edu

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: Also known as SHPE, this group promotes Hispanics in engineering. shpemc@manhattan.edu

Society of Women Engineers: Provides women an environment in which to achieve success in engineering, academically and professionally. Learn more at societyofwomenengineers.swe.org. swe@manhattan.edu

Women in Business: A student club that focuses on building support for women with future careers in Business. womeninbusiness@manhattan.edu

**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.