STUDENT ACTIVITIES

SGA Clubs and Organizations

Be an active member of the Mount community!

Join one or more of the campus organizations listed below. Choose from student governance, theater, dance, cheerleading, math, student newpaper, radio, and many more! Commuters can get involved in the Commuter Council and residents can have a say in housing matters by joining the Resident Living Council. 

Clubs and organizations are open to all Mount students, and new members are always welcome. Remember that 80% of your college experience will be spent in activities outside the classroom! Your fondest memories of college may come from your involvement in campus activities. Get INVOLVED and make your memories count!

Current Clubs for Academic Year 2013-2014

Academic Council
The Academic Council represents the academic side to student life. Members have the opportunity to organize sponsored events such as study breaks, trips to museums, and Broadway shows. The Academic Council works to create a balance between working hard and having fun, and always welcomes new members and ideas.
President: Okera Shephard, oshe6366@my.msmc.edu

Aging United
Aging United explores opportunities in service, programming, and research in the field of aging.
President: Nick Marano, nmar8535@my.msmc.edu

Allies
Allies is a club that seeks to unify the Mount community through education, awareness, support, and inclusion for the LGBT population. This club seeks to provide a stable, judgment-free environment, offering students the prospect to freely express themselves and provide equal opportunity for every student regardless of gender, race, and/or sexual orientation. 
President: Patricia Moran, pmor0411@my.msmc.edu

American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society is open to all those curious about chemistry. The organization is for both science and non-science students who want to explore this stimulating field within a nationally recognized association. The ACS sponsors programs not only on campus but also with local elementary schools.
President: Nkenge Simms, nsim8778@my.msmc.edu

Anime Club
The Anime Club covers everything from the latest Japanese films to old Japanese titles that you've probably never heard of in almost every genre. Monthly events consist of video games, board games, karaoke, anime music videos, and sushi. All in all, it's a great time!
President: Jasmine Zeigler, jzei0816@my.msmc.edu

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Big Brothers/Big Sisters buddy up with local youth in the community by joining Big Brothers/Big Sisters. This volunteer mentor program is both rewarding and heart-warming as students invest their time with underprivileged children. Serving as mentors and role models, members experience the power of friendship that stems from the connection they make with remarkable children.
President: Kailyn Zanella, kzan8913@my.msmc.edu

Black Student Union
Black Student Union spreads culture and awareness of black history. BSU encourages unity on the Mount Saint Mary College campus, keeping their meetings open to all races. The organization spreads an appreciation for black history by sponsoring Black History Month as well as by contributing speakers, dancers, and other events to campus life.

Byte Knights “IT Club”
Byte Knights explore technology, have fun, and relieve stress. They cover all different types of technology and host events to get people interested in IT, and encourage them to relax and de-stress.

Change for Charity
Change for Charity takes the best business practices that students learn in the classroom and in return does great things for local charities.
President: Jerry Ramos, jram9901@my.msmc.edu

Cheerleading
Cheer the Knights to victory by becoming a Mount Saint Mary College cheerleader. Cheerleaders perform at various events on and off campus spreading school spirit amongst the crowds. Show off your pride and spirit, and shout out loud for the college community that has so much to offer you.
President: Gianna Pelliccia, gpel8138@my.msmc.edu

Christian Fellowship
Christian Fellowship reaches out to students wishing to explore their faith. The club encourages individuals to strengthen their character and become positive influences on the world around them. As students enter the Mount Saint Mary College community, prayer and worship through this club help keep spirits and motivation high.
President: Nate Dimmie, ndim2184@my.msmc.edu

C.I.R.C.L.E.
C.I.R.C.L.E. gives Mount students the opportunity to become familiar with children’s literature, to learn how to discuss literature meaningfully with children/adolescents, and to plan and implement a literature discussion for a group of children/adolescents in a school or community setting. Participants will read and discuss award-winning children/adolescent books to explore themes and contemporary issues in literature as a way to think about and understand our diverse world. For education majors, it will count as fieldwork hours or professional development.
President: Sarah Favata, sfav8163@my.msmc.edu

Colleges Against Cancer
Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities.
President: Kristen Maiberger, kmai1275@my.msmc.edu

Commuter Council
Commuter Council joins commuter and resident students under one student body. The council encourages the on-campus involvement of commuters in college events as well as sponsors activities with other clubs. Bringing everyone together at Mount Saint Mary College, the Commuter Council emphasizes the strength of our community and student life.
President: Erin Goode, egoo6425@my.msmc.edu

Dance Team
Join our talented Dance Team! The team choreographs routines to be performed during halftime at the men’s home basketball games as well as other college functions. Spread school spirit on campus as you leap into this exciting time in your life.
President: Janine Martins, jmar1242@my.msmc.edu

Delta Leadership Society
DLS is a great outlet for opportunities in leadership as well as a way to get involved with community service. DLS promotes on and off campus events, which have included the Special Olympics, campus clean-ups, and “Light the Night” for cancer awareness. DLS asks you to give a little bit of your time to give a lot back to your community.
President: Emily Blew, eble5525@my.msmc.edu

Different Stages
Show off your love for the performing arts by becoming a member of the student theatrical society, Different Stages. This is a casting call for all those fond of the theater, singing, and anything related to performing. Different Stages shines a light on talent, and members embrace their passion for the arts.
President: Rob Petrarca, rpet9741@my.msmc.edu

Diversity Club
The Diversity Club allows students to be comfortable expressing themselves regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, etc. Students will also have the opportunity to learn, embrace, and gain an appreciation for the wide variety of culture that is amongst them.

Get Creative
This club allows students to develop their imaginative, creative abilities be it through art, music, decorating, etc. Sponsored club activities promote creativity of students both on and off campus, such as Decorate Your Dorm, etc.
President: Katie Kelder, kkel5910@my.msmc.edu

GoJu Karate
Practice various forms of martial arts and self-defense. These non-combative practices will teach students discipline, and is an alternative way to stay in shape!

Habitat for Humanity
The Mount takes pride in participating in the international volunteer program, Habitat for Humanity. Students work side by side to help rehabilitate and build affordable homes for families in need. Habitat for Humanity teaches students the importance and power of group efforts to help others.
President: Amanda Pfister, apfi4588@my.msmc.edu

Improvology
Improvology teaches students the techniques of improv performance and helps students build a strong foundation as a confident performer. No experience necessary to perform and learn with this group!
Presidents: Alex Florez, aflo1441@my.msmc.edu; Arianna Guevara, ague4925@my.msmc.edu

Knight Notes
This club gives students the opportunity to enhance their musical talents and meet new students in the Mount Saint Mary College community who commonly share a passion for music.
President: Brianna Scott, bsco6509@my.msmc.edu

Knight Radio
Knight Radio is a student-run radio station that broadcasts to the campus and surrounding community. Those interested in being a DJ or broadcaster are encouraged to join. Knight Radio provides the chance to express yourself and your taste in music! 
Contact the Student Activities Office in Hudson 113 if you're interested in joining!

Latino Student Union
Latino Student Union promotes campus awareness of Latino culture and history with programs such as Hispanic Heritage month. Social events such as Salsa lessons, movie nights, and dinners are also sponsored, giving students a chance to discuss and experience the Latino culture. 
President: Xiomara Loarte, xiomy0523@gmail.com

Literary Society
The Literary Society brings together students with an interest in the art of reading and writing. It also collaborates to publish a literary magazine for the Mount Community that includes student work. The Literary Club is a great way to share and get feedback on personal work.
Editor: Emily Knapp, ekna7609@my.msmc.edu

L.O.V.E.
Let Our Visions Echo is a club geared towards creating a philanthropic atmosphere among the student body. The club raises awareness and funds for many organizations and causes.
President: Felicia Coohill, fcoo5912@my.msmc.edu

M.A.G.I.C.
The Mount Alliance for Green Initiatives on Campus allows students to work collaboratively with other students, staff, faculty, and the Bishop Dunn community to raise awareness about our environment, promote recycling, create habits that will conserve energy, and promote the “Go GREEN” agenda.
President: Ryan Seifts, rsei4937@my.msmc.edu

Math Club
The Math Club promotes enthusiasm and interest in mathematics by exposing students to exciting branches of math in a casual, friendly, and fun atmosphere. The Math Club addresses the needs of students studying and/or interested in the field of mathematics. The club meets regularly and sponsors lectures, trips, and activities.
President: Maggie Fallon, mfal9040@my.msmc.edu

Muslim Student Association (MSA)
Muslim Student Association promotes campus awareness of the Muslim culture and history with new and exciting programs to get all students connected.

Newspaper (Mount Messenger)
The Mount’s student newspaper, Mount Messenger, primarily covers campus news and events, while also providing insight into students’ opinions and views through our features columns. The Messenger serves the campus community and our neighbors in the Hudson Valley area.
President: Katrina Avila, kavi4276@my.msmc.edu

Nursing Student Union
This club sponsors nursing workshops and seminars to help provide support for, and expand the knowledge of, nursing students. NSU also sponsors campus blood drives.
President: Vanessa Saravia, vsar4160@my.msmc.edu

Political Awareness
Passionate about politics? The Political Awareness club affords students the opportunity to discuss the issues important to them and helps to raise awareness on political issues on campus.
President: Mallike Rao, mrao8066@my.msmc.edu

Psychology Club
This club sponsors workshops and seminars to help provide support for, and expand the knowledge of, psychology students and those interested in the field.
President: Sintu Jayaraj, sjay8308@my.msmc.edu

Resident Living Council
Give back to your fellow students by becoming a member of the Resident Living Council. RLC addresses the needs of resident students as well as informs them of resident hall policies. Members also have the opportunity to work with Residence Life Staff to organize programming.
President: Diana Gillette, dgil8533@my.msmc.edu

Rotaract
Rotaract is a club that places emphasis on community service at both the local and international levels. This group is also a place to develop leadership skills, network, develop professional skills, and have fun with other students!
President: Stephanie Jacks, sjac3960@my.msmc.edu

Yearbook (Thyme)
Capture your best memories at MSMC by teaming up with Thyme, the college’s yearbook. Published every spring, Thyme compiles your years at the Mount for you and your classmates to cherish long after graduation.
Contact: Vicky Trocino, vtro6993@my.msmc.edu

If you would like more information on joining or starting a SGA club, please see Caitlin Houlihan in the Student Activities Office for more information. The Student Activities Office is located in Hudson Hall 113.