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, math, student newpaper, radio, and many more! Commuters and Residents are all welcome!

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 2016-2017

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: Nirmala Singh; nsin4651@my.msmc.edu

Aging United
Aging United explores opportunities in service, programming, and research in the field of aging.
President: Kimberly Marchetti; kmar8489@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. 
Contact the Student Activities Office at studentactivities@msmc.edu for more information

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: Hope Schaumburg, hsch4235@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: Rose Linehan; rlin7426@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.
President: Kim Douglas, kdou1771@my.msmc.edu

Byte Knights
The main purpose of this club is to connect all Mount Saint Mary College students through the use of technology in today’s society, life, and career. In addition, Byte Knight aims to help students make a smoother transition from high school to college life, emphasize communication with other students inside and outside the school setting, provide students with valuable experience through the various aspects of Information Technology, and apply this experience through various activities and volunteer experiences. 
President: Sean Jennings, sjen6296@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: Tara Lockwood; tloc3645@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: Colin Cassidy; ccas8675@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: Alberto Gilman; agil6858@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: Lara LoBue; llob0151@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: Vama Patel; vpat4529@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: Ryan Olivera; roli9981@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.
President: Erica Weaver; ewea7350@my.msmc.edu

Elite Knight Trends
President: (vacant)

Essence of Poetry
The Essence of Poetry club enables poets to share personal works or works of others in a group setting. This club is not limited to poets, but admirers of poetry. This can include members that are musicians, lyricists, other artists, and members of the audience.
President: Emily Murnane, emur1267@my.msmc.edu

Gaming Group
The Gaming Group is open to all student who like to immerse themselves in new worlds! The Group plays table top and video games of many varieties. Their ultimate goal is to build a small community at the Mount as well as give back to the larger community as a whole through gaming tournaments and other gaming-based events.
President: Kristen Anderson, kand6949@my.msmc.edu

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: Lauren Russo; lrus9952@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!
President: Stephanie Ortiz; sort3248@my.msmc.edu

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: Katie Herthein; kher7367@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!
President: Joe Certa, jcer5886@my.msmc.edu

Knitting Knights
President: Melissa Medici; mmed7518@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: Margaret Torresson, mtor7684@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! 
Station Manager: Brian McGann, brian.mcgann@msmc.edu

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: Tania Silva; tsil2134@my.msmc.edu

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: vacant

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: Katie Corry; ccor2954@my.msmc.edu

MedKnights
Med Knights aims to provide volunteer experiences for students interested in careers in medicine. As individuals who want to pursue a medical career, we have a passion to help those in need. We feel that we can make a difference, locally, and would like to have the opportunity to do so. We would like to unite different clubs on campus to enhance our volunteering experience.
President: Alexa Walsh; awal3067@my.msmc.edu

Musical Exchange
Musical Exchange is the expansion of the music community creating music base events and giving a welcoming place for music lovers to go to express themselves.
President: Geoffrey Quist; gqui1136@my.msmc.edu

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: Michael Reistetter; mrei7012@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: Christopher Kelly; ckel6546@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: Ramona Rodriguez, rrod1825@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: vacant

SAID: Student Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities
President: Jessica Sayegh, jsay3709@my.msmc.edu

Student Business Association 
The purpose of this organization is to organize activities that benefit the entire student body and provide meaningful career-related activities to do outside of the classroom that involve leadership opportunities. To bring together the business students of MSMC and educate them on real life experiences in the business world. Also, to better the community with the diverse knowledge of our business students.
President: Bradley Moody; bmoo9251@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 the Student Activities Office at studentactivities@msmc.edu for more information.

 

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