Student organizations enhance the education at Manhattan School of Music by providing an arena to discuss common interests, concerns, and ideas. They are designed to afford the student an opportunity to build leadership and interpersonal skills while contributing to the Manhattan School of Music community. We invite you to obtain a registration packet in the Office of Student Life to initiate your own student organization. All student organizations must participate in one community service event and one event where they work together with at least one other student organization each academic year.
Student Governing Bodies
The following student governing bodies are recognized by Manhattan School of Music:
The Student Council is an organized group of Manhattan School of Music students whose purpose is to enrich and support student life at Manhattan School of Music and to be an advocate for students. The Student Council sponsors many diverse and exciting events during the semester. The Student Council provides an opportunity for leadership and event planning skill development for students. The Student Council works with the Office of Student Life to coordinate the following events: Rite of Spring Day, Blood Drives and forums on different topics. All Manhattan School of Music students in good standing are welcome to join. Check in the Office of Student Life, Room 112, for more information about participating.
Resident Community Council
The Resident Community Council is an organized group of Manhattan School of Music students who live in Andersen Residence Hall and serve as a governing body that works with the Office of Student Life to maintain a positive quality of life for students who live on campus. The RCC plans events, suggests policy improvements, and represents the resident student voice at Student Council meetings and at School committees. The RCC provides leadership opportunities to Manhattan School of Music students living in the halls.
Following is a list of other student organizations which have existed at Manhattan School of Music. Each of these is independently organized by concerned students with common interests and is sanctioned by the School. Students may rekindle past organization or form new groups by registering with the Director of Student Life
Korean Students’ Association
The Korean Students’ Association existed to support Korean students studying at Manhattan School of Music and to host activities and events which celebrate Korean culture and tradition. All students interested in sharing or learning more about the Korean culture and tradition are welcome. Check in the Office of Student Life, Room 112, for more information and if you would like to be involved in this group.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Club (GLBT)
The purpose of this organization is to foster visibility, political awareness, and collegial understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students of Manhattan School of Music and between gay and straight community members. This will be achieved by sponsoring educational and awareness programs in addition to social activities dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Check in the Office of Student Life, Room 112, for more information and get involved.
Pan-African Student Union
The purpose of the Pan-African Student Union is to provide a sense of unity, support, and cooperation among the Manhattan School of Music students of African descent. In addition, this organization will provide educational and social opportunities for the entire Manhattan School of Music community to come together to learn about and celebrate the rich heritage, history, and contributions of persons of African ancestry. This will be done by sponsoring cultural activities and educational workshops relating to African heritage and culture. Check in the Office of Student Life, Room 112, for more information and to participate in the group.
Private clubs or organizations of any nature that are not specifically supervised by a member of Manhattan School of Music’s administrative staff are not allowed to activelt recruit MSM students . Religious organizations and/or the proselytizing of and by our students are prohibited. Policies regarding authorized and unauthorized groups and cults are listed in the section “Manhattan School of Music Policies” of the Student Handbook.
The School reserves the right to take action against a student group for conduct prohibited by the School’s standards of personal and group conduct. Such acts of misconduct by students engaged in organized activities of registered student organizations, whether committed on or off campus, are subject to disciplinary action. An organized activity is any activity that is conducted under the auspices, sponsorship, or supervision of a registered student organization.