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Inclusive Community

The Jasper community is made up of diverse opinions, backgrounds, lifestyles and faiths. Our campus is a place of lively exchange and learning.

community badgeOne of the most important parts of our Lasallian mission is to provide education for all, regardless of background or economic class. This ideal dates back to the work of our founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, who opened schools for the poor and underprivileged in France.

Today, this same principle translates into a truly inclusive community at Manhattan College. Located in one of the world’s most diverse cities, the College has educated and supported New York City’s own for years. More than 30% of our students identify as minorities, and an additional 32% of undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college. While we’re a Catholic institution, you don’t have to be Catholic to attend. We welcome students of all faiths, traditions and backgrounds to become Jaspers.

  • A Place for All Students

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    Manhattan College’s Multicultural Center is a resource for all students, particularly those with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The Center organizes cultural programs, dialogue series and leadership development opportunities for students of color. We offer a space for all to discuss issues of race, religion, diversity and identity. Additionally, we have a variety of cultural student clubs that celebrate different ethnicities by hosting events and giving students an opportunity to build community.


    Multicultural Center website

  • Gender Inclusivity & Respect

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    The Women and Gender Resource Center is an inclusive space for students having experiences related to gender, sexuality, and sexual identity, as well as gender-based violence survivor response and support. It focuses on support, education, referrals, outreach, empowerment for students, as well as supporting research and scholarship on gender and sexuality.


  • International Students

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    New York City is a true melting pot of cultures, and Manhattan College reflects this diversity as well. International students work closely with our Office of International Student & Scholar Services for assistance with visas and support in adjusting to life in America. Other support services include the International Student Association, an on-campus community of students from around the world, and a weekly support group for international students offered by the Counseling Center.

    International Student & Scholar Services Website

  • Commuter Students

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    The office of Commuter Services and Outreach creates opportunities for commuter students to network and integrate into the College community. Its programs and outreach allow commuter students to meet, share issues and express concerns and receive support. This ensures that their needs are met and addressed by the campus community. Commuter Services and Outreach offers a wide range of services and programs. 


  • Pride Center

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    The Pride Center is an inclusive space to create and foster a supportive environment for students, faculty, employees, and alumni who identify as LGBTQ+, as well as strengthen the community connection between LGBTQ+ Jaspers and our allies. 

    Pride Center Website