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.

One 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

    Students sitting in quad

    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

  • International Students

    students drinking coffee

    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