Become A Resident Assistant (RA)
Resident assistants (RAs) are undergraduate students who live and work in Manhattan College’s residence halls. RAs are assigned to a particular wing or floor in each residence hall and are responsible for fostering community among fellow resident students by developing social and educational opportunities, assisting students in personal and administrative matters, and ensuring that the standards set forth in the Student Code of Conduct are consistently being met. The RA position provides students with many opportunities to develop leadership skills, plan programs and events, exercise peer advising and mediating, as well as important administrative skills that will help in any career down the road. Serving as an RA is a one-year commitment that may be renewed at the discretion of the Director of Residence Life. Full-time rising juniors and seniors — especially student leaders with involvement in artistic, athletic or ROTC programs — are encouraged to apply. Applications are available in February of each year.
Join RSA (Resident Student Association)
The RSA enables students to represent their peers in any matters or concerns involving residence life, housing, dining services and parking. The RSA also plans social events for resident students such as family day, late-night breakfasts, stress-free activities, Dorm Wars and black light parties. Each year, RSA student leadership plans their own student-driven activities; it’s a great way to get involved on campus. Interested students should contact their RA or a member of the Student Government Association.
Join the Food Service Committee
Manhattan College students have a voice when it comes to dining services. Manhattan and Gourmet Dining Services work together with students to influence decisions on issues of nutrition, quality, menu selection and service. Students may express thoughts and concerns at regularly scheduled food service committee meetings, which typically take place in the dining hall during the lunch hour. Students can drop by to ask a question and share a comment or concern. Find more information at the Gourmet Dining website.
Join the Campus Safety Committee
Manhattan College students also have a voice when it comes to security. The Campus Safety Committee offers students the opportunity to meet and work with administrators from the campus Public Safety office to discuss environmental, health, safety and risk issues. For more information, contact Residence Life staff in your area or the Public Safety office at 718-862-7240.
Get Involved in the Campus Garden
Gourmet Dining Services’ campus sustainability efforts include edible gardens on campus where students and staff collaborate on design, growing, maintenance and harvest. Students have the opportunity to increase awareness about local, organic vegetable growing, to contribute to the beauty of the campus, and to take their learning experience to a new, greener level. For more information, contact Dining Services at 718-862-7452.
Saturdays in the City
Every Saturday, Manhattan College RAs lead Saturdays in the City: fun trips to attractions, museums, celebrations, arts and cultural events, ethnically rich neighborhoods and more. Students generally gather in Thomas Hall at noon and take the subway to these events. Saturdays in the City include hot spots such as Times Square, Central Park, Arthur Avenue, Wave Hill, High Line Park, the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bronx Zoo, the American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Brewery (for 21+ residents) and many more. Contact the Student Activities office or your RA for a schedule of these events.
Become a Manhattan Mover
Each year continuing students can apply to return to school early to work as Manhattan Mover volunteers. Manhattan Movers assist new students as they move onto campus. Candidates should be full-time, matriculated, resident students in good academic and disciplinary standing. Manhattan Movers should also be knowledgeable of various campus resources, enthusiastic, and school-spirited.