Extracurricular activities enrich students’ lives, providing an outlet for talents, a key to self-discovery and a way to build lifelong friendships. With more than 60 clubs and organizations offered, there’s something for everyone to belong to. All Manhattan College students profit from this rich array of pre-professional and focused-interest clubs, as well as from exposure to the cultural riches of New York City itself.
The Student Activities office also helps develop essential life skills, such as assertiveness, excellent written and oral communication skills, effective leadership, teamwork, financial management and commitment. Your generous donation makes this rewarding part of student life possible.
Naturally, the Lasallian Catholic experience would not be complete without opportunities for spiritual growth and service to others, and Campus Ministry and Social Action provides guidance and occasions to serve. Some of the service organizations that our students volunteer with are Part of the Solution Soup Kitchen, Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Ethical Culture, Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, We Are New York, God's Love We Deliver, Concourse House, Children's Village, Habitat for Humanity, Annual Toy Drive, and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, as well as work with blood drives and tutoring local children and teens. Your gift underwrites this defining aspect of Catholic student life.
Mentoring and career services provide the bridge from school to self sufficiency. As Lasallian education strives to provide each student with marketable skills to forge a career, these transitional programs help transform the student from undergraduate to career professional. Students make important contacts through individualized counseling, internships and placement services. Your gift ensures that our students have the resources they need to make a successful transition into the working world.
At Manhattan College, athletics is about the thrill of success and the fun of competition, but it’s much more, too. Student athletes finesse their jump shots and serves, but also grow spiritually through relationships with their teammates and coaches. They build character and become involved in the College’s tradition of producing outstanding student-athletes. They develop into smart and highly-motivated business men and women, teachers, engineers and lawyers, able to build successful careers and make a difference in their professions.
The Manhattan College Athletic department provides full operating budgets for 19 varsity sports. These budgets include all of the components necessary for our programs to compete at the Division I level. These budgets are funded in large part by a robust Fund for Manhattan. By giving a gift to the Fund for Manhattan, donors will give their favorite sport(s), and all of the College’s varsity sports programs, the budget resources they need. Donors can also give a gift directly to a program of their choosing, and that gift will be used to help offset that sport's budget in the year of the gift.
Through financial support, hundreds of generous donors help make transformation and success possible. Your gift can help refurbish our existing athletics facilities, available to all of our students, including Draddy Gymnasium and Gaelic Park, as well as our fitness center and workout areas.