Student Club and Organization
Student clubs and organizations engage in service projects with one another, Campus Ministry, and community organizations. The Mount’s student clubs and organizations interests include health issues, environmental concerns, women’s rights, homelessness, music, dance, poetry, world peace, and much more.
As diverse as their interests are, they find commonality when engaging in service projects. Service projects provide opportunities for club and organization members to bond and to have a lasting impact on the campus and external communities. Below are a few examples of our students’ service contributions.
A Moment of Magic
A Moment of Magic gives children an experience that can lift them above the everyday–especially important to those who are hospitalized over long periods of time. The organization–which is recognized as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization–invites volunteers to dress as popular princesses and superheroes and visit children in hospitals, schools, camps, and social service agencies throughout New York and beyond.
A Moment of Magic spreads hope on campus and also encourages the initiative to be adopted beyond the gates of Mount Saint Vincent – the group has over 50 new chapter applications coming from all over the country. Colleges and universities across the U.S. can participate as either The Fairytale Force, which focuses on characters from the world’s most famous fairy tales, or Mission Superhero, which allows volunteers to visit as caped crusaders.
The Music Club sponsored Mount Unplugged, an acoustic concert that enabled students to enjoy the talents of their peers while raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), in collaboration with FLOW, S.W.A.G., the Mount Times, and the Board of Programmers. Additionally, the Music Club assists each year with the Thanksgiving Dinner with the Sisters and Christmas at the Mount.
Mount MDs have participated in Midnight Runs each semester, have baked desserts and brought them to Supper with the Sisters of Charity, participated in the first College sponsored Mission and Ministry Trip to the Dominican Republic, have served orphans through a community health project, and have attended Mission and Ministry trips to the Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers.
The Environmental Club sponsored the College’s first tray-less Tuesday, which led to the dining hall becoming 100% tray-less. They initiated a campus-wide recycling program, sponsored Annual Environmental Week and Campus clean-up, and collected soda can tabs in lieu of an entrance fee to Band Nights, donating proceeds to Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Yonkers.
Women’s Studies Club
The Women’s Studies Club has volunteered at the Convent of Mary the Queen and in the Survivor’s Tent for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign, has promoted micro-financing loans to third world countries through KIVA and Concern Worldwide, and has sponsored advocacy walks with the Out of Darkness campaign.