While the objective of the Marymount Literary Society is to foster and promote the literary arts at Marymount Manhattan College and offer a regular book discussion forum for matriculated students of the College, the club is characterized by the following essential elements:
- a commitment to the study of writing of excellent form and expression;
- a conviction that a fulfilling literary education demands communication and social outlet among students of like interests;
- a recognition that books may be appreciated for their content as well as their inherent beauty as objects;
- a resolve to enrich the literary climate at Marymount Manhattan College.