Intercultural Student Council
The Intercultural Student Council is a body of students and organizations committed to creating coalition and solidarity across marginalized identities that build pathways of support, advocacy, and empowerment for their individual and collective organizations.
The vision of ISC includes:
- Addressing concerns and needs of students, internal and external organizations that impact the identities intersecting with being a student at Marymount.
- Ensuring equitable and accessible opportunities for marginalized and minoritized students by amplifying student voices.
- Planning events to drive student engagement around diverse cultural events.
- Providing a pathway to increase leadership opportunities for marginalized and minoritized students at MMC.
- Supporting intercultural programs that make individual lifestyles and heritages visible to the community.
Cultural Peer Mentors (CPMs) are a select group of continuing International students, students who have themselves studied abroad, or domestic students interested in building relationships with international students who will serve as mentors to the incoming International students. Each incoming international student will be matched with a CPM who will provide hands-on support, direction, and connectivity as well as and engage them with academic and personal development opportunities. CPMs will serve as hosts to a small group of International students (mentees) during their first year at MMC. This position is a full-year commitment and students will start two weeks prior to the beginning of the fall semester. CPMs report directly to the Assistant Director of the Intercultural Center in the Intercultural Center.
First Generation/Gen Guides (FGGs) are peer guides who focus on supporting the First Gen student experience at MMC. Specifically, FGGs are assigned to students in The First-Generation Cohort Program (FGCP) – a College-wide initiative aimed at supporting incoming students who identify as first-generation and qualify for a Pell Grant. FGCP is structured as a year-long cohort model program providing opportunities for students to build community with one another, receive academic support, gain access to resources, and work towards their professional development. FGGs provide hands-on support, direction, and connectivity to FGCPs during this experience. First Gen Guides report directly to the Graduate Assistant in the Intercultural Center.
Tri Alpha Honor Society for First Generation Students
MMC is home of the Epsilon Omicron Chapter of Tri Alpha Honor Society, which recognizes the academic achievements of first-generation college students. To be considered for induction, minimum eligibility includes:
- Being a current degree candidate at Marymount Manhattan College
- Having completed at least three full-time terms of study (minimum 30 credit hours), at least one of which must have been at MMC (for transfer students), or for those registered at least half time (minimum 30 credit hours) regardless of the number of terms completed
- Having an overall GPA of at least 3.2 in all coursework
- Coming from a family where neither parent nor any legal guardians earned a bachelor’s degree
The Social Justice Ambassador Program is a five- session program that invites participants from different backgrounds and experiences to come together to explore issues of social justice. The Social Justice Ambassador Program aims to assess some of the ways societal structures perpetuates privilege and oppression through institutions and individuals. The format of the program will be weekly meetings and consist of group discussions, interactive activities, presentations, and reflections. At the end of the program, ambassadors will be required to present in groups at the Social Justice Talk Back on what they have learned from the Social Justice Ambassador program.