Core Council

The Core Council at Marymount Manhattan College was established to coordinate the efforts among the six (6) major student organizations on campus to increase the engagement of the general student body, and to serve as a unifying voice to better address issues affecting the student body. To do so, the Core Council steadfastly works towards:

  • Establishing, coordinating, and publicizing the activities of the member organizations
  • Assisting the College’s administration in attaining its student engagement objectives
  • Maintaining student involvement, advocacy, and inter-council relations
  • Encouraging student leaders and organizations to maintain involvement within the college community at Marymount Manhattan College
Core Council Representation

The executive board of the Core Council is comprised of one representative from a number of active, longstanding student organizations on campus. The Core Council may never exceed six (6) member organizations. The participating organizations were selected, in part, due to the far-reaching nature of their mission and/or programming efforts and their perceived ability to work towards the overall mission of the Core Council. For more information on any of the member organizations of the Core Council, click each of the names below:

  • Black and Latinx Student Association (BLSA)

    The Black and Latinx Student Association (BLSA) was created to assist in voicing the opinions and addressing the needs of the Marymount student body. We are a heritage group composed of students who have recognized some of the problematic issues concerning the underrepresented percentage of the student body.

    Current leadership team:
    Viviana Metzgar, President
    Alan McKenzie, Vice President
    Ayobunmi Pacheco, Secretary
    Abril Chavez, Treasurer

  • Campus Activities Board (CAB)

    CAB logoThe mission of CAB is to enhance student life at Marymount Manhattan College by planning, promoting and executing social, multicultural, recreational and educational events for the general student body.

    Current leadership team:
    Kelly McGuinness, President
    [Currently vacant], Vice President
    Julia Gaudioso, Secretary
    Alexandra Rabney, Treasurer
    Lauren Foley, Special and Annual Events Chair
    [Currently vacant], Diversity and Multicultural Chair
    [Currently vacant], Community Service Chair
    Gabriella Gavazzi, Off-campus Events Chair

    Feel free to email for more information.

  • Griffin Yearbook

    Griffin Radio LogoThe purpose of the Griffin Yearbook is to preserve and provide memories of Marymount Manhattan College’s academic year. The MMC yearbook staff captures major moments from both fall and spring semesters all the way up until Commencement in May.

    Current leadership team:
    Victoria Whalen, Editor-in-Chief

    Feel free to email for more information.

  • The Monitor

    The Monitor logoThe Monitor is Marymount’s student-run newspaper. With a circulation of 1,000, the paper is published six times a semester with the exception of summer and January sessions. If you’re not on campus, visit us online at!

    Current leadership team:
    Gabrielle Fiorella, Editor-in-Chief
    Averee Nelson, Digital Managing Editor
    Meg Masseron, Features Editor
    Megan Arnold, Layout & Design Editor
    Seamus Fallon, Head Copy Editor
    Imani Rivera, Social Media Manager

    Feel free to email for more information.

  • Student Government Association (SGA)

    SGA logoThe SGA advocates for the rights of students and facilitates communication between the administration, faculty, staff and student body. The SGA works to promote justice, leadership and integrity within the MMC community to better the College and the community in which students live.

    Current leadership team:
    Nyesha Mccormick, President
    Kiara Mendez, Vice President
    Giulia Becker Miller, Secretary
    Peyton Gatewood, Treasurer

    Feel free to email for more information.

To contact the Core Council, please email or one of the respective member organizations.

Professional Development Grant

As part of the Core Council’s mission, current Marymount Manhattan College students have the opportunity to apply for the Core Council Professional Development Grant to fund or partially fund involvement in a conference/workshop. This grant was established in order to support the continued development of student leadership and leadership skills of students here at MMC.

To view the full guidelines and requirements, view the application here.