Get Involved

The Office of Student Affairs facilitates a variety of opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills while contributing to the quality of life on the Juilliard campus, including student organizations, paid and volunteer positions, retreats, community service projects, and events.

For a full calendar of campus events and activities, please visit the Student Affairs space on MyJuilliard or the Student Events Calendar on the Juilliard Campus Life app.

Student Council

Mission Statement

To create current and lasting change and foster a culture of acting on students’ interests, the Juilliard Student Council is the voice of the entire student body. The Juilliard Student Council advocates for students and serves as a liaison to the administration because it cares and values each individual and what they bring to the community. Student Council strives to ensure that everyone is heard and concerns are addressed.

About Student Council

The Juilliard Student Council is a diverse group of students who work with the Office of Student Affairs to maintain and improve student life at Juilliard. The Student Council represents the student body and advocates for student issues and school improvements. It meets regularly to discuss a variety of student life topics and meets with the senior administration at least once per semester.

Apply and Contact

Each fall, Council members are recruited to represent the various divisions of the school as well as varying student organizations including international, commuter, residential, undergraduate, and graduate populations. Students who have issues, concerns, or suggestions should contact a Student Council representative or email studentcouncil@juilliard.edu. Students interested in participating in Student Council should visit the Office of Student Affairs, Room 100, for application information.

Student Organizations

In addition to implementing events and programs, the OSA oversees all student organizations and clubs that register with the office. Registered organizations receive assistance and advisement from the OSA and benefit from limited funding. The wide variety of student organizations showcases the diversity of interests on campus. Students have the opportunity to form new organizations anytime throughout the academic year.

For more information about student organizations or to start a new student organization, stop by the Office of Student Affairs, Room 100, or email us at osa@juilliard.edu.

Registered Student Organizations for 2018-2019

ArtSwap

Organization Mission Statement: ArtSwap is a student-run program that allows Juilliard students of different disciplines to obtain secondary lessons from each other through an exchange network. Members are simultaneously teachers and students who have the option of setting up lessons on a week-to-week basis with other ArtSwap members equipped to train them in their area of interest. It is designed to help Juilliard students develop and cultivate their secondary artistic interests, develop cross-divisional bonds, and gain teaching experience by utilizing the Juilliard School’s most valuable resource: its students.

Chinese Student & Scholars Association

Organization Mission Statement: Our mission is to set up a platform for communicating between Chinese students and alumni in the Juilliard School; as well as culture exchange between all Juilliard students who are interested in Chinese tradition and culture, and addressing the needs and concerns of all Chinese students in the Juilliard School. In addition, J-CSSA will also contribute in communicating with CSSAs from other universities and colleges.

Jewish Community

Organization Mission Statement: The purpose of the Jewish Community is to celebrate and share Jewish culture within the Juilliard community.The club will be a place for Jewish and non-Jewish students to come together to experience the Jewish tradition. The group also brings in speakers to talk about topics important to the Jewish community and to have outings in order to bond as a group.

Juilliard Christian Fellowship (JCF)

Organization Mission Statement: Juilliard Christian Fellowship exists to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world changers developed by creating a safe space to experience and know Jesus Christ personally.

Juilliard Geek Coalition

Organization Mission Statement: The Juilliard Geek Coalition is a club for all who enjoy pop culture, geek culture, and who want a safe space to discuss their passions and have a blast! If anyone is intimidated by the word “geek” in our organization’s title, I would like to direct them to this wonderful quote by actor Simon Pegg: “Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.” You don’t have to know anything about geek culture to join our group - we all learn from each other!

Juilliard Black Student Union (JBSU)

Organization Mission Statement: The purpose of the Juilliard Black Student Union serves not to create division amongst the Juilliard community, but rather to acknowledge and address the needs and concerns of black Juilliard students, as well as other students of color. The JBSU also seeks to encourage dialogue in the Juilliard community regarding social, political, and world issues, as well as to empower the community to take action and utilize its diversity of talent and creativity to make impactful statements on society and the world at large.

Juilliard Meditation Club

Organization Mission Statement: The Juilliard Meditation Club exists to provide a supportive and consistent space for Juilliard students to learn and practice awareness of the mind and body.

Juilliard Sings

Organization Mission Statement: The purpose of the choral group is to give students an opportunity to make music with friends that is outside their instrument. We really think students should sing for a number of reasons: singing with others is proven to boost morale and well-being, since there is a real sense of community. We want to achieve a family feel, where friends come together to make music. In addition, being part of a choir will enhance your sight-reading ability, your ear for music and sense of ensemble. Our choir will give students a chance to sing in different languages.

Rock Climbing Cult

Organization Mission Statement: The Climbing Cult is open to any climber, no matter their level, and gives a chance for everyone to develop their skills. The CC will try out different rock climbing gyms over the course of the year, and offer beginning lessons for those with minimal or no climbing experience.

Run-Through Coalition

Organization Mission Statement: The purpose of the group is to give students the chance to run through their repertoire in front of an audience. We will empower students with the opportunity to regularly face their personal fears and anxieties around performing, and offer meetings where students can run through whatever they feel like practicing.

Women's Empowerment Group

Organization Mission Statement: The Women's Empowerment Club wishes to start a conversation between the students at Juilliard about the oppression and treatment of women happening in this day and age. In addition, they hope to offer a safe place that women feel they can come to talk about these issues.

Student Leadership Selection

About Student Leaders

Juilliard’s leadership positions provide students with a great opportunity to build leadership skills, develop your ability to work within a team, foster confidence, help others, create community, and form relationships with your peers across Juilliard’s three divisions. These important leadership positions will supplement your artistic and academic pursuits by providing you with challenges, successes, group interaction skills, and personal growth opportunities.

Student leadership positions include the following:

  • Campus Activities Board (CAB) Member
  • Colloquium Peer Mentor
  • Diversity Advocate (DA)
  • Orientation Leader (OL)
  • Resident Assistant (RA)

For full job descriptions, details on how to apply, and additional information, please visit the Apply to Be a Student Leader page.

Juilliard Leadership Program

The Juilliard Leadership Program is a comprehensive program created to provide opportunities for students to develop their interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills. Each semester, 20-30 student leaders participate in a one-day retreat designed to address differing levels of experience to allow for individual growth as a leader. Participation is through nomination each fall semester by faculty and staff. Many past participants have taken on a variety of leadership positions on campus as a result of their involvement in the Juilliard Leadership Program. This program is overseen by the Assistant Director of Student Affairs.