Student Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Student Affairs!

The Office of Student Affairs offers comprehensive, student-centered programming, innovative social activities, and leadership opportunities that foster personal growth, embrace the importance of inclusion, celebrate diversity, and cultivate arts advocacy. Current students should visit the Student Affairs space on MyJuilliard to view the Student Events Calendar.


Sabrina Tanbara, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Gianna Pannullo, Assistant Director of Student Affairs
Howie Lien, Student Affairs Associate
Rachel Choset, Student Engagement Assistant


Office of Student Affairs
The Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza, Room 100
(212) 799-5000 extension 200
[email protected]

Foundations Program Series

Foundations programs give Juilliard students learning experiences that complement their academic curriculum and professional experiences. By engaging students in educational conversations, activities, and workshops, students are able to expand their mind and knowledge base as well as develop important skills that they can use throughout their careers and personal lives. Foundations programs cover a wide variety of topics within the following four domains:

  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (blue) programs will encompass elements of social justice, current events, and global citizenship to create a sense of support and belonging in our community.
  • Life Essentials (pink) programs will prepare students for the "real world" with programs ranging from professional development to personal safety.
  • Community Standards and Civic Engagement (yellow) programs will focus on fostering a safe, aware, and engaged Juilliard community.
  • Health and Wellness (green) programs will help students develop healthy habits, both physically and emotionally.

Students can look for these icons and colors next to events in our biweekly E-Blasts and on other marketing materials around campus.

What are the benefits of attending Foundations programs?

  • Learn About New Topics: Foundations programs are hosted by a variety of different students, staff, and faculty on campus, and cover a host of different topics. Ranging from Krav Maga techniques to networking tips, you'll always be able to find a Foundations event that will teach you something you're interested in.
  • Priority Housing Selection: Students who attend at least one program from each of the four domains are given preferential placement in the housing selection process for the following academic year. Students must stay for the full duration of a program to receive credit.
  • Prize Drawings: All students, regardless if they plan to live on-campus the following year, will be entered into a monthly drawing. Students will be selected at random to win various prizes. Possible prizes include gift cards to the dining hall, MetroCards, and Juilliard swag! Students who do not win a prize will be added to the next month’s drawing. The more events you attend, the better your chances are at winning a prize the next month!

How do I meet the requirements for priority housing selection?

  • Attend at least one program from each of the four domains (for a minimum of four programs) at some point during the academic year.
  • Stay for the full duration of each program (typically 45 minutes to an hour in length)

Juilliard Campus Life App

The Juilliard Campus Life app keeps you connected to student events, activities, resources, and services, whether you are on- or off-campus. You’ll have the Student Events Calendar, Performance Calendar, and Academic Calendar, as well other information about the school right at your fingertips!

To download the Juilliard Campus Life app, visit your app store, search for Juilliard Campus Life, and install the app on your device. You may be asked to create a Guidebook account, but you can bypass this step or do it at a later time. Once you have the app downloaded, enter the passphrase that was emailed to all Juilliard College Division students to access the Juilliard Campus Life guide. If you need a reminder, you can email the Office of Student Affairs to ask for the passphrase.

Leadership Opportunities

About Student Leaders

Juilliard’s leadership positions provide students with a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, foster confidence, help others, build community, and form relationships with peers across Juilliard’s three divisions. These important leadership positions complement our students' artistic and academic pursuits while providing financial assistance. 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 nominated students participate in a one-day retreat designed to address differing levels of experience to allow for individual growth as a leader. This experience offers insight into the skills required to succeed as a student leader on campus and beyond.

Juilliard Student Congress

The Juilliard Student Congress is an elected body of students representatives who work with administration to maintain and improve student life at Juilliard. The Juilliard Student Congress (JSC) represents the student body and advocates for student issues and school improvements. It meets on a monthly basis to discuss a variety of student life topics and meets with the senior administration numerous times per semester. Members are elected every year to represent each division and various constituency groups (international, commuter, residential, undergraduate, graduate). Students interested in joining the JSC or have concerns or issues to discuss should contact Cory Owen, Associate Dean of Student Development.  

The current members of the JSC for the 2019-2020 academic year are:


  • Noah Wang (BFA '20, Dance)
  • Treyden Chiaravalloti (BFA '20, Dance)


  • Gaby Saker (MFA '22, Drama)
  • Blake Russell (BFA '22, Dance)


  • Jacob Melsha (BM '21, Jazz)

Historical Performance

  • Catalina Guevara Klein (GD '21, Historical Performance)

Vocal Arts

  • Santiago Pizarro (MM '20, Vocal Arts)

Undergrad Music

  • Ben Keating (BM '21, Trumpet)
  • Derek Louie (BM '21, Cello)
  • Devin Moore (BM '21, Viola)
  • Sanae Kodaira (BM '20, Cello)
  • Tomsen Su (BM '20, Cello)

Grad Music

  • Bronwyn Schuman (MM '20, Collaborative Piano)
  • Jessica Elder (MM '20, Horn)
  • Matt Liu (MM '20, Composition)
  • Alberta Khoury (DMA '24, Guitar)


  • Andrew Koonce (BM '20, Violin)
  • Gracie Francis (MM '21, Collaborative Piano)


  • Jade Diouf (BFA '23, Dance)
  • Sydney Dardis (BM '21, Vocal Arts)


  • Evan Atwell Harris (AD '24, Jazz)

Student Organizations

The Office of Student Affairs oversees and supports all registered student organizations and clubs. Registered organizations receive assistance and advisement from the OSA and benefit from limited funding. Students have the opportunity to form new organizations anytime throughout the academic year. To learn how to start your own club, please view the forms below.

Registered Student Organizations for 2019-2020


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

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.

Dance Association

Dance Association exists to provide every student an opportunity to dance a variety of styles, regardless of prior dance experience. The Dance Association will also give dancers an opportunity to choreograph, teach, and coach a wide variety of people and styles.

Juilliard Black Student Union (JBSU)

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 Christian Fellowship (JCF)

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 Climbing Club

The Juilliard Climbing Club is open to any climber, no matter their level, and gives a chance for everyone to develop their skills. The Climbing Club 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.

Juilliard College Republicans

The Juilliard College Republicans is the official campus organization for students who support or are interested in learning more about the National Republican Party. Our mission is to make known and promote the principles of the Republican Party among members of the Juilliard campus and community. The College Republicans hold regular meetings, host speakers, and provide students the opportunity to meet, interact, and develop political skills.

Juilliard Sings

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.

Korean Christian Association

The Korean Christian Association serves to help Christians grow toward maturity as Disciples of Christ, by study of the Bible, by prayer, and by Christian fellowship. The group exists to help develop healthy human relationships via Bible study.

Women's Empowerment Group

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.