Run by Students, for Students
The Student Government Association (SGA) is an independent student-run non-profit organization that organizes and oversees student-run clubs and organizations. Independent from the University’s administration, the students elected to the SGA author and enforce the rules that determine how clubs should function and how they’re funded.
Each individual club is proposed by, created by, and managed by students. Whether you’re looking to find a group of people who share your interests, or you’re looking to jump into a leadership position, Montclair State’s SGA clubs and organizations can find the right fit for you.
Some examples of the types of clubs overseen by SGA:
- Fraternities and Sororities
- Shared Hobby Clubs
- Academic Clubs
- Religious Clubs
- Social Activism and Political Clubs
- Mutual Support and Community-building Clubs
- Honors Societies
- Community Service Clubs
The SGA even organizes local chapters of national organizations, like the NAACP, and international organizations, like the Golden Key International Honour Society.
Here’s a selection of clubs and organizations run by Montclair State University students:
Montclair State’s student-run newspaper, The Montclarion, gives students interested in journalism real-world practical experience that they can carry forward after graduation. Students who work on the newspaper learn a variety of skills, from research and editing to photography, layout and design – and with The Montclarion’s transition to a hybrid print/online format students will learn the web-writing skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century journalism landscape.
The Montclarion is its own independent non-profit organization – not run by the SGA or the University administration – ensuring that it has as much editorial control over its content as possible.
MSU Wish Makers
The MSU Wish Makers is a public-service club that raises money and provides volunteers to assist the Make-A-Wish foundation. The club holds several fundraisers throughout the year and organizes trips to children’s hospitals where club members organize fun activities with the young patients.
The MSU Wish Makers is a club with a singular purpose – to make a child’s wish come true.
MSU Art Society
The MSU Art Society is an organization where artists can come together to learn from each other, express themselves with like-minded individuals, and to create art in a productive environment. The club also organizes off-campus trips to gallery openings and group exhibitions so that members can be tuned in to the broader artistic community.
Membership is open to students of any skill level – the only requirement is a passion for the art.
One of Montclair State’s most prominent and well-established clubs, Sexuality, Pride, Education, Community, Truth, Respect, Unity at Montclair State (SPECTRUMS) has been an instrumental part of building and supporting a campus community devoted to stamping out bigotry and celebrating diversity.
SPECTRUMS is dedicated to educating the community to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues – but it also works in common-cause with other student-run organizations to fight against racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice.