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Center for Student Involvement and Leadership

Welcome to the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership

The mission of the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL) is to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community by engaging residential and commuter students, fostering student leadership, preserving campus traditions, and nurturing a diverse array of clubs and organizations. CSIL is committed to actively involving students in all aspects of campus life, providing meaningful opportunities for engagement and development. We encourage students to explore diverse interests, build connections, and contribute to a thriving campus culture. Through CSIL students discover their passions, develop essential leadership skills, and become influential change-makers in their communities. 

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Our orientation program has events, activities, and academic information sessions to acclimate you to the Manhattanville campus. You will have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and students, learn how to get involved on campus, and register for classes.
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Clubs and organizations are an integral part of the student experience at Manhattanville! Every student group on-campus is student-run, allowing Valiants an opportunity to gain leadership experience with something they're passionate about.
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Commuter Life

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Resource, Facilities, and Support

Manhattanville College has a number of facilities to provide for commuters to socialize and study during their days on campus including the Commuter Lounge in Brownson Hall, and all of the dining areas on campus like the Cafe, Pub and Starbucks on the ground floor of Benziger.

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Comfort and Conveniences

Whether you take a car, bus, train, or Uber, commuter students have access to a variety of resources. This includes a lounge, lockers, and other things to make your time on campus efficient and enjoyable.

Commuter Locker Rental Form

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Want To Get Involved? Join the Commuter Council! It is your ticket to meeting new friends, knowing more information, and strengthening your connect to the campus community. They meet every Wednesday at 1 PM in the Commuter Lounge located in Brownson Hall!


Learn More About Commuter Council on the 'Ville

Journey Mentors Program

The Journey Mentors Program connects incoming students with successful upperclassmen in order to help them with the transition to college life with emphasis on successful academics and student leadership. Mentors are tied to each First Year Program class and available upon request for individual support.
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Our mentors all have GPA's over 3.0. Mentors represent almost every academic program including Self-Design. Our mentees' average GPA was a 3.6 by the end of the program and 96% were considered successful. 
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Our mentors had a number of sponsored programs in the 2022-23 academic year including Spa Night, Therapy Dogs, Massages, Family Feud, Eating Disorder Awareness with over 1,000 attendees in total.  
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Over hundreds hours were logged in the 2022-23 year focusing on goals, careers, majors, registration help, social support, time management, coaching, mville tech help.  

Upcoming Events at Mville


Flu Shot Workshop

10:00 AM
Berman Center

Sexual Health Workshop

1:00 PM
Spellman Hall

Time Management

1:00 PM

Cram Jam

7:00 PM


Dean of Students
Director fo the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership
Associate Director for Student Life
Orientation and Commuter Coordinator