Inter-Residence Council (IRC)

"Bringing Res Life To The Max!"


To improve the quality of the on-campus living experience.
The Inter-Residence Council is one of the largest organizations at Iona. We work in collaboration with students, faculty, the Office of Residential Life and the Office of Student Development to develop programs and events focused on enhancing the residential experience here at Iona College. In addition, IRC functions as an advocacy group for all residential and non-residential students to voice their concerns and facilitate measureable improvements both in the residence halls and throughout campus.

This year, the IRC executive board has developed a program that has reinstated the essential position of Hall Representative within our organization. Hall Representatives are individuals passionate about creating exciting events, addressing student concerns and most importantly are driven to enhance the daily lives of all who call this school home.

General Meetings:
Days: Mondays
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Robert V. LaPenta Student Union, End Zone

Contact Information
Heather Tabachnick, IRC President

Executive Board:

  • President - Heather Tabachnick
  • Vice President - Molly Kallaway
  • National Communications Coordinator - Dante Butler
  • Secretary - Amanda Cioffi
  • Treasurer - Bianca Diaz
  • Public Relations - Jessica Redmond
  • Advisors - Jasmine Smalls Eastchester/Rice/East Hall RHD

Past Events

  • Boardwalk carnival
  • Homecoming Banner Competition
  • Homecoming Activity Sponsor
  • Pumpkin Decorating and Bake Sale
  • Dia De Los Muertos Halloween Party
  • Thanksgiving Basket Donations
  • Visiting the retired Christian Brothers
  • Second Annual Door Decoration Competition
  • Winter Ball
  • Cocoa and Cookies
  • Football night
  • Ski Trip
  • Hospitality Supper
  • Gael Guts
  • Trivia Game show
  • Baseball BBQ

Our Philanthropy

During the 2011-2012 academic year, IRC joined efforts to work with Project Linus. Project Linus, a non-profit organization, provides homemade blankets to children in need. These blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different sources.

New Proposals

  • Adding Disney Channel
  • Additional Red box to be installed in LaPenta
  • Bringing Dunkin Donuts onto the Meal Plan
  • More vegetarian options
  • More novelties at the school book store

Past Awards and Accomplishments

2008 Recipient of the Gael Award for Outstanding Social Club/Organization
2012 Recipient of Gael Award for Excellence in Programming - This award honors the organization that has excelled through programming efforts, enhancing student life at Iona College
2012 Winner of the Annual Homecoming Banner Competition
Installing peepholes and security cameras in residence halls
Improving cafeteria food
New alcohol and guest policy