Tara Knights Society
The Tara Knights Society is Iona College's oldest service organization. Deeply rooted in the history of the College, the group was founded in 1940 on the ideals of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Since then, they have dedicated themselves to service, to mission and to impact both our world and local community. The Tara Knights Society won most improved organization at the 2013 Gael Awards. Entry into the Tara Knights Society is nomination-based.
Meetings are held on Sunday evenings and are closed.
Hands Around Iona
is the Tara Knight's annual fundraiser held to aid the Christian Brothers and their work with communities across the globe. One day a year, hundreds gather on the field and hold hands in solidarity to raise money for a cause. Over the past few years with the help of many students, faculty and administration, the Knights have impacted areas in El Doret, Sierra Leone and Kenya by assisting in school developments and water tower projects. The 2017 Hands Around Iona donations went to a local Westchester County organization that sends aide to Syrian Refugees.