On behalf of the Office of Student Development, I invite you to explore the many opportunities, services, and resources that we provide.
Learning and education never end at the classroom door. Therefore, it is our goal to further the growth and development of our students outside of the classroom through the various programs and opportunities we provide on a daily basis. We guarantee that you will always find something to do, day or night, to enhance your college experience! Iona College is full of rich spirit, traditions, culture and history, so be sure to get involved and take advantage of all that college life has to offer, and gain a true sense of the community you are a part of.
In order to assist you on this journey, the Office of Student Development supports and provides numerous programs and resources. Some of these include:
over 70 active student-run clubs and organizations including media groups, fraternities and sororities, academic clubs, culturally based organizations, and more;
opportunities for personal and organizational leadership development;
educational and cultural programs to recognize important issues and stimulate discussions on current topics;
campus event planning assistance;
a travel and tour series of activities to Broadway shows, museums, sporting events and theme parks;
the operation of the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union along with numerous opportunities for student employment in these facilities and within the Office of Student Development;
weekly entertainment featuring acoustic artists, comedians, hypnotists, a film series and novelty acts; major campus events, and much more!
We are always striving to continue meeting the needs of our students here at Iona. If there is an activity you would like to see on campus, or a club that you would like to start, contact us and we will be happy to discuss your ideas and assist you in the process of seeing your visions become a reality. If you have any questions, or would just like to stop by and say "hello," please feel free to do so.
If you would like to have a personal leadership consultation, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities that await you, here at Iona College. And, I look forward to seeing you at campus events!
Melissa Aponte, Ed.D.
Director of Student Development