There are more than 115 different clubs and organizations on campus. Active involvement in a club or organization helps a student develop new leadership skills, career skills, and meet new friends. Students can select from clubs related to their majors or take the opportunity to join something related to a special interest or hobby. Each year the Office of Student Activities and Student Center Operations hosts an Involvement Fair to assist students in getting connected to a club or organization. Students should read the bulletin boards, social media sites, e-mail, electronic boards, the student newspaper (The Outlook) and the Calendar of Events to learn more about club activities throughout the year.
An integral part of Monmouth’s overall campus life program, the Student Center serves as a gathering area for all segments of the University community. It is an area where students meet informally and formally to share common interests and develop friendships. The Student Center includes dining facilities, lounges, the Santander Bank office and ATM, computer labs, and meeting rooms, and is the site of many campus and community events. The facility also houses the Student Government Association, the Student Activities Board, and many student organization offices.
The Student Center is the site of the Division of Student Life, the Center for Student Success, the Office of Career Services, Student Activities/Operations, Judicial Affairs, International Student and Faculty Services, Central Scheduling, the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services, Conference Services and Special Events, Study Abroad Office, Academic Foundations Office, Office for Disability Services, Office of Veteran Services, Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, and Global Education.
Student Activities Board
The Student Activities Board (SAB) is a student organization advised by the Office of Student Activities and Student Center Operations. Concerts, speakers, comedians, bus trips, novelty programs, festivals, and subsidized tickets for OceanFirst Bank Center shows are among the many events sponsored. The SAB presents numerous opportunities for students to get involved both as spectators and as active board members. Students can join eight committees, which include: Novelty, Awareness, Diversity Programs, Major Events, Comedy, Concerts, Festivals, and Travel and Tour. Involvement in SAB may relate to a student’s major or may just be for fun.
The Department of Music and Theatre Arts, housed in the Lauren K. Woods Theatre, offers a wide ranging schedule of concerts, recitals, and theatrical productions during the academic year, and a professional theatre, the Shadow Lawn Stage, in the summer. The department offers performance opportunities in concert chorus, chamber choir, glee clubs, chamber orchestra, jazz band, and pep band. Applied music study is offered to all students in voice, piano, woodwinds, brass, guitar, strings, and percussion.
The award winning Center of the Arts presents a rich array of performances by nationally and internationally recognized artists in dance, theatre, contemporary, classical, and folk music; as well as children's theatre, film screenings, visiting writers, gallery exhibitions, live screenings of the Met Opera, the National Theatre of London, the Bolshoi Ballet, and much more! Students receive a FREE ticket for two performing arts events each semester; all other events are free or $5. For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit Monmouth Arts.
While Monmouth has no religious affiliation, it does recognize the important place that religion has in the lives of many of its students. The Catholic Center, the Muslim Student Association, and Chabad are all active on campus. In addition, churches and synagogues representing the major religious faiths are within convenient reach of the campus and are available for services and personal counseling. A listing of area places of worship is available at the Office of Student and Community Services.
The William T. Boylan Gymnasium provides facilities to support intramurals and recreation, including a swimming pool, two full basketball courts, and a bowling center. Outdoor facilities available to students for their recreational use include: tennis courts, an eight-lane track, Field Turf football/lacrosse, and soccer fields.
There is a year-round Intramural Sports Program, which includes games and sports such as basketball, dodgeball, flag football, softball, volleyball, three-point contest, knockout, Baggo, and soccer. The Wellness Program includes personal training and group fitness classes like Zumba, Yoga, Bootcamps, Abs Legs and Butt, and Kickboxing. There are many club sports on campus that include ice hockey, dance, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, field hockey, sailing, croquet, boxing, softball, baseball, men's bowling and men's basketball.