Get Involved

The Office of Student Affairs facilitates a variety of opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills while contributing to the quality of life on the Juilliard campus, including student organizations, paid and volunteer positions, retreats, community service projects, and events. 

For a full calendar of events and activities, please visit the Student Affairs space on MyJuilliard. 

Student Council

Mission Statement

To create current and lasting change and foster a culture of acting on students’ interests, the Juilliard Student Council is the voice of the entire student body. The Juilliard Student Council advocates for students and serves as a liaison to the administration because it cares and values each individual and what they bring to the community. Student Council strives to ensure that everyone is heard and concerns are addressed.

About Student Council

The Juilliard Student Council is a diverse group of students who work with the Office of Student Affairs to maintain and improve student life at Juilliard. The Student Council represents the student body and advocates for student issues and school improvements. It meets regularly to discuss a variety of student life topics and meets with the senior administration at least once per semester.


Apply and Contact

Each fall, Council members are recruited to represent the various divisions of the school as well as varying student organizations including international, commuter, residential, undergraduate, and graduate populations. Students who have issues, concerns, or suggestions should contact a Student Council representative or email Students interested in participating in Student Council should visit the Office of Student Affairs, Room 100, for application information.

Student Organizations

In addition to implementing events and programs, the OSA oversees all student organizations and clubs that register with the office. Registered organizations receive assistance and advisement from the OSA and benefit from limited funding. The wide variety of student organizations showcases the diversity of interests on campus. Students have the opportunity to form new organizations anytime throughout the academic year.

For more information about student organizations or to start a new student organization, stop by the Office of Student Affairs, Room 100, or email us at

Registered Student Organizations for 2016-2017

  • ArtSwap
  • Black Student Union
  • Juilliard Christian Fellowship
  • Juilliard Geek Coalition
  • Korean Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Student Council
  • Taiwanese Student Association

Student Leadership Selection

About Student Leaders

Juilliard’s leadership positions provide students with a great opportunity to build leadership skills, develop your ability to work within a team, foster confidence, help others, create community, and form relationships with your peers across Juilliard’s three divisions. These important leadership positions will supplement your artistic and academic pursuits by providing you with challenges, successes, group interaction skills, and personal growth opportunities.

Student leadership positions include the following: 

  • Colloquium Peer Mentor
  • Diversity Advocate (DA)
  • Orientation Leader (OL)
  • Campus Activities Board Member
  • Resident Assistant (RA)
  • Hall Coordinator (HC)

How to Apply

To apply for a student leadership position: 

  • Review the descriptions for each position.   
  • Complete the online application by Tuesday, January 31, 2017. This includes a resume, a short essay (200 to 500 words), and the mandatory recommendation from a non-family member.
  • Attend one of the Group Process sessions on Sunday, February 12, 2017. There will be a morning session and an afternoon session that you can choose from.
  • Finish your interview with your assigned staff member(s) between February 15 - March 24, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact any professional staff member in Student Affairs (Room 100), Residence Life (Room 1102, Meredith Wilson Residence Hall), or International Advisement (Room 245).

Juilliard Leadership Program

The Juilliard Leadership Program is a comprehensive program created to provide opportunities for students to develop their interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills. Each semester, 20-30 student leaders participate in a one-day retreat designed to address differing levels of experience to allow for individual growth as a leader. Participation is through nomination each fall semester by faculty and staff. Many past participants have taken on a variety of leadership positions on campus as a result of their involvement in the Juilliard Leadership Program. This program is overseen by the Assistant Director for Student Engagement & Leadership.