Join the Student Collaborative

Help us build a student community around the arts! 

A part of the Moody's mission is to promote cross-campus and community collaboration through transformative encounters with the arts, and the Moody Student Collaborative is critical to this goal. By representing the interests of the student community and helping the Moody engage with their peers, the members of the Student Collaborative ensure the Moody Center for the Arts is responsive to and inclusive of Rice's diverse student body.

Rice students can volunteer to be a part of the Collaborative by emailing the org president, Maddie Garrity, at

Read the latest Student Collab Email here. 

Join this University-recognized student organization, and gain hands-on experience in arts advocacy, help the Moody foster student engagement through outreach, and shape student-focused events!

With the full support of the Moody's professional staff, the Student Collaborative organizes 2-3 signature events per semester that connect student interests to the exhibitions, programs, and resources available at the Moody Center for the Arts. These events include but are not limited to, Student Opening Receptions to launch each semester’s programming, a Student Study Break as each semester closes, Makerspace tutorials, and Moody Student Movie Night. They can also hook you up with discounts at the Moody Cafe! 

This dynamic and impactful group is led by an executive team of student leaders, and collectively, this student-run organization can leverage a world-class art and performance space, as well as programming representing renowned local and international artists, to create meaningful and memorable experiences for Rice students.

Next event:

On Saturday, January 14, 6 - 8 p.m. celebrate the opening of the spring exhibition Hayv Kahraman: The Foreign in Us at the student reception hosted by the Moody Student Collaborative. Enjoy crafts, treats, and after-hours access to the exhibition.