The RYI Student Society was formed in 2004 by a group of students who wanted to take an active role in helping organize community events and in effectively representing student voices to the administration of RYI. This organization is open to all students and the officers are elected directly by the student body. The Student Services staff attends meetings if invited and interacts most with the students in this context. The Student Society is a useful forum for discussions of all student matters and for giving students influence in the life of RYI.
In the past, the Student Society has been involved in planning excursions such as weekend outings, social work and community outreach (environmental projects, etc.), and social events such as movie nights or parties.
The Student Society supports several clubs, such as the Poetry club, the Chod Practice group, Futsal Soccer club, the Sanskrit Chanting club, the Hiking club, the Chess club, the Bollywood Dance club, the Tibetan Dance club, Swing Society, Music Therapy club, etc.
This academic year (2019-20), the RYI Student Society is especially focusing on events which support environmental awareness, such as environmental movie nights and discussions, guest lectures on this topic, as well as more active involvement in supporting the environment here in Nepal.