Student Activities and Organizations

RIC Political Science Club students at Student Activities Day

Student organizations provide endless leadership and networking opportunities to create a more well-rounded co-curricular experience.

Student Organization Registration 

Registration for new and current student organizations is required every year to maintain recognition by Rhode Island College. Registration is through the myric.edu portal, all organization information and officers should be updated regularly.  

Recognized student organizations receive the following privileges,  

  • Ability to reserve space and services  
  • Use campus resources such as ticket sales, supplies from Student Union 408, AV equipment, etc.  
  • Participation in Campus Activities Day and Spring Activities Fair 
  • Access to SA event promotions and marketing 
  • Listed in Student Organization Directory 
  • Mailbox in Student Union  
  • Access to a ric.edu email 
  • Event planning support and assistance from Student Activities  
  • Ability to use Rhode Island College name in association

Starting a New Student Organization

Student Community Government Student Activities

  1. Review list of current organizations to ensure the organization does not already exist 
  2. Set up a meeting to discuss the new organization with SCG Secretary and the Interim Assistant Director of Student Activities 
  3. Find a minimum of three other students who are interested in joining  
  4. Submit Intent Form to SCG Secretary  
  5. Schedule a meeting with the Student Community Government Organization for review  
  6. Receive approval from the SCG Parliament  
  7. Submit organization officer list to Student Activities  
  8. Submit a signed advisor agreement to SCG 
  9. Meet with Student Activities to learn and review policies and procedures for student organizations   

 

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*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on students and young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States. To support the Active Minds mission, the Active Minds at RIC chapter is all about creating a campus culture that does not stigmatize mental health problems but rather speaks about them openly and supportively. Through various campus activities and events we intend to not only create a support network for those on campus struggling with mental illness but also to continuously educate and spread awareness regarding such issues. 

President - Gabrielle Siena Patrone | gpatrone_4389@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Marissa Golomboski | mgolomboski_0848@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Monica Darcy  | mdarcy@ric.edu 

Organization Email: activeminds@so.ric.edu 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

The purpose of Alpha Sigma Phi is to Better the Man, through the creation and perpetuation of brotherhood founded upon the values of Character, Silence, Charity, Purity, Honor, Patriotism. Instagram: @alphasig_ric 

President - TJ Clifford  | tclifford_6508@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Mike Rossi  | mrossi_2813@email.ric.edu 

Advisor - Allison Glasier | aglasier@ric.edu

Organization Email  | alphasig@so.ric.edu 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

National Panhellenic sorority founded on November 4, 1899 at Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University). The sorority has more than 80 active chapters and colonies nationwide. Alpha Sigma Tau has a long history of philanthropy and community service. The Sorority's official philanthropy is Pine Mountain Settlement School, and its official service project is Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, individual collegiate and alumnae chapters coordinate local philanthropic fundraisers and service projects. 

President - Celina Medeiros | cmedeiros_6683@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Emma Hislop  | ehislop_3734@email.ric.edu

Advisor – Emily Synan  | esynan@ric.edu 

Organization Email : alphasigmatau@so.ric.edu  

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

To further enhance the professional development of marketing students. As well as, spark the creativity of students by doing projects, events, promotions and web-design. 

http://ric-ama.wix.com/ric-ama 

President - Shannon McDonald | smcdonald_4979@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Asley Corrales | acorrales_5674@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Stephen Ramocki  | sramocki@ric.edu 

Organization Email : amaclub@so.ric.edu

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

The Anchor Newspaper is Rhode Island College's only independent, student-run source of news since 1928.

President – Kaicie Boeglin | editorinchief@anchorweb.org

Vice President – Emily Brennan | ebrennan_3389@email.ric.edu

Advisor – Michael Michaud | mmichaud@ric.edu

Org E-mail: editorinchief@anchorweb.org

 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

To increase knowledge and awareness of television and video production through hands-on experience. To act as a creative outlet for students who wish to participate in television and video production, and to exhibit students' work to a large audience on a regular basis via closed circuit TV and the Internet.

President - Jake Douglas | jdouglas_1104@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Carlos Martinez Gil | cmartinezgil_4707@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Michael Caine | mcaine_2785@ric.edu

Organization Email: anchortv@so.ric.edu

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

A chance to introduce students to the exciting world of ballroom and Latin dance. With opportunities to learn the elegant steps of the waltz or the energy-filled jump of the swing, ballroom and Latin dance is the best way to meet new people, dance competitively or socially or just have a great time. Insta/Facebook: @ricballroom 

Website 
http://www.ricballroom.com 

President  - Thomas Yakey Jr. | tyakey_1692@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Emily McGrady  | emcgrady_9769@email.ric.edu 

Advisor - Joseph L. Zornado | jzornado@ric.edu 

Organization Email: ricballroom@gmail.com 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

Strives to enhance communication between biology students and faculty, increase awareness of biology and medical technology issues and current events, and increase the sense of community in the biology department. Instagram: @ricbioclub 

President - Julia Valles | 

Advisor - Eric Roberts : eroberts@ric.edu 

Organization Email:  bioclub@so.ric.edu

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

The Co-op is a licensed preschool and daycare facility which provides quality child care for the children of RIC students, faculty, and staff. 

President - Mary Beth Vadenais | mbrunelle_6655@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Julissa Barrios  | jbarrios_4583@email.ric.edu 

Advisor - Brian Stevens  | bstevens@ric.edu 

Organization Email: coopreschool@so.ric.edu

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

Delta Phi Epsilon is an organization that is built on the bonds of sisterhood, pride in the sorority, and support for one another. The mission of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority is to develop in women a social consciousness and a commitment to think and act for the greater good. The work done for the philanthropies, National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Delta Phi Epsilon Education Foundation instills the desire to be active in the community. 

President - Rachel Hiener  | rhiener_7756@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Juliana Esposito | jesposito_6895@email.ric.edu

Organization Email : deltaphiepsilon@so.ric.edu

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

After many years Rhode Island College has reopened our English Club! Here individuals are free to discuss literary pieces, share their writing, and have an open dialogue about how English has influenced each member. Regardless of your major, all are welcome to join! Expand your reading and recommend personal treasured texts with fellow members. Perform in front of an audience an original at slam poetry sessions. Ask members to peer critique an essay when you just can’t seem to get the point across. Or relax with like minds discussing literature to films and their timeless importance. If you have works written that you want to publish, learn about the process of publishing them. Fun objectives are planned but we’re open to any suggestions or ideas you may have. However due to the current climate, the safety of each member is our number one priority, meetings until further notice, will be held on zoom Wednesdays’ at 1:00 p.m. EST. Twitter ---> @RICEnglishclub Instagram ---> @ric_englishclub 

President - Tayler Green 
tgreen_2275@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Kristina Lemoi | klemoi_3594@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Joseph Zornado | jzornado@ric.edu

Organization Email: englishclubatRIC@gmail.com 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

To promote sustainability within our school and community through various educational functions, a school garden, and other events that foster community partnerships. Insta: @ric_environmentalclub 

President - Johnathan Butti | jbutti_8655@email.ric.edu

Vice President -  Kevin Rodriguez | krodriguez_0420@email.ric.edu

Advisor - James Murphy | jmurphy2@ric.edu 

Advisor - Dean Faiola | dfaiola@ric.edu 

Organization Email: environmentalclub@so.ric.edu 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

Games And Merriment Enthusiasts of RIC (GAMER) strives to provide an open forum for people interested in role-playing games, video games, miniature war games, card collecting games (CCG), and board games. We encourage members to come learn new games or play an old favorite. GAMER is open to anyone interested in games, no matter your level of skill or experience. 

President - Casey Williams  | cwilliams_6540@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Lauren Shea  | lshea_0908@email.ric.edu 

Advisor - Kenneth Hughes Jr.  | khughes_6451@ric.edu 

Organization Email: gamer@so.ric.edu 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

Harambee, which is Kiswahili means "unity" or "stand together," is the name of Rhode Island College 's multicultural student organization.  The members primarily consist of students from throughout the African Diaspora (African-American, Afro-Carribean, Continental African) and welcomes others from diverse cultural backgrounds.  The purpose of the organization is to provide cultural experiences that will be beneficial in our search for our heritage; to coordinate our educational experiences so that others may learn from us; and to engage in social activities that allows us to show our responsibility to society. 

President - Night Jean Muhingabo  | nmuhingabo_6990@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Brooxana Pierre  | bpierre_4323@email.ric.edu 

Advisor - Marco McWilliams | mmcwilliams_0463@ric.edu

Organization Email: harambee@so.ric.edu

Health & Physical Education Club (formerly Health Wellness & Fitness)

President - Amelia Murphy  | amurphy_4228@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Abigail Phelan  | aphelan_8623@email.ric.edu 

Advisor - Kristen Pepin | kpepin@ric.edu

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

The Information Security Club exists for students who wish to discover the fast-paced world of information security. The club will explore different topics within the realm of information security and serve to host presentations and activities around expanding students’ knowledge and awareness of the state of the industry today. 

President - Nicholas Garvey | ngarvey_7634@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Ariel Troncoso | atroncoso_0465@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Suzanne Mello-Stark  | smellostark@ric.edu 

Organization Email: isc@so.ric.edu

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

RIC Intervarsity seeks to be a welcoming Christian community that offers open access to anyone seeking connection with God, people and the greater RIC community. 

President - Brooxana Pierre | bpierre_4323@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Jeannine Olson  | jolson@ric.edu 

Organization Email: InterVarsity.ric.316@gmail.com 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

Kappa Sigma Colony is the largest college social fraternity in the world with more than 230,000 living members, including over 20,000 undergraduates and 320 Chapters and colonies located throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1869 at the University of Virginia, Kappa Sigma Colony International Headquarters is based in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

President - Thomas O'Rourke  | torourke_2096@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Josh Rosenbaum | jrosenbaum_2906@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Jeffrey Brunelle  | jbrunelle@ric.edu 

Organization Email: kappasigma@so.ric.edu 

To serve as student leaders, advocates, and mentors for nursing students of color in the Rhode Island College School of Nursing (RICSON). We aim to bridge the gap between nursing students of color and the School of Nursing faculty/staff, to ensure students are equipped with equal opportunity and adequate resources to successfully complete the RICSON program without setbacks. 

President - Patrice Turnipseed  | pturnipseed_9318@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Sarah Brown  | sbrown_7938@email.ric.edu 

Advisor - Deborah Kutenplon | dkutenplon@ric.edu 

Organization Email: msno@so.ric.edu 

NRHH is composed of the top 1% of student leaders on campuses across the world. Furthermore, NRHH has four pillars that each member can continue to strive to achieve: scholastics, recognition, service and leadership. 

President - Madison Morin | mmorin_3084@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Kyle Canales | kcanales_6308@email.ric.edu 

Advisor - James Cook | jcook_8163@ric.edu 

Organization Email: nrhh@so.ric.edu  

We build leaders who make a better world. 
http://www.societyleadership.org/ 

President - Samantha Luz Schleifer | sschleifer_2995@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Mackenzee Stanley | mstanley_7716@email.ric.edu

Organization Email: nsls@so.ric.edu

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

The Physical Science Club is for students who are interested in learning more about any type of physical sciences 

President - Morgan Andrews  | mandrews_2564@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Floralba Parra | fparra_4699@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Medini Padmanabhan  | mpadmanabhan@ric.edu 

Organization Email: scienceclub@so.ric.edu 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

The purpose of the Political Science Club is to generate interest and participation in the political process to all interested RIC students. 

President - Mackenzie Raimond  | mraimond_1957@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Jeidy Par | jpar_3305@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Robyn Linde  | rlinde@ric.edu 

Organization Email: polisciclub@so.ric.edu  

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

To provide out of class extra-curricular activities for students. To create a sense of community among RIC students and to create a social setting of educational and recreational nature. 

President - Sage Mueller | smueller_5703@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Maci Dorantes  | mdorantes_4629@email.ric.edu 

Advisor - Casey Smith  | csmith@ric.edu 

Organization Email: ricprogeb@gmail.com 

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. 

President  - Kathryn Elizabeth Faria | kfaria_8901@email.ric.edu

Advisor - David Sugarman  | dsugarman@ric.edu 

Organization Email: psichi@so.ric.edu 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

Psych Society is dedicated to promoting a path to learning about the field of psychology as well as possible internships, research projects, and job opportunities. Instagram: @ric_psychsociety 

President  - Kathryn Elizabeth Faria | kfaria_8901@email.ric.edu

Advisor - David Sugarman  | dsugarman@ric.edu 

Organization Email: psychsociety@so.ric.edu  

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

The Resident Student Association (RSA) is comprised of students living both in the residence halls and off-campus. The goal for RSA is to assist with students' needs and concerns and to provide programs for the residents which are on a larger scale than the ones that the Hall Councils usually provide. Representatives from all six halls help promote and recruit new members within their respective residence halls and meet together on a regularly scheduled basis. Another goal for RSA is to improve residential life and to promote unity throughout the campus community. Some recent events include duck hunt, res-week, dodgeball, carnival, ice cream socials, campaigns for better food service at the college, increased safety for motor vehicles and parking area, review and update of Residence Hall Policies, sponsorship of marathons to raise money for charity, semi-formal dances, talent shows, trips to plays and sporting events and many other on-campus events. Funding is provided for this organization by Student Community Government (student activity fees). RSA also works closely with Hall Councils, the Office of Residential Life and Housing, and other organizations. RSA is run by the students and elects students from within the group to serve on an Executive Board. 

President - Matthew Thureson  | mthureson_8887@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Julianne Svoboda |  jsvoboda_2066@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Dennis Sousa | dsousa@ric.edu

Organization Email: rsa@so.ric.edu  

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

The purpose of this organization is to form an educational community for students in and around recovery. This organization aims to create a safe and open environment for students to receive support from each other as well as learn about recovery. 

President - Brynn Terry  | bterry_6041@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Bryana Aguiar | baguiar_9313@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Bethany Lewis  | blewis@ric.edu 

Organization Email: ricoveryorg@so.ric.edu 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

SNL is a spiritually based group focused on providing consistent Bible discussion groups and service opportunities involving the RIC community. 

President - Jennifer Contreras  | jcontreras_6781@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Jake DeBlois  | jdeblois_3060@email.ric.edu 

Advisor - Carlo Cantarella  | ccantarella@ric.edu 

Organization Email: snl@so.ric.edu 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

RIC's literary magazine

President - Taylor Sarnecky  | tsarnecky_5130@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Nadia Xavier  | nxavier_0070@email.ric.edu 

Advisor - Mark Anderson  | manderson@ric.edu 

Organization Email: shoreline@so.ric.edu  

The Software Engineering Club is an organization that is focused on fostering an environment of learning in regards to software development, as well as creating software that can help students on campus. 

President - Richard Cenedella | rcenedella_2411@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Jake DeBlois | jdeblois_3060@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Michael Caine  | mcaine@ric.edu 

Organization Email: software_engineering@so.ric.edu 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

To cultivate a network of small community groups in which students can discuss what it means to pursue God in faith, education, and through acting justly in the community. 

President - Shannon McDonald | smcdonald_4979@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Nicholas Ullman | nullman_4069@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Terri LaPlante | tlaplante@ric.edu 

Organization Email: sojourn@so.ric.edu

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

As a Spanish language learner, any Rhode Island College student is now able to practice their Spanish during una hora de conversation, movie days, and on trips to cultural events around Rhode Island, Boston, and New York. Through these opportunities students can practice their conversational skills in an English-free zone. 

President - Amarilys Ovalle | aovalle_1580@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Eingel Cuadrado | ecuadrado_1276@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Maricarmen Margenot  | mmargenot@ric.edu 

Organization Email: spanishclub@so.ric.edu  

Student Community Government acts as a forum for students to address various issues and concerns affecting students at RIC. It also facilitates the growth and continuity of student organizations on campus by overseeing their operating and funding them. 

President - Shreena Patel | president@ricscg.org 

Vice President - Daisy Tran  | vicepresident@ricscg.org 

Advisor - Arthur Patrie | apatrie@ric.edu

Organization Email: ricscg@ric.edu  

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

RIC Metalsmiths is a club blossoming from the Jewelry-Metalsmithing department of Rhode Island College. The purpose of this club is to highlight one of the many art concentrations offered on our college campus. As a group, we would like to create a student run co-learning environment where students can assist each other with learning new techniques as well to educate the "Non-Art Major" about our concentration! Our mission is to create an educational and social link with our peers as well as to create demos and events where we can invite "non-artists" in on the fun!

President - Heather Oliver |  holiver_9501@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Jo-Anne Currin | jcurrin_2670@email.ric.edu 

Advisor - Dianne Reilly | dreilly@ric.edu 

Organization Email: metalsmiths@so.ric.edu 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

To promote high standards of nursing practice through nursing education, to provide programs representative of current professional interests and concerns to nursing students, to inform the student body of the nature of professional nursing. Also, to provide a forum for investigation of issues in healthcare and to speak for better health in the college community. 

President - Katherine Sears | ksears_0914@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Brittany Fitzhugh | bfitzhugh_5062@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Sheri Boucher | sboucher_8256@ric.edu 

Organization Email: ricstudentnurse@gmail.com 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

The purpose of the Student Veterans Organization will be to provide a network of support for military veterans, their families and civilian supporters, to educate the college community about the experiences of military veterans, and work with the college administration to meet the needs of student veterans and prospective student veterans. 

President - Alex Ortiz | aortiz_4212@email.ric.edu
Vice President - Steven Pina | spina_2599@email.ric.edu
Advisor - Lisa Levasseur | llevasseur_4711@ric.edu
Organization E-Mail: studentveterans@so.ric.edu 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

Theta Phi Alpha is a national women's social fraternity, and is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference. The mission of Theta Phi Alpha encompasses far more than providing a social network for college women. For more than 90 years, the sisters of Theta Phi Alpha have maintained a history rich in educational excellence, professional achievement, and a deep commitment to social service. Instagram: @thetaphiric 

President - Rylee Morin | rmorin_6667@email.ric.edu

Vice President - Angelina Lepore | alepore_0341@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Cynthia Taylor | ctaylor@ric.edu 

Organization Email: thetaphialpha@so.ric.edu

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

VISA is a student organization focused on supporting international students, all are welcome to join! 

President - Michael Uzoma | muzoma_6038@email.ric.edu

Vice President – Adaobi Ajegbo | aajegbo_7020@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Karina Mascorro | kmascorro@ric.edu 

*This organization is recognized by the Student Community Government*

WXIN is here to provide the RIC community with responsible programming, teach newcomers about the music and radio industries, increase our knowledge and understanding of broadcast radio through experience, and provide and outlet for students to express themselves creatively within FCC rules and radio ethics. 

President - Brynn Terry  | bterry_6041@email.ric.edu 

Vice President - Slade Alves | salves_7921@email.ric.edu

Advisor - Michael Caine  | mcaine@ric.edu 

Organization Email: gm@ricradio.org  

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The governing body of the students at Rhode Island College, the Student Community Government addresses various issues affecting students, provides leadership opportunities for those involved and a resource for student organizations throughout campus.  

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Art, music, dance, and theatre are just some of the groups sponsored by the Performing and Fine Arts Commission (PFAC). These groups enhance the performing and fine arts programs on campus and support with developing student skills.  

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