Student Community Government


Run for the students by the students. A voice of the student body since 1972 at Rhode Island College. 

History of Student Community Government

SCG Laptop Giveaway
SCG Laptop Giveaway 2020

Founded in 1972 with its driving purpose to be a voice of the student body at Rhode Island College. SCG has evolved over the years, bringing more guidance and support to student organizations, providing engaging events on campus and working to invoke new initiatives on campus including a recycling initiative to make Rhode Island College more green.  

Student Community Government (SCG) contains student parliament which acts as a central forum for students to bring forth and address issues and concerns affecting students at Rhode Island College.  

SCG recognizes and assists with funding of student organizations on campus. We continue to help facilitate the growth of those student organizations and develop leadership among them. We also work closely with Rhode Island College administration to advocate for students to resolve issues and bring new ideas to campus.  


A collection of Student Community Government resources, forms, policies and more are accessible to all students. If you have additional questions or need a document that is not listed, please contact  

The following committees and commissions are through the Student Community Government Inc. If you are interested in joining any of the following committees, please contact SCG President

  • Academic Affairs Committee 
  • Board of Education 
  • By-Laws/Adjudication Commission 
  • Conditions and Services Committee 
  • Elections Commission 
  • Finance Commission 
  • Personnel Evaluation Committee 
  • Public Relations Committee 
  • Student Entertainment Committee 
  • Student Organization Committee 
  • Academic Integrity Board  
  • Academic Standing Committee 
  • Academic technology Advisory Committee 
  • Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Admissions Policy  
  • Bookstore Advisory Committee 
  • Calendar Committee 
  • Committee on Academic Advising  
  • Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures 
  • Committee on College Lectures 
  • Committee on College Mission and Goals 
  • Committee on Convocations 
  • Committee on General Education 
  • Committee on Student Life 
  • Committee on Online Learning 
  • Council of Rhode Island College 
  • Honorary Degrees Committee 
  • Library Advisory Committee 
  • Performing & Fine Arts Committee 
  • Student Conduct Board 
  • Traffic and Parking Committee 
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee  

Due to current events, all of these meetings will be healed over zoom the current link is:

Schedule 2020-2021, Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. 

  • September 2020 – 2, 16, 30 
  • October 2020 – 14, 28 
  • November 2020 – 4, 18 
  • December 2020 – 2 
  • January 2021 – 27 
  • February 2021 – 10, 24 
  • March 2021 – 31 (budget meeting/mandatory) 
  • April 2021- 7, 14 (budget meeting/mandatory), 21, 28 

Class elections will be held Wednesday, September 30th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

5/20/2020 Parliament and Finance 

6/10/2020 Parliament 

6/10/20 Election 

7/15/20 Election  

9/2/2020 Election 

11/4/2020 Finance  


Student Organizations

Browse our diverse group of student organizations which provide endless leadership and networking opportunities to create a more well-rounded co-curricular experience.

Students conversing in class

Parliament Agenda

The parliament agenda is made up of a multitude of announcements and (from officers and Parliament representatives alike) to report on updates retaining their respected positions. Guest speakers/presenters alike are also brought in to discuss something they may feel needs to be discussed. Other materials, such as constitutions, conferences, reports, and more are discussed and voted upon.

How to Join SCG Parliament

Contact SCG

Contact the current Student Community Government Vice President, Aiden Meservey.


Complete Paperwork

Fill out the required information on the petition which is sent to you upon communication with the Vice President. 

Interview with SCG

After you have sent the petition back, you will then be notified about setting up an interview with members of the executive board from SCG or about sending a recommendation letter from a RIC faculty member on why you should be a part of Parliament.

Decision to be Accepted

Once step three is completed, you will then be notified if the executive board has decided if you are a good fit for Parliament/SCG.