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Contact Information

For all questions and inquiries:
401-825-2337 (Phone)
401-825-2443 (Fax) 
Campus Executive Committee

David Alden Sears

Vice President
Lauren Quinn

Director of Finance
Nicholas Raptakis

Director of Administration
Michael Christian

Director of Student Relations
Jason Klas

Director of Public Relations
Jamie Gagnon

Director of Activities
Shivam Patel

Campus Dean

Christine Jenkins
Associate Dean of Student Life

Campus Advisor

Dr. Rachel Rogers

Knight Campus Clubs/Organizations

Welcome! We hope that you can find a club that interests you in Student Life at CCRI! If you notice there is a club or organization that isn't represented at our campus, or you would like to create a new club/organization please see the Office of Student Life's website.

Student clubs and organizations are responsible for sending updated contact information and revised club constitutions to the Office of Student Life and the Office of Student Government. Please email such information to your Knight Student Government at and Christine Jenkins, Associate Dean, Office of Student Life at

Knight Active Student Clubs

Access/TRIO Club

The Access/Trio Club is a CCRI student-led organization dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of students served by the Access to Opportunity, TRIO, and Connect 2 College programs.  The Club will provide opportunities for students to support other CCRI students through informal peer mentoring, social activities, club meetings, and leadership experiences.  The club also seeks to educate the CCRI community about the needs of students seeking to successfully complete higher education.

Advisor: Gail Sidney                                          Phone: 401-825-2303

Amateur Radio Club

The CCRI Amateur Radio Club has existed since the mid 60's. The club encourages and enables students to obtain an FCC license to which allows them to communicate over short wave, satellite and other mediums, both as a hobby and service to others. The club members can provide emergency communications in times of emergency; stimulate interest in the technical fields, and allows students to access a service oriented hobby which they will continue for the rest of their lives.

Advisor: Edmond Zuromski                                Phone: 401-825-1151

Anime Club

The intent of the CCRI Anime Club is to provide a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere to admirers of Japanese animation, manga (comic novels), movies, and culture. Each week meetings are held to explore various facts of anime, Japanese culture, and recent news of the aforementioned activities to inform and inspire our members and others. In addition, weekly screenings are held and are open to members and the CCRI Community, as well as other special events including Community Service activities.

Advisor: Chuck Morgan                                       Phone: 401-825-2364

Art Club

The purpose of The Art Club is to increase the presence and strengthen awareness of the visual arts at the CCRI campuses. The organization strives to increase student, faculty, and staff awareness of the importance of the visual arts.

Advisor: Mazin Adam                                            Phone: 401-825-2372

Black American Student Association

The Black American Student Association was founded in order to provide a means of minority expression on matters concerning minority students of CCRI. The organization’s goals are to advance minority students’ welfare and interests, elevate minority students’ social, cultural and educational opportunities, as well as foster each participant’s involvement in all aspects of college life.

Advisor: Antoinette Littlejohn                                Phone: 401-825-2301

Bible Study Club

The Bible Study Club meets once or twice a week to study the Bible together, both the Old and New Testaments, and to support and encourage each other in our faith. The club welcomes all interested people to come and be part of the group. We read with a view to the meaning and personal application of what the text says. Bibles are provided by the club or bring your own. Study is followed by a time of prayer for those who desire it. For current meeting room and times, check posters or contact the club advisor.

Advisor: Cheri Markward                                         Phone: 401-825-2167

Chamber Ensemble

The Chamber Ensemble is CCRI’s band/orchestra performing group. We meet twice a week to practice for performances during the semester. The group presents a formal public concert twice a year, in December and April/May, and frequently performs for other college functions. All band/orchestra instrumentalists and pianists who read music are invited to participate. Chamber Ensemble is a good way to keep up or improve your skills on your instrument and to enjoy the benefits of playing in an ensemble. A steady commitment is required. Meeting times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00-2:15 in the Band Room (0540) in Warwick.

Advisor: Cheri Markward                                          Phone: 401-825-2167

Chamber Singers

For those who enjoy part-singing in a small group, this is an interesting close-knit ensemble club. Also a one-credit music course, the Chamber Singers ensemble offers an opportunity to explore anything from a cappella Renaissance music to 20th century styles. Performances include fall concerts on campus and in the community, and an annual spring concert. Auditions for placement within the group are held at the first two rehearsals each semester. We rehearse weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00pm to 12:50pm.

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Amante y Zapata                         


A marvelous opportunity for those who enjoy singing and having fun while learning vocal technique by rehearsing varied and interesting styles of choral music. A one-credit course, the Chorus meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:45pm. An audition for placement for each section (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) is held during the first meeting of each semester.

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Amante y Zapata

Collegiate DECA

Collegiate DECA has three chapters operating out of the Knight, Flanagan, and Liston campuses. Collegiate DECA members are enrolled in Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and other business-oriented programs. This co-curricular organization has over 180,000 members internationally. The goals of Collegiate DECA are to prepare its members for their future career goals by focusing on leadership, development, community service activities and competition. Annually, members travel to an international conference to compete in various career areas to win awards, scholarships, prizes and obtain job opportunities. This club combines educational and social skills into a dynamic club for all business students.

Advisor:  Cecile Roberti                Phone: 401-825-2321

Engineering Student Association

The Engineering Student Association (ESA) is a club made up of students majoring in engineering and engineering technology. The purpose of the club is to better prepare students for what lies ahead after graduation and to enhance their knowledge in all fields of engineering. In addition to students exchanging and sharing knowledge of classes, careers, jobs, etc. during meetings, the club also hosts guest speakers and sponsors field trips as well. ESA also holds an annual cookout/picnic each year during the summer, and ski trip during the winter break. The club is open to all engineering and engineering technology students. The club also welcomes students majoring in arts, general business, and management.

Advisor: Phillip Miller                                                   Phone: 401-825-2064

French Club

The purpose of the French Club is to promote the study of the French language and culture through a variety of programs and activities. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs and travel through club sponsored activities. Interaction with people from French speaking countries is encouraged by working with foreign exchange students, and visits with speakers from French businesses and cultural organizations. The Club helps students to make links with French speakers from various parts of the world through video exchanges, e-mail exchanges, and videoconferencing. Field trips to museums, exhibits, and restaurants may also be scheduled.

Advisor: Carol Pannaccione                                          Phone: 401-825-2011

Gardening and Beekeeping Club

The purpose of the club is to establish a community-style garden and apiary to be maintained by members of the club. Projects such as establishment of a campus-wide composting system and renovation of the greenhouse may be undertaken once the garden is established.

Advisor: Elizabeth Penta                                              Phone: 401-825-1141

German Club

The purpose of the German Club is to encourage the study of the German language and culture through a variety of programs and activities. Speakers and ethnic festivals are planned to familiarize the community with German customs.

Advisor: Carol Pannaccione                                        Phone: 401-825-2011

Human Services Club

The Human Services Club provides students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the field of human services. Club meetings are held bi-monthly from September to May. Focusing on the interests of its members, the club meetings generally consist of topic speakers, organization of community service activities with a variety of non-profit agencies, films, visitations, and group discussions. Participation in the annual New England Conference, as well as local conferences, is available to club members. The policies of the Human Services Club are in unison with the policies of the New England Organization of Human Services, which serves as a medium of communication among New England Human Service faculty, practitioners and students. Membership to this club and participation in its diversity of the human service fields allows students to acquire the knowledge and skill competencies for fostering the development of better professionals for tomorrow's world.

Advisor: William Pellicio                                            Phone: 401-825-1125

Italian Club

The purpose of the Italian Club is to encourage the study of the Italian language and culture and to enhance CCRI academic core curriculum through a variety of programs and activities.  students are offered the opportunity to participate in club sponsored activities including the Summer/Travel Study in Italy Program.  Interaction with people from Italy and institutions in the United States nand abroad is encouraged by sharing experiences with foreign exchange students, and visits with speakers from Italian businesses, universities and cultural organizations.

Advisor: Maria Mansella                                            Phone: 401-825-2011


Music Club

For all musicians and supporters of live music performance. The Music Club meets at the Warwick Campus, approximately once a month. Please see posters in the basement of the Round Building for meeting times; or visit Facebook-Hello Broadway, CCRI; or by contactiing Dr. Kaiser at The Music Club offers an opportunity for musicians and music enthusiasts to participate in and assist with the production of musical performances that contribute to the community and to college life at CCRI. These productions offer CCRI students the opportunity to gain experience performing music, or to participate as non-performance technical support. The primary event supported by the Music Club is called Hello BROADWAY! This production is performed annually in June, with auditions in early April. In addition, the Music Club fundraises for the music scholarships, and is now the sponsor of a new concert series at CCRI called the Emerald Concert Series.

Advisor: Audrey Kaiser                                          Phone: 401-825-2409

New Media Group

The CCRI New Media Group (NMG) was created to develop and cultivate the talent and technical skills of students with a common interest in digital media. The main objective of the NMG is to motivate and encourage current students studying new media, as well as attract new students who have an interest in the New Media field. Goals of the NMG include: informing and educating members through the development of guest speakers, debates, excursions, and interacting with successful business located in and around Rhode Island for networking and internships. The NMG also strives to assist its members in compiling valuable resources, and building a support system both inside and outside the CCRI community.

Advisors: Mr. Norman Grant                                               Phone: 401-825-1195

Opera Club

The Opera Club is for those who wish to perform, promotes and supports education and appreciation of the operatic art, as artists and as audience members, and to promote public awareness of the relevance and value of the operatic art for all individuals and the community.

Advisor: Emily Noel

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club’s mission is to promote interest in the field of psychology and to provide students with opportunities to hear speakers, take field trips, attend conferences, perform community service, and participate in informal social activities. Topics of interest have included: hypnotherapy, dream interpretation, cognitive neuroscience, behavior modification, attention deficit disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Other areas of possible interest include, stress management, forensic psychology, addiction, sexual orientation, violence and terrorism, and careers in psychology. Each semester, the officers in consultation with advisors, determine meeting times and schedule of events. Members are also invited to provide input. All Psychology majors are encouraged to become members, but any student interested in the field of psychology and/or the helping professions is welcome.

Advisors: Rachel Rogers and Regina Traficante

Phone: 401-825-2275/ 401-825-2222

Skills USA

Skills USA is a co-curricular organization that has two chapters operating out of the Knight and Flanagan campuses. Skills USA members are students enrolled in trade, career, industrial, technical, and health occupational programs. Skills USA sponsor many programs that will help their members develop a professional attitude toward their trade. Skills USA has a competitive events program that allows students to compete for awards in their chosen career field. State winners compete on a national level at the National Skills USA Championships. These competitions are designed and judged by experts from business and industry. Students are awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals in an Olympic type ceremony. Chapter activity focus on combining educational and social skills into a dynamic club for career minded students.

Advisors: Joshua Klemp and Joann Warren                            Phone: 401-825-2321

Strategic Knights Club

The Gamers’ Club of CCRI is an organization that encourages high order thinking skills (HOTS), action/reaction, fair play, citizenship and working under pressure. The purpose of this organization is to foster and promote teamwork, cooperation, independent thinking, decision making and social interaction through participation in such activities as community service and such games as Chess, Magic, Bridge, Mage Knight, Risk, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, etc. Also, the club is involved in many community service activities and fundraising for charitable organizations. All students, both full and part time, are eligible to participate regardless of their course of study.

Advisor: Chuck Morgan

Student Veterans Organization

The purpose of the Student Veterans Organization will be to provide a network of support for military veterans, their families and supporters. Secondly, our purpose is 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.

Advisor:  Kevin Ziegelmayer

Triangle Alliance

The CCRI Triangle Alliance is a service organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and their friends. Informal weekly meetings will provide a means of support and education. Meeting times on Wednesdays from 12pm-1pm in Room 3140, alternative meeting times TBD.  Any questions, contact Advisor, Bill pellicio at

Advisor: William Pellicio    

Knight Active Student Organizations

Phi Theta Kappa ( Honor Society )

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society organization for 2-year colleges throughout the United States and abroad. Its intent is to recognize the most successful students academically. To be eligible for entrance at the Community College of Rhode Island, students must have a 3.75 GPA or above, with a minimum of 24 and no more than 60 earned credits, be a matriculating, degree-seeking student and be of good character. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is regarded as a high honor and is noted on student's transcript.

Advisors: Laurie Sherman 
Susan Apshaga                
Phone: 401-455-6106 ( Providence)   401-825-2352  ( Warwick )

The Players (Theater)

The CCRI Players produce and present four major productions each academic year, one of which is student-directed. Plays are chosen to expose students to a variety of dramatic styles and periods. Fully mounted productions, open to the public, are staged at the Warwick, Lincoln, and Providence campuses. Students have the opportunity to gain practical experience in all area of theatre production, under the supervision of the Theatre faculty and staff. All Players’ productions are entered in the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. All students, full or part-time, are welcome to participate in CCRI Players’ productions, regardless of their course of study.

Advisor: Bert Silverberg                      

Psi Beta

Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community and junior college students. Its purpose is to promote and recognize general scholarship and interest in psychology, at two-year colleges in the United States. At CCRI, a student must have completed two courses in psychology, including General, with a "B" average, have a 3.0 cumulative index with 16 or more earned credits, and be of good character. The Chapter has regular meetings in conjunction with the Psychology Club to learn more about the field. Also, several students attend the New England Psychology Association Conference in the fall, and when possible, the Eastern Psychology Association Conference in the spring. The Chapter has at least one or two service learning projects, including activities with the local Head Start Program. Qualified candidates at any CCRI campus are encouraged to apply.

Advisors: Rachel Rogers and Regina Traficante                   

Phone: 401-825-2275/ 401-825-2222

Student Nurses' Organization (SNO)

The purpose of this organization is to enhance the development of student nurses and professionals.  Club activities are designed to foster nursing students; understanding of the role of the nurse in today's health care system, to encourage participation in community service projects and to provide a supportive social network for students in the Nursing Program.  SNO's goal is to promote professional and social unity among the members of this organization, the Student Nurses' Association of Rhode Island (SNARI), and the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA). All students in the CCRI Nursing program are members of the CCRI Student Nurses' Organization and are eligible for membership in SNARI and the NSNA.

Advisors: Elaine Amato-Vealey and Patricia Kelling

Phone: 401-524-6413

Knight Non-Active Student Clubs/Organizations

 To reactivate, contact your respective Student Government.

  • American Chemical Society
  • Artful Afternoon Club
  • Association for Women in Technology
  • Biology Club
  • Career Club
  • Cooking Club                                        
  • Criminal Justice Association (Law Enforcement Club)
  • Dance Club
  • Dive Club
  • Economics Club
  • Entrepreneurship Educational and Development Club
  • Fossil and Mineral Enthusiasts
  • Game Development Club
  • History Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Kappa Beta Delta
  • Knight Diversity Clu
  • Math Club
  • Meditation/Yoga Club
  • Newman Club
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Political Science Club
  • Riding Club
  • Role Players' Guild
  • SCTE Club
  • Six String Spirit
  • Share Our Strength Culinary Club
  • Togetherness, Loving, and Care Club


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Last Updated: 10/26/15