Knight Campus Student Clubs & Organizations
Welcome! We hope that you can find a student club or organization that interests you in Student Life at CCRI! If you notice there is a student club or organization that isn't represented at our campus, or you would like to create a new student group, please see a List of suggested New Groups.
Student club or organizations are responsible for sending updated contact information and revised constitutions to the Office of Student Life and/or the Office of Student Government. Please email such information to your Knight Student Government at [email protected] and/or the Office of Student Life at [email protected]
Knight Student Clubs
The Bible Study 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 student club welcomes all interested people to come and be part of the club. We read with a view to the meaning and personal application of what the text says. Bibles are provided by the student club or you may 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 student club advisor.
- Advisor:Cheri Markward
- Phone: 401-825-2167
The purpose of Cybersecurity is to provide both social and educational enrichment in the Cybersecurity field. This student group is designed to bring students together for networking opportunities through participating in cybersecurity-related activities including competitions, outreach to potential CCRI students, and hands-on experience through the use of cyber-range.
Advisor: Michael KellyPhone: 401-825-2056
Co-Advisor: John Mowry
The Emergency Management and Homeland Security prides itself in being an example of safety and preparedness in the CCRI community. We seek to enhance students future careers in Emergency Management through extra activities and guest speakers related to the field, expanding their knowledge base and experience. We hope and work towards a better, safer, more prepared tomorrow with the goal of protecting life and property.
- Advisor: Joseph Arsenault
- Phone: 401-825-2442
Engineering is made up of students majoring in engineering and engineering technology. The purpose of the student group 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. The Engineering student group also holds an annual cookout/picnic each year during the summer, and ski trip during the winter break. This student group is open to all engineering and engineering technology students. This student group also welcomes students majoring in arts, general business, and management.
- Advisor: Paula Arruda
- Phone: 401-825-2156
The purpose of the Italian student group 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.
- Advisor: Maria C. Mansella
The mission of the Mudslingers is to promote the appreciation of the Ceramic & Fine Arts on campus and within the community. The main goal of this student group is to enhance cultural awareness of the student body, faculty, and staff about the richness in Fine Arts. Educating the public’s taste through museum tours, guest artist, field trips, films, sales and various other projects. The Mudslingers promotes a supportive and diverse environment that allows artist to grow critically and intellectually.
- Advisor: Mazin Adam
- Phone: 401-825-2372
The Psychology student group'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.
Role Players' Guild
Vin Diesel once said, “Roleplaying is the training ground for imagination!” Here at the Role Players’ Guild, we take that quote to heart. Our mission at CCRI is to open views and minds of gamers and non-gamers to the diversity of the gaming world. We encourage the expansion of imagination and most importantly we want people to have a fun time, while feeling safe along with having a sense of community.
- Advisor: Emily Burns, Ph.D.
- Phone: 401-825-1009
The purpose of the Student Veterans 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: Kenneth Wilkinson
Knight Student Organizations
The CCRI Radio Group 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 student group is to motivate and encourage current students studying new media, as well as attract new students who have an interest in the Radio field. Goals of the student group 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. CCRI Radio also strives to assist its members in compiling valuable resources, and building a support system both inside and outside the CCRI community.
The Chamber Ensemble is CCRI’s band/orchestra performing group. We meet twice a week to practice for performances during the semester. The student 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
For those who enjoy part-singing in a small group, this is an interesting close-knit ensemble student group. Also a one-credit music course, the Chamber Singers ensemble offers an opportunity to explore anything from Acapella 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 meet and rehearse weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30pm to 12:45pm.
- Advisor: Dr. Joseph Amantey 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. Chorus generally performs one larger masterpiece in conjunction with Chamber Singers and instrumentalists. 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 Amantey Zapata
Collegiate DECA has three chapters operating out of the Knight, Flanagan and Liston campuses. 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 organization combines educational and social skills into a dynamic program for all Business students.
Advisor: Joanne Orabone
The Opera student group 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: Krista Wilhelmsen
The Student Ambassador Program is an honorary group of students who will represent the college at special events on campus and in the community. They seek to enhance prospective students’ knowledge about the various student support services and programs offered at the college. Students will demonstrate leadership potential, communication skills and high academic standards.
- Advisor: Deborah Watson
Student Nurses' Organization (SNO)
The purpose of this organization is to enhance the development of student nurses and professionals. Student group 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.
- Advisor:Patricia Kelling
- Phone: 401-825-2162
The CCRI Players (Theater)
The CCRI Players produce and present four major productions each academic year. Plays are chosen to expose students to a variety of dramatic styles and periods. Fully mounted productions, open to the public, are staged at both the Warwick and Providence Campuses. Students have the opportunity to gain practical experience in all areas of theater production, under the supervision of the theater faculty and staff. All students, full or part-time, are eligible to participate in CCRI Players’ productions, regardless of their course of study. The players also produce a two-production summer repertory theatre, participation in which is open to the community.
- Advisor:Theodore Clement
- Phone: 401-825-2351
The Unfiltered Lens
The overall mission of The Unfiltered Lens is to inform and improve the quality of student life at the Community College of Rhode Island. We strive to accomplish this standard by reporting and writing the truth in an ethical and responsible fashion that enlightens the entire college community, while providing information in an unvarnished manner that seeks thoughtful responses, dialogue and, of course, action. We fully understand serving students is our clear objective and recognize the impact and, more importantly, the importance of this endeavor. We realize we do not make news but cover events that stimulate our community, improve college life and strengthen our Democracy.
Advisor: Eileen James
Knight Honor Societies
Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society
The objective of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society shall be to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society shall encourage the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility. Additionally, the society shall participate in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession of nursing.
Kappa Beta Delta
The purpose of Kappa Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business pursuing associate degrees; and, to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.
- Advisor: Maria Coclin
Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society)
Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges throughout the United States and abroad, whose mission is to recognize the most academically successful students at these institutions. To be eligible for membership in Pi Omicron, the Community College of Rhode Island chapter, students must have a 3.75 GPA or above, with a minimum of 21 and no more than 60 credits earned at the College, be matriculating in a degree or certificate program, and be of good character. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is regarded as a high honor and is noted on student's transcript. For more detailed information on the benefits and opportunities offered to eligible students, please visit the society’s international website at ptk.org.
- Advisor:Laurie Sherman, Phone: 401-455-6106 (Providence)
- Advisor: Susan Apshaga, Phone: 401-825-2352 (Warwick)
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 student group 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.