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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 email@example.com and Christine Jenkins, Associate Dean, Office of Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org
Knight Active Student Clubs
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
The purpose of the Italian Club is to encourage the study of the Italian language and culture through a variety of programs and activities. Speakers, films, cultural events and a Summer Immersion Program in Italy are planned to familiarize the community with the Italian language and culture.
Advisor: Maria Mansella Phone: 401-825-2011
The CCRI Jazz Ensemble is an active, performing musical organization. It is offered as a one-credit course through the CCRI Music Department. The group meets and rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rehearsal times are published each semester in the course schedule bulletin. The group gives several performances each semester, both on and off campus. In the past, the CCRI Jazz Ensemble has performed at the Williams College Jazz Festival, MIT's New England Collegiate Jazz Festival, the U-Mass Dartmouth Jazz Festival, and the URI Jazz and World Music Festival. The Ensemble has recorded several cassettes, and has sponsored field trips to jazz performances in Boston and New York City. The CCRI Jazz Ensemble welcomes students who are interested in performing Jazz, and who are willing to make a strong commitment to a hard-working and rewarding musical organization. Membership is open to any CCRI student. Auditions are held during the first two scheduled classes.
Advisor: Steve Lajoie Phone: 401-825-2112
Meditation and Yoga Club
The Meditation & Yoga Club is an opportunity for all students to participate in two great forms of the natural healing arts. Regardless of experience level, all that attend the weekly meetings will benefit from the goals of Meditation & Yoga, mainly to reduce stress and promote the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Meditation is a valuable tool to become a more resilient, focused, peaceful, and productive person. It is the goal of this club to help students of all ages and backgrounds to find relaxation and meditation techniques that help them find more peace, clarity, and joy in their daily lives. Open to all. The Meditation & Yoga Club meets weekly on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 in room 1130 at the Warwick Campus.
Advisor: Audrey Kaiser Phone: 401-825-2310
For all musicians and supporters of live music performance. The Music Club meets at the Warwick Campus, approximately once a month during the fall and more often in the spring semester. Please see posters in the basement of the Round Building for meeting times, or contact Dr. Kaiser. 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 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! which is performed annually the last two weeks in June, with auditions in early April. In addition, the Music Club sponsors the Deborah Griffin Scholarship Fundraiser (the opening performance of Hello BROADWAY!).
Advisor: Audrey Kaiser Phone: 401-825-2310
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.
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: Amanda Santo
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.
Phone: 401-825-2275/ 401-825-2222
Role Players Guild
The Role Players’ Guild of CCRI is an organization that promotes teamwork, creativity, strategic planning, diversity, higher order thinking and cooperation and fair play. These goals are accomplished through activities such as community service, fundraising, role playing. The club sponsors and participates in competitive events and tournaments, guest speakers and field trips. Some of the strategic game play includes but is not limited to Dungeons and Dragons, White Wolf, Palladium, Mage Knight, Warhammer, GURPS, etc. Also, the club is involved in many community service activities and fundraising for charitable organizations. All students, both full and part-time and are in good standing are eligible to participate regardless of course of study.
Advisor: Alexia Hurley Phone: 401-825-2485
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.
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: David Alfano
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
The purpose of the Triangle Alliance is to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning students, staff, and faculty at CCRI by giving them a chance to come together as a community. Also, the Triangle Alliance shall serve to educate the larger CCRI community on the issues faced by LGBTQQ people, and to engage the larger CCRI community in discussions of gender, sexuality, and social justice.
Advisors: William Pellicio Phone: 401-825-1125
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.
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: Jeffery Butterworth Phone: 401-825-2356
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.
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.
Knight Non-Active Student Clubs/Organizations
To reactivate, contact your respective Student Government.
- Cooking Club
- Dance Club
- Game Development Club
- History Club
- Math Club
- Outdoor Adventure Club
- Political Science Club
- Six String Spirit
- Togetherness, Loving, and Care Club
Knight Former Student Clubs/Organizations
- American Chemical Society
- Artful Afternoon Club
- Association for Women in Technology
- Biology Club
- Career Club
- Criminal Justice Association (Law Enforcement Club)
- Dive Club
- Economics Club
- Entrepreneurship Educational and Development Club
- Fossil and Mineral Enthusiasts
- Kappa Beta Delta
- Knight Diversity Club
- Newman Club
- Philosophy Club
- Riding Club
- SCTE Club
- Share Our Strength Culinary Club
- Spanish Club
- Student Alumni Association
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