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Flanagan Student Groups

Welcome! We hope that you can find a student group or program that interests you in Student Life at CCRI! If you notice there is a student group that isn't represented at our campus, or you would like to create a new student group, please see the List of suggested New Groups.

Student groups are responsible for sending updated contact information and revised club constitutions to the Office of Student Life and/or the Office of Student Government. Please email such information to your Flanagan Student Government at [email protected] and/or [email protected]

Flanagan Student Groups

Bible Study Club

The Bible Study meets 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 group 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 student group. Study is followed by a time of prayer for those who desire it. Meeting times are Thursdays from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

Collegiate DECA

Collegiate DECA membership is an essential resource for the future marketing, management, 
finance and entrepreneurial professionals. Collegiate DECA is a national organization for 
college students preparing for careers in all areas of business, including marketing, 
management, finance and entrepreneurship. Its local chapters and state/provincial associations 
are a division of National DECA, Inc. Collegiate DECA is currently active throughout the U.S. 
and Canada.

Activities promoted by Collegiate DECA integrate with and enhance the student's college 
curriculum. In addition, the organization's close ties with the business community provide both 
opportunities for members and an appreciation of the free enterprise system.

Students develop a plan of work that includes attending leadership conferences, fundraising, 
community service and preparing for competitive events at both the regional and national level.
This organization combines educational and social skills into a dynamic program for all 
Business students.

The Objectives of Collegiate DECA are to:
• nurture competent, entrepreneurial, self-reliant, cooperative leadership in the fields of 
marketing, management, finance and entrepreneurship.
• help students make informed career choices
• foster high ethical standards in business
• encourage business activity that demonstrates civic, social and moral responsibility
• network with potential employers through National Advisory Board (NAB) companies. Meet over 
2500 other Collegiate DECA Members throughout the world at Regional and National 

Advisor: Joanne Orabone

Email: [email protected]

International Club

The International student group has four major goals: First; to promote the culture and heritage of each individual member; second, to facilitate the sharing of different cultural points of view and to encourage the acceptance of different opinions; third, to foster an eagerness to serve our community and fourth; to promote socio-cultural interaction and an understanding of globalization through travel opportunities. Meetings will be held on Tuesdays in the All Clubs Room #1315 at 11am.

Nonviolence Club

The Nonviolence club's mission is to educate students on the history, philosophy, and principals of nonviolence; also to teach conflict resolution skills & techniques with hopes to promote nonviolence both on campus and in the community.

Student Veterans Club

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.

Dental Assisting

The purpose of this organization is to enhance the professional development of student dental assistants. Student group activities are designed to help students better understand of the role of the professional dental assistant in the oral health community and to encourage participation in community service projects such as CCRI Community Service Day and Rhode Island Mission of Mercy and to provide a supportive social network for students in the Dental Assisting Program. Students are encouraged to become involved in Rhode Island Dental Assistant Association activities and may attend continuing education events at no cost. All student members must be enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program and be a current member of the Student American Dental Assistants Association.

Dental Hygiene

The purpose of the organization is to enable students to keep abreast of the current trends and issues in the profession of Dental Hygiene. Attendance and participation in meetings and affiliation with the Rhode Island Dental Hygienists' Association is encouraged. Membership to, the student chapter of, the American Dental Hygienists' Association is mandatory. Student members participate in variety of community service projects throughout the year, which heightens community awareness of oral health. These include, but are not limited to, presentations on oral health to diverse groups, collecting aluminum tabs to be donated to Shriner's Children's Hospital, participation in the annual fund-raising Imagine Walk for Autism , and volunteering for various other community outreach projects.

Medical Laboratory Technology Club

The purpose of this student group is to aid the student in gaining knowledge of all aspects of the field of Clinical Laboratory Science. Discussion will include new developments in the field. Students will have the opportunity to explore and become familiar with the type of training and skills needed in the MLT field, as well as become familiar with the professional associations (NCA, ASCP, ASCLS). Students will have the opportunity to attend regional and local conferences. Involvement in the student group will provide academic and moral support for all members.

Players (Theater)

The CCRI Players produce and present three or 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.


The purpose of the Radiography program is to promote public awareness of radiography and radiation and to provide activities for both freshmen and senior students enrolled in the Radiography Program. Fundraisers are planned annually for the Radiography scholarship as well as affiliations with local charitable organizations. This program invites guest speakers to campus for seminars and workshops.


The mission of the Sonography program is to promote public awareness of Sonography and the role it plays in Diagnostic Imaging of health-related issues. The organization also works to enhance the development of freshman and senior students as healthcare professionals. Annual fundraisers are planned to support the Sonography Award. This organization invites guest speakers to the campus for seminars and workshops. Meeting times may change semester to semester. Please e-mail advisor for updates in meeting changes.

Student Ambassadors

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.

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: TBD

Flanagan 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: Joanne Orabone

Email: [email protected]

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

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 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.