Knight Campus Student Groups

Introduction and information

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

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 Knight Student Government at and/or the Office of Student Life at

Knight Active Student Clubs

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.

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.

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.

Cybersecurity Club

The purpose of the Cybersecurity Club is to provide both social and educational enrichment in the Cybersecurity field. This club 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 Kelly
Phone: 401-825-2056

Co-Advisor: John Mowry

Phone: 401-825-2138

Emergency Management Club

The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Club 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.

Engineering Club

The Engineering Club is 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. The Engineering Club 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.

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. 

Mudslingers Club

The mission of the Mudslingers Club is to promote the appreciation of the Ceramic & Fine Arts on campus and within the community. The main goal of this club 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 Club promotes a supportive and diverse environment that allows artist to grow critically and intellectually.

Pop Culture Club

The mission of the club will be to meet and discuss various aspects of popular culture, including but not limited to discussion of movies, television shows, books, playing games and other activities that foster critical thinking about current popular media. We will enjoy and examine fandom from an academic perspective in a friendly, relaxed environment.

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.

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.

Knight Active Student Programs


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 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 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.

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.

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 meet and rehearse weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30pm to 12:45pm.


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.

Collegiate DECA

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: Candace Grist

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 and abroad is encouraged by sharing experiences with foreign exchange students, and visits with speakers from Italian businesses, universities and cultural organizations.

Advisor: Maria C. Mansella

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 contacting 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.

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.

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 than60 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.

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.

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.

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.

Knight Non-Active Student Clubs/Programs

To reactivate, contact your respective Student Government.

  • Access/TRIO Club
  • Amateur Radio Club
  • American Chemical Society
  • Artful Afternoon Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Association for Women in Technology
  • Black American Student Association (BASA)
  • 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
  • French Club
  • Game Development Club
  • Gardening and Beekeeping Club
  • German Club
  • History Club
  • Human Services Club
  • International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineer (ISPE)
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Kappa Beta Delta
  • Knight Diversity Club
  • Math Club
  • Meditation/Yoga Club
  • Newman Club
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Political Science Club
  • Programming and Robotics Club
  • Riding Club
  • SCTE Club
  • Six String Spirit
  • Share Our Strength Culinary Club
  • Skills USA
  • Student Veterans Organization (SVO)
  • Strategic Knights
  • Togetherness, Loving, and Care Club
  • Triangle Alliance

Contact Information

Executive OFFICE 1232/Student Union
For all questions and inquiries:
401-825-2337 (Phone)
401-825-2443 (Fax)
Campus Executive Team

Andrew Lee

Executive Vice President

Director of Finance

Director of Administration

Director of Student Relations

Director of Public Relations

Director of Activities

Faculty Advisor
Lynda Sarkisian

Last Updated: 6/14/19