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Liston 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 the Liston 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 student group constitutions to the Office of Student Life and/or the Office of Student Government. Please email such information to your Liston Student Government at [email protected] and/or [email protected]

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]

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

Liston 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.