URI Student Organizations
When it comes to student clubs and organizations, there's something for everyone. You can choose from more than 100 student clubs and organizations listed here. URI encourages everyone to become involved and form lasting friendships. Learn More
Browse the list below:
|Org Name:||193 Student Coffeehouse|
|Org President:||Jane Mueller|
|Description:||193 Student Coffeehouse exists to provide a creative and judgement-free oasis in the heart of the busy University of Rhode Island Kingston campus. We, the staff, volunteer our time and efforts to this organization because we love being apart of the community. We serve organic, fair trade and local products at prices that everyone can afford because it is good for people and good for the planet. No matter who you are, you are always welcome to be yourself here.|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 200|
|Other:||1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month are movie nights, and 2nd and 4th are Open Mic nights. All start at 7pm.
Special events and updates are posted on our events Facebook page!
|Org Name:||Alima International Dance Association|
|Org President:||Vonyee J. Moore|
|Description:||Alima International Dance Association is an multicultural organization who brings diversity and unity to the campus through musical artistry. Although we may be few or many in number, we seek to enhance the community with awareness and appreciation of world-wide cultures. Most importantly, Alima is a family. We are a sisterhood/brotherhood who prides itself in building one another up. Moreover, we are civil leaders that engage in community awareness and service projects within our state and donate to several larger organizations such as: SCARI (Sickle Cell Association of Rhode Island) and Destiny Africa/Kampala House (A Ugandan Children's Choir/Ugandan Orphanage). As an organization we realize that it's not always about dancing or singing but it's about understanding the many cultures in the world and how we can embrace it as well as lending a hand where help is needed.|
|Events:||Alima International Dance Association does not host various events; however, we have our annual showcase called, "Rhythm of the Soul". Within that, a variety of "rhythmic expressions" such as, poetry, dance, songs, and others are displayed from numerous cultures. Each year Alima expounds on a certain theme that entails unity and diversity for the campus. As we are graciously celebrating our 10th year of service to the university as a "music and dance-orchestrating" multicultural organization, we are in the spirits of continuing this great legacy.|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 128|
|Other:||Meetings: Wednesday- Edwards Aud. 7pm and Sunday-Memorial Union Ballroom 7-9pm|
|Org Name:||Alpha Tau Delta Professional Nursing Fraternity|
|Org President:||Kimberly Drucker|
|Description:||Alpha Tau Delta is a professional nursing organization committed to providing an intra-fraternal spirit of cooperation by offering an opportunity for nurses and nursing students to promote their personal and intellectual growth through education, networking, scholarships, guidance, and a collective responsibility to the fraternity. Alpha Tau Delta seeks to achieve an environment that fosters excellence of individual performance, advancement of education, character enrichment, and leadership.|
|Other:||Meetings: Biweekly Wednesdays at 7pm in White 205|
|Org Name:||America's Senior Care Pharmacists (ASCP)|
|Org President:||Lauren Mangiello and Stephanie|
|Description:||ASCP (America's Senior Care Pharmacists) empowers pharmacists and pharmacy students to enhance quality of care for older adults through the appropriate use of medications and the promotion of healthy aging. As an organization we strive to make connections between the generations and promote healthy living through outreach programs such as our annual Senior Prom at a local assisted living home.|
|Other:||All pharmacy students are welcome freshmen through P4. We meet once a month and have no dues. For upcoming meetings and events check out the facebook group or email us at email@example.com.|
|Org Name:||American Marketing Association|
|Org President:||Kayla Beltrandi|
|Description:||The purpose of the University of Rhode IslandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association is to foster a passion and interest in the field on marketing, to develop a knowledge of marketing principles, strategy, and research, and to enhance understanding of market research techniques. Our association also emphasizes the importance of extending our services beyond the University to better the community. In addition,URI AMA strives to acknowledge social issues in marketing and to encourage ethical, sound, and morally abiding business practice. Furthermore, our association aims to promote mutually beneficial connections between students, faculty, and people of the business world.|
|Events:||AMA meets in Ballentine Hall on Thursdays at 5:00 pm.|
|Other:||Meetings: Tuesdays 5:00 Ballentine Hall
|Org Name:||American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)|
|Org President:||Ariana Houle|
|Description:||Mission: To be the collective voice of pharmacy students, to provide opportunities for professional growth, and to envision and actively promote the future of pharmacy. We strive to teach members important clinical skills, promote genuine patient care in the community, and have a voice in pharmaceutical policy.|
|Org Name:||American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)|
|Org President:||Erika Steen|
|Description:||Student chapter of the (International) American Society of Mechanical Engineers, who's mission statement is "ASME's mission is to serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life; and communicating the excitement of engineering.
ASME aims to be the essential resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world for solutions that benefit humankind." In addition to this we also strive to aid engineering students in their transition from high school to university to the young professional world, and provide a social group open to all students.
|Events:||Annual Rocket challenge as well as other events.|
|Location:||Wales Hall Bridge|
|Org Name:||Animal Veterinary Science Club|
|Org President:||Chris Rueckel|
|Description:||The University of Rhode Island Animal and Veterinary Science (AVS) Club is committed to continued community outreach, encouraging the involvement of scholarship, and the development of competent leadership among student members. The Club will provide a peer-mentoring program to ease the students' transitions into the University, while promoting unity among its members. In order to provide members with a source of understanding of the animal and veterinary science field, the Club will also participate in a wide variety of career-oriented activities.|
|Location:||114 Woodward Hall|
Facebook: AVS Club at URI
|Org Name:||Anime (Japanese animation)|
|Org President:||Benjamin Skov|
|Description:||The club's purpose is to introduce the community, and in particular, students to this popular art form and help them gain an appreciation for it.|
|Other:||Meetings: Thursday and Sunday 6pm in room 318
|Org Name:||Army ROTC|
|Org President:||Professor of Military Science:|
|Description:||Army ROTC is a program which provides college students the skills and leadership training to become officers in the United States Active Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard.
The academic program which ROTC provides challenges students to develop the responsibility, self-confidence, and leadership ability necessary to be successful, not only in the military, but in the civilian sector as well. The program emphasizes academic excellence, physical training, written and oral communication, as well as ethics to develop all facets of an individual. Qualified cadets have the opportunity to attend U.S. Army Airborne, Air Assault, Northern Warfare, and Mountain Schools, all while pursuing the goal of accepting a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, United States Army Reserve, or Army National Guard
For its many benefits, Army ROTC requires only a few hours a week. It does not interfere with your required college curriculum or social life. In fact, you will find ROTC a great place to form lasting friendships.
Upon graduation from a 4-year college and successful completion of ROTC, cadets receive commissions as Second Lieutenants in one of the Army's specialized branches. If you would like to build a solid, well-rounded future, take a closer look at Army ROTC at the University of Rhode Island.
|Location:||Keaney Suite 2, adjacent to the NCAA compliance office|
To find out more about University of Rhode Island ROTC, contact us at: (401) 874-7682, or ask any of our cadets you may see around campus!
|Advisor:||Recruiting Officer: Mr. Chris Corbett, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Org Name:||Art Club|
|Org President:||Dylan Conti|
|Description:||we are a collective of creative souls and we welcome all to our family|
|Other:||Meetings: Monday and Thursday @ 6:00|
|Org Name:||Asian Student Association (ASA)|
|Org President:||Andy Chen|
|Description:||The Asian Students Association at the University of Rhode Island, founded in 1985, is a Student Senate recognized organization since 1987. ASA is an inclusive organization on campus with richness in culture and diversity with students from various ethnic backgrounds. ASA promotes ethnic and cultural awareness in the appreciation of the diversity that exists within the Asian community. ASA achieves these goals by organizing various social events in the spirit of entertainment, friendship, and unity.
Mission: Our mission is to enhance the University of Rhode Island's campus community by encouraging student involvement in community services, increasing awareness of Asian topics relative to the world we live in today, providing student support, networking with other student organizations on campus, and supporting all individual's personal growth in art, culture, and religion.
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 348|
|Other:||Meetings: Tuesday 7:00pm in Quinn Auditorium
Four Faces of ASA:
Political: We encourage activism and raise awareness of issues of concern to students of Asian heritage: locally, nationally and globally.
Cultural: ASA celebrates diversity by exploring and establishing the roots of Asian heritage.
Social: We strive to provide opportunities for students to interact in an open atmosphere with the URI community and within the organization itself.
Community Relations: ASA reaches out to the greater URI community through programming campus wide in coordination with other URI organizations. ASA provides community service through fundraising to champion a cause in interest.
|Org Name:||Ballroom Dancing Club|
|Org President:||Ryan Vigneau|
|Description:||Our meetings take place every Wednesday in the Memorial Union Ballroom. There are three one-hour lessons that begin at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30. Each one-hour session provides instruction for two ballroom dances. At 8:30, a technique class is offered free of charge.|
|Org Name:||Best Buddies URI|
|Org President:||Kathleen Feheley|
|Description:||Mission Statement: To establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships,
integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
About Best Buddies: Best Buddies International is the world's largest nonprofit organization devoted solely to
providing opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership development for people with IDD.
Best Buddies Colleges matches people with IDD with college students and creates one-to-one friendships between them. College Students get to know one specific buddy through monthly events such as holiday parties, bowling and other fun activities as well as by talking to their buddy on the phone and meeting with them outsides of our group events.
|Other:||Meeting Information TBA for the Fall Semester!|
|Org Name:||Brothers on A New Direction (BOND)|
|Org President:||Luckson Omoaregba|
|Description:||Brothers on A New Direction is a mentorship based community service organization that strives to mentor and support young men of diverse backgrounds.|
|Other:||Meetings: Mondays at 7pm in the MCC
|Org Name:||BSPS Club|
|Org President:||Anthony Grecco|
|Description:||This club is designed for people in the BSPS major only. We will organize social events so all BSPS kids could get to know each other better. We also will set younger students up with tutors if they are struggling. In addition to tutoring we also have gathered some materials for classes such as study guides, review sheets, notes, and textbooks.|
|Other:||We currently have monthly meetings but we are hoping to have more than one meeting per month.|
|Org Name:||C.R.A.F.T. (Creation Raises Awareness for Tomorrow)|
|Org President:||Kanya Shah|
|Description:||C.R.A.F.T.'s (Creation Raises Awareness for Tomorrow) purpose is to support charities that benefit the communities of the world by making and selling hand-made crafts. C.R.A.F.T. hopes to provide the URI community with new opportunities to give back to those in need, while inspiring creativity, imagination, and unity.|
|Other:||Meetings: Friday 6-10pm in the Memorial Union
|Org Name:||Campus Ministry International|
|Org President:||Raquel Mendez|
|Description:||Campus Ministry International provides an in-depth study of the Word of God through prayer, worship and relationship as well as setting up programs and services encouraging and maintaining spiritual awareness throughout the URI campus.
"...the whole gospel to the whole world..."
|Other:||Everyone is welcome to be a part of our open weekly bible study every Mondays @ 4:30pm in the Multicultural Center Rm 203
Campus Ministry International - URI
|Org Name:||Cape Verdean Students Association|
|Org President:||Ryan Rocha|
|Description:||Our purpose is promoting and illustrating the history of a rich culture of Cape Verde to the student body, faculty and administration.|
|Org Name:||Civility Mentors|
|Org President:||Lily Nieto|
|Description:||Civility Mentors are trained undergraduate and graduate students who model & teach bystander responsibility in regard to issues of civility. Civility Mentors provide educational programs and facilitate proactive related programs for the campus community.|
|Events:||Be on the lookout for civility week 2015!|
|Location:||Office for Civility Education, Student Life|
|Org Name:||Classics Society|
|Org President:||Amanda Arnold|
|Description:||Classics is the study of ancient Greece and Rome. The aim of the Classics Society is to promote the study of Classics and provide an environment in which students with an interest in ancient history, archaeology, art, art history, languages, culture, mythology, and other related areas can interact and exchange ideas. The Classics Society essentially functions as a social group for students who share a common interest in the ancient Mediterranean World and the above related areas. Former events have included movie outings, plays, museum trips, and lectures. All majors are welcome!|
|Location:||Mondays at 5pm, Washburn 319|
|Other:||Weekly meetings during the spring 2014 semester are being held jointly between the Classics Society and the Anthropology Society.
Meeting details (including changes) and events will be announced via email and on our Facebook page, listed above. Anyone interested in attending meetings during the upcoming semester and joining the group is encouraged to contact us via email and/or Facebook to learn more.
|Org Name:||Classy Leaders Achieving Student Services (C.L.A.S.S)|
|Org President:||Raquel Mendez and Carlenne|
|Description:||The mission of C.L.A.S.S. is to develop leaders through the facilitation of events and to provide awareness in the URI/RI community. We will promote the appreciation and acceptance of various cultures; whereby inducing an inclusive culture on campus. Finally, we will build the careers of aspiring individuals looking to progress themselves through Leadership, Multiculturalism and Humanitarianism.|
|Other:||Office Location: Memorial Union Room 128
Meetings: Mondays at 5pm in the Multicultural Center Room 005
|Org Name:||Club Sports and Intramural Council|
|Org President:||Ross Blanchard|
|Description:||The University of Rhode Island Club Sports Program is a competitive recreational sports program for University students, designed to meet athletic needs not met by existing intramural and intercollegiate programs. The basic philosophy and key to the success of the program, is the emphasis placed on participation and competition. Each club is organized by students; coaches are selected by teammates, and perform without monetary compensation, unless funds are raised by the individual team specifically for that purpose.
The Club Sports Program relies heavily on student initiative, organization and financing to make the program effective. The Club Sports office considers its primary role in this area to be advisory in nature so as to preserve student initiative and leadership.
The purpose of the Club Sports Program is to:
Offer a sporting and competitive activity for any interested student, who has the desire to participate, and develop skills in specific sports.
Provide an opportunity for extramural competition.
Foster the development and growth of individuals through satisfying competitive club sport experiences.
To secure the use of facilities and to provide, if possible, equipment and instruction necessary for orientation and learning skill development.
To serve as a guiding force to perpetuate existing clubs.
To provide a basis for fellowship among students, around common interests.
|Location:||Mackal Field House|
|Other:||Monthly meeting. First week of each month.
|Org Name:||College Democrats|
|Org President:||Ryan Lee|
|Description:||URI College Democrats empower students to be active players in politics, civic engagement and political information.
We support the Democratic ideals of diversity, social justice, and equality for all. We maintain a commitment to community service and the work of bringing people together to solve the challenges facing our world in order to improve the quality of American lives.
Our mission is to help elect Democrats, train and engage new generations of Democratic student activists, and help shape the Democratic Party with the voice of America's young people, all while shaping the issues that impact the future of American college students.
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 365|
|Other:||Meetings: Thursdays from 5-6 in Lippit room 303
|Org Name:||College Republicans|
|Org President:||Sarah De La Cerda|
|Description:||The University of Rhode Island College Republicans contributes to the growth and influence of the Republican Party and conservative ideologies on campus, serves as a medium between college students and conservative organizations, works for the election of conservatives, and develops political skills and leadership abilities among conservative students in preparation for the future service by them to the party and the community.|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 128|
|Other:||Meetings: Wednesday 5:00
Our meeting times and location will be updated during the first weeks of the Fall 2014-15 Semester.
|Org Name:||Colleges Against Cancer|
|Org President:||Lauren Erickson|
|Description:||American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities with four Strategic Directions:1.)Advocacy, 2.)Cancer Education, 3.)Relay For Life, and 4.) Survivor-ship.
Our division mostly focuses on Relay for Life!
|Other:||*We also send out weekly emails! To be on this email list, please send an email to email@example.com
Meeting Times TBA
|Org Name:||Collegiate SMILE|
|Org President:||Jimmy Li|
|Description:||Collegiate SMILE (Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences) is an inclusive organization dedicated to furthering the SMILE program experience for current SMILE members grades 4 through 12, teachers, SMILE alumni alike. Through this organization, Collegiate SMILE strives to offer all members and the URI community with career and networking opportunities, community service experience, leadership skills, and personal growth.|
|Other:||Meetings: Every Wednesdays from 7-8pm
The SMILE was established in 1994 with 20 middle school students in one school modeled after the nationally recognized Oregon State University (OSU) SMILE Program. The SMILE Program now serves about 400 elementary, middle, and high school students and 36 teachers in 6 districts in:
- Rhode Island
- Central Falls
- North Kingstown
- South Kingstown
- West Warwick
|Org Name:||Cultural Connections Club|
|Org President:||Anthony Russello|
|Description:||The CCC, serving both international and domestic students, aims to unite students from all backgrounds and provide opportunities to social and network!|
|Org Name:||Cycling Club|
|Org President:||Drew LoVullo|
|Description:||The mission of the URI Cycling Club is to promote a bike-friendly environment on campus, to encourage cycling fitness within the university community, and to offer an opportunity for students to race at the collegiate level in various forms (road, mountain-bike, cyclo-cross). The club is committed to helping reduce the carbon footprint of the campus, specifically focusing on the positive impact cycling has on a community. The club is currently involved in the research and development of establishing bike lanes on campus and is seeking ways to increase the number of cyclists at URI.|
|Org Name:||Dance Company|
|Org President:||Maria Senerchia|
|Description:||The URI Dance Company is a great organization that provides students with the opportunity to keep dancing and performing! Offering classes in tap, ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and pointe, students have a wide variety of classes to take. We do not hold auditions so everyone is welcome! We put on one recital at the end of every semester for the whole Company to showcase the choreography we have worked on to friends and family. Along with recitals, the Dance Company has performed at Rhody Rally, Rhodyville, Relay for Life, President Dooley's Welcome Ceremony. It is a great way to meet students of different ages and be an involved student at URI!|
|Events:||Annual Semester Recital:
Sunday December 7th @ 2pm
|Other:||Classes are held Monday and Thursday nights from 5:30-10:30 in Edwards Auditorium
Please email us for more information!
|Org Name:||Electronic Music Association|
|Org President:||Cassie Gala|
|Description:||The Electronic Music Association is one of the longest running student groups outside of the Greek System at URI. With 13 large, multi-room events under our belts, each year we strive to make our events more accessible to the student body and fellow electronic music lovers. Our goal is to help expose and educate students and faculty on all aspects of electronic music and dance culture. We have provided education panels on production, promotion, event planning, and public relations which our Alumni have taken with them into the real world. DJs in the group, who have the time, also teach lessons on basic dj-ing skills such as track selection, beat matching, and have extended themselves to performing for the University for various events.|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 124|
|Other:||Meetings: Every Tuesday evening from 6-7 pm!
|Org Name:||Emergency Medical Services|
|Org President:||Cmdr. R. Hart|
|Description:||We are a 24/7/365 operation providing emergency prehospital care and transport to ill and injured persons primarily at the University of Rhode Island and also in the surrounding communities. We provide a full range of services to the Kingston and Narragansett Bay Campuses and limited services upon request to the Providence and W. Alton Jones Campuses.
|Location:||565 Plains Rd|
|Other:||ALL TRAINING PROVIDED!!!!!|
|Org Name:||Engineers for a Sustainable World|
|Org President:||Jonathan Rosales|
To forge innovative, lasting solutions to local and global sustainability challenges.
Design and implement sustainable projects through our student and professional chapters.
Educate and train individuals and organizations on sustainable policies and practices.
Build a global network of communities with a shared culture of sustainability.
A world of environmental, social, and economic prosperity created and sustained by local and global collective action.
The URI Chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World focuses on providing sustainable solutions to both global and local engineering problems. We provide assistance to developing communities while simultaneously giving students valuable, hands-on, real world experience, and also integrate sustainable practices into our local community.
|Other:||Meetings: Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm In BLISS BASEMENT
|Org Name:||ENRESA Environment and Natural Resource Economics Student Association|
|Org President:||Sarah Martin|
|Description:||The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Student
Association (ENRESA) is a community of students who work together to understand and impact current issues in the field through educational and hands-on activities. The vision for this organization is to cultivate a strong and vibrant community of students passionate about environmental and natural resource economics. ENRESA is open to all URI students.
|Location:||Coastal Institute Building: 117A|
|Other:||Meetings: Tuesdays 5:00 PM
Location: Coastal Institute Building: 117A
Faculty Advisor: Emi Uchida - firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Sarah Martin email@example.com
Contact ENREassociation@gmail.com to join the mailing list.
Like us on Facebook for the latest environmental news!
last updated: 7/23/13
|Org Name:||Environmental Conservation Club|
|Org President:||Alaina Dawson|
|Description:||The URI Environmental Conservation Club aims to engage students interested in learning about and raising awareness for environmental conservation. Our main goal is to bring new opinions on conservation into meetings and to fundraise for well-established conservation organizations in Rhode Island. Students from any major are welcome and all ideas are encouraged! Objectives, goals, and upcoming events can all be found on our website listed above. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!|
|Other:||Meetings: Fall 2014- TBD (Please check website for updates)|
|Org President:||Kristy Berdugo|
|Description:||We are eXposure from the University of Rhode Island. We are a hybrid between a dance group and an organization, or in our terms, a family. We are a dedicated team working for the purpose of educating and helping break the barriers between cultures through the use of music and dance. This is and will continue to be the focus and goal of eXposure. The purpose of eXposure is to act as the official representative body of the multi-culture student body at the University of Rhode Island. We promote culture here at The University Of Rhode Island through dance, music and events to help educate and assist the University of Rhode Island community in diversity issues to provide a "Safe haven" for everyone. We are here to welcome anyone willing to promote diversity in the community, whether it is through our dance team or our organization side. Our board positions contai n room for learning and overall growth. Come check us out in our meetings or message us on Facebook or twitter with any questions.
We are here to welcome anyone willing to promote diversity in the community, whether it is through our dance team or our organization side. Our board positions contain room for learning and overall growth. Come check us out in our meetings or message us on Facebook or twitter with any questions.
We are here to welcome anyone willing to promote diversity in the community, whether it is through our dance team or our organization side. Our board positions contain room for learning and overall growth. Come check us out in our meetings or message us on Facebook or twitter with any questions.
|Events:||September 4th, "Back to school Bash"
Location: URI MU Ballroom
|Location:||Memorial Union, Room 133|
|Other:||Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays 7pm in the URI Memorial Union. Ask receptionist at the information desk for more info
|Org Name:||FACE AIDS|
|Org President:||Dylan Kritter|
|Description:||Committed to the eradication of HIV and the movement to make healthcare a human right|
|Events:||Speaker September 25th 2014|
|Other:||Meetings: 6pm Thursdays MU Gallery
|Org Name:||Fashion Merchandising Society|
|Org President:||Nina Cozzolino|
|Description:||The Fashion Merchandising Society is a club that meets weekly with students that share interest in fashion. Not only do we discuss current issues in the fashion industry, but we also put on a fashion show in the fall and spring. Our fashion shows are 100% student run and offers members of the club to showcase their skills in design, sewing, modeling, set design and many other aspects of production.|
twitter: @ uri_fms
|Org Name:||Fishing Club|
|Org President:||Samuel Hobe|
|Description:||We are group of people that just want to get out and cast a few lines. Whether it be fresh or saltwater, baitcasting or fly-fishing all fishers are encouraged to join! We also HIGHLY encourage people that have never tried the sport to come and see what it is like.|
|Other:||Meetings: TBA Shortly
|Org Name:||Gaming Club|
|Org President:||Will Botta|
|Description:||The Gaming Club provides a place for people interested in gaming to game. While we mostly play video games, we also have members who play Magic: The Gathering, some board games, and even a few who play tabletop games. Members may sign up for official gaming club events or may simply meet other people with similar interests as themselves.|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 312 A|
|Other:||We also hold our yearly gaming convention with guests, authors, vendors and more.|
|Org Name:||Gay-Straight Alliance|
|Org President:||Chris Francis|
|Description:||To promote and further equality through activism and awareness with a focus on LGBTQ issues.
We also fight against bullying and harassment and push for marriage equality and equal rights protections. Our organization also provides a community for our fellow LGBTQ students and allies.
|Events:||Our main events include National Coming Out Day and Transgender Day of Remembrance which are in the fall and, the Day of Silence in the Spring. We also sponsor various workshops and activities on campus.|
|Location:||Memorial Union 128A|
|Other:||Meetings: Tuesdays, Memorial Union 6-7:00PM, Room 314
|Org Name:||Geology Club|
|Org President:||Trisha Whipple|
|Description:||The URI Geology Club exists to provide a common interest experience to all URI students that wish to expand their knowledge of, and participation in, the field of geology.|
|Org Name:||Graduate Student Association|
|Org President:||Scott Martin|
|Description:||The Graduate Student Association exists to support the efforts of graduate students as members of the University of Rhode Island community. The goal of the GSA is to enhance the academic, intellectual, and social opportunities of its members in the following ways:|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 317|
|Org Name:||Habitat for Humanity|
|Org President:||Monica Niebrzydowski|
|Description:||Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. We are the University of Rhode Island Habitat for Humanity. URI's chapter involves any students and staff who are interested in volunteering. Along with building, our chapter is involved with many on-campus events such as First Night, Homecoming Weekend and Earth Day, where we reach out to the university and share what Habitat for Humanity is all about. We also take part in fundraisers, such as the South County Habitat for Humanity "Pound the Pavement, Pound a Nail!" Walk, zumbathons, and bike rides. There are many ways to volunteer, from building to cleaning and helping sales at the Habitat ReStore, where all proceeds go to South County Habitat for Humanity's efforts. They are our affiliate through whom we do all of our local building.|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 316|
|Other:||Meetings: Wednesdays at 6pm, Rm 360
|Org Name:||Hellenic Student Association of PAIDEIA at URI|
|Org President:||Aristotle Tinios|
|Description:||Our purpose is to enhance Hellenic Language and Culture throughout the entire URI campus hosting events such as dinner-dances, mini-concerts, etc.|
|Other:||Meetings are typically held on Tuesdays at Swan Hall at 6 o'clock.|
|Org Name:||Hillel: The Jewish Student Organization|
|Org President:||Shayna Sage|
|Description:||Mission statement: "to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they can enrich the Jewish people and the world."|
|Events:||May 5th Israel Independence Day--free falafel at the multi-cultural center at 12 pm.
Pancake study brunch at Hillel Thursday, may 1 7pm.
|Location:||Norman F. Fain Hillel Center (6 Fraternity Circle)|
|Other:||Meetings: Sunday at 5:30pm in the Hillel Center
|Org Name:||Humans Vs Zombies (HvZ) Organization|
|Org President:||Mark Hill|
|Description:||Humans versus Zombies was brought to URI for one purpose, to have fun. In reaching this goal we have also united our community in a fun and exciting game. HvZ gives people the opportunity to step away from video games and television, and participate in a physically and socially stimulating game of extreme tag. We promote the inclusion of all students and the creation of new relationships that will build a better community.|
|Events:||Fall Semester Rounds will be:
First: Sept 22-26th
Second: Nov 3-7th
All players must own an orange bandana, submit a waiver, and register to play at hvzsource.com/uri prior to the start of the round.
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 346|
|Other:||Meetings: Tuesday's at 6pm in Room 360
|Org Name:||Independent Scribe|
|Org President:||Kellie Knight|
|Description:||The Independent Scribe is URI's only student-run arts and literature publication, featuring work by URI's creative community, including students, alumni, faculty and staff. We accept submissions of writing from across all genres, including fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and critical essays, as well as artwork, including photography, scanned drawings or paintings, or anything else that can be published in print. We publish a new edition twice a year, with launch events at the end of every semester, where we invite our contributing artists and writers to read from and discuss their work.
All submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to be reviewed by the editorial board. Our review process is anonymous and confidential; your name will not be attached to your piece unless we accept it for publication and contact you first. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year; any submissions received after the semester deadline will be automatically be considered for the next semester's edition.
All students are also welcome to participate in our editorial board discussions, which are held twice a week during the academic year. For more information, find us on Facebook and Twitter, visit our blog, or send us an email!
|Location:||Memorial Union room 128|
|Org Name:||Indian Student Association|
|Org President:||Abhishek Kantak|
|Description:||We are a non-profit student organization recognized by the University of Rhode Island. Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for Indian students to interact and share the joy of our culture and rich heritage.
URI - ISA serves to promote the awareness of cultural diversity on campus by organizing cultural and social events on campus. We try to ensure a homely atmosphere for Indian students living away from home and unite Indians and people of other races by celebrating and learning from diversity.
|Org Name:||Interfraternity Council|
|Org President:||Eric Henry Hazen|
|Description:||The purpose of this non-profit organization shall be to promote cooperation among fraternities, to formulate rules and procedures for recruitment and new member education, to regulate interfraternity activities, and to insure cooperation between fraternities and other student organizations and the University administration. Our Mission We, the Interfraternity Council, know that the social fraternities of the University of Rhode Island are an integral part of the University. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the fraternities to cooperate with each other and the University Administration in the promotion of intellectual, social, and moral development of our undergraduate student members. As an instrument to further these ends and to maintain a bond of friendship among the fraternities of the University of Rhode Island we have created this mission. Our Mem bers are from 1 men's fraternities that make up the Interfraternity Council are: Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Chi Phi, Delta Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Pi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Chi and Zeta Beta Tau.|
|Location:||Christopher House - 34 Lower College Rd|
|Other:||Meetings: Monday at 6 PM in Student Senate Chambers
|Advisor:||Stephen J. Simo|
|Org Name:||Intervarsity Christian Fellowship|
|Org President:||Mithcell Brosnan|
|Description:||InterVarsity (meaning "inter-collegiate") is a national para-church organization with a multi-ethnic chapter at URI. We are a movement of students who experience God, reach out to the campus, and change the world. That may sound like a big vision, and it is, but with Jesus at the center of our lives, it is possible. We've seen it happen. Our movement consists of over 65 seekers, followers and doubters of Jesus, growing in their faith.
InterVarsity is a safe place for you to come and ask questions, wrestle with truth and experience the love of God. We help students move from cynic to seeker, to Christ follower, to leader, to world changer. Everyone is on a spiritual journey and no matter where you are on yours, you are welcome to journey with us. Explore our website and contact us. We look forward to meeting you!
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 127|
|Other:||Our largest regular event, Soul Café, is in the Multicultural Center weekly on Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM. Check out our website for small group times and locations!
|Org Name:||Kappa Kappa Psi - National Honorary Band Fraternity|
|Org President:||Jacob Wilson|
|Description:||Kappa Kappa Psi is a fraternal organization that promotes the advancement of college and university bands through dedicated service and support to bands; comprehensive education; leadership opportunities; and recognition; for the benefit of its members and society.|
|Org Name:||Korean Students Association|
|Org President:||Kyuwan Choi|
|Description:||URI's Korean Student Association is a Korean interest group that serves as a voice for the Korean community at URI. Our goal is to provide opportunities for Korean undergraduate students to share their common ethnic and cultural background and to promote the spread of Korean cultures across the Kingston campus.
As a cultural and social organization, URI KSA will be committed to sharing the Korean heritage, promoting awareness about Korean-American issues, reaching out to the community, and hosting events through which students may meet and interact.
|Other:||Meetings: Every other Thursday at 6:30PM
|Org Name:||La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Inc.|
|Org President:||Xavier Perez|
|Description:||La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated primarily seeks to take a leadership role in meeting the needs of the Latino community through academic achievement, cultural awareness, community service and promotion of the Latino culture and people.|
|Org Name:||Lambda Kappa Sigma|
|Org President:||Allison Zuern|
|Description:||Lambda Kappa Sigma is an international professional fraternity for women in pharmacy (PharmD). The organization works to advance the profession of pharmacy itself as well as advance women in the field of pharmacy through various academic, professional, leadership, sisterhood, and community service events. Any year student (freshman-P4) is eligible to participate in the recruitment/orientation process as long as they are accepted into the 0-6 PharmD program at URI. The URI chapter of LKS has over 190 active members on campus.|
|Location:||Pharmacy Building Student Org Room #180|
|Other:||Meetings: Mondays at 6pm in Pharmacy Building #170
|Org Name:||Latin American Student Association (LASA)|
|Org President:||Shanice Zayas|
|Description:||Purpose: LASA is a multicultural organization dedicated to increasing Latin American cultural awareness throughout the university.It is LASAs' commitment to educate our members as well as the university about Latin American culture, heritage, customs, and roots
Mission Statement:LASA strives to educate and promote diversity throughout the URI community in regards to Latin America and different Latin American countries. We are dedicated to voicing issues of the Latin community within campus as well as with the Latin community at large.LASA accepts anyone as a member. You DO NOT have to be of Latin-American,Latino/Hispanic decent to join. We encourage people of all cultural background, race, age and sex to join us and build lasting friendships while planning, preparing and enjoying the events.
|Events:||LASA WEEK: October 6.2014-October 10,2014.|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 306|
|Other:||Meetings: Tuesdays at 7:00pm
|Org Name:||Marine Science Society|
|Org President:||Mary Catherine Rocca|
|Description:||The purpose of the Marine Science Society is to provide a social and learning environment for students interested in or committed to the advancement of marine sciences. Gain a better career outlook by participating in fun yet "educational" events such as boating, clamming, whale watching, and so much more, while at the same time gaining great hands on experience, meeting new people, and making contacts with people who are actively involved in marine science careers and organizations.|
|Other:||Meetings: Tuesdays 8pm in the lounge of Browning Hall
|Org Name:||Memorial Union Board|
|Org President:||Vina Sawngdara|
|Description:||The Memorial Union Board of Directors is a student-run organization that fosters student opinion concerning matters in the Memorial Union and positive student group interaction. Through collaboration with student organizations and monthly events for students in the union, we serve as a liaison between URI staff and students. Members of the board vote on building variances and ongoing changes to the building. We look for hard-working, dedicated students who are looking to become student leaders and willing to voice and stand for student opinion.|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 204|
|Other:||Meetings: Wednesdays at 5pm in room 301|
|Org Name:||Musicians Guild|
|Org President:||Anja Stark|
|Description:||The URI Musician's Guild aims to support music in all forms by providing local musicians an open venue to perform for the student body. In concordance with this goal, the guild hosts about five shows a semester, with occasional smaller events sponsored by the Coffeehouse.
We also offer free use of sound services (with an advanced notice of at least 2 weeks) for fellow student organizations hosting events that require sound set up. Please e-mail us for any questions.
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 124|
|Other:||Meetings: Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
|Org Name:||Muslim Students Association|
|Org President:||Hashem Shehadeh|
|Description:||The Muslim Students Association continues to serve Muslim students during their college and university careers through efforts to establish, maintain, and develop a uniting forum for Muslim students from diverse backgrounds.|
|Events:||3rd Annual Eid Banquet:
10/25 at 7pm
|Other:||Meetings take place on a weekly basis:
Mondays at 4pm
Room 314-Memorial Union
For information on additional events, and meeting times please join our FaceBook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/176125162401620/
|Org Name:||National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)|
|Org President:||Orrett Douglas-Prawl|
|Description:||The National Society of Black Engineers' Mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.|
|Other:||Meetings: Weekly meetings will be determined as we get closer to the 2014-2015 semester
Join the NSBE facebook group!
|Org Name:||National Society of Collegiate Scholars|
|Org President:||Jillian Vanhouwe|
|Description:||NSCS is an honor society that engages high achieving college students in their first and second year who are in the top 20% of their class. Membership in NSCS will give you a wealth of resources including access to scholarships, discounts, conferences and career opportunities and resources, networking opportunities as well as leadership training and discounts via partnerships with corporate organizations. Discover the value of an NSCS membership.|
|Org Name:||Native American Student Organization|
|Org President:||Blake Machado|
|Description:||Our mission is to spread the awareness of the Native American culture through out the campus life by the celebration of life.|
|Events:||Pow Wow - Native American Cultural Festival Saturday April 26, 2014|
|Other:||Meetings: MCC Monday 6pm|
|Org Name:||Newman Club|
|Org President:||Tricia Hendrickson|
|Description:||Newman Club is the Catholic Christian student organization on campus open to all students. We are a community who seeks to deepen our faith through spiritual activities such as prayer, retreats, daily and weekly mass and faith sharing. We seek to encourage and support each other by forming friendships and fellowship through weekly social gatherings, dinners, and fun time spent together on and off campus. We seek to serve others and live out our faith through serving both the local and international communities in various christian service activities, the highlight of which which is our yearly International Mission Trip to Nicaragua. We also have a home on campus, the Catholic Center, which is open daily to all students to pray in our chapel, study in our library, eat and cook in our kitchen, or just to take a break from class and hang out with friends in the recreation room.
We meet bi-weekly on Wednesday evenings at 5pm at the Catholic Center on campus and invite you to join us for a meeting.
|Events:||Meetings are every other Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm at the Catholic Center.|
|Location:||The Catholic Center|
|Other:||First meeting - Wedneday September 11th
First Soul Food - Thursday September 19th
|Advisor:||Fr. Matthew Glover|
|Org Name:||Nutrition Club|
|Org President:||Marissa Ruginski|
|Description:||The URI nutrition club is an organization that promotes a healthy lifestyle across campus! Our main focus is to popularize and advocate proper nutrition throughout the URI campus! The nutrition club plans events to support and motivate nutrition action, and works accordingly with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics standards. We also volunteer in the community, and take part in events working with the Registered Dietitians (RD) on campus. Not only is the nutrition club a place to come together and sponsor nutrition, but it is also a great way to network with people who have the same interests as yourself, so do not be shy come on by!|
|Location:||Ranger Hall: 4th Floor Student Lounge|
|Other:||Meetings: Monday 1:00, Wednesday 4:00
Weekly meetings are held on Mondays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 4:00 pm. Meetings are identical, so attend whichever one best fits your schedule!
Anyone who would like to join the Nutrition Club is welcome to, it is not only open to nutrition majors. Any ideas for new events for the upcoming year are always welcome!
These times are subject to change for the Fall 2014 semester. If you are interested in the club and these times do not work with your schedule, let one of the contacts below know and we will try and arrange times to fit the majority of the club member's schedules.
For more information contact:
Marissa Ruginski (President)
Katherine Silva (Vice President)
|Org Name:||Order of Omega|
|Org President:||Sabrina Brotons|
|Description:||Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Fraternity & Sorority organizations. Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Fraternity/Sorority, campus, and local community. Prospective members of URI must have above a 3.0 cumulative GPA. To date, over 500 chapters have been chartered throughout North America, each sharing the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institution.|
|Events:||We will have informational meetings TBA throughout the Fall 2013 semester and in the Spring 2014 we will recruit and initiate URI members of the Eta Gamma chapter. There is an application and interview process for members to apply in the Spring. Once accepted there is a $70 fee that includes a pin, certificate, and initiation service/lunch.|
|Location:||Christopher House - 34 Lower College Rd|
|Org Name:||Outing Club|
|Org President:||Molly Augustine|
|Description:||We do a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, and much more. No prior experience is needed. We provide gear rentals to all of our members, free of charge. The only thing you need is a love of the outdoors, we'll provide the rest!|
|Events:||We have events every week, including weekly decompression hikes and rock climbing trips.|
|Location:||Room 135 Memorial Union|
|Other:||Meetings: 5:00pm Monday in room 360 of the Union
|Org Name:||Panhellenic Council|
|Org President:||Linda Vescio|
|Description:||The Panhellenic Association (Panhel) is the comprehensive name of the entire women's fraternity/sorority system. Every woman who is a member of one of the 10 sororities on campus is a member of the Panhellenic Association. The Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the women's fraternity/sorority system at the University of Rhode Island. The 10 women's fraternities/sororities that make up the Panhellenic Association are: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta, Zeta Tau Alpha, Sigma Delta Tau, Sigma Kappa, Phi Sigma Sigma and Chi Omega.|
|Location:||Christopher House 34 Lower College Road|
|Org Name:||Peer Advocates|
|Org President:||Racine Amos- VPAS Coordinator|
|Description:||The URI Peer Advocates are a team of specially trained students who create and perform interactive workshops and programs to educate and increase awareness regarding partner violence, stalking, alcohol, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and drugs.
To apply, please contact Racine Amos at email@example.com or call 401-874-9131
|Org Name:||Phi Beta Lambda|
|Org President:||Eric Henry Hazen|
|Description:||Phi Beta Lambda is a Professional Business Leadership Society. We are built on the beliefs that inclusivity is important. From this idea stems an organization which teaches business principles, ethics, networking and more. This organization is nationally recognized, and our faculty advisor (Joseph D'Adamo) is a highly respected professor at the university. Phi Beta Lambda is open to all U.R.I (undergraduate/ graduate) students who are on good academic standing with the university.
The purpose of PBL is to provide opportunities for postsecondary students to develop business-related career competencies. PBL is an integral part of the instructional program and in addition promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility.
The specific goals of PBL are to:
-develop competent, aggressive business leadership;
-strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work;
-create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise;
-encourage members in the development of individual projects which contribute to the improvement of home, business and community;
-develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism;
-encourage and practice efficient money management;
-encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty;
-assist students in the establishment of occupational goals; and
-facilitate the transition from school to work.
|Org Name:||Philonymous (Philosophers Anonymous)|
|Org President:||Fiona MacKechnie|
|Description:||We meet once a week to discuss philosophical topics and deliberate on themes in society, our existence in reality, purpose and meaning.|
|Other:||Meetings: Tuesday from 1-4 pm in the Coffeehouse|
|Org Name:||Photography Club|
|Org President:||Bryan Norato|
|Description:||The URI Photography club aims to create a self sustaining community that appreciates all art forms. Through peer support, we aim to teach different photographic techniques, participate in off-campus excursions, and have a medium to share our talented community's work.
It will be open to everyone and accept people regardless of having a Camera.
|Other:||Meetings: Thursdays 6-7pm
|Org Name:||Powerful, Independent, Notoriously, Knowledgeable (PINK) Women|
|Org President:||Crystal Moreno|
|Description:||We strive to develop a sense of belonging and membership to increase the retention of multicultural women. We aim to promote self-exploration, professional development, and leadership opportunities which enhance the undergraduate experience of multicultural women and prepare graduates for the workforce.|
|Org Name:||Pre-Physical Therapy Club|
|Org President:||Victoria Costa|
|Description:||Mission Statement - Acquaint students whose ambition is to pursue a career in Physical Therapy (PT) with the intent to promote networking, professional growth, and preparation for future physical therapy endeavors.|
|Org Name:||Psychology Club|
|Org President:||Stephanie Pagelson|
|Description:||The URI Psychology Club meets once a week to discuss interesting and important psychological issues. Psychology club is a great way to meet other psychology majors, learn more about the department, and have fun! Students in any major are welcome to join!|
|Location:||Chaffee Building room 203|
|Other:||Meetings: Every Thursday at 2:00|
|Org Name:||Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)|
|Org President:||Nick Vener|
|Description:||The mission of the Public Relations Society Student Society of America is to educate our members in the professional fields of public relations, marketing, journalism and communications while forming strong relationships within the campus community and each other. PRSSA aims to offer its members first-hand experience and tangible tools by working with clients, such as student organizations and university departments and events. PRSSA is a national organization affiliated under the professional Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
As a group we strive to form and maintain mutually beneficial relationships between the group and the URI community in which our peers receive free PRSSA services while the members of PRSSA gain knowledge and skills on a variety of topics such as business etiquette, public relations practices, writing skills, and valuable client and media relations tactics. We do this by being active members in the community with a strong commitment to continuing education through weekly educational sessions at meetings, internship experience, classroom knowledge, peer-mentor relations and participation in national and regional public relations conferences.
|Org Name:||Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)|
|Org President:||Caitlin Runyon|
|Description:||At Random Acts of Kindness, we know that college, and life in general, can be rough. We also believe that one smile or one conversation can change the course of someone's day. Drew Dudley said that looking at the world as one big world is daunting. You have to look at it as 6 million different perspectives and if you can change just one, you can change the whole world, and not even know it. As a group and as individuals, we strive to change just one perspective, in the hopes that it will change the world.|
|Other:||Meetings: Mondays at 5 p.m.
|Org Name:||Renaissance Yearbook|
|Org President:||Emilia DeMarco|
|Description:||Our staff is responsible for photographing and documenting all campus events! We compile our layouts and photos into one book that captures the most memorable campus activities!|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room #123|
|Other:||Meetings: Fall 2014 Meetings TBA
|Org Name:||Rhody Christian Fellowship|
|Org President:||Allie Sliney|
|Description:||The mission of RCF is simply to know and follow Jesus. All students (regardless of religious affiliation) are welcome to join us for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Some of the activities and events that we have are: Weekly in-depth study through a book of the Bible, monthly home-cooked meals, weekly discipleship, conferences & retreats, monthly prayer & worship gathering, and service & missions opportunities. For the most up-to-date information on meeting place and times, please visit the RCF website or follow us on Twitter @RhodyFellowship.|
|Org Name:||Rhody Rides|
|Org President:||Jonel Williams|
|Description:||Rhody Rides is the URI recognized auto club. This club was created to support the many students who have a passion for cars at the University of Rhode Island. We meet biweekly, dates and locations will be posted on the Facebook page. Everybody is welcome, no car needed.|
|Org Name:||SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Gender Equity)|
|Org President:||Katie Gallagher|
|Description:||Like social justice, good conversation, and creating positive change? Come to a SAGE meeting! People of all identities welcome.
The organization will serve as a platform for like-minded students to organize and engage in activism and advocacy for social justice issues that will ultimately serve to further the advancement of gender equity. We are committed to fostering a campus-wide climate of understanding through our work and presence at URI. We work to generate a sense of urgency and importance surrounding gender issues, while also aiming to strengthen relations between all genders striving for a common goal.
Mondays at 6:30pm in MCC 005
|Org Name:||Sailing Club|
|Org President:||Marissa Wolfe|
|Description:||Our mission is to spread the love of sailing and being on the water. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. If you want to get out on a boat, you've come to the right place. No commitment, no costs. Just fun.|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 131|
|Other:||Meetings: Thursdays at 7pm
|Org Name:||Sankofa Christian Ministry|
|Org President:||Matthew Quainoo|
|Description:||Sankofa is a community of purpose driven students that are passionate about cultivating an atmosphere of support, faith and love.|
|Other:||Meetings: every Tuesday in Atrium 2 of the Union at 8pm|
|Org Name:||Secular URI|
|Org President:||Ivy Burns|
|Description:||We are the University of Rhode Island's branch of the Secular Student Alliance; a group of non-religious students that have weekly discussions on philosophical, scientific, and political topics. We are good without God.|
|Other:||Meetings: Tuesdays at 6 in room 360
|Org Name:||Seekers Meditation Group|
|Org President:||Patrick Eaton|
|Description:||The mission of our club is to help introduce students to the benefits of meditation and yoga in daily life. Meditation is a great way to get grounded, relax, increase focus and get your mind and body working in a healthier way. We are always looking for new members to join our weekly meetings where we get together to practice different styles of meditation, do some yoga, drink some tea and plan our campus events which include free instructed yoga sessions, gong baths and guest speakers. We are a non-religious organization but open to people of all beliefs and spiritual practices and love to share ideas with other open minded people. Whether your experienced in meditation or just curious, all are welcome to come share some tea and relax with us!|
|Events:||Our events on campus for the year will consist of free yoga classes, gong baths and guest speakers and will be announced prior to their date. Also, if you have any ideas for a fun event, feel free to come let us know and we'll try to make it happen!|
|Other:||Meetings: Lippit Hall, Tuesdays, 5:00 PM
|Org Name:||Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senorita Latinas Unidad Sorority Inc,|
|Org President:||Shanice Zayas|
|Description:||Mission and Vision:
SLU highly prides itself as an organization of diverse college-educated (collegiate) and professional women dedicated to uplifting traditionally marginalized groups, especially Latinos and women, by serving as a voice and means for empowerment. Since 1987, SLU has been an outlet for professional development and personal growth to its members and serving constituents. The Sorority's impact can be seen in the outstanding accomplishments of their Hermanas, the young women they have mentored through the LADYS and PEARLS programs, and through the lives of all the people the Sorority has touched via their many literacy initiatives. Thus, proving to colleges and communities that women of color can make a difference.
Sigma Lambda Upsilon has a passion for leading and developing underprivileged communities through the Sorority's goals of academic excellence, leadership, sisterhood, cultural enrichment, and service to the community and campus. It is evident that the Sorority's undergraduate and Graduate/Professional chapters challenge the status quo through programming initiatives that are both exemplary and unique. Sigma Lambda Upsilon's impenetrable bond and relentless commitment to one another transcends time, which is why the Sorority considers their sisterhood-Hermandad- lasting Hasta La Muerte!
SLU continues to carry out the Sorority's ideals and achieve the organization's goals with a commitment to each other, the campuses the Sorority serves, and the communities the organization works in every day.
|Org Name:||Slam Poetry Club|
|Org President:||Kevin Gemmell|
|Description:||Slam Poetry, often referred to as spoken word, combines creative writing with performance. It allows an author to put his or herself into a poem and bring it to life through emotion and voice. The Slam Poetry Club meets once a week where we practice writing and expressing emotions, ideas, and life experiences through creative writing and performance. We will be holding Open-Mics throughout the year, as well as bringing in professional spoken word artists for shows.|
|Events:||Open Mics and Slams TBA|
|Other:||Meetings: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 in the Multicultural Center room 005|
|Org Name:||Society of Women Engineers (SWE)|
|Org President:||Kelsey Matthews|
|Description:||The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Rhode Island is focused on empowering women in science, technology, & engineering to obtain their career and leadership goals and provide them with the necessary resources to do so. This includes academic help from older students, networking opportunities with our local SWE professional section, New England Shoreline Section, and opportunities to attend the SWE conferences.
Our URI section is highly focused on outreach, and making science and technology exciting to young girls in the community. Working with SWE NESS, local girl scout troops, and local high schools SWE URI has brought science and engineering to hundreds of young students!
Twitter: @ URIswe
|Location:||Bliss Hall Rm. 401|
|Other:||Weekly meetings will be held on Tuesdays at 5:00pm.
See our facebook page for upcoming events!
|Org Name:||Sociology Club (Iron Cage Society)|
|Org President:||Nicholas Casali|
|Description:||"THE IRON CAGE HOME-PAGE"
The Iron Cage Society
The University of Rhode Island's Sociology Club invites and encourages those pursuing degrees in sociology, as well as anyone interested in topics and current issues concerning sociology, to get involved and help facilitate social progress from a personal, innovative, and enlightening approach.
Why The Iron Cage Society?
"[T]he care for external goods should only lie on the shoulders of the 'saint like a light cloak', which can be thrown aside at any moment. But fate decreed that the cloak should become an iron cage" - Max Weber
The sociological conception of the Iron Cage, constructed by Max Weber, refers to the constricting societal systems we have perpetuated as a modern civilization. These social systems play a major role in how the characteristics of individuals and communities are shaped. The Iron Cage Society is devoted to creating and sustaining a stable, supportive, and equal student community structure.
Consider it our very own iron cage.
Through the reinforcement of already present social positives, as well as through facilitating new forms of social stability, our mission is to create and perpetuate social progress for those "who will live in that iron cage in the future."
So don't miss this opportunity to have an active voice in building the iron cage of tomorrow. Whether it is through community service efforts, networking with other on campus organizations, or from the insight gained by guest speakers and group discussions; The Iron Cage Society acts as a catalyst for personal, professional, and communal growth.
|Other:||This group, always open to new members and ideas, encourages students to join by Emailing Nicholas Casali (information below) with your name and email so you can get involved and receive details concerning club meetings and events.
Club Contact -
For further information feel free to email the current club president -
Nicholas Casali - (Nicholas_Casali@my.uri.edu)
|Org Name:||Sojourn Collegiate Ministries|
|Org President:||Sarah Bonneson|
|Description:||We are a group trying to make sense of the world around us. This is why Sojourn is a Christian community seeking to help people on their journey back to God|
|Events:||Follow Us on Twitter @SojournProv|
|Org Name:||South Asian Student Association|
|Org President:||Jannat Saini|
|Description:||Our mission is to create an organization that provides students of South Asian decent the opportunity to come together at the University of Rhode Island. The quantity of students from South Asian countries, such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, is particularly low at the University.Therefore, opening opportunities for these students to come together is important. Also, the organization is not be religiously affiliated and openly accepts members of South Asian decent or interest. In hope of attaining unity amongst one another, this association helps to bring a diverse mix of cultures from South Asia into the community at the University of Rhode Island.|
|Other:||For specific event dates and times, please refer to our social media links. Normally, there are organization meetings twice a month in addition to a few major events per semester.|
|Org Name:||Sports Medicine Club|
|Org President:||Jaime McQuade|
|Description:||Sports Medicine Club welcomes all health studies majors! This club is open to anyone looking to explore graduate options and careers in the field of sports medicine. Health professionals are invited as guest speakers to inform and establish connections with those students interested in all aspects of this field. Please join, come, and listen in to our meetings to better understand what direction you may want to take in your health professional field!|
|Org Name:||Strike a Chord|
|Org President:||Nicholas Bottai|
|Description:||Strike a Chord URI is a non-profit organization with the goal of bringing together music and philanthropy through benefit concerts and charity events.|
|Events:||April 22nd: 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Atrium 1.
Strike a Chord will be hosting a benefit concert "Hope Behind Bars". All proceeds from this event will go to benefit The Early Childhood Development Center in Nepal. The show will feature The Most Dangerous Men Alive, The Sharp Dressed Band, Public Alley, Spencer Soucy, and a few acoustic acts.
Here is the link to the Childhood Development Center: ecdcnepal.org
|Location:||Tuesday's @7:00pm Memorial Union 301|
|Org Name:||Student Action for Sustainability (SAS)|
|Org President:||Vanessa Garcia|
|Description:||The purpose of Student Action for Sustainability is to promote environmentally sustainable practices for URI and the greater Rhode Island community . We strive to empower the student body and the whole URI community with knowledge and tools to make this possible .This year we plan to participate and host many events such as campus clean-ups, conferences on clean energy, farmers market, compost workshops, recycling challenges and promoted important environmental issues ranging from climate change to water quality. We're always open to new members and fresh ideas so feel to stop by and make your passion our passion!|
|Other:||Meetings: Memorial Union, Room 354, Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
|Org Name:||Student Admission Representatives|
|Org President:||Erica Lee & Joe Korzeb|
|Description:||We wake up early, we blow up balloons, and we cheer for visitors at Fall Open Houses and Spring Welcome Days! We also help out Admissions Office with student interactions with prospective URI students and visitors.|
|Other:||Meetings: Wednesday 5pm @ union|
|Org Name:||Student Advocates for Education (SAFE)|
|Org President:||Billy Bowden|
|Description:||Our group is focused on bringing more attention to not only the education major, but to educational concerns in our community, in our state, and in our nation. We will be studying different pedagogical procedures, but also working to understand how we can become better teachers in the future. We want to work with individuals in the field now, and we also want to work together to practice making mock lesson plans, presentations, and working with technology in the classroom. Our group is open to all majors, but we hope that our members will all be interested and excited about current topics in education. We hope to bring education to the forefront of collegiate studies, and attention.|
Wednesday nights at 6 PM
|Location:||Multicultural Center Rm. 203|
|Org Name:||Student Alliance for the Welfare of Africa (SAWA)|
|Org President:||Hannah Onamiye|
|Description:||SAWA (The Student Alliance for the Welfare for Africa), translates as "good" in Swahili -- as in "Mambo Sawa," which means "Life is Good." SAWA is a student group open to all students who are of African descent or are interested in learning more about Africa. We strive to enrich and unite the African community through social, artistic, educational, and service events.
To placing Africa (the second largest and poorest Continent) under a positive light for the benefit of everyone belonging to the University of Rhode Island and its surrounding community.
To foster an atmosphere of harmony amongst the African population and every other ethinc groups here at the University of Rhode Island.
To inspire within all those concerned about Africa and her welfare, a tender compassion towards issues affecting the Continent and her people on the social, educational, cultural, political, and economical scale.
To increase the awareness and understanding of all who work and study at the University of the several rich, varied and multifaceted, heritage and cultures of the African people.
To directly contribute to AfricaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s eventual and absolute liberation from all of her afflictions.
|Other:||Meetings: Mondays 7pm room 318 memorial union
|Org Name:||Student Alumni Association|
|Org President:||Kevin Drumm|
|Description:||SAA was founded in 1985 and is sponsored by the Alumni Association. We strive to foster a sense of pride and tradition in the University. As a group, we collectively promote an active program of recruitment and commitment among both students and alumni. Our programs are designed to promote interaction between students and alumni for the betterment of the University. SAA's primary goals are also to generate spirit surrounding the University among the student body, provide information about the Alumni Association to the student body and keep the Alumni Association aware of developments on campus, which affect student perception of the University.|
|Events:||Rhody Rally, Homecoming, Nearly Naked Mile, Oozeball|
|Location:||First Floor of The Alumni Center (73 Upper College Road)|
|Other:||Meetings: Wednesdays at 5pm, Senate Chambers
|Org Name:||Student Association for the Advancement of Haitian People (SAAHP)|
|Org President:||Lynly Jeanlouis|
|Description:||Our mission is to bring the awareness of the Haitian culture to the URI student body and local communities.|
|Events:||National Haitian Student Association Conference|
|Other:||Weekly meetings TBA
|Org Name:||Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC)|
|Org President:||Abbey Miklitsch|
|Description:||SAAC is the voice of the student athletes. This group of student athletes and their supporters seek input from student athletes and athletic team members in order to address questions and concerns with the Athletic administration and the Athletic Advisory Board. SAAC promotes communication between student-athletes and the athletic administration. We provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues. SAAC generates a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department formulation of policies. Building a sense of community within athletics, by involving all teams through SAAC events and programming is a main goal of SAAC. NCAA will seek SAAC's Student Athletes to weigh in on proposed conference legislation.
promote communications between student-athletes and athletics administration.We provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues. SAAC generates a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department formulation of policies. Building a sense of community within athletics,by involving all teams through SAAC events and programming is a main goal of SAAC. NCAA will seek SAAC's Student Athletes to weigh in on proposed conference legislation.
|Events:||Events that SAAC will be a part of/ help organize:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¨-Freshman Student Athlete OrientationÃ¢â‚¬Â¨
-Rhody RAM ZooÃ¢â‚¬Â¨
-Rhody Cup Inter-varsity Competition which includes; R.A.M. games, Lip-dub competition, Community Service and Life Skills Events.
|Location:||Tootell Athletic Academic Center|
|Other:||Bimonthly Meetings on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in the Student Athlete Lounge
|Org Name:||Student Entertainment Committee|
|Org President:||Sarah Moffitt|
|Description:||The URI Student Entertainment Committee (SEC) is a student organization that plans a variety of entertainment events for the campus and local community. SEC has a hand in every stage of the event planning process while organizing shows together. Our duties include choosing/booking performers, selling tickets, marketing and advertising, working backstage as a stage crew or security team, and much, MUCH more.
URI SEC works on concerts, comedy shows, lectures/presentations by famous athletes, actors, actresses, politicians, or reality stars, "daytime distractions" including massage therapists, tie dying, sundae making, lobster bakes, free movie showings, etc. (if it's fun, we probably do it.)
SEC consists of 4 sub-committees: Concerts, Special Events, VIP/Speakers, and Advertising. Each sub-committee manages different types of shows and/or activities that SEC is responsible for, while the Advertising subcommittee works to promote events.
If you have leadership skills, enjoy music, movies, and entertainment, are creative or artistic, or possess any other skills that could help an organization run smoothly, then join SEC!
|Events:||Fall 2014 Recruitment Meeting: Wednesday September 3 at 6pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 208|
|Other:||Visit our Facebook Page & follow us on twitter to see our updated schedule of events, have a chance at ticket giveaways, and learn more about becoming a part of SEC!
Weekly Subcommittee Meetings
|Advisor:||Faculty: Michael Nolfe
Graduate: Tom Balestracci
|Org Name:||Student Nonviolence Involvement Coalition|
|Org President:||Eden Kalyanapu|
|Description:||To build a beloved campus community based on the principles of nonviolence and peace by bringing together students into a coalition with a powerful voice for justice, equality, and social change. Open to all students and campus organizations interested in creating common ground through meaningful social experiences and program events.|
|Events:||International Day of Peace on the Quad - September 19
International Day of Nonviolence - October 2
Destiny Africa Children's Choir Performance - October 10
Bruce Tancrell Nonviolence Scholarship Fundraiser - October 19
MLK Week Nonviolence Program - February 3 - 7
Red Hand Day - February 12
Alternative Spring Break Nepal Trip - March 6 - 17
Peace and Nonviolence Film Series - Ongoing
|Location:||Room 202 URI Multicultural Center|
|Other:||Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NonviolenceURI|
|Advisor:||Professor Paul Bueno de Mesquita, Ph.D.|
|Org Name:||Student Nurses Association of URI|
|Org President:||Lisa D'Amore|
|Description:||University of Rhode Island College of Nursing's Student Nurse Association (SNA) is a pre-professional association that represents students preparing for the future as professional nurses. The association engages in a shared governance approach that encourages health related discussions, health advocacy and interdisciplinary collaboration among students across the university.
Among its many activities within the university community, SNA emphasizes health promotion, healthy lifestyle and health equity issues. Its members seek to act as change agents and role models for other university student and the State of Rhode Island. Students in SNA have the ability to make professional contacts and provide an opportunity for networking with professionals from diverse backgrounds.
|Other:||Meetings are held once a month in White Hall Commons, days and times are subject to change each semester. Check out the SNA bulletin board in White Hall for dates and times.
|Org Name:||Student Organization Leadership Consultants (SOLC)|
|Org President:||Lydia Omoaregba|
|Description:||WHAT SOLC DOES?
- Plans and facilitates individually designed workshops and retreats.
- Mentors, counsels, and consults with student groups, organizations, and teams.
- Teaches relevant concepts and skills in order to improve organization effectiveness. Typical workshop topics include: team work, mission/vision work, exploring values, clarifying roles, goal setting, transition planning, communication, group development/dynamics, and conflict resolution.
- Presents at the monthly Senate President's meetings to provide relevant information about creating effective and efficient organizations.
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 202|
|Other:||Class credit/enrollment Information: HDF 413, Spring 2015 visit the Center for Student Leadership Development in the Memorial Union, room #202
Meetings: Mondays 3:00-3:45pm Quinn Hall
|Org Name:||Student Philanthropy Council|
|Org President:||Hannah Zawia|
|Description:||The mission of the SPC is to build a culture of philanthropy, pride and donor appreciation at URI. The council helps educate students about the impact of donor support at URI and fosters a spirit of philanthropy by planning engaging and meaningful awareness and fundraising activities for the campus community. The SPC is coordinated through the URI Foundation's Annual Giving Office in collaboration with the Student Alumni Association.|
|Events:||Opening Doors Day
Spreading Philanthropy Awareness Campaign!
|Location:||Alumni Center - Annual Giving Office|
|Other:||Meetings: Alumni Center
|Org Name:||Student Senate|
|Org President:||Joseph Maynard|
|Description:||The Senate shall be the representative student government of the University of Rhode Island, deriving its power and legitimacy from the consent of the governed. The Senate remains a separate and distinct entity from the University of Rhode Island and all underlying affiliates. As the representative voice of the undergraduate student body of the University of Rhode Island, the Senate shall be obligated to discuss any matters brought before the Senate by a member of the URI community that affect students directly or indirectly as students or as citizens. The Senate shall have power to establish, recognize and promote educational, social and cultural activities for the enhancement of student life.|
|Location:||Room 201, Memorial Union|
|Other:||Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Senate Chambers on the 3rd Floor of the Memorial Union.
Sign up to run for Student Senate in room 201 between Sept 8th and Sept 19th.
Fall Elections, September 24th & 25th, 2014
|Org Name:||Student United Way|
|Org President:||Charles Redihan|
|Description:||Student United Way will engage students in creating a positive impact in the community through education, volunteering and philanthropy to help the less fortunate in the URI Community and the state of Rhode Island.|
|Org Name:||Student Veterans Organization|
|Org President:||Don Ruggieri|
|Other:||Meetings: Bi-weekly meetings. One Monday a month and one Wednesday a month; 4:30 PM usually in MU 318|
|Org Name:||Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP/NORML)|
|Org President:||Emily Cotter|
|Description:||Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.
URI's chapter of SSDP is one of the most active in the country and has been featured multiple times on High Time's annual list of top SSDP chapters.
|Other:||Meeting Time: Tuesday, 7:30pm in MU 308
|Org Name:||Surf Club|
|Org President:||Harold Gerbis III|
|Description:||Our Mission is to Promote the Fun exciting sport of Surfing to URI students. We want people to take advantage of our beautiful location and go out enjoy the sun and the ocean by surfing. We take part in beach clean ups, learn to surfs, and have held events here on campus. We communicate through the surf community where at our meetings we meet fellow surfers and exchange information so we can car pool to surf. We have sponsors such as BreakWater Surf Co. who support us with T-Shirts and deals at their shop in Newport.|
|Other:||facebook: URI Surf Club|
|Org Name:||The Good Five-Cent Cigar|
|Org President:||Allison Farrelly|
|Description:||Do you want to know the scoop about everything on campus? Do you want a free front row pass to the biggest entertainment events on camps? Do you have something to say about Rhody sports? Do you proof read all your friend's papers for them? There's a spot for you at The Good 5 Cent Cigar.
The Cigar is the University of Rhode Island's student news organization. Published once weekly on Thursdays, The Cigar is free to the campus community. We offer fun, fast-paced, paid positions for photographers, reporter and editors and are always accepting new members. No experience is necessary to join! For more information, connect with us on social media, shoot us an email or come to one of our weekly meetings!
|Events:||Stay tuned for the launch of our website and redesigned paper in the fall!|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 125|
|Other:||Meetings: Thursday at 7 p.m. in room 125 of the Memorial Union
|Org Name:||Uhuru Sasa|
|Org President:||Regina-Sarah Sarpong|
|Description:||Founded in 1968 and Established in 1972; Uhuru SaSa (Sasa) denotes "Freedom Now." Sasa's purpose is dedicated to establishing and maintaining the cultural, social, and educational enrichment of all people who work and study at the University of Rhode Island and it's neighboring community. It is its intention to accomplish this through the pursuit of educational, historical, literary and artistic functions.|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 342|
|Other:||Meetings: Every Tuesday at 7pm; Memorial Union Rm. 318
|Org Name:||URI American Sign Language Club|
|Org President:||Courtney Walker|
|Description:||This club is for everyone who is interested in learning American Sign Language. Please understand that this is not a place to make fun of the Deaf or be disrespectful. This club is for learning their culture and language. It's a lot of fun and we will definitely go on field trips. I know a lot of Deaf people so I can get us involved with their communities. I hope you join and you'll have a lot of fun Plus it's inside lingo and others will be amazed at what we are doing. See you soon! Our meetings are held in room 104 on Tuesdays at 6:30 in Quinn Hall.|
|Other:||Meetings: Every Tuesday at 6:30 in Quinn 104
|Org Name:||URI Anthropology Society|
|Org President:||Anna Abdollahi|
|Description:||Anthropology is loosely defined as the study of humanity, but what exactly does that mean? The URI Anthropology Society wants to find out.
URIAS works to spread awareness of the exciting, challenging and sometimes hair-raising discipline of anthropology while continuing to explore what it means to be an anthropologist. A greater understanding of the world around us and the people who inhabit it make up a central pillar of our beliefs in the Society.
We encourage all people of all majors, minors, interest levels and otherwise to come see what the URIAS is all about. We have parties, lectures and work within the community, all in the pursuit of understanding humanity a little better.
|Events:||Meetings during the Spring 2014 semester are being held jointly with the Classics Society.
Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to contact us.
Advisor: Kristine Bovy, Ph.D
|Other:||Mondays at 5pm, Washburn 319
|Advisor:||Kristine Bovy, Ph.D|
|Org Name:||URI Capoeria Club|
|Org President:||Narván Hilliard|
|Description:||We are Grupo Ondas. We are students who embrace all cultures. Our main and ultimate goals are to help bridge the cultural gaps via the arts we practice and teach, and use said arts (particularly Capoeira) to teach the 10 Universal Values we believe all should share in order to grow as better people. Our values will be reflected in our game and our being. Another goal of our group is to gain the reputation of positive, respectful, humble, open, non-discriminating people who are committed to the development, education, and integration of all cultures.|
|Other:||We meet every Monday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM unless otherwise specified. Classes are at the URI Multicultural Center Hardge Forum. Classes are FREE and open to all.
|Org Name:||URI Dressage Team|
|Org President:||Lauren Foley|
|Description:||The Dressage Team gives students interested in the sport of equestrian a chance to master a new skill, continue a lifelong hobby, meet a variety of new friends, and ride competitively thus teaching students how to conquer goals and strengthen determination. The Dressage Team is a chance for students to branch out and experience the positive outcomes of teamwork. As part of Region A, we compete against schools such as University of New Hampshire, University of Maine Orono, Bridgewater State University, University of Maine Farmington, and Johnson and Wales University. Riders of all levels are welcome!|
|Events:||We had a very successful 2013-14 competitive season and once again represented Region A at Nationals hosted by Averett University in Virginia on April 11-13th. We are looking forward to our fall 2014 competitions and will be preparing all summer long!|
|Org Name:||URI Fencing|
|Org President:||Sara Facincani|
|Description:||If you would like to give fencing a try, simply come to one of our practices. No experience is required to join. We have coaches to guide you and we provide club gear if needed.|
|Events:||Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 5-8PM in the Memorial Union Ballroom or Atrium 1.|
|Org Name:||URI Film Collaborative|
|Org President:||Becka Carroll|
|Description:||The mission of the URI Film Collaborative is to promote diversity of film exhibition and creation. We will educate, create, advocate, and inform through cinematic art. Together with the University, we will foster film talent and cultivate film appreciation and participation.|
|Other:||Projects We've Completed:
- "HERE" (2013) Short Film (In Post-Production)
- "Eternal" (2013) Short Film (In Association With)
- "LIFE in a DAY @ URI" (2012) Documentary
- "Dorm Room Tango" (2010) Short Film
- "Rocks Paper Scissors" (2012) Short Film (In Post-Production)
- Providence 2011 48 Hour Film Project
- Providence 2012 48 Hour Film Project
- Rainville Leadership Awards Video 2012, 2013
- 15 Second Film Challenge
- URI Campus Life Series
- URI Big Event 2011 Ireland
- URI Big Event 2012 East Asia
- S.A.W.A. Fashion Show Photography 2012, 2013
- Vagina Monologues Photography & Poster Design 2012, 2013
- C.L.A.S.S. Continental Pulse Videography
- Providence 2012 48 Hour Film Project
- S.A.W.A. Fashion Show Photography
- Vagina Monologues Photography & Poster Design
- C.L.A.S.S. Continental Pulse Videography
- "LIFE in a DAY @ URI" Documentary 2012
- Dorm Room Tango 2010
- Rocks Paper Scissors Short 2012
|Org Name:||URI Golden Key Honour Society|
|Org President:||Alex Kowalski|
|Description:||Golden Key International Honor Society is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.
Our mission is to enable members to realize their potential through the advancement of academics, leadership and service.
Our executive board meets twice a month to discuss and coordinate volunteer activities. We actively volunteer time each month with the building efforts of South County Habitat for Humanity in Kingston, RI every Friday and Saturday afternoon that we can. In addition, we hold general meetings for our members offering other opportunities that encourage leadership, service and academics.
Our New Member Recognition event will be held in February. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you aren't on our list for information on registering as it develops.
|Org Name:||URI Irish Step Dance Club|
|Org President:||Erin Johnson|
|Description:||Bringing the Irish Step Dance community of URI together. We welcome dancers of all levels- no experience necessary!|
|Other:||Join our group on Facebook: URI Irish Step Dance Club|
|Org Name:||URI MARCHING BAND|
|Org President:||Director: Brian Cardany|
|Description:||The University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band is a strong representative for URI Athletics, the Department of Music, and the University as a whole. The Ram Marching Band supports the football team at all home football games and usually travels to at least one away game each season. The band also gives exhibition and parade performances in Rhode Island and in the surrounding region, and supports URI for "Meet the University" days and other special events.
Members of the Ram Marching Band represent a wide variety perspectives and experience. With music majors constituting only 20% of its membership, the Ram Marching Band contains students from all fields of study (including engineering, pharmacy, oceanography, etc.). Those members who join with little or no experience in marching band are carefully taught in a very supportive environment. Those members who have extensive marching experience (competition, drum corps) appreciate our strong emphasis on musicianship and overall quality. Members of the PRIDE can easily be counted on to exude positive spirit for the school and perform without hesitation in rain or shine.
|Other:||Practices occur every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4 to 6 as well as all home football games and other related events such as Welcome Day and Meet the U.
|Org Name:||URI Polish Cultural Club|
|Org President:||Julia Jarmoszko|
|Description:||The Polish Cultural Club of URI promotes and supports ethnic heritage within the URI community. We welcome not only Polish-Americans, but all students open to expanding their cultural horizons. We celebrate the Polish culture by practicing Polish traditions, cooking Polish cuisine, listening to their music and much more. This club does not only focus on old Poland, but PolandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s present contemporary issues, pop culture and bright future. Together, with our events and members, we aim to create an atmosphere close to home.|
|Other:||Meetings: Thursday at 6pm
President: Julia Jarmoszko
Secretary: Paulina Koniecko
Treasurer: Karolina Wojciak
|Org Name:||URI Pre-PA Club|
|Org President:||Alison Lovkay|
|Description:||URI Pre-PA club has a mission is to build a solid foundation for students aspiring to hold a professional role in the health care industry. We want to build a community for students who are all working towards the same goal; to get into PA school and eventually become a Physician's Assistant. We will bring in professionals from the field, hold various information sessions, study groups, GRE prep classes and more!|
|Org Name:||URI Quidditch|
|Org President:||Brandon Ahl|
|Description:||Founded in December 2010, the URI Rhody Ridgebacks are the University of Rhode Island's very own Quidditch Team. We are members of the Southern New England Quidditch Conference, playing against schools from RI, MA, and CT year-round. We are also an International Quidditch Association recognized team, and practice out on the quad every week at URI.|
|Events:||Coming up in the 2014-2015 season, the Ridgebacks look forward to their regular season play against the other teams of the Southern New England Quidditch Conference, including: Clark University, Brandeis University, UMass Amerst, the India Point Ashwinders, and newcomers: Providence College and the Boston Riot.
The Ridgebacks look forward to reprising their participation in the Northeast Regional Quidditch Tournament this upcoming November in Rochester, NY.
Look out for the URI Rhody Ridgebacks every weekend on the Quad for practices and games!
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 128|
|Other:||Meetings: Wednesdays, 7PM, MU Room 360
|Org Name:||URI Rotaract Club|
|Org President:||Tommy Visione|
|Description:||Rotaract is a university-based service organization committed to professional development, leadership cultivation, and grassroots community activism and involvement. Rotaract operates under Rotary International, the world-renowned international service society.|
|Events:||Meetings: Memorial Union Room 360 Mondays 6:30-7:30
|Org Name:||URI S.A.V.E.S.|
|Org President:||Nicholas Silvestri|
|Description:||URI S.A.V.E.S. is a volunteer organization that engages students in various service opportunities in the surrounding community without being tied to religious affiliations or dedicated to one specific cause, agency or class. URI S.A.V.E.S. will appeal to many different interests ranging from the environment to issues of health, poverty, human rights, and animal rights.|
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 308|
|Other:||Meetings: Mondays 6-7pm, Memorial Union Room 318
|Org Name:||URI SCUBA Club|
|Org President:||Tucket Beckett|
|Description:||The URI Scuba Club strives to provide students of all skill levels with avenues for SCUBA training and ultimately get people out in the water. We'll help you develop your diving skills, meet responsible dive buddies, and make lifelong friends while enjoying the natural beauties of the deep blue sea. Stop by our office and say hello!|
|Events:||The times for our organized dives and other coastal events are frequently posted on our Facebook page. All of our events are weather dependent and many of our divers make posts looking for dive buddies on short notice, so be sure to join the group in order to have access to the most up-to-date information.
Hope to see you underwater!
|Location:||Memorial Union Room 350|
|Other:||Meetings: Thursdays 7pm
Weekly meetings are held in the Memorial Union every Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM. Come share your best dive stories of the biggest fish or the worst fish and learn about selected topics in diving. This is also the best time to ask about training opportunities or to plan dive trips.
|Org Name:||URI Ski and Snowboarding Team|
|Org President:||Grant Amsterdam|
|Description:||We are the University of Rhode Island Ski and Snowboard Team. We are a competitive body that exists within the USCSA's McBrine Division. We compete against other universities and colleges in New England and believe in upholding the collegiate spirit of alpine ski and snowboard racing and camaraderie. We compete in 10 different competitions over a span of five weekends.
This past year our team performed exceptionally well, as our male alpine division qualified for the regional tournament that was held at Sugarloaf Resort, in Carrabassett ME. Our Snowboard division made it all the way to the national tournament, with the mens team placing 21st overall in the snowboard cross and 20th overall in the Giant Slalom. The women snowboarders came in 19th and 23rd in the Giant slalom as well. We couldnt have been happier with the results of everyones hard work!
|Other:||Meetings: Tuesday 6pm Room 308 Memorial Union|
|Org Name:||URI Student Speech Language Hearing Association (URISSLHA)|
|Org President:||Mary Loveley|
|Description:||University of Rhode Island Speech Language Hearing Association (URISSLHA) is an organization for Communicative Disorders majors. URISSLHA is a member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA). URISSLHA hosts audiology and speech language pathology guest speakers, organizes fundraising events, and provides information to students about various topics in communication sciences and disorders. URISSLHA is a mix of professional information and fun events where students can get to know their peers and share their love for CMD!|
|Advisor:||Find Us on Facebook
|Org Name:||URI Table Tennis|
|Org President:||James Luther|
|Description:||A place to play ping pong and to enjoy the game. We welcome people of all skill levels.|
|Other:||E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
|Org Name:||URI TV Network|
|Org President:||Kody Fraser|
|Description:||URI Media is a student-run television network that airs throughout campus, and also broadcasts it's content online. The cast and crew of URI Media are dedicated to providing fun, upbeat entertainment to all, in the form of student produced short films, musical performances, regular shows, live segments and more. New ideas are always welcome and everyone is encouraged to join.|
|Other:||Weekly Meetings: Tuesdays 6:00pm in Davis Hall.|
|Org Name:||URI Wrestling Club|
|Org President:||Matthew Cohen|
|Description:||Routine practices will be held 3 - 4 days a week, including dual meets and tournaments.|
|Org Name:||URIGHT (University of Rhode Island Ghost Hunting Team)|
|Org President:||Morgan Wynes|
|Description:||We are a non-profit organization at the University of Rhode Island campus. Our mission, to investigate paranormal activities in or around the area in the hopes to prove the existence of spirits through the means of science and current technology. We are here to help anyone with problems, troubles, or concerns dealing with the paranormal. We are armed with the latest tools and gadgets to aid us on our mission for the truth. If you are haunted, bothered or just have questions about the paranormal, please feel free to email us at email@example.com. All URI students are welcome to join.|
|Other:||Meetings: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Memorial Union, Room 314|
|Org Name:||We're Offering Women Wisdom (WOWW)|
|Org President:||Kelsey Lever|
|Description:||W.O.W.W is an organization that uniquely benefits URI by offering a chance for freshmen women to feel comfortable, safe, and supported in the community that our upper class mentors create. Freshmen, or Mentees, receive stability, support, and mentorship as well as the opportunity to become positive role models and future Mentors of the group. As an organization we strive to ease the transition of first year women to college life. Some topics we address include successful study habits, nutrition, sexual assault, campus involvement, time management, coping with stress, date rape drugs, substance abuse, domestic violence, and stalking. The sense of community we create for freshmen women helps to increase their personal development throughout the rest of their college careers.|
|Location:||Women's Center, 22 Upper College Rd|
|Other:||W.O.W.W meets every Thursday night in the Women's Center Library throughout the academic year. Mentors and freshman are required to arrive for meetings at 6:00 PM. Additionally, before every meeting, WOWW Executive Board Members meet at 5:00 to discuss plans for the upcoming month. Members of W.O.W.W are also broken up into "families" with 2-3 freshmen Mentees assigned to 3-4 upper class mentors and each family gets together on the weekends and outside of mandatory weekly meetings to have fun off campus and get to know each other a little better.
|Org Name:||Wildlife Society|
|Org President:||Lauren Gerraputa|
|Description:||We are an organization about the conservation, protection and education about wildlife species. Please join us if you are a wildlife or environmental major or have a really strong interest in conserving wildlife!|
|Events:||We are responsible for bringing Talons! to the quad and we always participate in the Earth Day event. Looking next year to plan outings and volunteer opportunities.|
|Location:||Room 128 Memorial Union|
|Org Name:||WRIU 90.3 FM Radio|
|Org President:||Madison Moreau|
|Description:||WRIU is Rhode Island's largest non-commercial FM broadcaster. Broadcasting live 24/7 on 90.3 FM and streaming online from the Memorial Union on Kingston Campus, the station features a diverse array of programming, including rock, hip-hop, electronic music, jazz, classical, folk, reggae, sports talk, world music and many other genres of music as well as informational programs.
WRIU and our sister station, RIU2 is also the radio home for URI Sports, including Men's and Womens Basketball, Ice Hockey, Football, Baseball and Softball. Both WRIU and RIU2 are entirely student-run; get in touch today to become involved!
We're Rhode Island's University!
Other_Information: Get in touch:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Phone - 401.874.9204
Studio Phone - 401.792.9030 OR 888.303.WRIU
Check out our student-centric sister station, RIU2:
Website - http://riu2.org/
Twitter - http://twitter.com/riu2radio
Email - email@example.com
Studio Phone - 401.874.2493
...and on Facebook - http://facebook.com/riu2radio
Listen Live: http://wriu.org/listen.php
You can take WRIU and RIU2 with you on the go:
Listen on your iPhone, Android or Blackberry phone with the TuneIn Radio App. Just search for WRIU and RIU2.
|Location:||Memorial Union, Room 328|
|Other:||Meetings: Wednesday 3:45-5:45 Room 354
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wriuradio and http://facebook.com/riu2radio
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