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Campus Involvement Opportunities

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Free Period

Every Wednesday from 12:30pm - 2:00pm is Free Period, a time-slot during which classes are not scheduled so that students can get involved on campus. Many student clubs and organizations meet and many campus-wide events occur during this time.

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Clubs and Organizations

The most obvious way to get involved is to join a student club or organization! It can be a great way to plan events, meet people with similar interests, and even enhance your resume. There are more than 70 groups to choose from:

  • media groups
  • cultural awareness groups
  • groups associated with academic majors and community service

For an updated list of current organizations, please visit the Student Organizations page.

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Starting a New Student Organization

Have a great idea for a student organization at Rhode Island College?  Consider starting a new group!  The process can be a lot of work, but it often leads to a very rewarding experience.  The process requires that you work with both Student Activities and Student Community Government, Inc.; if you have questions along the way you can contact Interim Assistant Director, Student Activities Mike Giacalone at or the SCG Secretary at

Steps for Starting a New Student Organization

  1. Review the list of current student organizations at to ensure that a similar organization is not already in existence.
  2. Find at least three other students who are interested in joining the organization and a proposed faculty or professional staff advisor.
  3. Submit the Intent to Form a New Student Organization form, which asks for information about the organization's purpose, activities, and possible members.
  4. Once contacted by Student Activities or SCG confirming the acceptance of the Intent form, submit the organization's constitution to the SCG Secretary.  The Secretary can provide a model constitution upon which to base the new organization's constitution.
  5. Meet with the SCG Student Organizations Committee and/or Parliament to answer questions about the organization.  Please note that this process may take a few weeks.  The SCG Secretary will let you know which meeting you will need to attend.
  6. Receive approval from Parliament.
  7. Submit the online organization officer list to Student Activities at
  8. Submit a signed advisor agreement, and president and treasurer affidavits to SCG in Student Union 401.
  9. Meet with the Program Coordinator Student Activities to review policies related to Student Organizations.

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RIC Programming

RIC Programming is a student organization that plans and promotes many of the general events on campus, which include comedy nights, concerts, Welcome Week, RIC Week, and other programs. They hold their organization meetings every Wednesday, 12:30pm - 2:00pm. To learn more about Programming, visit their table at Campus Activities Day, join their Facebook group, e-mail them at, stop by their office in Student Union 430, or call (401) 456-8045.

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Campus Activities Day and Spring Involvement Fair

Campus Activities Day is a student organization recruiting fair scheduled every year in September on the second Wednesday of classes from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. (Free Period) in the Quad (or in the Student Union Ballroom in the event of rain).

2020 Campus Activities Day
Wednesday, September 9th (tentative)

This festival-style fair features exhibit tables of active clubs and organizations anxious to tell students about their offerings and recruit new members. Also present are other college and student-related tables with information and giveaways. If you're looking to check out the scene, this is an event you don't want to miss.

A similar event, the Spring Activities Fair, is scheduled every February for transfer students and to the benefit of established organizations to network and showcase their accomplishments and offerings.​

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Jobs with Student Activities, the Student Union, and Other Campus Departments

Jobs with Student Activities - Campus Events

Students in these positions organize and manage off campus trips and on campus events.
To apply, fill out the online application.
Questions?  Contact Michael Giacalone, Interim Assistant Director, Student Activities at​ or (401) 456-2706.

Jobs with Student Activities - Event Promotions

SA Event Promotions employs students who perform promotional services and graphic design work for student organizations and departments.
To apply, fill out the online application.
Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Management, and Art - Graphic Design and Digital Media majors are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Questions?  Contact Michael Giacalone, Interim Assistant Director, Student Activities at​ or (401) 456-2706.

Jobs in Other Areas of the Student Union

The Student Union also offers employment opportunities in the Student ID Office, and Reception Services. Adobe PDF Click here for position descriptions and job application.

Other On Campus Employment

For information on student job opportunities in other departments both on and off campus, see the Career Development Center.

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The Recreation Center

Features extensive intramural programming and a wide variety of popular recreational opportunities for undergraduate and advanced-degree students. Programs and activities are also available to faculty, staff, alumni, and the community on a membership-fee basis. Check out the Recreation Center website for more information.

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RIC sponsors nineteen varsity sports through the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Six team sports are offered in the fall, six team sports during the winter, and seven during the spring.

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Page last updated: May 18, 2020