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- Student Activities Briefs
- Free Period
- Clubs and Organizations
- Starting a New Student Organization
- RIC Programming
- Campus Activities Day and Student Organization Showcase
- Jobs with Student Activities, the Student Union, and Other Campus Departments
- The Recreation Center
Student Activities BRIEFS
The Office of Student Activities sends a weekly e-mail with updates on programs sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and other on and off campus events. To view the Student Activities Briefs Archives, go to http://www.ric.edu/student_activities/sABriefs.php. All students, both undergraduate and graduate, currently enrolled at RIC automatically receive the SA Briefs. If you are a faculty or staff member, alumni, former student, or community member, and would like to receive the SA Briefs, fill out the subscription form.
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.
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 80 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.
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 Program Coordinator, Student Activities Mike Giacalone at email@example.com or the SCG Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steps for Starting a New Student Organization
Review the list of current student organizations at http://www.ric.edu/student_activities/student_organizations_directory_and_resources.php to ensure that a similar organization is not already in existence.
Find at least three other students who are interested in joining the organization and a proposed faculty or professional staff advisor.
Submit the Intent to Form a New Student Organization form, which asks for information about the organization's purpose, activities, and possible members.
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.
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.
Receive approval from Parliament.
Submit the online organization officer list to Student Activities at http://www.ric.edu/student_activities/StudentOrgRegForm.php.
Submit a signed advisor agreement, and president and treasurer affidavits to SCG in Student Union 401.
Meet with the Program Coordinator Student Activities to review policies related to Student Organizations.
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 END, 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 email@example.com, stop by their office in Student Union 430, or call (401) 456-8045.
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 12:30pm - 2:00pm (Free Period) in the Quad (or in the Student Union Ballroom in the event of rain).
2015 Campus Activities Day
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
Quad (rain location: Student Union Ballroom)
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.
2016 Spring Activities Fair
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Student Union Ballroom
Jobs with Student Activities, the Student Union, and Other Campus Departments
Jobs with Student Activities - Trips and Events
Students in these positions organize and manage off campus trips and on campus events.
To apply, fill out the online application.
Questions? Contact Marissa Weiss, Assistant Director, Student Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 456-8149. Paper applications are also available in Student Union 408.
Jobs with Student Activities - Marketing
SA Marketing 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 SA Marketing at email@example.com, (401) 456-8806, or come to Student Union 435. Paper applications are also available in Student Union 408.
Jobs in Other Areas of the Student Union
The Student Union also offers employment opportunities in the Welcome & Information Center, Campus Card, and Reception Services.
Other On Campus Employment
For information on student job opportunities in other departments both on and off campus, see the Career Development Center.
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.
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.