Religious and Service
Best Buddies® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing 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). Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant, international organization that has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,700 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Best Buddies programs engage participants in each of the 50 United States, and in 50 countries around the world.
Campus Ministry (Social Justice Ministries)
You’re invited to join in the many service and social justice activities happening nearly every day through the Office of Campus Ministry. From building a house with Habitat for Humanity, to teaching ESL, to volunteering at a soup kitchen, to advocating for justice and educating your peers — Campus Ministry has something for every PC student.
Circle K is an international collegiate service organization supported by Kiwanis International. We do service projects on- campus, in the community and in the region. Upcoming events for the year 2001-2002 include a Stay-A-Wake-A-Thon and a Senior Prom for local nursing home residents. All interested students are welcome to join us make new friends and help others!
Colleges Against Cancer
College’s Against Cancer, also known as CAC, is one of the largest clubs on campus that dedicates their time to fighting cancer. CAC puts on several events each semester, its largest being Relay for Life in the spring. Relay for Life is a fundraiser held at Providence College, which makes several thousands of dollars each year. All of these funds are donated to the American Cancer Society, which help support finding a cure. Our mission is to educate, advocate, and fight one of the most deadly diseases in our world today. We fight back because we want to see more birthdays!
The Friars Club of Providence College, established in 1928, is one of the oldest clubs and organizations at Providence College. In the spirit of hospitality and service, the members of the Friars Club act as representatives of Providence College at various campus events such as campus tours, sports events, Alumni and Parents’ Weekends. To learn more about Friars Club, visit the Dean of Students’ site.
Providence College Pals is a program that creates relationships between PC students and local school children between the ages of eight and twelve. Currently, there are four after-school programs participating. The program’s activities include individual and group time as well as field trips.
The Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. The Providence College chapter makes an effort to raise awareness on campus as well as raise funds/supplies to help the community. We hold monthly meetings and have a few events each semester. Events include Special Ed Bingo, Student Disability Panel, Movie Night, Parent Panel, and the Muscular Dystrophy Walk. Membership to the PC chapter is free, but to be an official member of the national organization you must pay yearly dues. Visit www.cec.sped.org to learn more about the organization.
Urban Action is a group of students dedicated to improving the Providence community beyond the borders of the Providence College campus. Students help those less fortunate than themselves build houses, and in the process, build friendships. Urban Action runs a special program for incoming freshmen, as well as year round activities for all interested students. For more information about Urban Action, please visit the Office of Citizenship & Off-Campus Life’s site.
Please note – this is an informational listing and an ever-changing work in progress. Please contact the Office of Student Activities & Cultural Programming for more information on any of these clubs/organizations.