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Specific Issues/Interests

Active Minds

Active Minds is an organization working towards breaking the stigma by bringing awareness and creating a conversation about mental health.

BELIEVE

BELIEVE (Be Educated Live with Inspiration and Evaluate Equity) works to educate the Providence College community about people with disabilities, inspire the community to engage with those who are different, and evaluate equity for people with physical, cognitive, developmental, and learning disabilities on the Providence College campus and beyond. BELIEVE strives to make PC a more inclusive College for those living with disabilities by aiming to remove the wall that often separates people who identify as able-bodied/minded and those who identify as disabled/differently-abled.

Chess Club

Chess Club is dedicated to teaching the game of chess to those who wish to learn and to connect people who enjoy the game with others so that they can play together while also improving their skills and knowledge of the game.

Classics Society

Classics Society is a forum for anyone interested in classical language or ancient history to learn and talk about their interests with like minded people! We host events throughout the year to both celebrate and learn more about ancient culture and language.

College Diabetes Network

An on campus resource for students with Type One Diabetes. Our chapter is a part of the national College Diabetes Network. We meet throughout the semester to discuss challenges and strategies to treating T1D at college. We also volunteer with JDRF events in the surrounding communities.

Cyber Leadership Initiative

The Cyber Leadership Initiative is an organization of students who are interested in information technology and computer science. We are looking to educate and interest students of Providence College in these fields as the world becomes increasingly digitized and topics such as cyber security become more important than ever.

ECO PC

We are a group of student activists and environmentalists who want to create a culture of sustainability here at Providence College! Our goals are to promote environmental education, spark real change to reduce PC’s environmental impact, and to reconnect ourselves with the global community.

Generation Citizen

Generation Citizen works to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective action civics education, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. We work with middle and high schools in the Providence area to provide these students with a civic education by doing an advocacy based project with each class.

Love Your Melon

The Providence College Love Your Melon Campus Crew is an on-campus club supporting the Love Your Melon brand. Love Your Melon is an apparel brand best known for the winter beanies with a square Love Your Melon logo on the front. The brand is dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer, as 50% of its profit go directly towards the LYM fund, which then is donated to our not-for-profit sponsors. Our role as a campus crew is to spread awareness for the brand and the overall fight against pediatric cancer. We do this by hosting various on campus events to spread the word, going on hospital visits to visit children and give them beanies, and using our social media presence to make our own on campus fundraisers.

NAACP

The NAACP Chapter at Providence College aims to create the conditions necessary for authentic metacognitive thinkers to be produced into the adult world. We are an inclusive club that meets weekly to discuss social issues, organize direct action events, and build a community that supports one another.

One Love

One Love works with students to educate, empower and activate communities to end relationship violence. Our goal is to foster a lasting relationship among Providence College and One Love Foundation, in order to create conversations on campus.

Operation Smile

Operation Smile is a nonprofit organization that sends medical professionals and volunteers to underdeveloped countries to perform surgeries on children with cleft palates and cleft lips. Our club raises awareness and funds for this incredible cause. How do we do this? Come find out! Be a part of our club and help coordinate events across campus to help support Operation Smile.

Outdoor Adventure Club

The Outdoor Adventure Club is a group of PC Students who wish to heighten the awareness of outdoor life by providing opportunities in natural settings and promoting responsible outdoor recreation and cultivating a wilderness ethic.  Club activities include; orienteering, rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, surfing and ski trips.  The club is able to give PC students an opportunity to ski and ride at some of the best mountains in the East (at an affordable price.) Annually the club schedules day trips for students to enjoy. Mountains visited include: Mt. Snow, Sunday River, Stratton, Okemo, and Killington.

Providence College Animal Welfare Club (P.A.W.)

A club dedicated to animal welfare and trying to get our PC community aware of animal well-being and their importance!

Providence Immigrant Rights Coalition (PIRC)

The Providence Immigrant Rights Coalition strives to enhance the acceptance of the immigrant population at Providence College by challenging derogatory anti-immigrant discourse, educating the campus on current and past immigration systems and policies, and raising awareness of the injustices that impact undocumented students and their families. We intend to work in solidarity with community organizations to push for crucial institutional changes at Providence College as well as in the broader Rhode Island community.

Scalia Society

The Scalia Society is organized under the 501(c)3 non-profit Intercollegiate Studies Institute. The Scalia Society aims to educate its members on traditional American conservative values by; reading books, articles, and scholarly journals, watching topical videos, through scholarly discussion, by attending conferences, and by hosting speakers.

S.H.E.P.A.R.D.

S.H.E.P.A.R.D. (Stopping Homophobia, Eliminating Prejudices And Restoring Dignity) is a support group for all members of the LGBTQQIAA* community who choose to become involved.

S.H.E.P.A.R.D. seeks to educate the college community on  issues of sexual orientation. This organization provides a supportive environment in which students can discuss issues of sexual orientation freely and openly.  In keeping with the mission, ideals and values of Providence College, S.H.E.P.A.R.D. is dedicated to fostering a campus environment that encourages the respect for the essential dignity, freedom and equality of every person regardless of sexual orientation.  S.H.E.P.A.R.D. assists all students in feeling secure and included in the Providence College family, and strives to connect with students who identify in ways that have left them experiencing alienation and a lack of safety.  To learn more about S.H.E.P.A.R.D., contact their advisors; Dean Tiffany Gaffney, Assistant Dean of Students at tgaffne1@providence.edu, or Dr. Christopher Arroyo, Professor of Philosophy at carroyo@providence.edu.

*Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Questioning Intersex Asexual Ally

Simply Healthy

As the health education and wellness club on campus, Simply Healthy’s mission is to educate fellow students about making healthy choices in all aspects of life. We take a holistic and balanced approach to health. Our definition of “healthy” includes being active, eating nutritious foods, getting enough sleep, making good choices for both mind and body, being emotionally and spiritually sound, and being happy. Our goal is to help students stay healthy and happy all year by organizing health related events on campus.

Society Organized Against Racism (S.O.A.R.)

S.O.A.R. stands for Society Organized Against Racism. Our members are diverse in their ethnic and economic backgrounds and future aspirations, but we share the belief that all people deserve respect. We participate in Peace Day, Cultural Week, the Unity Dance Jam, community service projects, and fundraisers. SOAR respects and considers all opinions to be important.

Women Empowered

Women Empowered empowers multicultural women through engaging the campus in activities on issues that women of color face daily both on and off campus. We are a group that provides a safe place to discuss these issues, while also providing support. Our organization will also engage in social, cultural, and community service events centered around multicultural womanhood.

Women Will

Women Will is an organization on campus which focuses on raising awareness of women’s issues. We sponsor the annual Take Back The Night rally, as well as other events for Providence College. Women Will is open to all students, male or female.

Wish makers on Campus

Wish makers on Campus helps raise funds and awareness for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in MA/RI. This club creates a positive, accepting community while working hard for a great cause!

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.