The Accounting Association is an organization relating mostly to the fields of business and mathematics. The Association welcomes Accounting minors and majors. Through this organization, students are encouraged to participate in activities and explore career opportunities available as both internships as well as permanent positions.
The A.C.S.S.A. is a group which shares a similar interest in chemistry. Among its activities, A.C.S.S.A. holds an annual Welcome Back barbecue, volunteers in local elementary schools, sponsors guest speakers and coordinates a mentoring program for incoming freshmen.
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The Biology Society was founded to provide students (both science and non-science majors) who have an interest in biology the opportunity to explore all areas of the subject. The meetings provide opportunities for students to meet with their peers as well as their professors in a casual setting. Past activities include guest lectures, student-faculty socials, workshops with inner-city schools, as well as biology-related field trips to the Boston Museum of Science and the Mystic Aquarium.
The Debate Team travels to various schools for competitions around New England. The team also co-sponsors debates on campus with other clubs and organizations in relevant issues. In the past, the team has participated in the Harvard National Model United Nations. We are not a big organization, but that is not why the team exists; it's for the fun, the good times, and the experience of it all.
The Education Club is open to all Providence College students. We are looking for energetic, dynamic people who enjoy working with their peers to educate the community around them. It is a great opportunity for students to meet new people, experience working with children, and have fun as well. Members have the opportunity to tutor at local schools, participate in Breast Cancer Awareness and Lee National Denim Day, Student Teacher banquets and events, and various fundraisers. The Education Club is a group for all students in all majors. We want to build on the service of educating others - whether it comes from tutoring at local schools, having upper class students mentor underclass students in certain fields (such as elementary/special education), or serving as a resource to connect with other educational groups on campus - such as adult literacy.
Future Friar Executives (FFE) is Providence College's Business Club, and is the biggest business club on campus. Founded in 2003, FFE is an award-winning club that provides students opportunities to gain real world business skills through various events, speakers, and workshops. Each week, the club either brings in a speaker from various industries to speak about different topics or we run workshops to enhance skills such as writing resumes.
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The Investment Club is open to all who have an interest in investments. The mission of the Investment Club is to educate students on the "why" to invest as well as general introductory knowledge. In order to achieve these goals it is the job of the executive board to introduce the information in a way that informs the club members other than in a typical class manner. In order to do this, the club invites financial professionals to speak to the club about their experiences in the real world and their suggestions on personal investing.
The Providence College Johannine Society is interested in promoting historical awareness amongst the Providence College community. The club sponsors guest lectures, trips to museums and historical sites, as well as movie nights. Events are open to all, and are almost always free.
The Law Society exists to provide students with an interest in law and legal studies a chance to expand their knowledge and understanding of the US law system. We hold group meetings, panel discussions (featuring attorneys and judges,) trips to courthouses and mock trial debates.
The mock trial team is a student-run organization that gives undergraduates the opportunity to experience the competitive atmosphere surrounding courtroom trial proceedings. Preparing the roles of lawyers and witnesses, students form opening and closing statements, direct and cross examinations, and learn courtroom procedures. Members will learn to think on their feet, create arguments, and work as a team as they prepare the annual case released by the American Mock Trial Association.
The Organization of Student Social Workers (O.S.S.W.) is dedicated to reaching out to the community. O.S.S.W. sponsors several events throughout the year such as the AIDS quilt, a clothing drive, Christmas in April, and Adopt-A-Family. We also spend time fundraising and volunteering for community agencies and organizations.
In 1956, Pershing Rifles had its official inauguration into the Providence College ROTC unit as Company K-12. It is a cadet-run organization dedicated to community service and leadership excellence. Over the past few years they have worked with the Lions Club and Rotary Club in cosponsoring fund-raisers for people in need.
Students for Social Action (SSA) is a student organization made up primarily of social work majors as well as other active students on campus who are interested in community service and social justice. Throughout the year, Students for Social Action raises funds and collects goods to benefit projects of various community agencies--Thanksgiving food drive, holiday adopt-a-family, socks and personal care items for homeless shelters. Clothing drives as well as food drives are important to club members, as it is a direct way to help many people.
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.