Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Student Engagement

With 70 student organizations on campus, there are endless opportunities to indulge your passions and interests. Our extracurricular offerings cultivate growth and inspire leadership development, enhancing the student experience and creating positive social change.

Ready to get involved? Check out our online portal Seahawk Connection, where you can see what's happening on campus, learn about student organizations and connect with the Salve Regina community.

A Better Tomorrow was founded to remember family and friends who have passed from cancer and to support those who are going through treatment. They are geared towards helping pediatric cancer/hematology patients and their families. Throughout the year, they participate in events on campus such as Relay for Life and SalveTHON. They also sell bracelets on campus, volunteers at events that benefit children with cancer, and spreads childhood cancer awareness on campus.

The Accounting and Finance Club works with the accounting, financial management and other business programs to explore options for careers in the financial world. They aim to teach students about possibilities in the financial world through interactive experiences such as panel discussions, guest speakers and meeting with professionals from recognized businesses and corporations.

AIGA encourages the formation of student groups at colleges and universities and develops these groups as a way of encouraging students to take the first step in demonstrating a commitment to their professional interest and assisting them in understanding the profession. The goal is to get students involved in the local design community, create a community of their own and help them build leadership skills that will be valuable as they move into the professional world.

Alliance provides a safe place for LGBTQ students and allies to support each other, partake in social activities and create a platform for activism. They also provide support and a voice for those students that identify in the LGBTQ community or as an ally.

Salve Regina's chapter of the American Marketing Association provides marketing resources and education by offering professional development activities and networking opportunities. National competitions and local community service projects not only enhance members' skill and knowledge, but also promote ethical decision-making and responsible citizenship.

The American Sign Language Club is an organization for members of the Salve Regina community who have a strong interest in learning about the deaf/hard-of-hearing culture as well as their method of communication, American Sign Language.

Art After Dark is a club for any artist - major, minor or not. They provide an artistic outlet and network for all students. Their goal is to bring out the creative abilities of the Salve Regina community and help them shine on campus.

The Association of Student Researchers creates an environment where students can communicate freely with Salve Regina faculty, learn more about the various research opportunities offered by faculty and get to know their professors personally.

Through integration and inclusion, Best Buddies works to build friendships with members of the community who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Black Student Union is a proactive organization that focuses on the black experience both on and off campus. They seek to create awareness for issues that plague our communities and to bring inclusion on campus. They aim to bring light to one of the five critical concerns of mercy - race - and in doing so follow the mercy tradition of loving one another. They are a safe space, welcoming all to come as they are. 

The Board Game Club is a tight-knit group of individuals who challenge each other's intelligence. Members learn to develop new strategies in order to win individually or on a team. Students participate in various board games.

The Campus Activities Board is a volunteer student organization that supports the mission of the University and meets the needs of its students by providing social, recreational and developmental programs that promote learning and social development. They design and implement a wide range of student activities, including live comedy shows, dances, off-campus trips and recreational activities.

A community of like-minded individuals who share a common curiosity of the world around them, the Chemistry Club encourages students' intellectual growth through chemistry. Their goal is to encourage and inspire themselves and others to participate in the quest for knowledge. They participate in American Chemistry Society webinars, work with Miley cafeteria for Molecular Gastronomy Day and host stress-busting activities like tie-dye lab coats.

Dedicated to service, Circle K provides students with opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community. Circle K participates in many projects throughout the year, such as trick-or-treat for UNICEF, making cards for Newport Hospital patients, making dog toys for the Potter League and events such as Relay for Life.

During this time of political unrest, it is extremely important that students have an outlet to discuss their ideas and create constructive solutions. College Democrats provides this outlet and attempts to organize solutions to student concerns. The organization strives to raise awareness of today's political issues and ensure that everyone takes advantage of the right to vote.

College Libertarians bring more political thought to Salve Regina, for a place that strives to achieve higher intellectual thought should have a multitude of diverse perspectives from across the political spectrum.

The objective of the College Republicans is to create an atmosphere that promotes political awareness and leadership skills through the use of open dialogue.

Completely Scripted Improv allows students to develop confidence, think creatively on their feet and spread joy throughout campus through the use of improvisation. There is no experience needed to join. 

Court tennis is the original racquet sport that grew out of handball, and dates to the 14th century with origins hundreds of years earlier. Salve Regina has one of only two collegiate teams in the United States.

Cranky Pancreases is Salve Regina's chapter of the College Diabetes Network. Their goal is to bring awareness to diabetes and create a supportive community for students transitioning into college life with a chronic illness. They provide education for roommates, peer mentoring, training on how to help in emergency situations and fundraising for CDN, as well as a fun and welcoming community. They hope that students will feel they have resources and people they can rely on so that the transition to college won't be so daunting.

The Criminal Justice and Criminology Club engages students interested in administration of justice - including law and law enforcement - by going on outings, holding fundraisers and hosting guest speakers.

The evolution of cryptocurrency has occurred immensely fast and has gained tremendous interest. The Crypto Club provides accurate information to keep members up to date on this quickly changing field. The industry is on the forefront of breakthroughs that will change our society forever. Join the club and help keep the conversation flowing as we live through these exciting times.

The Cultural and Historic Preservation Society encourages a strong bond within the major while spreading the mission of preservation to the Salve Regina community.

The Cyber Security Club aims to build cyber awareness on campus by providing a forum for students to discuss current and emerging cybersecurity challenges, while also offering advice on how to develop better cyber hygiene and best practices.

Dialogue invites the Salve community to have a conversation about everyday issues. They are a Christian-based organization but value the perspectives of all beliefs. The culture of the group provides a comfortable, healthy environment for people to share perspectives and learn from their peers.

The EMT Club's purpose is to promote the knowledge, understanding and interest of emergency medicine.

Enactus builds relationships with businesses, schools and other community partners to create long-lasting economic, social and environmental improvements through entrepreneurship and service. They emphasize growth and professional development for their members by encouraging independent creativity and business leadership. Enactus is about investing in students who have the desire to take entrepreneurial action for others in the local community and around the globe. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, teams of students conduct needs assessments in their community, identify potential solutions to complex issues and implement community impact projects. This results in communities benefiting from collaboration and fresh innovation, and students gain valuable experience to advance their personal and professional lives.

Open to all disciplines, the English Guild enhances the appreciation and understanding of literature, media communications and film through events such as movie nights. They host four annual events, including the Mad Tea Party, the Jane Austen Ball, the Vienna Ball and Shakespeare's birthday party, which all aim to bring students out of the classroom. It is the goal of the English Guild to help make Salve Regina a living-learning community.

The Environmental Club spreads awareness of environmental issues to help us all be better stewards of the earth. Through meetings and discussions, members strive to be better stewards of the earth. The club also takes part in activities such as nature walks, beach cleanups and activities for Earth Week.

Established in response to the growing interest in gaming among Salve Regina students, the eSports Club is focused on building a fun and inclusive community for players who range from casual to competitive. In addition to providing a platform for students to find others with similar gaming interests, the club supports gamers looking to compete in tournaments with their friends, or as sanctioned collegiate competitors at the club, intramural or varsity levels.

Salve Regina's eSports facility, which serves as the hub for club events, is located in the garden level of Gerety Hall and offers state-of-the-art Alienware gaming systems, along with multiple wall-mounted HD video displays for viewing. The facility also provides a Microsoft Xbox Series X console and Oculus virtual reality experiences for students.

The Female Empowerment Organization inspires and empowers women of all different races, sexualities and ethnicities. They strive to support the development of female individuality and skills, as well as enable them to pursue leadership roles on and off campus. They seek to educate the campus on gender equality and provide a safe environment for any and all students to meet and build alliances for individual and social support.

The Hispanic and Latinx Student Organization is a voice for the Hispanic/Latinx community on campus. They strive to educate the community about Hispanic/Latinx culture and discuss topics that affect the Hispanic/Latinx community politically, socially and culturally in the United States and throughout Latin America. As Salve Regina's mission statement states, the Hispanic and Latinx Student Organization aspires to encourage students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful both locally and overseas.

The History Club aims to join students that are enthusiastic about history and want to deepen their understanding of history and its effects on society. Students take a step back from memorizing dates and names to analyze the ways history has impacted "us." The club asks deeper questions such as "How is our generation making history?" and "Will our grandchildren be proud of us when they read about our generation in their history books?" The History Club is an organization for students who want to be a part of a community who aspire to be lifelong learners. Most of all, the club intends to bring together people who are interested in all aspects of history and desire to share this passion and intrigue with one another, as well as the rest of the Salve Regina community.

The Hydroponics Club is more than just a few scientists in a laboratory: it is a group interested in innovative ways to create sustainable growing methods, and it is open to all students in the Salve Regina community. They study hydroponics as a sustainable method of growing, they use hydroponically grown plants for research, and they grow edible plants to sell at farmer’s markets. They also conduct outreach programs and provide tours for interested students. The hydroponics lab began as a research center, but today it is much more than that.

The International Student Club acts as a social and educational platform for international students, as well as any other international-minded students, at Salve Regina.

Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer and supporting the fight against pediatric cancer. Fifty percent of net profit from the sale of all products is given to the Love Your Melon Fund to support nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer, create therapeutic experiences and fund charitable programming initiatives for children and families battling cancer. As a campus crew, Love Your Melon seeks to spread brand awareness and hold events for children with pediatric cancer.

Mad Batter is a hands-on club that allows students to participate in the making and decorating of baked goods. As a student nonprofit organization, Mad Batter brings together bakers of all levels to bake for a cause. They incorporate all ideas into tangible, and edible, content for students. They not only bake, they also cook and collaborate with clubs on campus for their events. They also try to cater to any and all allergies, so all students feel welcome to join the baking and cooking.

The Math Club is open to any student interested in math. They meet monthly and participate in fun math-related activities, including movies, food and guest speakers.

The Mind-Body Wellness Club makes significant contributions to the spiritual, emotional and physical well being of the Salve Regina community and beyond. We demonstrate this through mindfulness exercises like meditation, yoga, inviting a variety of guest speakers to campus and participating in self care activities.

Model United Nations consists of students with an array of knowledge in different fields that can be applied to international relations. Members have opportunities to attend intercollegiate conferences where they represent a country during deliberations on a wide range of political, economic, social and environmental issues. They run simulations and debates, invite guest speakers, take field trips and prepare their delegations to participate in conferences. They offer many opportunities to network with professionals, make new friends, travel to different colleges and institutions, and develop new skills.

Mosaic News is Salve Regina's student-run newspaper, a source of campus news, sports and entertainment stories. The online version is published biweekly and students from all disciplines are welcome to join the staff.

The Multicultural Student Organization strives to raise awareness about different cultures on campus. They host multiple events throughout the year in honor of these cultures in order to further educate students and faculty.

Options Trading Club helps students develop options trading skills and different trading strategies. Members learn the basics of options trading and strategy and also perform an ongoing paper trading simulation that allows them to see trends in their trades and develop their own strategies.

The Philosophy Club gathers students from different majors and with diverse career paths to philosophize and analyze theories from old and current philosophers and relate them to modern times.

The Ping Pong Club strives to engage the Salve Regina community in a friendly competitive environment, introduce students to ping pong, and interact and build relationships with neighbors.

The Pre-Health Club is an organization for students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. They provide a variety of informational meetings, volunteer opportunities and graduate preparation. They focus on inviting medical professionals to discuss their experiences.

An organization with the best interests of animals at heart, Protect Our Wildlife strives to raise awareness about the conditions of habitats, natural and man-made, and about the way people treat creatures around the world. They encourage individuals to form a united front against animal cruelty and injustice, promoting action above all else, even if it be simply telling a friend about a particular event. They hope that one day, the natural order of life will be restored and humans and animals will live together in a world full of understanding and respect, a world without exploitation and mistreatment.


The Psychology Club aims to develop and enhance the learning experience of students interested in the field of psychology.

The Real Estate Club educates students interested in the real estate industry and offers them support while they prepare for a career in the field.


The men's rugby club provides an opportunity to play for a nationally ranked rugby football club at Salve Regina.


Women's rugby is a club sport under the NCAA and also a recognized student organization at Salve Regina.


The Salve Music Ensemble Club provides opportunities to sing and play music in an informal atmosphere. is a great way to get involved in any of the music ensembles on campus. They sponsor the University Chorus and Madrigals Chorus, along with the symphonic band, orchestra, flute and jazz ensembles and a cappella groups. They also run open mic nights.


Salve SAVES - Sexual Assault Violence Education and Support - provides educational opportunities, spread awareness and plays a part in the effort to end sexual assault. They also promote resources available to victims of sexual misconduct.


Salve Snapshot aims to provide students who have a passion for photography with an opportunity to access and utilize photographic resources on campus, express themselves and gain knowledge on the art of photography.


Salve Studios is a film and video production club that provides opportunity and equipment for videographers and filmmakers on campus to create original content and tell stories through film. They produce promotional and event videos for other student organizations, narrative short films, documentaries, music videos and more.


SalveTHON is a fundraiser that supports the Children's Miracle Network and benefits Hasbro Children's Hospital. Students work throughout the year, learning unique leadership experience while working closely with Hasbro. The year ends with a multi-hour fundraising event that celebrates the total amount of funds raised. At the event, students stand the entire time while playing games and interacting with the children and families from Hasbro.


Seahawk Radio is radio for students, by students. Broadcasting from Gerety Hall, they welcome students with a broad range of interests. Their mission is to provide entertainment and information to the campus community at large, while also developing career skills for the students involved. They have professional DJ equipment and a recently upgraded studio that gives students the opportunity to learn DJ skills and even DJ events on campus.

The Karate Club gives students the opportunity to learn Shotokan karate-do. The fundamental mentality of karate is very enriching and can be a way "to develop a person as an individual." Karate is a great way to build confidence, not only in physical ability to defend oneself, but in everyday life. Shotokan karate as a club sport allows students to participate in this enriching experience on campus and to form unique relationships with other students while developing a strong character and sense of moral purpose. Beginners and individuals of all skill levels and from different styles are welcome to attend trainings.


The Social Work Club advocates for equality and human justice. They focus on community involvement and giving back to the community. One of their major events is a day of service, which allows members to interact with the Newport and Aquidneck Island communities.


The Spanish Club provides students with opportunities to improve and practice their Spanish and cultural knowledge through various activities such as movies, meals, literature, games and outings related to Hispanic cultures. All students who attend are strongly encouraged to practice their Spanish.


The Special Olympics team assists in the facilitation of the East Bay Area Games, which are the qualifying rounds for track and field athletes across Rhode Island. Normally held in late April, the event involves about 300 students and athletes from the university to help as volunteers. The team hopes to build a stronger connection with nearby teams through practices and other Olympic events.


SRU Dance is Salve Regina's student-run dance organization. They explore many different genres of dance, which is showcased at the end of each semester in a public performance for Salve Regina and the surrounding community. All are welcome to join, and dancers range from having no experience to having extensive experience. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester and are used for placement purposes.


StageFright provides the enjoyment and craft of theater to its members and to the Salve Regina community. They present opportunities for students to learn about and participate in various aspects of theater through putting on productions and taking part in workshops. They foster an appreciation for theater arts through exposure to different theatrical productions throughout the year.


The Student Education Association is a space for education majors from all programs to share their experiences and meet as one department. SEA provides opportunities for education majors to expand their knowledge of the field through education-related programs and serve their community through education-related service projects.

The Student Government Association serves as the liaison between students, faculty, staff and administrators. As a functioning and governing body at Salve Regina, they work parallel with the University’s mission in effort to establish a world which is harmonious, just and merciful.

The Student Networking Association gives students the opportunity to network and actively prepare for their future careers, beginning with their first year on campus. In partnership with the offices of Alumni, Parent and Family Programs and Career Development, the Student Networking Association connects members with alumni in their respective fields. Students can network and connect with career professionals for internship opportunities and career advice. Workshops held throughout the year feature guest speakers such as Salve Regina faculty and staff and professionals from the city of Newport.

The Student Nurse Organization contributes to nursing education, provides programs representative of fundamental and current professional interests and concerns, and aids in the development of the nurse as a whole.

The Surf Club enables students to participate in the local community through surfing. In addition to engaging with the sport of surfing, the club aims to promote outreach initiatives that positively impact the community and environment.

The Swim Club aims to enrich the lives of its members through swimming and a sense of community in and out of the pool. 

As Salve Regina's literary journal, the Willow's purpose is to encourage and celebrate creative expression within the campus community through publication of prose, poetry and artwork primarily from the student population.