Student Clubs & Organizations
Providence College offers students the opportunity to participate in more than 100 active clubs and organizations that focus on social, multicultural, political, professional, educational, athletic, community service, and wellness issues.
The PCSB Involvement Fair held during each fall semester allows freshmen and sophomores to talk with representatives from all of the PCSB clubs and organizations and learn more about getting involved.
Below is a current list of PCSB student clubs and organizations.
- The Providence College Accounting Association is a pre-professional student organization dedicated to preparing students for careers in accounting through networking opportunities with major firms on campus. The organization’s goal is to enable students to build a network among both professionals and other Providence College accounting students that will last them their entire career. The Accounting Association’s events are mainly educational and aim to inform students about the expectations of major firms, as well as leadership, internship, and full-time opportunities in the field.
- The American Marketing Association (AMA) is an international organization of 30,000 professionals and students who share a common passion for the field of marketing. The PC chapter offers members the opportunity to build connections with alumni and other marketers, participate in off-campus trips, and expand their marketing IQ by putting classroom learning into practice. The ultimate vision of the club is to assist passionate students on their journey to become successful Friars in the ever-changing business world.
- The Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) is the longest standing Latino organization with 48,000+ members assembled in 43 professional and more than 140 student chapters across America. Our vision is to be the premier business organization for expanding opportunities for Latino leadership in the global market. ALPFA would like to extend its membership to all Providence College business students as well as STEM students to enhance their business networking experience. ALPFA invites accounting and financial firms to club events which creates internship opportunities fro Providence students. In addition, we have interactive events that engage students and give members an insight into certain fields.
- Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the premier honor society for institutions that have strived for and achieved accreditation through AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Since its founding in 1913, BGS has inducted more than 700,000 outstanding students into membership worldwide. The top ten percent of juniors by cumulative grade point average are inducted into the honor society. The PCSB BGS executive board plans programs and events to foster personal and professional excellence and to advance the founding values and principles of the society — honor and integrity, pursuit of wisdom, and earnestness.
- Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) is the nation’s largest and first co-ed professional business fraternity that encourages personal and professional development of men and women pursuing careers in business. Delta Sigma Pi prepares business students for successful professional careers, and instills values of service and principled leadership. The Providence College chapter of Delta Sigma Pi invites School of Business students and faculty to engage in professional, service, scholastic, and social events. Students must be declared first-year, sophomore, or junior business majors in good academic standing.
- The Providence College Entrepreneurship Society’s mission is to bring together a community composed of students, faculty, and alumni who share the Dominican ideals, while striving to create innovative ventures that solve the problems of today and tomorrow. This will be accomplished through the Providence College entrepreneurship community-based website. This website will utilize the expertise of the faculty and alumni, who serve as coaches and mentors, while ensuring the success of the students’ endeavors.
- The Providence College Finance Society provides an environment where students can apply what they have learned from past experience and what they have learned in the classroom in a structured forum. This society is meant to be all encompassing across the broad spectrum of interests within the financial services industry. Members will be exposed to speakers and companies in the industry, take an active role in the organization by way of weekly meetings, and will be given the chance to network with their peers and professionals. The ultimate goal of the PCFS is to promote a culture in which members are engaged with each other, the society, and the greater financial services industry. As of 2019, the Blockchain Club and the Real Estate Club have been added as sections of the Finance Society for students who are interested in developing a better understanding of these segments of the finance industry. In addition, The Finance Society has launched the Student Managed Portfolio (SMP). The SMP allows students to learn – hands-on, in real time – how to invest across different classes of assets, including equity, fixed income, and alternatives.
- The Future Friar Executives (FFE) Board works directly with the School of Business Dean’s Office to manage the Student Advisory Board, comprised of student leaders representing the other nine business clubs and organizations. The FFE facilitates collaboration between clubs, and provides input on strategic and current initiatives within the School of Business. In addition, the board is responsible for coordinating school wide events throughout the academic year.
- The International Business Club aims to enhance participant’s knowledge of the international business world across all industries, and aids them in their venture to become cosmopolitan business leaders. The IBC provides participants an opportunity to integrate themselves directly into the learning curve of the rapid globalization of today’s markets. This will be accomplished through guest speakers, international simulation competitions, and cultural exposure.
- The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) is a national nonprofit membership association in the accounting, finance and related business professions. NABA advances people, careers, and the mission by providing education, resources, and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members, fulfilling the principle of the motto: Lifting As We Climb. The Providence College chapter of NABA would like to invite membership to all Providence College students to engage in club events, national and regional conferences, and building their professional network.
- The Student Advisory Board (SAB), established by the PCSB in 2013, is a collaborative effort between student leaders and the PCSB Dean’s Office to maximize the value of the undergraduate experience within the School of Business. The SAB is composed of students of the respective PCSB clubs and organizations. Members meet bi-weekly, and the president of the Future Friar Executives Board (FFE) facilitates the meetings. SAB, in collaboration with FFE, organizes events, for example, a schoolwide barbecue to celebrate the end of the school year. These events bolster the School of Business community environment, which is further improved by SAB when it acts as a sounding board for student concerns on campus.
- The PCSB Student Mentor Program’s mission is to give back to the Friar Family and help underclassman business majors through their academic and social transition while promoting Providence College’s core values of enhancing academic excellence, building lifelong relationships, and increasing overall institutional effectiveness. The ultimate goal of the PCSB Student Mentor Program is to provide peer-to-peer support for new business majors.
- The Providence College Women in Business is a professional organization that aims to foster a women’s network of undergraduates, faculty and alumni in order to pursue their business endeavors. As a community, we are dedicated to bringing students together with a common goal, to gain confidence in order to be successful women in business. Providence College Women in Business is committed to the growth and expansion of professional and personal opportunities for its members, with a focus on business, leadership and female empowerment.