Student Clubs and Organizations

At the College of Business, there are a variety of professional clubs and organizations you may participate in depending on your area of interest.

These groups offer an invaluable opportunity to meet your peers, hear from experts in the field, grow your network and get career preparedness tips. We highly encourage you to get involved!

You can learn about the clubs and their meeting schedules from flyers posted around Ballentine Hall, COB Instagram and the student newsletter. You can also directly contact any of the officers or advisors listed below.


Expand your network, join a Student Club today! Choose from the list below.

  • American Marketing Association

    The American Marketing Association (AMA) provides its members with networking and career development opportunities and welcomes students interested in event planning, communications, marketing, and advertising for the campus and the local community. For more information, follow us on Instagram

    Student contact: Rachel Soule
    Faculty Advisors: Scott Asadorian

  • Business Student Advisory Council

    The Dean’s Business Student Advisory Council (DBSAC) at the URI College of Business is composed of graduate and undergraduate students representing all majors within the college. The council’s purpose is to work closely with the dean’s leadership team to recommend courses of action to improve the overall student experience. 

    Membership Criteria: Nominations are submitted by the student body, and recommended to serve by the faculty. Final membership selection is determined by the college dean, after the successful completion of an interview and review of the student’s academic and co-curricular activities. Council members are required to attend monthly meetings and some special events throughout the academic year. 

    The DBSAC is not accepting new student members at this time and is currently undergoing an organizational realignment to best meet the needs of the college. Please contact Assistant Dean Carmen Rogers for questions or to receive more information.  

    Faculty contact: Dean Assistant Dean Carmen Rogers

  • Consulting Club

    The Consulting Club is created with the objective of bringing together individuals who share a common interest in exploring Management Consulting (or Business Consulting) as a career choice. The club is led by a faculty mentor with prior experience in Boston Consulting Group. The club is created to help students get more clarity on Management Consulting as a career choice, life as a Management  Consultant, and other aspects of this unique industry. The club also intends to collaborate with industry practitioners, industry speakers as well as alums, to help the club achieve its goals. Preparing for a management consulting career does take specific efforts on the part of students, while in school. Thereby, the club will be a great platform for hard-working and committed students who are ready to go the extra mile.

    President: Victoria Reilly 
    Vice President: Ben Handy
    Faculty Mentor: Devendra Kale
    Faculty Mentor: Hillary Leonard 


  • Delta Sigma Pi

    The world’s leading professional co-ed fraternity with over 300,000 initiates worldwide, DSP offers aspiring business leaders unique opportunities for networking, professional development, community service, and more. 

    Student contact: Liz MacInnis
    Faculty advisor: Assistant Dean Carmen M. Rogers

  • Fashion Merchandising Society

    The Fashion Merchandising Society creates a community among students who have an interest in fashion. The group discusses current issues in the fashion industry, investigates fashion internships and study abroad opportunities, and explores the importance of communication through dress.

    Student contact: Ava Aymie and Kendall Leuven, Co-presidents
    Faculty advisor: Elaine Grullon

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club

    At the University of Rhode Island’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Club (IEC), we are fostering a hub of creativity and innovation. Collaborating actively with other collegiate clubs, the vibrant URI community, and Rhode Island’s bustling business scene, we aim to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurial & innovative leaders. 

    Join us to: 

    • Leverage Unique Opportunities: Engage with Rhode Island’s budding startups such as Gansett Chocolate & Kanu and build lasting partnerships.
    • Receive Mentorship: Gain support and guidance from experienced entrepreneurs. 
    • Promote Sustainability: Be a part of interdisciplinary initiatives driving sustainability on URI campuses. 

    Keen to find out more about the opportunities at IEC? Visit our website and follow us on Instagram!

    Student contact: Katie Tenebruso
    Faculty advisor: Keith Ranaldi & Kirtley Fisher

  • Ram Fund

    The Ram Fund is the URI student-managed investment fund. An equity portfolio made possible with a $100,000 initial investment by the URI Alumni Association, the Ram Fund gives students the opportunity to engage in real-life portfolio management, to function as research analysts specializing in industries, and to obtain long-term competitive rates of return for investors. Each semester, students make their final presentations at Fidelity in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. Other Ram Fund-related events include Envestnet certification, the Money Management Institute Annual Conference, the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E Forum, and an alumni meeting.

    To learn more about the Ram Fund an apply, visit the Ram Fund page.

    Faculty advisor: Michael Ice

  • Rhody Rainmakers

    Student contact: Sara James
    Faculty advisor: Jonathan Gilbert

  • Sigma Iota Epsilon

    Sigma Iota Epsilon is the National Honorary and Professional Management Society. SIE encourages and recognizes scholastic excellence and promotes cooperation between the academic and practical aspects of management. Initiates must hold at least a 3.5 GPA.

    Faculty advisor: 


  • Supply Chain Management Club

    Supply Chain Management Club is for any student interested in the various degrees of supply chain including transportation, logistics, warehousing, operations, network design, process improvement, purchasing, and marketing.

    Student contact: Mitch Guglielmo, President
    Faculty Advisor: Brian Walsh 

  • Textile Honor Society

    Textile Honor Society members are dedicated to upholding the highest level of academic excellence, integrity and philanthropy. We are a group of motivated young professionals who hope to shape the future of the fashion industry. We host professional conferences including internship conferences, career-building events, and cover letter and resume workshops. Requirements: sophomore standing with either a TMD/TM major or minor, with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

    Student contact: Kelsey Young
    Faculty advisor: Karl Aspelund

  • Women in Finance

    Empowering women in finance at URI to become the next successful financial leaders. The Women in Finance Club acts as a catalyst for educating women about the opportunities available in the financial industry and preparing them to assume finance-related roles.  The club sponsors workshops, events, guest speakers and experiential learning opportunities designed to expose female students to finance organizations. The club allows members to network with finance professionals and introduces them to the multitude of career opportunities for students with a Finance major.  Club members take an active role in designing, organize and executing events, lunch and learns, dinners, meetings, and field trips.