This is your community, and the best way to make the most of it is to actively participate in what makes URI special.
How? Get involved in projects that interest you, sharing your time, energy, and enthusiasm with others you may not meet in the classroom. Join a group. Start a group. Add your voice to the chorus. Take your place on the field. Discover you are capable of more than you once believed.
Your community will be better for it and so will you.