Opportunities for Leadership and Involvement on Campus
Classroom learning is only one aspect of a college education. The Bryant experience provides many opportunities for students to discover their talents and develop their abilities outside of the classroom setting through a wide variety of activities. Most campus social and cultural events are planned and implemented by students.
Through these experiences, students develop valuable interpersonal and leadership skills. In fact, many Bryant graduates report that their involvement in student activities and programs contributed significantly to their career success.
The Office of Campus Engagement strives to create an inclusive atmosphere that fosters personal and professional growth through leadership, programming, service opportunities, and new student programs. As the living room of the campus, they provide services and programs that enhance the life of their community. Their team supports, challenges, and mentors students, employees, and organizations to fulfill the mission and vision of Bryant University.
Housed in the Fisher Student Center, the Office of Campus Engagement includes both Involvement and Operations. The staff provides support to nearly 100 student organizations. They also oversee Orientation, Opening Weekend, community service, Greek Life, leadership development programs, major campus events such as Family and Friends Weekend (planned in conjunction with Bryant University Student Government), and Spring Weekend.
The Campus Engagement staff also advise major student organizations, including The Archway newspaper, Commuter Connection, Student Programming Board, Bryant University Student Government, WJMF Radio, and the Ledger yearbook.
Within the Fisher Student Center, lounges and study areas provide students with a comfortable place to relax, socialize, and complete homework. Dunkin' Donuts, Subway, Scoop Convenience Store, Nick's Place, and a gaming space are located on the first floor of the building. Lounges and study areas provide students with a comfortable atmosphere to relax, socialize, and complete homework. Wireless access throughout the building allows small groups to meet and work on projects together. In addition the Intercultural Center, the Gertrude Meth Hochberg Women’s Center, the Pride Center, and the bookstore are all located within the Fisher Student Center.
Opportunities for service learning are available at Bryant through several avenues. The Office of Campus Engagement acts as a clearinghouse for students interested in building leadership skills through community service involvement.
Leadership Development Programs
A number of different programs, training, workshops, and retreats are available for students at all leadership levels. Bryant University is committed to educating future leaders in business, not-for-profit industries, and local communities. In addition to classroom work, students can take part in a number of co-curricular forums to develop and practice leadership skills.
Greek Life at Bryant University is based upon three pillars: Leadership, Scholarship, and Service.
Formal recruitment takes place each spring, with approximately 11% of the student body affiliated with Greek letter organizations. The Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council coordinate the various activities of the sororities and fraternities, respectively.
Family and Friends Weekend
Planned in conjunction with the Student Government, this program welcomes parents, guardians, and families to campus. Held in October, the weekend offers a full array of activities and entertainment all can enjoy.
Clubs and Organizations for Students
Student Programming Board
The Student Programming Board (SPB) is responsible for programming a variety of social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities for the entire Bryant community. This organization’s primary goal is to enhance campus life through the presentation of quality and diverse entertainment. The center of student entertainment, SPB plans and sponsors on-campus blockbuster movies, comedy shows and coffeehouses, special weekends, concerts, debates, lectures, films, and novelty programs. SPB is also a primary sponsor of large weekend events such as The Big B, which takes place the first weekend after classes begin in the fall semester, and Spring Weekend in April. All students are encouraged to participate in planning and implementing SPB programs, and can get involved in a multitude of ways.
Bryant University Student Government
The Bryant University Student Government is the central student governing body and serves as a channel of communication among the students, faculty, and administration. It consists of a six-member executive committee and 20 senators, who are elected in the spring of each year, except for first year students, who are elected in their first fall semester. Friends and Family Weekend, planned in collaboration with the Student Government, welcomes parents, families, and friends to campus. This event, held in October, offers a full array of activities and entertainment all can enjoy. Working in conjunction with University administration, the Student Government is responsible for approving the constitutions of all student organizations on campus.
Although recognition does not imply sponsorship by Bryant University, the following independent student organizations are recognized by the Student Government and Bryant University:
Bryant University Student Government
International Student Organization
Multicultural Student Union
Student Programming Board
The Archway Newspaper
WJMF Radio Station
Bryant Economic Student Association
Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO)
International Business Association
Model United Nations
Pi Sigma Epsilon
Supply Chain Leadership Association
Order of Omega
Fraternities and Sororities
Delta Kappa Epsilon
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Sigma Alpha
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Zeta Phi Beta, Inc.
Bryant University Bulldog Dancers
Bryant Cheerleading Club
Bryant Hockey Club
Men’s Rugby Club
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Women’s Rugby Club
aDvANCEd Evolution Dance Team
Alliance for Women’s Awareness (AWA)
Anime and Literature Society
Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bryant
Bryant Cycling Club
Bryant Fashion Forum
Bryant Improv Troupe (BIT)
Bryant Jazz Ensemble
Bryant Marketing Association
Bryant MMA Club (Mixed Martial Arts)
Bryant Outdoor Adventure Club (BOAC)
Bryant Psychology Association
Bryant Television Network+
Bryant University Badminton Club
Bryant University Chamber Ensemble
Bryant University Fishing Club
Bryant University Gamers
Bryant University Golf Club
Colleges Against Cancer
Delta Sigma Pi
Dragon Dance Team
Global China Connection
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Italian American Association
Love Your Melon
Men’s Club Soccer
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
Ski & Snowboard Club
Society for Human Resource Management
Technology and Applied Analytics Club (TAAC)
The Bottom Line
Clubs and Organizations - Student Media
Under student leadership, the University newspaper is published weekly during the academic year. Its research, writing, editing, photography, typesetting, layout, and business management are handled entirely by the student staff with support from Campus Engagement staff.
Students write, edit, design, and provide photography for The Ledger, the University yearbook, which is published annually.
WJMF Radio Station
Housed in the Communications Complex, WJMF Radio Station features student DJs broadcasting diverse programming 24/7 during the academic year. In addition to broadcasting, students plan many events such as the annual Bryant Held Hostage fundraiser and Springstock concert. As the result of a groundbreaking partnership with Boston public broadcaster, WGBH, the station has transitioned to an HD format, increasing its signal from 225 to 1,200 watts. Students also take advantage of the latest in technology and internships that are offered as a result of the partnership.
The 3,000 square foot High Definition multimedia production facility is both a state-of-the-art training ground for students studying communication and a valued resource for the entire Bryant community. Its expansive studio floor features three permanent, dedicated sets for filming talk shows, news and scripted comedy/drama, under a full lighting grid, with an adjacent HD control room. The facility also offers an extensive supply of HD field gear and video editing stations all the hardware and software needed to go from preproduction through post production. A mobile production unit is also available for multi-camera video recording of live events around campus.