Club and Organizations

With over 45 clubs and organizations ranging from Pokemon to the Rock Climbing club, we have something for everyone. For a complete list, visit


Adventurer's Guild
The RISD Adventurers Guild is the haven for roleplaying gamers of all kinds.

Anime Club
The Anime Culture Club is a tight-knit group of students that meet on a weekly basis to enjoy showings of different Japanese animations.

Art Walls
RAW's mission is to work with RISD to create it's first Public Art Policy, and with this policy to gain access to a number of large public walls on campus which students can apply to use to create positive art for the public to enjoy.

Clerestory is a joint Brown-RISD journal of the arts published once a semester. We accept prose, poetry, music and art from both the Brown and RISD communities.

Harmonic Motion
Billed as “the hottest co-ed a cappella group on College Hill,”Harmonic Motion traditionally includes distinctive soloists as well asa strong membership from both Brown and RISD.

The RISD OCATs Club is a club that supports the creativity of artists who want to share their characters and stories with others.

Pokemon Club
Though RISD students have many common grounds on which to relate, few subjects generate more universal enthusiasm and a strong sense of bonding amongst students than... Pokemon!

RISD Baked
RISD Baked is a club dedicated to the creation and consumption of sweets and treats. The club is a place for novices and experts alike to bake to their hearts content.

RISD Exhibitionists
The RISD Exhibitionists  provides an outlet for students interested in theatre (this includes acting, singing, set design, tech, etc.) to come together and have fun working on a show.

Student Gallery Board
The Student Gallery Board is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students who have a passion to promote the exhibition of student artwork on campus and beyond.


2nd Life
At Rhode Island School of Design, students are engaged in a materials-centric curriculum; students of all majors are in constant need of tools and supplies, brushes and paints, sadder and copper, etc.

Demo Garden
The RISD Demo Garden Club grows food organically in the Freshman Quad and works with facilities and dining services to create a closed-loop system of local agriculture on campus.

Respond Design
Respond|design is RISD’s student-led sustainability group, established in 2006 by students who wanted to continue the discussion about sustainability beyond the classroom.


Asian Cultural Association
The ACA was established ten years ago by several Asian students at RISD who wanted to both have fun together while conveying and reflecting their Asian identity and culture.

Black Artists and Designers (BAAD)
The purpose of Black Artists and Designers (BAAD) is to provide a space for each member of the RISD Black community to forge connections and strengthen relationships with one another.

Catholic Community
The Catholic Community at RISD plans and supports events that give students a chance to grow in their faith and be strengthened by a united faith community.

RISD Kehillah is RISD’s Jewish community. We aim to provide all Jewish students, observant or not, with fun and relevant programming centering on Jewish culture and holidays.

Korean Student Association
KSA is a vital student organization at RISD. It brings cultural diversity to campus through the Korean Culture Show, food nights, group discussions, and social events (such as sports tournaments and barbecue parties).

Queer Student Association
The Queer Student Association (QSA) is dedicated to educating the RISD community on topics and issues relating to sexuality and gender.

RISD Christian Body
RISD Christian Body is a student run group that meets once a week to love God, love RISD, and love the world. We engage ourselves in fellowship, Bible study, prayer, discussion and community service.

South Asian Student Association (SASA)
SASA aims to introduce, celebrate, and promote South Asian culture on the RISD campus through various activities.


The All-Nighter is a student-run online publication dedicated to documenting and shaping the culture at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Design Guild
RISD Design Guild is a student-run graphic design studio at the Rhode Island School of Design. Our projects have taken the form of books, videos, posters, and identities. So holler at us!

Programming Board
The Programming Board is a group of 10 RISD students who authorize, plan, promote, and execute activities for and with the RISD community.

RISD Exposé
An annual pop-up gallery and gift shop in downtown Providence, entirely juried, curated, planned and publicized by students.

RISD Quickies
Quickies is a forum for student-led, student-taught workshops at the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. These workshops are interdisciplinary and provide a framework for students to think critically about their education.

Providence's riverfront park offers a great setting for drawing and sketching, just across from RISD's Mandle Center for
Living and Learning.