There are many different groups and activities to be a part of and to get involved with while at Bryant. Athletics are a huge part of Bryant life and while these division 1 teams are very prominent and somewhat elite, there are other ways to get involved in athletics. There are intramural and club sports that many males and females partake in. Popular sport activities include intramural basketball and soccer, flag football, and men’s and women’s rugby. There is also Greek life on campus. If you are looking for a school with a very prominent Greek life, Bryant might not be the place for you. However, there are a few sororities and a few fraternities that are very involved on campus. The Ski and Snowboard club has many members, as well as Her Campus Bryant, Student Ambassadors, My Path Leaders, and the radio station (WJMF) are all great activities to get involved with. The dating scene at Bryant is a mix between very serious relationships and the usual college hook up scene. If you are looking for either of these things it may not be too hard for you to find either. People at Bryant seem to form very close bonds with the people they are either teammates with or who they live closest to freshman year. I met my closest friends by all living on the same floor freshman year. Bryant students certainly know how to have a good time whether it be drinking at a party or participating in different activities in the Fisher Center. There are many parties and a great social life scene if you want to drink and go out with friends. If you do not want to party there are also many activities put on by the school and the Student Programming Board on the weekends such as free movie showings, game nights, bingo, or arts and crafts activities. There are many things to do off campus because of Bryant’s location. There are great places to go out and to go out to eat at in Providence which is about a 15-20 minute drive from school. Providence offers pretty places to walk near Brown University, great shopping venues (The Providence Place Mall!) and amazing restaurants on Federal Hill. The Lincoln Mall and Smithfield Crossing are also nearby and offer many places to shop and go out to eat. Narragansett Beach and Newport are both about a 40 minute to 1 hour drive depending on where you are going. Boston is also not far from school and that makes for a fun weekend or day trip!
Here at Bryant University, with over 90 Clubs and Organizations to be involved in, there are plenty of student activities taking place, for all types of students. Personally, I am involved in the Bryant University Spanish Culture Organization (BUSCO), the Student Programing Board (SPB), and am a member of Greek Life in Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. Whether you enjoy going out, attending a sporting event, or relaxing on a Friday night with friends, there is always something for students to do. SPB puts on events nearly every weekend to give students "non-alcoholic" events to participate in on the weekends. Whether they are trips to midnight premiers, Bingo, among many others.. you do not have to drink on the weekends to have fun! There are guest speakers regarding various topics almost every week, and the Bryant Players put on theater events very often! As for parties, majority occurs in the senior townhouses. Here Greek Life members, athletes, members of the dance team, etc. gather in their town houses and invite the underclass-men. The parties can range from relaxing playing card games, to strobe lights and dancing. Aside from the weekends. There are events occurring all throughout the week. SPB and all other organizations put on small events in the Roto every day, and there are always philanthropies going on for you to get involved in! I personally participate in around 4 philanthropic walks a year! Two through my sorority and two through other organizations! Bryant is very involved in the community and highly encourages students to give back to others. Aside from week to week activities, homecoming weekend, parents weekend, and other events are a GREAT time on campus. We have a LARGE bonfire in the lake for homecoming, and spring weekend we get a "carnival type" set up all around campus!
With over 90 clubs and organizations, every Bryant student can find at least one activity/group to be a part of. Some of the more popular organizations include the Student Programming Board (which runs all sorts of fun events on campus), WJMF (our campus radio station), the Linked Through Leadership Program, the International Students Organization, and the Multicultural Student Union. Major-specific or language/culture specific orgs are also very popular with students. I am personally involved in the Linked Through Leadership program (as a Leadership Council member I help plan and coordinate the program's institutes and retreats), the Student Alumni Association, the Archway (our school's newspaper), and Omicron Delta Kappa (a national leadership honors society). I also participate in many of the cultural events and performances on campus, including I2I in the fall (a show that features performances centered around different countries), Extravaganza (a fashion show that serves as the culmination of black history month), and the Vagina Monologues. I was also a Student Senate representative my sophomore year, and took part in the Linked Through Leadership program prior to becoming a Leadership Council member. In addition to clubs and orgs, Bryant hosts dozens of guest speakers and performances each month, which are popular with many students. As a Division 1 school, a good portion of the student population also participates in sports. Bryant has a large number of Varsity, Intramural and Club teams.
Athletics is a big part of the Bryant community. Many students are also athletes and the pride is shown all over school. We have been voted as one of the best student fan sections in Rhode Island - proving the strong culture we have here. The athletes like to wear their gear and the students love to show their support.
Greek Life is a popular organization on campus with 5 fraternities and 3 sororities. Also our Student Programming Board is a popular club that many students get involved with. There are over 100 clubs/organizations on campus which makes it extremely easy to get involved on campus.