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Student Organizations

    At Ringling College of Art and Design we have a variety of clubs and organizations that are very active on campus. This gives you the opportunity to become involved with a particular group of interest, meet peers, and enhance your educational experience while gaining valuable leadership skills. There is something for every student, no matter what the interest or schedule! 

    Special-interest groups develop or phase out, depending on the interests of each year’s students. Ringling College has had clubs for gamers, writers, photographers, wildlife artists, computer animators, fantasy illustrators, and environmentalists, among others. To receive more information on an existing organization, students can either talk to the members of the specific group or come to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development. Because of changing student and meeting schedules, anyone with questions about organization meeting days, times, and locations should contact studentactivities@ringling.edu to receive the most up-to-date information. 

    At the beginning of each semester, the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Develop, in coordination with the Office of Service Learning and Volunteerism, hosts the Club and Volunteerism Fair, which provides opportunities for all members of the campus community to meet directly with organization leadership and learn more about individual organizations. 

    The following, in alphabetical order, is the most recent list of active student organizations at Ringling College:

    Alliance [Gay-Straight Alliance]  

    Animé Club

    AIGA [The Professional Association for Design]

    ASID [American Society of Interior Designers]

    ART Network

    Business of Art and Design Club

    CAB [Campus Activities Board]

    Creative Suite (formerly Advertising Club)

    Cupcake Collective

    Designimators

    D.P.S.C. [Digital Painting Sketch Club]

    FEWS [Figure Enhancement With Students]

    FOCAS [Fellowship of Christian Art Students]

    Football Club

    Game Design Club

    Hillel

    House of Flying Mochi

    IIDA [International Interior Design Association]

    Illest of Illustration 

    Ministry of Magic

    The Mixers

    M.O.S.A.I.C. [Making Our School An Intercultural Community]

    The Music Minors

    Resident Student Association

    RIDA [Ringling Interior Design Association]

    Ringling Gaming Club

    Ringling Quidditch Team

    Ringling Robot Enthusiasts 

    Soccer Club

    Student Government Association [SGA] 

    Type Club

    USGBC [United States Green Building Council]

     

    Want to start your own group?

    Benefits for registering your organization include:

    • Use of campus facilities for meetings and events.
    • Use of student mailboxes to communicate with other students and to distribute promotional announcements/flyers.
    • Use of campus glass showcases and bulletin boards to promote your meetings and events.
    • Eligibility for funding through the Student Activities and Leadership Development.

    Resources for Organizations

    Student Activities and Leadership Development also offers resources, support, and leadership training for student organizations.

    Need more information?

    Student Activities and Leadership Development can help you learn more about organizations at Ringling College of Art and Design. Our office is located on the 1st floor of Goldstein Residence Hall near the main entrance. We can also be reached by e-mail at studentactivities@ringling.edu or by calling 941.309.0202.