Who We Are

Established in 1972, Student Community Government, Inc. (SCG) is run for the students and by the students. SCG contains Student Parliament, which acts as a central forum for students to bring forth and address issues and concerns affecting students at Rhode Island College (RIC). All parliament meetings are held on Wednesdays in Student Union 307 beginning at 7:15 p.m. except where noted otherwise.

What We Do

  • Recognizes the existence of student organizations at RIC and funds many
  • Facilitates the growth and continuity of student organizations on campus
  • Acts as a central forum for students to bring forth and address the issues and concerns affecting students at RIC
  • Works with the RIC Administration to advocate for students and work to solve their issues

What We Have Accomplished

  • Funded charging stations and water bottle filling stations in the Student Union & Donovan Dining Center (DDC)
  • Advocated for a greener & better RIC
  • Advocated for better food in DDC
  • Advocated for the shuttle to campus & better parking
  • Offered free legal advice
  • Has brought GrooveBoston, Illumina Live, Macklemore, Gym Class Heroes and T-Pain to RIC in recent years.



Current Officers

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2015 – 2016 Officers

Robert Smith


Vice President
Maria Zapasnik


Laurie Cepeda


Noah Carten


Thomas Lima


Deputy Speaker
Brittany Ferzoco



Administrative Supervisor
Ms. Mary Stahowiak

(401) 456-8545

Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Joan Barden

(401) 456-8088

Contact Us

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