Student Groups

Student Groups

If you’re interested in biology, the environment, or sustainability, check out the Biology Society (a.k.a. Bio Society) and/or ECOPC. These are only two of of Providence College’s many Pre-Professional and Academic undergraduate organizations, see a full list of student organizations online here.

Other organizations that may be of interest to our students are Alpha Epsilon Delta, American Medical Student Association, Global Health Club, Health Care Club, Pre-Dental Club, Pre-PA Club, Public Health Club

Bio Society

The Bio Society was founded to provide Providence College students (both science and non-science majors!) interested in biology the opportunity to explore all areas of the subject. Club meetings provide opportunities for students to meet with their peers as well as their professors in a casual setting. Past activities include guest lectures, student-faculty socials, workshops with inner-city schools, and biology-related field trips (e.g., Boston Museum of Science, beach clean ups).

Executive board, 2023-24

President: Angelina Freeman (’24)
Vice President: Breelyn Gilbert (’24)
Secretary: Joseph Carroll (’26)
Treasurer: Emma Cheslock (’26)
Event Planner: Katherine Burke (’24)
Event Coordinator: Alexa Umanzor (’25)
Publicist: Isa Brachet (’25)

Get involved!

The club is not exclusive to the Biology Department and is open to any student with a general interest in biology. Fall 2023 bi-weekly meetings will be held on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in Ruane 206. Follow @pcbiosociety on Instagram for meeting topics, event updates, and more! See above for examples of events the Bio Society has hosted.

Bio Society visits Mystic Aquarium


ECOPC’s mission is to educate the Providence College community about topics related to environmentalism and sustainability. We host events and programs to help students engage with these topics so they can enact environmental change in their own lives and spread their knowledge to those around them. Our goal is to educate our peers about environmental issues observed on campus and advocate for solutions to these problems. ECOPC also hosts farmers market trips, clean-ups, succulent planting events, sustainability challenges, and our annual Earth Day Celebration.

Executive board, 2023-24

President: Caitlin McHugh (’24)
Vice President: Lily Alessandro (’24)
Secretary: Margaret Ritchie (’25)
Treasurer: Courtney Wight (’26)
Social Media Director: Francesca Bambara (’26)

Get involved!

The club is open to anyone interested in preserving, enjoying, or learning about the environment. Fall 2023 bi-weekly meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in Ruane 105. Follow @pcgogreen on Instagram and join the mailing list on PC Central for sustainability updates, upcoming events, and photos from events! See above for examples of events ECOPC has hosted.

ECOPC visits Farm Fresh RI’s indoor farmer’s market

Department of Biology

Science Complex
1 Cunningham Square Providence, Rhode Island, 02918

Julie Coccia

Administrative Assistant
Science Complex Administrative Suite 0106A

Dr. Patrick Ewanchuk

Department Chair
Science Complex Administrative Suite 0106