Student Engagement

Student Engagement facilitates the transition and continued integration of undergraduate students within academic and co-curricular life. It provides transformational experiences for students, families and student leaders to set the foundation for a student’s journey as a Wildcat for life. The department adheres to the following foundational principles: 

  • Encourage lifelong learning and development through intentional experiences focused on transition and leadership.
  • Foster collaborative partnerships to encourage community.
  • Deliver campus events and traditions that create belonging, community and affinity.
  • Reassure families about challenges and opportunities they or their students may encounter while offering resources and services to support their students’ learning and development.

Student Engagement has two locations: the Citizens Bank Center for Student Involvement (CBCSI) on the Downcity Campus and the Friedman Center on the Harborside Campus. Some programs and services include

  • 100+ student organizations
  • fraternity and sorority life
  • community service and volunteerism
  • leadership opportunities and workshops
  • fall/Halloween, winter and spring/Founders' Week events
  • student government
  • free movie series
  • campus traditions such as Ignite the Night, One-Ton Sundae, Homecoming & Family Weekend, Wildcat Wahoo Carnival and more


Opportunities abound for students to get involved in student organizations and become engaged in the Wildcat community at JWU's Providence Campus. See Student Organizations to learn more about ways to get involved in student organizations and access the Student Organization Handbook to learn about starting new organizations on campus.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Getting involved in the fraternity and sorority life community at the Providence Campus is a fantastic way to build a network of resources that lasts a lifetime. See Fraternity and Sorority Life for currently available fraternities, sororities and social fellowships.


When a student becomes a member of a student organization or team, that student represents not only themselves, but also the university and the organization or team. Groups may be held responsible as a whole for the misconduct of their individual members, including, but not limited to, any violation of the Student Code of Conduct, any other university rule or policy, or any local, state or federal law. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct for more information regarding group responsibility.