There’s ALWAYS something to do at RCC, thanks in large part to the activities planned by our student groups. Get to know about our student groups to get an idea of the amazing activities you can expect as a student at RCC!
Our Muslim Student Association fosters an inclusive environment on-campus by emphasizing important characteristics of Islam, like kindness and sincerity, into their activities. Last year, in collaboration with the Muslim Justice League and the Society of Professional Journalists, the MSA hosted “Press & Speech: Freedom & the War on Terror.” This panel discussion served as a platform to discuss the ways war is being used to restrict press freedom and police social media content.
“We are trying to bring new experiences to campus and get the campus community together. It’s about uplifting one another and dispelling stereotypes about Muslims and Islam.”
– Shugufta Butt, 2016-2017 President, Muslim Student Association
Phi Theta Kappa
As members of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Iota Mu Chapter, RCC students have access to a network of like-minded learners who share an interest in academic excellence.
Being a part of the Iota Mu Chapter has given recent graduates, like Aeffia Feuerstein and Delores Manning, opportunities for individual growth and development by providing them a platform for participating
in leadership and service oriented programming. Both Manning and Feuerstein were named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team, in a ceremony at the Massachusetts State House, in March.
Aeffia Feuerstein was named one of the Coca-Cola Foundation Bronze Medal Scholars; a national award issued to a select group of students to help further their undergraduate studies.
“Phi Theta Kappa creates bonds where you get to know others outside of the classroom and brings together a scholarly community.”
“I have been provided a platform for success and the support here is incredible. Being here has been motivating for me; not many people get this opportunity.”
Manning, who balanced her academics with a role on the Disciplinary Board and membership to clubs like Sister to Sister, was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa.
Student Government Association
RCC’s Student Government Association (SGA) serves as the official student voice to the RCC Administration, the Board of Trustees, and the Massachusetts Board of Community Colleges. The mission of SGA is to earnestly represent the interests of students and increase student engagement by focusing their efforts on creating and continuing viable and effective student services, preserving and protecting RCC, and supporting students and student organizations in their academic and community endeavors.
Acting as student representatives for their constituents is a responsibility that takes time, sacrifice, and a willingness to do whatever it takes to meet their needs. Not only are these students committed to learning, they are also committed to serving their fellow students, fulfilling home life responsibilities, and completing their degrees.
For Monique Paul, who became a Student Governor Representative this spring, SGA is a vehicle for interests in advocacy work.
“It is important to me to have all students feel included in the culture of the school,” says Monique, who is studying Social Sciences at RCC with the intention of going on to a 4 year university and eventually law school. “I want us all to leave the campus a better place than it was when we first arrived.”
2,106 credit-seeking students, with 1,602 from Boston
One of Boston’s most diverse campuses:
- » 15% Hispanic/Latino
- » .5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
- » 2% Asian
- » 67% Black/African-American
- » 6% White
10+ student organizations
35 degree or certificate programs
7 NJCAA DIII athletic programs