RPI Student Volunteer Organizations
- News & Events
- RPI RELIEF: NEPAL
- RPI RELIEF: Mighty Waters 2014-2015
- Anything That Floats Boat Competition - Wednesday, April 9
- The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Reflection on Service: Stories of Hurricane Irene
- RPI RELIEF: The Philippines
- REGISTER NOW - Mighty Waters - Fall Trips 2013
- RPI RELIEF: Mighty Waters Spring 2013 Community Service Days
- MLK Day of Service: Monday, January 21, 2013
- RPI Relief: Hurricane Sandy
- 5K Run/Walk for the Schoharie Free Library, 2012
- RPI RELIEF "Mighty Waters" Community Service Day - Spring 2012
- Community Service Days - Fall 2011 (RPI RELIEF)
- RPI RELIEF: Hurricane Irene
- RPI Relief for Survivors of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
- RPI Student Volunteer Organizations
- RPI Community Services
Local Organizations Seeking Volunteers
- Current Affairs
- Annual Campus Campaigns
- Student Accomplishments, Awards and Scholarships
- New York Campus Compact
A number of Rensselaer clubs and organizations have missions that incorporate community service and volunteerism in their missions. Each of these groups would love to have more like-minded members who would enjoy volunteering in support of their missions!
The following groups serve on Rensselaer's Community Service Committee, a support group which meets twice a month, established to facilitate collaboration and strengthen the efforts of campus volunteer efforts. Other groups and individuals who would like information on joining should contact Community Service.
Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity dedicated to the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service. Operating through a far-reaching service program grounded in its variety, the men and women of APO are well known as volunteers throughout the community and on the RPI campus. Come visit our office in Union 3420 or email APO to see how you can become involved.
Air Society, Jack Newkirk Squadron
The Arnold Air Society is a professional service organization run completely by Air Force ROTC cadets all over the country. We help out our ROTC detachment, RPI, the surrounding community, and beyond. The scope of the Arnold Air Society is wide. Some of the organizations our squadron supports include Joseph's House, Troy Boy's and Girls Club, The Eddy, and local public schools. We also actively participate with the local chapter of the Air Force Association.
Big Brothers & Big Sisters
RPI students involved in Big Brothers & Big Sisters are forming a club at Rensselaer. The format is unique to Rensselaer in that the littles are transported to RPI a couple times each month to meet their bigs for a few hours of fun and enrichment. To join this activity, contact BBBS.
The purpose of Circle K is to provide college students with service opportunities while developing their leadership and communication skills. Each club, in collaboration with their school and neighborhood plans and implements projects to serve the local community. Through service, leadership, and fellowship, Circle K'ers are making an impact both locally and globally.
EcoLogic is the student environmental club. We work to educate the campus on environmental issues and create an improved environment on campus and in the community. We do habitat restoration, campus greening, work with local environmental nonprofits, and work to make RPI a greener place. Each April we hold a large Earth Day celebration that draws many people from the community. Unlike some clubs, we have a very open leadership structure, so that even new members with an eco-project will be able to see their ideas realized. Check out our Environmental Education Center in Russell Sage Laboratory 2410 for more information.
Foundation for International
Medical Relief of Children
The mission of FIMRC is to provide access to medical care for the millions of underprivileged and medically underserved children around the world. Rensselaer students became interested in the FIMRC movement several years ago, and have re-committed to the cause in the Fall of 2007. Contact the club leaders for more information.
The mission of RPI Habitat for Humanity is building simple, decent, affordable housing to eliminate poverty. We build every Saturday and are always looking for help in many ways. To get involved, send an email to Habitat or visit our website. No experinece or tools required!
"To develop midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically, and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty, and with the core values of honor, courage and commitment in order to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government."
RPI Ambulance provides emergency medical services to the Rensselaer community, and provides educational programs in the field of emergency medicine for members of the organization and the Rensselaer community.
RPI's Tutor Time was founded in Fall 2001 by a group of students participating in the America Reads / America Counts Work Study program. It is a government-sponsored program that supports the "no child left behind" initiative. Its goal is to ensure that each child, from grades K - 9, receive assistance in basic math and reading skills, and RPI's program has been successfully collaborating with both the Troy and Lansingburgh Public Schools to facilitate this goal. Students can participate as work-study students and as volunteers in the program. For more information, contact Tutor Time at Community Service.