Mission, Staff, & Contact Us

Our mission is to engage the student body in meaningful and complex co-curricular activities that foster individual and peer development through leadership and experiential opportunities.

The Hawk's Nest

The Hawk's Nest is a perfect place for students to pass the time between classes. Located in the Campus Recreation Center, the Hawk’s Nest provides students a place to play a quick game between classes, enjoy two full-sized billiards tables, a foosball, board games, or simply watch TV while enjoying a smoothie or coffee from the snack bar.

Any member of the Roger Williams community can utilize the Hawk’s Nest games by providing your RWU student ID to our Hawk's Nest Attendants.

Hours (gaming area, not the snack bar) 
Monday-Friday11 a.m.-8 p.m. 
Saturday11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.


We're located in the Recreation Center in suite 206, just past the WQRI 88.3 FM radio booth, down the ramp, in the first office suite on the right. We can be reached via telephone at (401) 254-3088, via email at studentprograms@rwu.edu, or via fax at (401) 254-3355. 

Social Media

Twitter: @RWU_SPLO

Instagram: @rwu_splo

Facebook: RWU Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation

Our office employees many students to assist with the planning, implementation, and administrative duties associated with supporting campus events and student clubs and organizations. Review the descriptions below for more information about the roles and responsibilities of our student employees.

Building Managers

Building Managers assist by hanging banners, assisting with student advertising, event setup, taking attendance at events, setting up of tables for club/organization advertising, and other various tasks associated with student events. This is a payroll position and is typically held by student leaders in their junior and senior years. 

Design Center Staff

Our student-run Design Center works to create physical media and digital designs for our clubs and organizations across campus. Working in Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation, students utilize Mac workstations and the Adobe Creative Suite to make banners, posters, club logos, and t-shirt designs. This position is a work study position and can be held by any student with design experience. 

Hawk's Nest Attendants 

Students who hold this position will help supervise the Hawk's Nest (the lower area in the Campus Recreation Center) to ensure that billiards tables, foosball tables, televisions, and board games are available to any students during building hours. This is a work study position and can be held by any student. 

Office Assistant

In our main office, we employee students to assist with paperwork, major projects, budgeting, providing information on our events and activities, and other customer service-orientated tasks. We work with students to match students' skills, talents, and passions to assign various projects throughout the year. This is a work study position and can be held by any student. 

Interested students should contact Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation at (401) 254-3088 or email studentprograms@rwu.edu.

Events Operations is responsible for implementing the programs and events put on by our student organizations, clubs and departments. Our student Stage Crew is responsible for the physical set-up operations, security and break down of all events. This includes setting up pipe-and-drape, setting up lighting and sound systems through rigging and design, designing seating and tables for various campus spaces, utilizing projection and visual equipment for presentations, training on CCTV camera equipment, and other tasks associated with event execution. 

Stage Crew members who show more interest in learning lighting design, audio controls, and other "back of house" components during a show or performance can gain hands-on experience working alongside the Manager and Assistant Manager of Event Operations. In this role, while it is helpful for students to have previous knowledge of sound boards and lighting software, it is not required, as students will have the opportunity to learn through training with our Event Operations professional staff. 

Concierge staff provide services necessary to produce events such as making popcorn, selling and collecting tickets, setting up green rooms, and assisting performers before shows.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact Gordon Wood, Manager of Event Operations at gwood@rwu.edu 

Professional Staff

Carol Sacchetti
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation

(401) 254-3832

  • Advises WQRI 88.3FM and Inter-Class Council (ICC); Coordinates Homecoming & Family Weekend, New Student & Family Orientation, and Hawk's Leadership Academy

Adrianne Harris 
Associate Director of Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation

(401) 254-3076

  • Advises Student Senate and The Hawks' Herald; Coordinates Student Senate-chartered clubs and the Design Center

Jerrel A. Burgo '10
Assistant Director of Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation

(401) 254-3054

  • Advises Campus Entertainment Network (CEN) and Multicultural Student Union (MSU); Coordinates department social media and marketing

    Gordon Wood
    Manager of Event Operations

    (401) 254-3425

    • Supervises Stage Crew and Concierge; Advises Campus Entertainment Network (CEN)

    Colin Clephane '18
    Assistant Manager of Event Operations

    (401) 254-5204

    • Supervises Building Managers, Hawk's Nest Attendants, Stage Crew, and Concierge; Coordinates club & orgs meeting and event space

    Krystal Sweet
    Administrative Assistant

    (401) 254-5366
    Fax (401) 254-3355

    • Supervises SPLO student staff; Coordinates club purchasing