Student Senate met to recognize two funded organizations in an unusually short meeting on Wednesday.

Student Organization Advisory Review Committee Chairperson Michael Bachilas introduced two recognition bills to the Senate floor for URI Exercise is Medicine and Rhody Jams.

URI Exercise is Medicine is a part of a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine which focuses on educating others on the benefits of exercise and why it should be a necessity in everyone’s health plan. As the national group was formed originally for staff, URI Exercise is Medicine looks to reach out to both staff and students. The group currently has 39 members.

URI Exercise is Medicine was recognized with one abstention.

Rhody Jams is a group of musicians that meets every Thursday evening to simply play music, specifically jazz. The group consists of 16 people, both music majors and non-music majors, who are looking for an outlet to play music on campus. Musicians from other universities, such as Boston College, have come to play with Rhody Jams as well. All musicians are welcome to join and anyone can watch these jams for free at the Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center.

Rhody Jams was recognized unanimously.

The External Affairs Committee will be hosting an off-campus cleanup on April 22, tentatively starting at 10 a.m.

Cultural Affairs Committee will have a booth giving out stress balls during Rhody Paws on April 24.