Rice Program Council’s events are hosted by 8 different committees, each of which tackles a unique cultural aspect of Rice University’s community. Below, you can find a list of the committees with a short description about each.


The RPC Socials work to plan some of Rice campus’s most well-known and well-attended social events! Our events include Screw-Yer-Roommate, Esperanza, Crush Party, Rondelet, and H2O07 Assassins. These events are open to everyone and designed to be as fun and inclusive as possible. So come out and get social!


Rice fight, never die! Our owl battle cry stems from our school spirit as a Rice community. The Traditions Committee continues and upholds Rice school spirit through annual campus wide events that unite the Rice undergraduate student body as a whole. Our Committee creates a cohesive environment for this unity through shared traditions that make every student proud to be a Rice Owl.

Passport to Houston

Rice President David Leebron is the one who first brought to life the idea of Passport to Houston. This committee provides events that engage Rice students with what the city of Houston has to offer, including free admission to museums, the symphony, the zoo, and other wonderful places around Houston.

*Note* The members of this committee are elected by each college as “College Culturals.”


The Concerts Committee organizes music events on campus and connects the student population to music venues out in the Houston community. Our biggest event is the Welcome Back Day

Night Owl Antics

Don’t feel like going to that party Friday night but still want to have fun? NOA is here! Night Owl Antics aims to provide substance-free, late night events both on and off campus. As one of RPC’s newest committees, NOA brings new and exciting events to campus.


The Publicity Committee advertises and brings awareness to all that RPC offers to the Rice community. Publicity also manages the RPC website and social media presence, and coordinates photography for RPC events. Publicity hosts a study break called Night Bites several times a year.