Campus Life


Whether you are a traditional or non-traditional student, resident or commuter, there is a place for you to get involved outside of the classroom. The Office of Student Affairs connect students with opportunities including student organizations, leadership development, and campus events and traditions. 

Beyond competitive athletic teams, Rio has numerous student groups on campus, including extracurricular, co-curricular, and Greek organizations. Joining in on the fun is easy at Rio, whether you are a singer, fisher, movie buff, gamer-or want to try these out for the first time. We aim to be inclusive of all student interests through our programming. 

Please use our online scheduler below to book an appointment with one of our Student Services Team.

Schedule online

The Office of Student Affairs supports Housing & Dining, Health Services, Student Engagement, and Mental Wellbeing. In addition to those offices, we operate the following additional services to support our community. 

Rio’s Grab and Go
Having a little trouble getting some necessities? Rio’s Grab and Go is here to support you if you are experiencing food or clothing insecurity by offering food pantry items, professional clothing, and personal hygiene products. Available products are free to students. The Grab and Go operates and donation-based; if you’re interested in donating, contact Amy Weaver at 740-245-7350 or Rio’s Grab and Go is located in the James A. Rhodes Student Center and is open Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. 

Chaplaincy Program
The University and Community College Chaplaincy program seeks to provide an interdenominational presence to assist Rio faculty, staff, and students with religious/spiritual matters.  Several pastors from the surrounding area make up the Chaplaincy Program. For more information about the Chaplaincy Program, visit or contact William E. Plants, URG Chaplaincy Coordinator at (740) 245-7199.