The University of Rio Grande offers a variety of opportunities for students to be involved in campus life. Numerous activities that are recreational, educational, and cultural are offered throughout the academic year to accommodate the diverse interests of our students. Past events have included ski and hiking trips, concerts, coffeehouse acts, comedians, out-door carnival attractions, simulators, dances, fundraisers, professional hockey games, and NFL games. Student interests are the driving force behind planning campus activities.
The mission of the Office of Student Affairs is to enhance each student’s personal growth, decision-making abilities, and career development within a collegial environment. To better communicate this mission to students and to communicate the appropriate framework of rules, regulations, and policies, the Division is responsible for the annual development and implementation of the Student Handbook. To fulfill its mission, the Division provides:
- The Office of Student Affairs which creates programs to fulfill the Division’s mission; coordinates, supervises, and evaluates programs; directs communication from the general college community to individual programs; and plans future programs to meet student developmental goals.
- A health program which emphasizes preventative care and wellness activities through health education services and utilizes resources available on campus and in the community to assist in meeting the individual health needs of each student.
- A residence hall program which facilitates the student’s growth toward independence within the institution’s general framework and offers academic, personal, and social support from trained paraprofessional and undergraduate staff.
- A student activities program which encourages the student’s involvement in cultural, intellectual, recreational, and social activities.
- A student government and a student judicial program which facilitates the development of student decision making and self-responsibility.
The purposes of this booklet are fourfold: (1) to provide the student with information about aspects of Student life at the University and Community College; (2) to notify the student of the rules for disciplinary procedures; (3) to notify the student of sanctions for violation of University and Community College rules; and (4) to advise the student to read this book, and any updates very carefully. Doing so will answer many questions about life on campus and will enhance the positive experience the University and Community College wants for each of its students.
Students are bound and required to observe the rules and regulations set forth in this book as a student at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. The University and Community College may change the rules, sanctions, and procedures for discipline. The Student Handbook will be updated annually (July) and all changes will be applied at that time.
The other students at the University and Community College are relying on your observance of these rules, just as you may rely on theirs; however, this booklet and its contents are not intended to be in the nature of a contract enforceable by you against the University. While this booklet does set forth the duties and obligations the University and Community College and fellow students will expect of you, the University and Community College retains all rights they have in regards to the operation of the institutions before the printing and dissemination of this handbook.
this is where we are
Student Affairs, Accessibility, Housing, Health Services and Student Engagement are located in the James A. Rhodes Student Center on the University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College campus.
Business hours: 8-5 Monday – Friday
James A. Rhodes Student Center
James A. Rhodes Student Center