Student Engagement

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.

Student interests are the driving force behind planning campus activities. R.E.A.P. (Rio Event and Activity Planning) is comprised of students interested in enhancing the college experience and is responsible for planning most campus events. The group is open to all interested students.

Activities on campus consist of:

  • Welcome Back Weekend
  • Homecoming Weekend
  • Halloween Dance
  • Multicultural Events
  • Rio’s Got Talent
  • Family Day
  • Concerts
  • Comedians
  • Simulators

And so much more…….

The RedZone

The RedZone is Rio’s student recreation area. The RedZone is open to all students and features gaming systems, billiards, table tennis, a meeting room, movie theatre and much more! Individual rooms (including the Shelter House) can be reserved at the RedZone desk. A student ID is required for entry.

Want to reserve the RedZone for a private function? The RedZone is available outside of our regular operating hours. The cost is $75 for a 4-hour period and includes full use of the RedZone and a student staff member to assist with A/V and cleanup. Please contact Seth Lawrence to set up a reservation.

Location: Davis University Center First Floor

Hours: Monday – Thursday 11am-10pm; Friday – Sunday 4pm-10pm

 

Monday11:00 AM — 10:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM — 10:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM — 10:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM — 10:00 PM
Friday4:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Saturday4:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Sunday4:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Greek Life

The University of Rio Grande has five active Greek organizations that focus on community service, friendship and leadership. All Greek organizations are governed by All Greek Council. All Greek Council is the governing body of social Greek organizations at Rio Grande. AGC sponsors and encourages activities and functions that promote the intellectual, cultural and social development of individual fraternity and sorority members as expressed in the goals of the University of Rio Grande, which leads to the strengthening and improvement of the member organizations.

Interested in joining Greek Life? Rushing takes place during the first few weeks each semester. During this time, organizations will hold open events for all students.

Office: Rhodes Student Center 120B



Student Government

 

All Greek Council

All Greek Council is the governing body of social Greek organizations at Rio Grande. AGC sponsors and encourages activities and functions that promote the intellectual, cultural and social development of individual fraternity and sorority members as expressed in the goals of the University of Rio Grande, which leads to the strengthening and improvement of the member organizations.

Advisor: Seth Lawrence slawrence@rio.edu

President: Sally Boblitt s300716970@students.rio.edu

Office: Rhodes Student Center 120B

Student Judiciary Board

The Student Judiciary Board has the authority to conduct a formal hearing and levy sanctions in cases of appeal of sanctions for the violation of the Community Code.

Advisor: Seth Lawrence slawrence@rio.edu

Student Senate

Student Senate works to assure proper representation is given to all students at Rio Grande. Consisting of representatives from each academic area, Senate meets regularly during the academic year to address issues facing campus. All meetings are open to current students.

Advisor: Seth Lawrence slawrence@rio.edu

President: Natalie Seeberg s300729141@students.rio.edu

Office: Rhodes Student Center 120A

 

Honor Societies

Lambda Nu

Lambda Nu is a national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. The purpose of the Ohio Zeta Chapter is to foster academic scholarship, promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences, and recognize exemplary scholarship. Membership is limited to qualifying students.

Advisor: Chris Barker cbarker@rio.edu

President: Courtney Parsons s300687303@students.rio.edu

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. Membership is invitation-only and limited to students who have completed at least 12 semester hours and who hold a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Advisor: Stephanie Alexander alexandr@rio.edu
President:

Co-Curricular Organizations

American Marketing Association

The purpose of the University of Rio Grande American Marketing Association shall be to foster scientific study and research in the field of marketing. Membership is open to students of any major who are interested in marketing.

Advisor: Wesley Thoene wthoene@rio.edu

President: Ashton Hogan s300715859@students.rio.edu

Medical Math & Science Club

The Medical Math & Science Club is a social group on campus that does not require any scholastic proficiency for membership. The club exists to aid members with developing mathematical skills, to aid members interested in medical school, veterinary school and other professional schools, and to provide a friendly forum for those with interests in math and science.”

Advisor Dana Evans danae@rio.edu
President Jacob Morris s300734627@students.rio.edu

Psychology Club

The mission of Psychology Club is to encourage, promote and build a greater understanding of the field of psychology throughout the student body, University and community. Psychology Club frequently hosts meetings, student activities and community service work throughout the academic year. Membership is open to any students with an interest in psychology.

Advisor: Chad Duncan cduncan@rio.edu

President: Shannon Dalton s300748990@students.rio.edu

Social Work Student Council

The mission of the organization is to encourage scholastic achievement and service projects, to promote fellowship among social work students, and to advocate for student interests during their enrollment in the program.

Advisor: Paul Dovyak pdovyak@rio.edu

President: Heather Hasan s300608689@students.rio.edu

Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society

The goals of the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society are to provide opportunities educational opportunities for students in natural resources at the University of Rio Grande and prepare members for careers in wildlife biology, conservation and management.

Advisor Don Althoff dalthoff@rio.edu
President Jeremy Chapman s300733219@students.rio.edu

Extra-Curricular Organizations

 

    Bass Fishing Club

    The purpose of the Bass Fishing Club shall be to encourage camaraderie, sportsmanship, integrity, conservation, and development of the skills and knowledge needed to be successful anglers by competing with other schools in Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing, Fishing League Worldwide and Bass Anglers Sportsman Society fishing tournaments and other fishing tournaments on a local and regional basis. Membership is open to any student in good standing with the University of Rio Grande.

    Advisor: Tom Sutton tsutton@rio.edu

    President: Evan Bowman s300729474@students.rio.edu

    LGBTQIA Club

    This group brings together the LGBTQIA community on campus and advocates for inclusion and equality within the Rio family.

    Advisor AJ Stack astack@rio.edu

    Rio Grande Veterans Organization

    Our mission is to serve as an advocate and comprehensive support apparatus for the Student Veteran and the Student Veteran families attending the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College by providing information, networking opportunities, and guidance to aid the Veterans’, their families and our non-traditional students’ intellectual and professional success.

    Advisor Scott Beekman sbeekman@rio.edu

    The Gaming Organization

    The mission of the Rio Gaming Organization is to promote the expansion of the gaming community as well as the networking between gamers. Game genres include, but are not limited to console games, PC games, board games, card games, role-play games and miniatures. Membership is open to all students of the University of Rio Grande.

    Advisor Peter van Schaik vanschaik@rio.edu
    President Hanna Bottomly s300729342@students.rio.edu

Community Organizations

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