RCTC Student Beehive – September 2, 2020

Welcome to RCTC! Your education here opens doors to new, unexpected opportunities. It’s wonderful to have our new and returning students fill the campus and online learning community again! We, in Student Affairs are committed to your success and begin each semester with this communication campaign called “RCTC Student Beehive” – named in recognition of our campus yellowjacket mascot Sting. Each week on Wednesdays, we’ll share the most relevant and important information about “Bee-ing” successful in accomplishing your goals at RCTC. Also, “The Hive” is an online blog where all of this information is stored and is available to you 24/7. Bookmark The Hive and visit it often to find all the Beehives and other helpful information.  DON’T FORGET!!! September 7th is Labor Day. NO CLASSES ON MONDAY!!!!

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Student Success Day
Student Government
Yellowjacket Pledge
RCTC Policies
Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Procedure
Emergency Alert
Fall Graduates
Student Achievement



STUDENT SUCCESS DAY
Join us for Student Success Day on Tuesday, September 15th.

Student Success Day (SSD) is an opportunity to connect with friends, faculty, and staff while attending sessions designed to help you succeed at RCTC and beyond!​ This year SSD will be held virtually through Zoom.

Register for Student Success Day: Students are being asked to register for Student Success Day in order to gain access to the program session booklet and links to the Zoom Webinars. You can register for Student Success Day here.

For more information, please visit our Student Success Day webpage.

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JOIN STUDENT GOVERNMENT
RCTC Student Government has open Student Senator positions. Be part of advocating on behalf of RCTC students and have your voice heard on campus! Student Senator positions are paid and offer great opportunities for travel, leadership development, and networking. Apply by Noon on September 10, to be a candidate in the 2020 Fall General Election. Details can be found here.

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YELLOWJACKET PLEDGE – SHOW YOUR RCTC PRIDE AND COMMITMENT TODAY!
The Yellowjacket Pledge provides students with an opportunity to make a commitment to their personal success as a student and for taking an active role in helping to make the college a respectful, caring, safe, and positive climate for everyone. Signing the pledge is a way to show your support for the mission, vision, and values of Rochester Community and Technical College by committing to being a positive and engaged member of our College community.

The pledge is not enforceable as a policy but provides a shared understanding of what it means to be a Yellowjacket.

Are you ready to be a leader and role model respect, integrity, civility, compassion, and responsibility to others?

Are you ready to help make our campus a more caring, collaborative, and positive environment to support your success and the success of others?

If you answered “YES” then sign the Yellowjacket Pledge here.

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RCTC Policies
The Yellowjacket Pledge provides students with an opportunity to make a commitment to their personal success as a student and for taking an active role in helping to make the college a respectful, caring, safe, and positive climate for everyone. Signing the pledge is a way to show your support for the mission, vision, and values of Rochester Community and Technical College by committing to being a positive and engaged member of our College community.

The pledge is not enforceable as a policy but provides a shared understanding of what it means to be a Yellowjacket.

Are you ready to be a leader and role model respect, integrity, civility, compassion, and responsibility to others?

Are You ready to help make our campus a more caring, collaborative, and positive environment to support your success and the success of others?

If you answered “YES” then sign the Yellowjacket Pledge here.

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RCTC HARASSMENT/DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) is committed to conducting all personnel and educational activities without regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law.

RCTC will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of these protected class categories in accordance with all state and federal equal opportunity/affirmative action laws, directives, orders, and regulations.

Any student or employee who feels they are a victim of, or hears or witnesses such behavior should inform one of the following:

Complaints should be directed to:

Jennifer Haug
(507) 285-7125
jennifer.haug@rctc.edu

If you require an accommodation for a disability please contact:
Travis Kromminga
Director of Disability Support Services
SS172
(507) 280-2968
travis.kromminga@rctc.edu

The official complaint procedure and complaint form may be found on the RCTC website.

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RCTC EMERGENCY ALERT!
In the interest of promoting the safety of our campus community, Rochester Community and Technical College has implemented an emergency notification system, RCTC Emergency Alert.

What is RCTC Emergency Alert?
RCTC’s emergency notification system makes it possible for students, employees, and community members to receive quick notifications by text, phone and email for campus emergencies that threaten life or safety and/or severely impact standard campus operations. The RCTC Emergency Alert system will only be used in emergency situations. 

How do I sign up for alerts?
RCTC Students and Employees:  All current RCTC students and employees automatically receive RCTC Emergency Alerts at their RCTC email accounts. If you wish to receive alerts as a text message, a phone message, or at another email address, you need to set up an account by using either your RCTC email address or a personal email address as a user ID. You will need to establish a password for this account.

All Others:  Non-RCTC students and employees may sign-up to receive RCTC Emergency Alerts. If you wish to receive alerts as a text message, a phone message, or at an email address, you need to set up an account by using an email address as a user ID. You will need to establish a password for this account.

Password Settings:  Passwords must be at least 8 characters, include 1 lower-case letter, 1 capital letter and 1 number. Spaces and special characters are not permitted.

Sign In / Sign Up

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FALL GRADUATES
Graduation applications are due within the first 30 days of the semester you intend on completing program requirements.  The Fall Semester Graduation Application Deadline is Tuesday, October 6, 2020.  Accurate and complete DARS Audits must be attached to the application.  You can access your DARS Audit through the eServices site.   Graduation applications and other information are available on our website.

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
Rochester Community and Technical College wants to make sure that you’re recognized for your achievements. RCTC uses a platform called The Link to publicize your accomplishments like making the dean’s list and graduating from RCTC. This platform allows us to send news items about your achievements back to your hometown newspapers.

You always have the option to “opt-out” of publicity about your success by following the College’s non-disclosure process as per Student Data Practices Policy.  Students who do not want to disclose directory information must submit specific written requests to the Records and Registration Office by contacting the office for additional information and/or to obtain a “Request for Non-Disclosure” form.

We look forward to celebrating your achievements with your local hometown media and online. Keep up the good work and be on the lookout for emails about your accomplishments!

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