RCTC Student Beehive – September 5, 2018

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Student Success Day
Join Student Government
Yellowjacket Pledge – Show Your RCTC Pride and Commitment TODAY!
RCTC Policies
RCTC Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Procedure
RCTC Emergency Alert
Fall Graduates
Student Achievements
UPCOMING EVENTS – New this Year! Check out our events category at the end of each Beehive!

You are invited to attend Student Success Day: Oh The Places You’ll Go! on September 11 from 8:00am-1:00pm. Come connect with faculty, staff, and fellow students?while learning tips and tricks to succeeding at RCTC and beyond! Start your day in the Atrium and venture through Success Sessions, Free Lunch, and a Resource Fair. For a full schedule, click here.

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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 2018 Fall General Election. Details can be found here.

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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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As we begin a new academic year, it is time to remind all students of their responsibility to familiarize themselves with, and adhere to, state, system, and college policies. All Minnesota State and RCTC policies are available through the RCTC website.

Policies include information on such things as:

  • Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources
  • Fraudulent or Other Dishonest Acts
  • Student Complaint
  • Reports/Complaint of Discrimination/Harassment Investigation and Resolution
  • Satisfactory Progress (Academic and Financial Aid)
  • Weather/Emergency Closings

Visit our policy webpage , type a keyword to search or choose from the list of categories provided. The website is intended to function as a convenient reference. Although the site is updated regularly, it is impossible to guarantee complete accuracy at all times. In the event of any discrepancy between the policy documents formally approved and the policies listed on the website, the former shall be the governing version.

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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:

Renee Engelmeyer
Chief Human Resources Officer
(507) 285-7183

If you require an accommodation for a disability please contact:
Travis Kromminga
Director of Disability Support Services
(507) 280-2968

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

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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.

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.

AllOthers:? 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

Other Helpful Information

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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 9, 2018.? 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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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.

When RCTC issues news stories about your accomplishments, you’ll receive an email to your RCTC email account with a link to view your story online. You can connect with Facebook and share your achievement with friends and family.

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 which can be viewed on our website here. Students who do not want to disclose directory information must submit specific written requests to the Admissions and Records 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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Friday, September 7

Watch the Volleyball Yellowjackets take on Des Moines Area Community College at 1:00pm and Bismarck at 5:00pm.

Saturday, September 8

Come give a shout out for the Soccer Yellowjackets as they take on Lake Superior at home at 11:00am.

The Football Yellowjackets are at it again at home on Saturday at 1:30pm. Come show your support!

The fun continues as the Volleyball Yellowjackets finish their invitational on Saturday. Games will be at 11:00am vs. North Dakota State College of Science and at 3:00pm vs. Bryant & Stratton College.

Monday, September 10

9:00am-12:00pm in the Atrium. Come check-out the RCTC student clubs and see if you want to join one! Learn more about getting involved on campus and what opportunities await you while at RCTC. For more information, email studentlife@rctc.edu.

Tuesday, September 11

STUDENT SUCCESS DAY See information at beginning of this email.

Stop in to the Bookstore for GREAT savings on September 11.

Activities Coming in September

Date Events in September
September 13: “Newsies? at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Student Life, 3:30pm
September 17: “Shot of Reality? An Alcohol Awareness Show with a Comedy Chaser, Hill Theatre
Intramurals Session 1 Signup Starts Today!
September 19: Sex, Drugs, Final Exams? Keynote Presentation, Hill Theatre
September 20: Drunk Driving Awareness in the Atrium
September 24-29: Homecoming Festivities
Soccer, Volleyball and Football games either at home or away every week

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