Red Deer College
Get WoW'd with your Students' Association
We are eager to welcome you/welcome you back to Red Deer College for the 2015-2016 school year — which promises to be filled with fun, learning and adventure.
If you are coming to RDC for the first time, consider attending New Student Orientation September 8. If you are a new or returning student, you will definitely want to check out WOW aka Week of Welcome. Welcome Week runs from September 9 to 11 and the 15th at the Donald School of Business!
So be ready to be WOW’d!
Week of Welcome
WOW is four awesome days of fun activities, FREE FOOD (enough said) and FREE SWAG! This super week of fun and excitement is brought to you by your Students’ Association.
WOW will help you jump-start your college year – it’s a chance to meet fellow students, make new friends and be a part of something fantastic!
- Wednesday, September 9 @ noon: Fun in the Forum
Activities include Bubble Wrap Walk, Giant Water Pong, Giant Jenga, Music and free food
- Thursday, September 10 @ noon: Servus Credit Union Tacos in a Bag
Activities include Vertical Bungee Run, Sumo Suits, Bubble Wrap Walk, Music and free food (Tacos in a Bag, y'all)
- Friday, September 11 @ 11 a.m.: ATB Mac N Cheese
Activities include Cowboy Sling, Giant Water Pong, Bubble Wrap Walk, Music and Mac N Cheese
- Tuesday, September 15 @ 11:30 a.m.: DSB Gets WoW'd
Activities include Bubble Wrap Walk, Wheel of Swag and free food
This jam-packed week of fun wouldn’t take place without the help of Students Leaders — so if you want to get involved in something that will bring the WOW factor — send an email to Vice President Student Life Brady Podloski, SA President Maryanne McGrath or VP Operations Luke Neilson.
New Student Orientation
Start your new experience at Red Deer College by attending New Student Orientation Tuesday, Sept. 8. The day will include a welcome rally with helpful information, campus discovery, tours, free lunch reception and more.
Parking Info - It’s free on Orientation Day! Go to www.rdc.ab.ca/future-students/student-life/new-student-orientation to download a campus parking map. Watch for signs when you get to campus.
Questions: Call us at 403-342-3400 or email email@example.com.
Vacancy: Represent your peers
In the spring of each year, Red Deer College students elect the following year’s Students' Association Executive Council — SA President, Vice President Operations, Vice President Student Life and Vice President College Affairs. While each position has separate responsibilities, they work together to ensure all students at RDC are represented fairly and equally.
The position of Vice President College Affairs is currently vacant which means there will be a bi-election in October to fill this position. Nominations open at the conclusion of the Students' Association Fall General Meeting.
Perhaps you are the next Vice President College Affairs.
What does the VP College Affairs do?
The VP College Affairs assists students with academic and non-academic appeals. They also provide feedback on proposed curriculum and policy changes. In addition, they work to resolve issues that students are facing at Red Deer College.
The VP College Affairs must take a maximum of 15 academic credits per term. The VP College Affairs must maintain a minimum of 20 office hours during the Students’ Association’s regular business hours. They also attend events which are outside of their standard office hours.
To qualify to run in the bi-election for the position of VP College Affairs, a student must be enrolled as a Red Deer College student — Collaborative students may not stand as candidates for the position of VP College Affairs — and have achieved a GPA of at least 2.0 during the College’s most recent Winter or Spring term. Individuals who have previously served two elected terms as an Association Executive are not eligible unless four years have elapsed since serving their second elected term.
For information on the position of VP College Affairs contact Maryanne McGrath, SA President at 403-342-3200 or via email.
French instruction returning to RDC
- Re-instate one section of French each semester, beginning in Winter 2016
- In consultation with the City of Red Deer and the community, Continuing Education courses will be offered in both French and English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Select courses will be added or re-offered in high demand areas including: Biology, Chemistry, English, General Education, Kinesiology and Sport Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Social Work
- Provide additional resources for support positions in the Library Information Common, Student Funding office as well as the Student Advising/Recruiting area
Representation, Services, FUN!
The Students’ Association of Red Deer College plays an important role in your life at RDC. The SA advocates for and represents students, provides a myriad of important (and fun!) services and is one of the largest employers of students on campus!
If you have a question, concern, need some more information or want to become more active with your SA, stop by the SA office, call 403-342-3200 or send us an email!
Our mission: The Students’ Association of Red Deer College will enrich and enhance the quality of student life at Red Deer College by providing affordable and quality services, effective political representation and exciting opportunities for its members.