Student Success Services

The Lakewood and Arvada campuses of Red Rocks Community College offer a number of services to support and enhance your learning in class or online. These services are FREE to all Red Rocks Students, so be sure to take advantage of as many of them as you need!

Academic Clubs

www.rrcc.edu/student-life/student-clubs-and-organizations
Lakewood, Office of Student Life, Student Center

Enhance your classroom experience by joining or starting a student club. Student life will provide guidance and funding to help make your club a success!

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Accessibility Services

www.rrcc.edu/accessibility-services303.914.6733 • Lakewood Learning Commons, Room 1182 • www.rrcc.edu/accessibility-services/office-resources

jean.kelly@rrcc.edu

Accessibility Services offers advocacy, assessment, direction, learning skills, and school-to-employment transitioning for students with disabilities, and is committed to the process of removing barriers for students with disabilities to create equal access and opportunities at RRCC. Staff makes determinations and provisions regarding access and reasonable accommodations and provides support for students and visitors with disabilities. Sign language interpreting, books in alternate format, testing accommodations, and assistive technology are some of the accommodations and services that are provided.

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Behavioral Health Services

www.rrcc.edu/behavioral-health-services  • 303.914.6655

Life stresses may sometimes interfere with academic success. RRCC partners with Jefferson Center for Mental Health to provide behavioral health assessment, short-term counseling (up to 6 sessions per semester) and referral at no cost to current students. Services are now located within the Student Health Clinic at the Lakewood campus and once a week by appointment at the Arvada Campus.

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Cafeteria

The campus cafeteria offers a variety of breakfast items, daily lunch specials, drinks, and snack items. It is located on the “Bridge” between the East and West Buildings.

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Campus Bookstore

rrcc.bncollege.com  •  303.914.6232

The RRCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore is located at the west entrance of the Lakewood campus. Textbook sales and rentals are available in addition to school supplies, clothing, snacks, and cold drinks. Shipping is also available for most book purchases.

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Career Success Center

www.rrcc.edu/career-services303.914.6906

The Career Success Center provides RRCC students and alumni with career exploration, experiential learning, and employment service opportunities to support them to be successful in an ever-changing and competitive job market.

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Children’s Center

www.rrcc.edu/child-care  •  303.914.6328

Located on the Lakewood campus, the Children’s Center provides a comprehensive childcare preschool program for children 18 months to 5 years of age. This service is provided for students, staff, and the community.

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Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop provides delicious espresso beverages, grab-n-go meals, and snacks. The welcoming and attentive student staff makes this spot one of the friendliest places on campus. Feel free to  borrow a book to read while you cozy up with the drink special. The Coffee Shop is located near the lower west entrance of the Lakewood campus across from the bookstore.

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College Prep Zone

www.rrcc.edu/college-prep/college-prep-zone • Lakewood Learning Commons

david.finchem@rrcc.edu303.914.6701, Room 1270

The College Prep Zone offers tutoring for students taking college prep classes. If you are taking CCR 092 or 094, or MAT 050 and 055, this is the place for you.

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Communication Lab

www.rrcc.edu/communication/comm-lab • Lakewood Learning Commons, Second Floor, Room 2281

marlene.adzema@rrcc.edu303.914.6239

Tutors help you develop confidence in your oral presentations skills, speech delivery, outline prep, and use of visual aids.

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Connect to Success

www.rrcc.edu/connect-to-success • Lakewood Learning Commons, Room 1262

Offers navigation, study skills and success strategies to reach academic, career and personal goals.

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The Den

303.914.6370

Located adjacent to the bookstore, The Den is a gathering place for students to study, socialize, or just hang out during downtime on campus. Free soft drinks and popcorn are available daily. Campus activities such as meetings and guest speakers are held here.

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Desire2learn (D2L)

www.rrcc.edu/options303.914.6702 • elearning@rrcc.edu
You must log in through The Rock

Desire2Learn (D2L) is a user-friendly, online learning management system for the delivery of online and hybrid courses. Through D2L, students can access discussions, quizzes, dropbox, email, gradebook, and course materials. If you have any questions ask your instructor or contact Red Rocks Options.

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First Year Experience

303.914.6176

First Year Experience at RRCC is a comprehensive set of programs and services designed to help students succeed in their first academic year. These include orientation, academic and social support programming, and on-line and in-person courses designed to provide first-year students with the tools to transition smoothly into the collegiate environment.

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Foreign Language/ESL Lab

www.rrcc.edu/international/language-lab • Lakewood Learning Commons, Room 1272

Free tutoring is offered in Spanish, English, French and German. Students can receive help with any aspect of the language, such as grammar, composition, or speaking.

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Honors Program (Dr. John U. Trefny Honors)

www.rrcc.edu/honors

Become part of a community of scholars, be involved with advanced projects, internships, service learning, and travel opportunities. Trefny Honors is a two-year program intended to help prepare students for transfer and develop knowledge, skills and abilities that will benefit each student. Once admitted to the program, the Honors student receives scholarships, specialized advising, takes Honors classes, and becomes part of a student community. This program is a STEM focused, exceptional RRCC experience. Students are accepted each Fall semester. Develop your leadership, explore complex issues, and utilize creative problem solving with Trefny Honors.

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The HUB: Center for Engagement & Innovation

www.rrcc.edu/hub  •  303.914.6175
The HUB is home for experiential learning opportunities. Programs in The Hub provide applied opportunities for students to engage in a different type of learning for unmatched success in their next stage of education or employment. Opportunities include: internships and career help, entrepreneurship mentoring, engineering and STEM projects, service learning courses, student academic travel, intercultural education opportunities, honors programming, and much more. Through the programs encompassed within The Hub, students can participate in real world happenings to further their education and skills through hands-on experiences.

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International Student Services

www.rrcc.edu/international • Lakewood Learning Commons, Room 1252

linda.yazdani@rrcc.edu303.914.6416

This office provides college preparatory English classes for international and resident students for whom English is not their primary language. It provides academic and cultural advising for a diverse student population, and specific immigration advising for international students. We offer English language classes for students who have not placed into ENG 121. English language tutoring, admissions, advising (academic and cultural) services, cultural and language consulting services for faculty and staff are available. 

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Instructional Services

www.rrcc.edu/instructional-services303.914.6269

Instructional Services is located directly across from the Student Life Desk in room 1501 at the west end of the “Bridge.” Instructional Services assists students with academic and administrative issues and can help with information such as faculty office hours and contact details. By arrangement with the instructor, students may also deliver course assignments here.

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Internship Services

www.rrcc.edu/career-services/experiential-learning#Internships • www.rrcc.edu/career-connect
Lakewood, Room 1264
Melissa.Engish@rrcc.edu • 303.914.6361

We work with students in setting up internships to apply class studies and gain relevant workplace experience.

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The Learning Collaborative

Karen.jaramillo@rrcc.edu • 303.914.6571

Do you need to build additional skills in math, reading, or writing to retake the academic placement test and succeed in college level English or math classes? The Learning Collaborative can help. The Learning Collaborative uses a holistic quadrant approach to college and career readiness leading to success in the following areas: Academic Readiness, Career Readiness, College Culture Readiness & Personal Readiness.

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Learning Commons

www.rrcc.edu/learning-commons  •  303.914.6705
Tucked behind the staircase that leads up to the library is the Learning Commons, a place where students can meet with a tutor, a study group, or their instructor. The Learning Commons is also home to Connect to Success Services, Career Services, Internships, the ESL and Foreign Language Lab, the Math Lab, Comm Lab, Writing Center, and College Prep Zone. Walk-in tutoring is available in a variety of subjects, and tutors can help with D2L and general study skills.

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LGBTQ Center

www.rrcc.edu/lgbtq-center  •  303.914.6901
Available to all students and staff, the LGBTQ Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and questioning people, as well as allies, is a safe and nurturing environment that promotes diversity and inclusion on campus. We encourage all students, faculty, and staff to take advantage of the opportunities for learning and personal growth provided by this center.

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Library Services

library.rrcc.edu • Lakewood, Second Floor above the Learning Commons

library@rrcc.edu • 303.914.6740

The Library provides quiet study retreats on campus, or you can reserve a private study room where you can meet up with classmates to work on assignments. At the Library you can search for books, eBooks, and articles, or reserve a laptop or iPad by signing one out from the Access Desk. 24/7 research help is also available via IM or text message.

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Online Class Assistance

24/7 Helpdesk: 1.888.800.9198 • http://help.cccs.edu

Help with Desire2Learn, login problems, technical issues, and online course questions.

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Campus Police/Lost & Found

www.rrcc.edu/campus-police  •  303.914.6394
Serving both the Lakewood and Arvada campuses, Campus Police responds to medical emergencies, investigates criminal acts and traffic accidents, enforces parking and traffic violations, and opens and secures campus buildings. Safety escorts are provided upon request, assistance with car battery jumpstarts, and delivery of emergency messages are also available. Campus Police is also home to Lost and Found and is located behind the Information Desk near the main entrance.

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Student Employment

www.rrcc.edu/human-resources/student-employment • 303.914.6570

On-campus jobs are available through the Human Resource Center located at the east end of campus. Off-campus employment can be accessed through RRCC’s Career Connect service at www.rrcc.edu/career-connect.

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Student Government

www.rrcc.edu/student-life/student-government • 303.914.6248
Student Government, the voice of the students, represents the interests of the student body and provides real-life experience in leadership responsibilities. Members work with the college’s administration to set policy and plan various activities. To join student government, you must be enrolled at RRCC with a minimum 6 credits and maintain a 2.5 GPA. 

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Student Life Desk

www.rrcc.edu/student-life  •  303.914.6370
The Office of Student Life is the hub for extra-curricular programs and services. You can get information on clubs and organizations, rent lockers, get your student ID, check out a video game, buy discount tickets for local movie theaters, visit the student food bank, make copies, send faxes, and more. Next to the Student Life Desk is the Student Project Center with PCs and Macs with Internet access and free printing services up to 20 pages per day.

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Study Group Central

Student Life Reception Desk • student.life@rrcc.edu • 303.914.6900

You can reserve a room, grab snacks and in most cases get a tutor for your study group.

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Student Health Clinic

www.rrcc.edu/student-health-clinic  •  303.914.6655
The clinic is a full, family practice medical clinic available to all students who have paid the health clinic fee when registering for classes. Services provided include: annual physicals, well women exams, program physicals, evaluation and treatment of common illnesses, minor procedures (stitches, vaccinations) and behavioral health services. Prescriptions, lab tests, and imaging can be ordered by the providers as needed. Additional costs may apply.

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Student Project Center

www.rrcc.edu/student-life/student-project-center

The Student Project Center, located in Room 1551, is a non-instructional lab, funded with student fees. The following are available for currently enrolled students: PCs and Macs equipped with Microsoft Office, High-speed Internet access, Free e-mail, Free limited printing, Scanners, Free tea (while using Project Center).

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Student Recreation Center

www.rrcc.edu/student-recreation-center  •  303.914.6375
Dedicated to providing students and employees with the tools necessary to reach their fitness and wellness related goals, the
center hosts a variety of fitness opportunities such as: cardio machines, a free weight area, functional training zone, selectorized machines, basketball courts, climbing wall, bouldering wall, and group fitness classes. Use of the center is contingent on presenting a current RRCC ID.

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TRiO Student Support Services

www.rrcc.edu/student-success-services/trio-student-support-services

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is dedicated to creating a supportive “High Touch” learning environment that fosters academic excellence of program participants. The SSS program services are free to disadvantaged low-income, first generation college students, and individuals with disabilities. Services provided include academic learning, transfer advising, social development, career guidance, financial literacy, personal support, and academic support services for students with disabilities.

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Tutoring

www.rrcc.edu/learning-commons/tutoring
Lakewood: randy.landiseigsti@rrcc.edu • 303.914.6701
Arvada: gina.jimenez@rrcc.edu303.914.6030

Walk-in tutoring is available to RRCC students. One-on-one tutoring is available for vocational and transfer students whose grades fall below average in selected classes.

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Veteran Services

www.rrcc.edu/veteran-services  •  303.914.6353
Services are available to support military and veteran students as they transition to RRCC. Our certifying official assists students with VA educational benefit funding and reports to Veteran Affairs on behalf of the student. Additionally, the Military and Veteran Student Center is a space dedicated to our veteran students for studying, connection to RRCC and community resources, and building community with others entering civilian life.

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Writing Center/Online Writing Center

www.rrcc.edu/online-writing-center • Lakewood Learning Commons, Second Floor in the Library • johanna.carter@rrcc.edu303.914.6321

Arvada Learning Commons: gina.jimenez@rrcc.edu 303.914.6030

Tutors can help you develop your ability as a writer in any subject.

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