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!

 

Accessibility Services

www.rrcc.edu/accessibility-services303.914.6733 • Lakewood Learning Commons, Room 1182 • jean.kelly@rrcc.edu
Accessibility Services offers support and accommodations to students with disabilities at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC).  This office is committed to removing barriers for students with disabilities to create equal access to the opportunities at RRCC.  Accessibility Services staff make determinations of appropriate accommodations and provide support for students 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 • https://www.rrc.edu/behavioral-health-services/peer-counseling-program 303.914.6185
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 & Counseling Center at the Lakewood campus and once a week by appointment at the Arvada Campus Health & Counseling Center. Red Rocks Community College also offers an opportunity for students to meet with a trained Peer Coaches, via the Peer Counseling Program, for unlimited, private, peer to peer meetings. Peer Coaches are not counselors, but trained listeners and have the ability to refer students to a number of resources both on campus and in the community as needed. Coming soon (official opening in Spring 2019), the RRCC Lakewood Campus will also feature the Healthy Minds Resource Center as an epicenter for mental health related resources as well as providing a safe, stigma free area to openly discuss mental health issues, concerns, and questions.

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Career Success Center

www.rrcc.edu/career-services303.914.6906
Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is committed to helping students succeed in their pursuit of a quality education, including assistance in developing a career plan. Your Career Success Center at RRCC provides current students, alumni, and community members with individualized career counseling and coaching, employment resources, career assessments and job search skills assistance.

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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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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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Financial Aid

303.914.6256 finaid@rrcc.edu
Most RRCC students use financial aid to help pay for their tuition and fees.  Types of aid can include “free” grant money, student loans and work-study.  Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov to find out what types of aid you can get!  More information, including FAFSA assistance, is available in Financial Aid.

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First Year Experience

www.rrcc.edu/fye • 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 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 and high-impact practices. 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. ISS offers 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. ISS supports travel-study opportunities for US students, and provides co-curricular programming supportive of global learning.

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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

Sara.Molden@rrcc.edu • 303.914.6571

Do you want to increase your Accuplacer scores to enter the class you want? Or refresh your Math or English to prepare for success in Math 050, 055, or above or English 092, 094 or 121? The Learning Collaborative offers semester-long classes in math and/or English for just $60 per class to prepare you for college SUCCESS.

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Learning Commons

www.rrcc.edu/learning-commons  •  303.914.6705
The Learning Commons is a place whether students can get tutoring, work on a computer, print a document, or study individually or in groups. The Learning Commons is also home to Accessibility Services, the College Prep Zone, the Learning Collaborative, the Math Lab, Trio Student Support Services, and the World Language Lab (ESL and foreign languages.) Walk-in tutoring is available in a variety of other subjects, such as accounting, biology, chemistry, and many more. Visit www.rrcc.edu/learning-commons/tutoring for a complete listing of subjects and for the latest schedules.

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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.

Official Student Complaint/Grievance

You can follow Red Rocks Community College’s process for student complaints, which can be found in the Student Handbook. To file an official complaint please use the Student Complaint/Grievance Form. You may also contact the Higher Learning Commission http://www.ncahlc.org/ , which is Red Rocks Community College’s accrediting agency.

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Center for Multicultural Excellence

www.rrcc.edu/diversity • 303.914.6309 
The Center for Multicultural Excellence supports the RRCC value of Inclusiveness by providing an atmosphere where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, can find support, build community, and participate in intercultural dialogue.

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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 inside of the main entrance to the left.

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Student Clubs

www.rrcc.edu/student-life/student-clubs • 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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Student Government

www.rrcc.edu/student-life/student-government • 303.914.6248
Red Rocks 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, participate in college committees and plan various activities. To join student government, you must be enrolled at RRCC with a minimum of 6 credits and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Business meetings are held every Thursday in the Grays Peak Room RWE 1571.

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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 & Counseling Center

www.rrcc.edu/student-health-counseling-center  •  303.914.6655
The center is a full, family practice medical center available to all students who have paid the health center 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-services303.914.6762
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 • 303.914.6736
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  •  303.914.6128
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  rebecca.smith@rrcc.edu 303.914.6435
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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