Welcome to Rochester College

Mission

ROCHESTER COLLEGE CULTIVATES ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, PRINCIPLED CHARACTER, SERVANT LEADERSHIP, AND GLOBAL AWARENESS THROUGH A RIGOROUS EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE THAT INTEGRATES LIBERAL ARTS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES WITHIN AN INCLUSIVE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE.

Through our mission we affirm the following:

  • A quality education stresses excellence and trains students to perform scholarly research, to think critically and creatively, and to be able to write and speak effectively.
  • An educated person reveres God and is committed to truth and justice.
  • An educated person is able to connect coherently the spiritual truths of God with the wisdom of humanity embodied in the arts and the sciences.
  • A Christian education demonstrates that a vibrant faith compels a life of personal virtue and social responsibility.
  • An educated person is not afraid to pursue truth through open investigation and is able to assess and evaluate all truth claims through well-developed skills for critical thinking.
  • An educated person possesses a lifelong desire to grow intellectually and spiritually.
  • An educated person views a vocation as an opportunity for service and stewardship, rather than a passport to privilege.
  • This community, its professors, and administrators promote and incarnate all of the above affirmations within a nonsectarian Christian orientation.

We’re glad you’re here!

Whether you are a new or returning Rochester College student, every semester brings each of us a beginning. It is our hope and prayer that as you begin this term, you seek Christ as your focus, and begin building your future with knowledge, relationships and experiences that enable you to confidently face whatever life presents.

Steadfast with Rochester College's Christian identity the Center for Student Life exists to support students in their quest for purpose, meaning, and faith, through dynamic co-curricular programs and relational ministry. Student Life is overseen by Adam Baron, Dean of Students.

As a student of Rochester College, your first responsibility is to read this handbook and become familiar with our standards and policies. The personnel of the Student Life Office are here to serve you. Please feel free to contact us.

Center for Student Life Hours:

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Staff:

Adam Baron --- Dean of Students

Scott Cagnet --- Assistant Dean of Student Engagement
Chris Shields --- Assistant Dean of Spiritual Formation & Campus Pastor

Sharia Hays --- Assistant Dean of Community Living

Teri Butcher — Director of Student Leadership and Programs

Katelyn Hargrave — Office Manager & Chapel Coordinator

Brandon Langeland — Resident Director

Olivia & Jordan Deane --- Graduate Resident Assistants

Evan Green — Director of Intramurals