In addition to an enriching academic learning experience, Reynolds students have an opportunity to learn leadership skills that are transferable to the workplace. Join a Reynolds leadership program and enhance your college experience, develop lifelong friendships and become an active member of the Reynolds community.
JSR LEAD is the Reynolds student leadership development program. Launched in 2008, the program enrolls 20 students in the fall and spring semesters to develop the tools needed to work as effective leaders. JSR LEAD students participate in a team building retreat, work on communication skills, attend the VCCS Student Leadership Conference (fall semester only), learn about corporate etiquette, enhance public speaking skills and learn about leadership styles and theories. JSR Lead meets on Friday afternoons and provides an opportunity for students to enhance or develop leadership skills while making lifelong friendships.
The application deadline has passed for the fall 2018 semester - be on the look out for the spring applications in early January!
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
There are two Phi Theta Kappa chapters at Reynolds. The Alpha Iota Beta chapter represents members enrolled in programs at the Parham Road Campus, and the Alpha Gamma Omicron chapter represents members enrolled in programs at the Goochland and Downtown campuses. Although there are two chapters at Reynolds, the chapters participate in activities and hold meetings together.
Students who have completed 12 transferable credit hours and have a 3.3 cumulative GPA at Reynolds are invited to join PTK every fall and spring semester. Invitations are sent out by mail and email in September and February. If the student meets these qualifications, he/she will receive an invitation.
Partial Scholarships for Membership Fee
Phi Theta Kappa never wants finances to get in the way of you accessing the membership benefits Phi Theta Kappa has to offer. We are excited to be able to once again offer Phi Theta Kappa Membership Assistance Scholarships! These are partial scholarships that cover $60 of the $90 membership fee. The scholarship recipient is expected to cover the remaining $30. In order to qualify, complete an application using this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/fkvt5SpUTxLkeOcA3. Applications are due by Sunday, October 14, 2018.
Orientation Sessions - Learn More!
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits and opportunities associated with this national honor society, please consider attending one of the following orientation sessions:
- Monday, October 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Parham Rd. Campus, Burnette Hall, Room 206
- Tuesday, October 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Downtown Campus in Room 403
- Wednesday, October 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Parham Rd. Campus, Burnette Hall, Room 174
You do not have to accept membership prior to attending an orientation.
The Fall 2018 Induction Ceremony will be held on November 3, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Lipman Auditorium, Massey Library Technology Center at the Parham Campus.
Phi Theta Kappa Fall 2018 Induction Information
Shortly after joining, members are added to the Reynolds Phi Theta Kappa Blackboard site. Current members can learn more about upcoming events and learn how to get more involved by visiting the Blackboard site. If you have questions about upcoming member activities, contact Matthew Spirko, Phi Theta Kappa President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Student Ambassadors and Peer Academic Leaders
Student Ambassadors serve the Reynolds community in a number of ways. The primary duty of Student Ambassadors is serving our new students at all summer SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration) sessions at the Downtown, Parham Road, and Goochland campuses, where they help students create a fall schedule, conduct campus tours, and assist faculty and staff with the overall program. In the fall and spring semesters, Ambassadors aid current students by assisting with the information and welcome tables at the beginning of each semester, host campus-wide events at the direction of the President's Office, and help the Office of Outreach & Recruitment with campus tours for prospective students. Each Ambassador serves for three semesters: summer, fall and spring. For their time and work, Ambassadors receive an hourly wage.
Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) are hired to primarily work with students in Enrollment Services during the college's designated registration periods. PALs can assist students who visit Enrollment Services with: applying to the college, creating a schedule, registering for classes, understanding the MyReynolds system, knowing what to do about various holds on student accounts, and learning about resources on campus. For their work, PALs receive an hourly wage.
The application process begins early in the spring semester and consists of a written application and an interview. The Ambassador and PAL positions are currently filled for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Student Senate members advocate on behalf of the student body for issues and topics of interest to students at the college. The Student Senate is composed of a maximum of 15 students representing the Parham Road, Downtown and Goochland campuses.
Senate members attend monthly meetings during the academic year, represent the College at various functions (e.g. College Board meetings, legislative sessions, etc.), obtain the opinions of Reynolds students on matters related to Reynolds, and complete one signature program each year.
Any current curricular student enrolled in at least six credit hours at Reynolds is eligible to apply. The application process begins early in the fall semester and consists of a written application and an interview. Members begin their term in late September and conclude on April 30.
The Student Senate positions are currently filled for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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