Rensselaer Community Activities
Academic Outreach Programs and The Rensselaer Graduate Student Council are proud to be organizing Rensselaer Community Activities (RCA), a component of Summer@Rensselaer, that continues into the winter recess. We hope to see you at an event! Please check the calendar for events:
RCA relies mostly on community sponsored events and we welcome everyone interested to sponsor an event. This includes undergraduate students! Activities may also occur during the winter recess.
We encourage proposals for non-credit activities such as but not limited to lectures, seminars, how-to sessions, forums, lab projects, tours, athletic/sport/health and fitness, hobbies, teaching skills, language skills, foreign languages exchanges and other activities for the Rensselaer community. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae can all propose programs that showcase their special talents, knowledge base, expertise, interests, or research areas and share what they know with the Rensselaer community.
The RCA programs give everyone a chance to learn something new and interact with colleagues and friends!
Submitting an RCA Proposal
Follow these steps to propose an activity this summer! We assembled a list of frequently asked questions that may help you understand the proposal process and why you should sponsor an event.
Rensselaer Community Activities Frequently Asked Questions
Flyer (44KB PDF file)
1. Start Proposal: Start by filling out the Rensselaer Community Activities - Proposal Form. Although you are responsible for the event in every aspect, we will gladly help you with or give advice for arranging facilities, equipment, and advertising the event. Please contact the Rensselaer Graduate Student Council member, Jaron Kuppers, jaronbaron (at) gmail.com, for help.
2. Event Approval: All RCA program proposals will be reviewed by the Rensselaer Graduate Student Council to ensure they are safe, legal, and in keeping with RPI general regulations. Groups or individuals organizing an event will be contacted with any questions before the event is publicized to the campus. You will be contacted by members of the Rensselaer Graduate Student Council when your event is approved.
3. Event is posted on the calendar: Once your event is approved it will be posted on the calendar. Please check the calendar to make sure the event details are correct. If any event dates, times, or other details change please contact Jaron Kuppers at jaronbaron (at) gmail.com to update the calendar accordingly.
4. Event advertising: You may advertise
your event as much or as little as you wish. We recommend you
consider the following:
Create a flyer and post around campus (there are some posting restrictions so please use common sense).
Design a slide for Concerto.
Post your activity on the RPI Events Calendar whick will automatically make it post on Morning Mail.
If you need any help with any of the above do not hesitate to contact the Rensselaer Graduate Student Council.
5. Event registration: If your event requires registration your contact email (and phone if requested) will be available to the community so they may register for the event. If an event hits the maximum number of participants email Jaron Kuppers at jaronbaron (at) gmail.com to update the calendar accordingly.
6. Activity funding and fees: Certain activities will be eligible for funding through the Graduate Student Council or other sources. Please let the Graduate Student Council know how much funding you need at the time of proposal. If your event requires a fee you will need to arrange the details of how event participators will pay. The Academic Outreach Programs Office and the Rensselaer Graduate Student Council are not responsible for and will not handle fees and money related to your event.
If you have any additional questions or have feedback please contact the Rensselaer Graduate Student Council member Jaron Kuppers at jaronbaron (at) gmail.com.