Students' Association

Red Deer College

Students’ Association Fees: in a nutshell

* based on the 2017-2018 approved Annual Budget

The Students’ Association of Red Deer College is a student-led organization focused on serving the students of Red Deer College. By supporting programs and services, your money ensures all Red Deer College students get the support they need and have an equal opportunity to succeed academically.

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The current SA fees are $6/credit for students in credit programs and $6/week for apprenticeship students. A credit student taking three courses per semester pays $108 in SA fees for the entire year while an apprenticeship student in an eight-week program pays $48. Your fees are allocated to ensure there is student representation within the College and at the three levels of government. These fees also maintain and expand student space and provide affordable programs and services.

To find out more about where your fees go, click on the pie chart, visit Students' Association Fees: in a nutshell or drop by the Students’ Association office in Room 2010.

French 203 at RDC

In April 2015, Red Deer College eliminated all language programs due to budget constraints. The Students’ Association worked tirelessly to survey students and gather support from community members, some French courses were reinstated for the second half of 2015-2016 academic year.

Over the course of the two years, the College has been monitoring enrollments for French courses and noticed that there is a demand for additional courses. French Intermediate Level II (FREN 203) will be reinstated for Winter 2018, however, it is conditional upon enrollment of students.

Registration for FREN 203 will be available until December 15, 2017 through your Loop accounts. FREN 203 will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the upcoming semester.

For more information or questions, please contact me at sardc-president(at)rdc.ab.ca or stop by the SA Office in 2010, next to the Train Station

Thank you,
Kass Scholze
SA President

2019 Canada Winter Games and RDC

From February 15 until March 3, 2019, Red Deer and Central Alberta will welcome the nation for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The 2019 Games will be the largest event ever hosted in Red Deer and central Alberta and one of the largest events to be hosted in Alberta since the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Red Deer College is pleased to partner with the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society, The City of Red Deer and other organizations to host this national event.

To find out how this may affect RDC students or to find answers to any questions you might have, please follow the link www.rdc.ab.ca/canadawintergames  

Fall Reading Break coming to RDC in 2019

November 22, 2017 — Students at Red Deer College will begin to enjoy the benefits of a five day fall semester break, starting in October 2019.

Post-secondary institutions across the province have been introducing the fall breaks as a way to allow students an opportunity to work on and maintain their mental well-being while not being burdened by the pressures of post-secondary studies. It is believed this will lead to improved mental health, higher retention and a healthier student experience.

“We are excited that Red Deer College is introducing a fall reading break beginning in October 2019,” commented Kass Scholze,  Students’ Association President. “The Students’ Association is constantly trying to ensure a quality student experience for the students of RDC and we believe a semester break in the fall term will go a long way towards an improved experience.”

The Students’ Association conducted a plebiscite asking students if they were in favour of a fall reading break during its recent spring executive elections. The results were resounding — the majority of students were in favour of a break during the fall term. Over 86 percent of students responding were in favour of a new break.

Following the vote, the Students’ Association made a formal request to the College to implement a fall reading break as soon as practically possible.

“The Students’ Association is very pleased Red Deer College recognizes the value of a fall semester break as a way for students to rest and regroup for the final part of the term,” said Scholze. “We believe the College has made an important step forward in creating an environment for continued student growth and success.”

RDC currently provides students with a mid-term Reading Week in the Winter term, which falls the week of the Family Day holiday.

Students’ Association Council

Student Council members, in conjunction with the Students' Association Executive team, represent the student body at Red Deer College. They have the responsibility to speak up and advocate on behalf of students.

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  • Braden Alm
  • McKenzie Field
  • Bob Fraser
  • Theo Grandjambe
  • David Hehli
  • Nicholas Hyde
  • Brittany Lessard
  • Mason Lantz
  • Kryssa McLean
  • Esther Oliva-Dzib
  • Morgan Rain
  • Ashley Strain

Student Council is the highest governing body of the Students' Association and all major decisions are made by this body.

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The December issue of Viewpoints is available. Download a copy today or pick up the printed version from one of the brochure-holder bulletin boards located around campus.

 

Representation, Services, FUN!

The Students’ Association of Red Deer College plays an important role in your life at RDC. The SA advocates for and represents students, provides a myriad of important (and fun!) services and is one of the largest employers of students on campus!

If you have a question, concern, need some more information or want to become more active with your SA, stop by the SA office, call 403-342-3200 or send us an email!

Our mission: The Students’ Association of Red Deer College will enrich and enhance the quality of student life at Red Deer College by providing affordable and quality services, effective political representation and exciting opportunities for its members.

Kass Scholze assumes role of President

October 17 —  Recently-elected Students’ Association Vice President College Affairs Kass Scholze, has assumed the role of Students’ Association President in accordance with the bylaws and policies of the Association.

The position became vacant when William Baliko resigned his position as President October 2, days after Scholze was elected to the office of Vice President College Affairs. As per Association Bylaws, if after the Fall General Meeting, there is a vacancy in the President’s office, Vice President College Affairs assumes the role of President.

Vice President Operations Marian Young assumed the temporary position of acting President to allow Scholze time to consider what the new role would mean.

“I would like to thank the membership, our Council and my fellow Executives for their patience in awaiting my decision,” said Scholze. “After consulting my family, considering my academic options and deliberating with my Executive team, I am confident in my decision to assume both roles.

“I look forward to continuing the work already started by this team — working with the College to create a more robust and comprehensive Sexual Violence Policy, working to ensure our students are heard in planning for the upcoming Winter Games, working to add additional student space to the College, creating an education campaign on drug awareness and continue to bring forward student issues and concerns to the College and the provincial government.”

SA Executive Council — President Kass Scholze, Vice President Operations Marian Young and Vice President Student Life Chaise Combs — and the recently-formed Student Council will continue to represent and advocate for the students of Red Deer College.

Students’ Association President steps down

October 3, 2017 — William Baliko has resigned from the position of President of the Students’ Association of Red Deer College. In accordance with Students' Association bylaws, Kass Scholze will assume the position of President.

SA Executive Council — President Kass Scholze, Vice President Operations Marian Young and Vice President Student Life Chaise Combs — will continue to represent and advocate for the students of Red Deer College.

Questions regarding this vacancy can be directed to President Kass Scholze at sardc-president(at)rdc.ab.ca or 403-342-3200.

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