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RioConnect: Your Virtual Chat Room and Portal to Success Launches Aug. 30

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RioConnect: Your Virtual Chat Room and Portal to Success Launches Aug. 30

Do you crave connection with your peers and building a sense of community as a Rio Salado student?  You're not alone. Responses to our surveys make it clear— Rio Salado students want to feel connected. That’s why we created RioConnect, a new online community that will go live Aug. 30, 2021 as part of your RioLearn portal.

With RioConnect you can chat with classmates, professors, and advisors —  share ideas, swap stories, ask or pose questions to spark up a dialogue and even get advice on the best pizza in your part of the world.

RioConnect was designed specifically for students with the help of InScribe, a leader in developing virtual forums to support online students. 

RioConnect is a grant-funded pilot program made possible by the College Innovation Network (CIN), an extension of WGU Labs, which connected Rio Salado to InScribe to create this virtual community for you.

Automatically log into RioConnect via RioLearn. You will have automatic access to RioConnect beginning Aug. 30 through your RioLearn portal. Click on the Student Resources tab and then the Online Community tab to enter.

We hope to see you online soon via RioConnect.

Our primary charge at Rio Salado is to teach, but we’re also here to help guide you— from enrollment to graduation — and with all of the challenges you face in between. RioConnect is your portal to create meaningful connections and support systems that will help you now and into the future.

STUDENT SUCCESS TIPS TO THINK ABOUT

Successful students engage with their peers, instructors, other college staff and their communities— which is why we encourage you to join our student life groups and RioConnect.  By taking part, you’ll increase your chances for success in the classroom, develop life and career-building skills, meet and network with other students and community members, and help make a difference in other peoples' lives.

Successful students plan for success-- and ask for help along the way. This is critical and we can’t emphasize this enough. If you need help— whether it be an academic issue, a personal issue, a financial issue — any issue— reach out to your instructors, tutors, advisors, counselors and mentors. If we can’t provide help directly, we’ll do our very best to help you find someone who can.

Here’s to your success this fall.

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