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.
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.
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 Advising Services during the college's designated registration periods. PALs can assist students who visit Advising 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. Interviews will be held again in spring 2020.
Student Senate members advocate on behalf of the student body for issues and topics of interest to students at the college serving as the student government body at Reynolds Community College.