Welcome to Rhodes State College! We have a number of services that focus on you and how to help you succeed during this semester. Read the information and view the links below for important details. Reach out to the people listed below to answer your questions and concerns. 


Approximately a week after you've been admitted, you will receive your username. This is also your Rhodes State email address. Your Student Success Navigator will send you your username to the email address you used to create your application.

The first time you login to your Rhodes State College network accounts you will be prompted to set up Multi-Factor Authentication. Follow the instructions from IT to do so.

The initial password for network, e-mail, STARS, and Canvas access will be your Rhodes State ID Number (R-number.) Please note: The password is case sensitive. If you do not know your R number, please contact the Admissions Office.

Once you log into the network, you can change your password and setup a password self-service account which will allow you to reset your password or unlock your account from anywhere you have Internet access.

To do so:

  1. Click on My Rhodes
  2. Select Student Portal
  3. Click Password Management

Note: New passwords MUST be nine (9) characters and contain at least one (1) Capital letter and one (1) number. It must not contain any proper names or include any previous passwords. Three (3) unsuccessful attempts LOCKS your account!

To unlock the account:

Access STARS Online using your Rhodes username/email address and password.

  1. Click here
  2. Click Current Student/Employee login
  3. Enter your Rhodes State Email Address
  4. Enter your current password.
  5. Follow prompts to complete Multifactor Authentication (MFA) steps. 

Your Rhodes State College email account will be used for official communication.

  1. Click here
  2. Enter your username and password
  3. You can begin setting up your calendar, sending and receiving emails, and enter contacts. If you experience any challenges, please contact the Help Desk at (419) 995-8069.

You can add your Rhodes State College email to your smart phone mail app. Search for instructions specific to your device. 

*You are responsible for checking this email account OFTEN, making sure you are up to date on all information.

Canvas is our online classroom platform. Your instructor will post weekly assignments, test information and class announcements and you can message with classmates. 

Please view your New Student Orientation within you CANVAS account to access a wealth of information. It is important that you check CANVAS DAILY, to make sure you are up to date with the most current information!

  1. Click here
  2. Enter your username and password to access CANVAS
  3. Under “Courses” select CANVAS Orientation for Students

To add the CANVAS app to your smart phone, visit your appstore.

Barnes and Noble operates the bookstore.

Please visit the bookstore to purchase your textbooks, supplies, and Rhodes State logoed items! All items are available online on the Bookstore's webpage.

You can also shop in-person on the main campus. The bookstore is located on the first floor of the Public Service Building.

For hours of operation, please check the bookstore’s link above.

Contact Information





Individuals with a disability or an IEP/ETR in school and are interested in learning more about College accommodations should contact the Office of Accommodative Services. Individuals who have questions about testing or making appointments can contact the Testing Center.

Contact Information
Location:  TL132

Testing Center
(419) 995-8476

Accommodative Services
Stephanie Batchelder

Students with a disability and/or an IEP/ETR, please call (419) 995-8476 for details on how we can assist you.

Advisors will assist you with exploring your academic interests, selecting courses, addressing academic difficulties, identifying additional resources for support, and understanding College policies, procedures, and processes. You are assigned a Faculty Advisor based on your major.  After the 15th day of your first semester with Rhodes State College, you will receive a message from your Advisor introducing themselves and providing their contact information.  If you misplace your Advisor’s name and contact information, please contact Advising@RhodesState.edu to become reconnected with your Advisor.

Contact Information

Office of Advising
PS 218
(419) 995-8400 

Tutoring is available 24/7. For information, please see the contact information below.

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Tutoring Center 
(419) 995-8039

Assists students and alumni with resume and cover letter support, mock interviews, major and career exploration, general interview preparation, and the job search process.

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Career Development 
Krista Richardson
(419) 995-8312

The CDIL oversees Canvas, the Learning Management System used by students for traditional, hybrid/blended, and online courses.

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Center for Distance & Innovative Learning (CDIL)

Central contact for technology issues/questions especially regarding computer access, Canvas, WiFi, email, password issues, printing issues, Office 365 and Teams and more!

Contact Information
Help Desk

(419) 995-8069

Throughout the year, Student Engagement hosts events and activities to enhance your campus experience. From carnivals to cultural food tour trips, we have something planned for everyone! Check emails, look for texts and watch for Stall Talks to tell you when and where to be!

Contact Information
Student Engagement

Nicole Dittman, Senior Director, Student Success 
(419) 995-8479

First Year Programs runs out of Student Engagement to support you in your transition to Rhodes State College. From Orientation and Welcome Day to fun events and programs designed for first-year students, we’re here to make sure you’re set for success from the start!

Start with Orientation! Log-in to Canvas; under “courses” you should see orientation assigned to you. Complete this course prior to starting the semester – there’s a ton of great information about being a Rhodes State student.

Contact Information

First Year Programs

Stephanie Batchelder, Director of Accommodative Services and First Year Programs



Rhodes State's Business Office assists with tuition, fees and how to pay your bill.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact Information

Office: (419) 995-8473
Fax: (419) 995-8610

Assists you with financial aid questions including FAFSA requirements, scholarships, grants, loans and paying for college. Visit us in suite 148 of the Public Service Building or online.

Contact Information



Admissions — (419) 995-8320
Advising — (419) 995-8400
Center for Distance and Innovative Learning — (419) 995-8870
College Credit Plus — (419) 995-8334
Financial Aid — (419) 995-8802
Help Desk — (419) 995-8069
Records — (419) 995-8034