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. 


Typically, your username/user ID is your entire last name, period, first initial and middle initial —ex. jones.ma for Mike Allen Jones. Your Student Success Navigator will send you your username at the email you applied to Rhodes State College with about a week after you're admitted.

The initial passwords for network, e-mail, STARS, and Canvas access is your “R number.” (NOTE: The R is capitalized and followed by all of the digits, including the zeros. If you do not know your R number, follow the instructions under the “STARS” section.) 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:

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.

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

  1. Click here
  2. Click Enter Secure Area
  3. Enter your USER ID. (Your USER ID is your entire last name, period, first initial of your first name and the first initial of your middle name. Example Michael Allen Jones’ USER ID would be jones.ma.)
  4. Enter your password.
  5. Complete Multifactor Authentication (MFA) steps. 

NOTE: Can’t remember your “R” number (Rhodes ID number)? You can find it in the Personal Information link in STARS.

Your Rhodes State College email account will be used for official communication. You are responsible for checking your account OFTEN to make sure you are up to date on all information. The office of First Year Programs recommends that you start checking your Rhodes email account at least once a week prior to the start of classes so that you don’t miss important announcements and due dates. To access your email account:

  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. 

Canvas is our course management and collaborative portal that helps instructors communicate with students. Your instructor will post weekly assignments, test information and class announcements and you can message with classmates. The online portion of New Student Orientation is also housed on Canvas. It is important that you to 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

With limited hours, the bookstore encourages you to purchase textbooks, supplies, and Rhodes State logoed items online here. All online orders over $75 include FREE shipping.

In person shopping is going on now in PS 114, Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm. Check our website for extended hours. 

Contact Information

Jacquelyn Wenning



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 

The Tutoring Center is here to support your learning needs. Tutoring services will be offered Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. Please contact the Tutoring Center if you have any questions during the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.

Contact Information

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.

Contact Information

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.

Contact Information

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 PS148.

Financial Aid General Questions

Verification and Scholarships
Stephanie Wilgus, wilgus.s@rhodesstate.edu

FAFSA Assistance, Loans and Satisfactory Academic Progress, Veterans Benefits
Jeff Engle, engle.j@rhodesstate.edu


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