Message to the Rhodes Community

On June 12, 2016 around 2 AM a gunman entered an Orlando nightclub that catered to an LGBTQAIP clientele and opened fire killing approximately 49 people and leaving 53 people injured, some of them critically.

Survey Says: Favorite Classes Outside Your Major

An essential part of Rhodes’ liberal arts approach to education is the Foundations curriculum, which encourages students to explore subject matter outside of their majors. The goal of this method is to enrich the student’s perspective and allow for greater depth and understanding of his or her chosen field.

We asked five seniors from the Class of 2016 the question, “What was your favorite class outside of your major, and why?” Here’s what they told us:

The Compassionate Campus Initiative Retreat: Cultivating Self and Community

In 2015, President William Troutt organized the Compassionate Campus Initiative (CCI), a small group of faculty and staff coming together in hopes of finding ways to make Rhodes College a kinder and more mindful community. In pursuit of this goal, the CCI is engaged in multiple projects, including helping to develop new curriculum designed to cultivate compassion and working to establish Bellingrath Chapel as a space dedicated to contemplation, prayer, and meditation.