All students at Rhode Island College have an opportunity to voice their concerns directly to RIC President, Dr. Jack Warner. Warner is holding a town hall, open to any student, on Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
Warner will give a presentation focused on the current state of RIC. After his presentation, the floor will be opened to students to ask questions and give their feedback and opinions about their RIC experience, whether it’s positive or negative.
The town hall is sponsored by RIC’s Student Community Government. Lunch will also be provided for attendees.
Students who wish to attend are asked to RSVP using this link. Those who do not RSVP won’t be allowed in to participate.
This is the first, and potentially only chance all students will get to voice their thoughts about how things are going at RIC directly to Warner. Typically, the college’s president holds one to two luncheons with leaders of student organizations, but this event specifically is open to any and all members of RIC’s campus community.
Event organizers encourage students to bring all their questions, concerns and/or feedback they may have. Topics could consist of anything that’s RIC-centric.
“Your voice matters. It really freaking does,” James Torres, president of SCG, said during a recent post-parliament meeting interview encouraging students to attend. “Get involved on campus. If you don’t come here, you have no right to complain about anything on campus. This is your campus.”
“With the town hall, even if you can’t actually show up to it, you can still send in whatever complaint you have beforehand so it will still be reviewed,” Speaker of SCG, Thomas Fura added.
Perhaps there is a student who wants to voice their concerns regarding challenges the college is facing such as declining enrollment, rising tuition or even struggles facing student organizations such as looming budget cuts. Maybe a different student has a positive experience they want to share or an idea they think could make students’ RIC experience better. All of those topics, and more, are examples of what students attending could bring up.
Anchor TV will record the event itself, and post it to their YouTube channel afterward.
Stay tuned for The Anchor newspaper’s coverage of this town hall.