Rhodes College

At Rhodes, our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others and honor among ourselves. News and Forbes.

Rhodes is a national, highly selective college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. We enjoy one of the country's most beautiful campuses in the heart of Memphis, and economic, political and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. For the past two years, Rhodes has been named America's #1 Service-Oriented College by Ne

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Photos from Rhodes College's post 02/17/2024

๐Ÿง A heartwarming surprise: During January's inclement weather, first-year student Lu Benedetto McNulty's eighteenth birthday was almost iced out when the birthday cupcakes her mother shipped with love from Washington D.C.'s Georgetown Cupcake got stuck in the campus mailroom. Rhodes College Campus Safety made the day sweeter by hand-delivering the cupcakes to her hotel room! ๐Ÿ’•โœจ

"This is the kind of community I looked forward to when I chose Rhodes," says McNulty. ๐Ÿ’•โœจ

02/16/2024

Zoey Ragan's journey is one of a kind, having lived in six different countries and attending schools across the world, including in Zambia, North Korea (the only American to do so), Nepal, Costa Rica, and more.

With both parents involved in international politics and a father who was a senior staff member with the United Nations, Zoey's life was filled with unique experiences that have shaped her into the person she is today.

Ragan searched for a college that would help her achieve her goals, and her mother discovered Rhodes in the college search book Colleges That Changed Lives. Rhodes turned out to be the right choice for her.

"I guess I never had a place I could call home because I grew up all over the place. It was time to figure out my history, my roots, my family, and come to the South," Ragan says. โ€œFor me, it's the fact that Rhodes is such a tight-knit communityโ€”we all take care of each other. It reminds me a lot of the international schools I grew up in, because they were a community in themselves."

Read more about Ragan's world-spanning experiences here:
Rhodes.edu/faces-rhodes.

Photos from Rhodes College's post 02/16/2024

Join us in celebrating the incredible achievements of Rhodes College's Black alumni as they continue to inspire positive change across industries and help make the world a better, more prosperous place for us all.

Pictured: Dr. Wilfreda Lindsey '11, Dr. Russell Wigginton '88, and Rev. Dr. Dorothy Sanders Wells.

Read more about our alumni achievements at news.rhodes.edu.

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Photos from Rhodes College's post 02/15/2024

We are thrilled to announce a milestone in the journey of Rhodes College: the establishment of the Spence Wilson Center for Interdisciplinary Humanities!

This exciting development comes on the heels of our 175th anniversary, marking another chapter in our rich history of intellectual exploration and academic excellence.

Named after the esteemed Memphis businessman and philanthropist Spence Wilson, this center's establishment is a testament to Rhodes College's commitment to the humanities and our belief in the transformative power of interdisciplinary learning.

Read more about this momentous news: https://news.rhodes.edu/stories/rhodes-college-announces-new-spence-wilson-center-interdisciplinary-humanities

Rhodes College Ranked Among Leading Institutions for Study Abroad | Rhodes News 02/12/2024

Rhodes has been recognized as one of the nation's top institutions for study abroad!

๐ŸŒŸ According to the Open Doors 2023 Report on International Educational Exchange released by the Department of State: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE), Rhodes ranked:

๐Ÿ† No. 29 for the number of undergraduates participating (196 total for Rhodes)
๐Ÿ† No. 31 for participating baccalaureate colleges
๐Ÿ† No. 13 for the number of students participating in short-term programs

We are incredibly proud of our globally engaged community! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŽ

Read more:

Rhodes College Ranked Among Leading Institutions for Study Abroad | Rhodes News Rhodes is among the nationโ€™s leading institutions for study abroad, according to the Open Doors 2023 Report on International Educational Exchange.

Photos from Rhodes College's post 02/11/2024

Congratulations to the Rhodes College swimming and diving teams for their Southern Athletic Association Conference Championships!

Women's swimming and diving defended their title as repeat champions, while the men's team made a splash with their first-time championship win! ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Read more at https://saa-sports.com/index.aspx

Photos from Rhodes College's post 02/10/2024

๐ŸŽ‰โœจ Join Rhodes, All Students Interested in Asia (A.S.I.A.) and Bon Appรฉtit at Rhodes College in celebrating Lunar New Year, a cherished cultural event for many Asian cultures worldwide! Lunar New Year is a time for togetherness, giving, and gathering with loved ones. ๐Ÿฎ๐ŸŒธ

This year, Bon Appetit prepared a special Lunar New Year menu to celebrate this important holiday all across campus, and A.S.I.A. is hosting its Lunar New Year celebration on Feb. 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in McCallum Ballroom.

Rhodes College Named Among Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs | Rhodes News 02/09/2024

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has included Rhodes on its national list of Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs (MPPWSA)! This recognition celebrates "student affairs workplaces that are vibrant, diverse, supportive, and committed to staff work-life balance, professional development, and inclusive excellence".

"We are proud to be acknowledged as one of the most promising places to work in student affairs," said Nicole J. Johnson, vice president for student life. "This recognition reflects our dedication to fostering an inclusive, supportive environment for our student life professionals, and how they can make a meaningful impact on studentsโ€™ educational journey.โ€

Read more about this honor:

Rhodes College Named Among Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs | Rhodes News Rhodes College has been named among the โ€œMost Promising Places to Work in Student Affairsโ€ (MPPWSA), which is an annual report produced by newsmagazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and the ACPA-College Student Educators International.

02/08/2024

Last night was magical ๐Ÿ™Œโœจ In case you missed it, we hosted insightful and wide-ranging conversation featuring six-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jason Isbell as part of our Springfield Music Lecture Series.

Bringing world-class artists, scholars, and changemakers to Memphis helps deeply enrich our student body, community, and city. Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation.

Rhodes Joins the American Talent Initiative to Expand Access for Highly Talented Low-Income Students | Rhodes News 02/08/2024

Rhodes has joined the American Talent Initiative (ATI), a collective of 137 top colleges and universities across the nation working to expand opportunities for highly talented low- and moderate-income students.

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Rhodes Joins the American Talent Initiative to Expand Access for Highly Talented Low-Income Students | Rhodes News Rhodes has joined the American Talent Initiative (ATI), a collective of 137 top public and private colleges and universities across the nation working collaboratively to expand access and opportunity for highly talented low- and moderate-income students.

Photos from Rhodes College's post 02/07/2024

Founded in 1969, the Rhodes College Black Student Association (BSA) has consistently advocated for supporting and empowering Black students on campus. Through educational outreach and entertaining events, the BSA has been essential in helping Black students develop community at Rhodes.

02/07/2024

๐Ÿšจ UPDATE! ๐Ÿšจ

Registration for tonight's Springfield Lecture fearing six-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jason Isbell ends at 12:00 p.m CT today!

Register at this link: https://fs22.formsite.com/webmanagerrhodesedu/lr5ggzgzy8/index

We hope to see you tonight at 6:00 p.m. at McNeill Concert Hall!

๐Ÿ—ฃ REMINDER!

Wednesday, Feb. 7, The Rhodes College Department of Music welcomes Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jason Isbell as the 2024 Springfield Music Series lecturer. The event is free and open to the public, but due to high interest, we ask that guests register to attend.

Register here: https://fs22.formsite.com/webmanagerrhodesedu/lr5ggzgzy8/index

02/05/2024

๐Ÿ—ฃ REMINDER!

Wednesday, Feb. 7, The Rhodes College Department of Music welcomes Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jason Isbell as the 2024 Springfield Music Series lecturer. The event is free and open to the public, but due to high interest, we ask that guests register to attend.

Register here: https://fs22.formsite.com/webmanagerrhodesedu/lr5ggzgzy8/index

Photos from Rhodes College's post 02/04/2024

Congratulations to our Lynx tennis teams for their impressive rankings on the Southern Athletic Association 2024 tennis preseason polls! Women's tennis claims the No. 2 spot, while Men's tennis tied for No. 2. ๐ŸŽพ ๐Ÿ†

Check out Rhodes College Athletics for more updates on our student-athletes.

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Photos from Rhodes College's post 02/01/2024

Rhodes College is in large part due to the history and contributions of Black members of the Rhodes community. This month, we proudly celebrate inspiring and influential figures in Black history and aim to deepen our understanding of their positive impact on our campus, Memphis culture, and the world.

Several on-campus events are scheduled in February to learn about and commemorate . Watch for updates, more events, and ways to engage.

Photos from Rhodes College's post 01/31/2024

For 175 years, Rhodes has epitomized excellence. Join the by applying before 11:59 p.m. today, January 31. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of something truly exceptional.

Apply now: rhodesedge.org/apply

01/29/2024

The Rhodes College Department of Music's Springfield Music Lecture Series is excited to welcome multiple Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Isbell to campus on Feb. 7 to discuss his music and career.

The conversation, also hosted by The Lynne & Henry Turley Memphis Center at Rhodes College and the Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College, is free and open to the public.

Read more: https://news.rhodes.edu/stories/springfield-music-lecture-series-presents-four-time-grammy-winning-recording-artist-jason

01/28/2024

Our extended application deadline is January 31- only three days away! Apply now, and you won't have to imagine spending your evenings on our beautiful campus.

Apply today: https://rhodesedge.org/apply

Photos from Rhodes College's post 01/26/2024

Our commitment to student mentorship is one element that makes Rhodes a place like no other.

Our faculty have been awarded for their commitment to mentorship, and programs like the Multicultural Vision Program and Rhodes College Alumni's Winter Mentoring Program connect our students to a network of Rhodes alumni and peers who provide students the support and connections they need to achieve their goals.

Photos from Rhodes College's post 01/25/2024

Looking back at a frosty week. โ„๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ธ : Our amazing students!

Rhodes Students Present Research at 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetings | Rhodes News 01/24/2024

Classroom experiences at Rhodes often lead to opportunities for meaningful research collaborations. Several students and faculty delivered presentations at the 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco, CA.

Read more about their contributions: https://rhodesedge.org/3HstzWi

Rhodes Students Present Research at 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetings | Rhodes News Rhodes faculty and students participated in the 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) held Jan. 3-6 in San Francisco, CA. The annual event, with more than 17 organizations participating, is known as the worldโ€™s largest mathematics gathering.

01/23/2024

Harry Dircks '24 has dedicated four years to enriching the musical landscape at Rhodes, serving as a key figure in both the Mike Curb Institute for Music and the Rhodes Singers and a facilitator for collaborations between the Rhodes Activities Board (RAB) and local musicians.

His passion for music has even allowed him to travel and perform with the Rhodes Singers Abroad. Read more about Harry's experiences here: https://rhodesedge.org/47HUS9A

01/22/2024

Four Juniors will compete for the 2024 Truman Scholarship, a national, competitive, merit-based award offered to students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for a career in government, the nonprofit sector, or public service. Read more about the students here: https://rhodesedge.org/3U1SMhQ

Photos from Rhodes College's post 01/21/2024

Some members of our campus community made the most of the chilly week. ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ โ„๏ธ

Happy ! Give our campus squirrels some โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค in the comments.

01/18/2024

Due to continued winter weather conditions, classes at Rhodes College will be held virtually on Friday, January 19. All other events and activities are canceled from Friday, January 19, to Sunday, January 21, 2024.

Only essential employees should report to campus if they can do so safely. All other employees should plan to work remotely.

Inclement weather hours for campus service locations Friday, January 19:

๐ŸŒจ Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
๐ŸŒจ Refectory: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
๐ŸŒจ Lynx Lair: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
๐ŸŒจ Middle Ground: ๐Ÿšซ CLOSED
๐ŸŒจ BCLC: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
๐ŸŒจ Mailroom: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
๐ŸŒจ Student Counseling Center (Teletherapy only): 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Rhodes College Campus Safety Office will remain open 24/7. Stay safe and warm, and continue monitoring your email for additional updates.

๐Ÿ“ท : Justin Thompson โ€™24

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