Black Student Equity Fund Scholarship Now Available

FEATURED NEWS

Thank you faculty & staff for your generous donations to the Black Student Equity Fund. We are happy to announce that funds are available to students. Please see scholarship details below.

Black Student Equity Fund Scholarship

The Black Student Equity Fund Scholarship awards up to $2,000 per academic year, up to $1,000 per semester. Awards will be applied to tuition only and cannot be used for past due balances from a previous semester. Scholarship application submission and interview process is required and will take place during the fall semester.

Student Eligibility
To apply for the scholarship, students must:

  • Have an unmet financial need verified by the RU Financial Aid office.
  • Identify as an African-American/Black.
  • Be an enrolled undergraduate/graduate student during the academic year at least part-time (6 credit hrs.) for undergraduate, and at least (3 credit hrs.) for graduate students.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and above. Student will be ineligible for the scholarship if GPA falls below 2.50.
  • Have completed at least one semester at Roosevelt University.
  • Enroll and participate with Multicultural Student Support Services.

Process for Applicants

  • Submit application for financial aid verification and review.
  • Eligible students will interview with MSSS and enroll in the program for support services.
  • Once approved, funds will be disbursed with 50 percent allotted during the fall/spring semesters.

Applications for eligible students are now available. For more information, contact: MulticulturalSvcs@roosevelt.edu

DocuSign Application Link: Black Student Equity Fund Scholarship Application

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Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

National Voters Registration Day & Technology Updates

FEATURED NEWS

National Voter Registration Day

September 22 is National Voter Registration Day, and we encourage you to take a moment to visit ALL IN To Vote to register as a new voter or to confirm your registration details.

To make this important event even more exciting, Roosevelt University is participating in a city and statewide campus voter turnout competition, the Chicago Campus Voting Challenge. By joining the Challenge, Roosevelt joins campuses across the city and state in cultivating the next generation of informed and engaged citizens who are essential to a healthy democracy.

All elections are important, so register, get educated and complete the challenge by actually voting. If you have questions or need more details, contact Meagan Jarmuz at mjarmuz@roosevelt.edu or Pamela Thompson-Hill at pthompsonhill@roosevelt.edu.

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference Recap

Over 1,100 participants engaged in critical discussions around the challenges facing our country. It is the aim of the conference and Roosevelt University as a whole to educate and inspire the next generation of civic leaders to carry forward the ideals of our democracy. If you haven’t had a chance to view, check out the recordings on the American Dream Conference website.

View Panel Recordings

TECHNOLOGY UPDATES

Primary Email Usage

Roosevelt email addresses should be used for all University and academic communications moving forward. All RMUI email addresses and Google Drive will be disabled Wednesday, September 30.

Upcoming Changes to WiFi on Campus: 9/25

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve your data security, changes are coming to our WiFi networks. Beginning Friday, September 25, the “RUWIFI”network will no longer be available in academic spaces (floors 13 or below in the Wabash Building, and anywhere in the Auditorium Building or at Schaumburg). The “ruwireless” network will take its place in those areas and will be the only way to connect in the future. We encourage you to switch to using the “ruwireless” network now so that you do not experience any interruptions in your WiFi service.

To connect your laptop or desktop computer to “ruwireless,” please take the following steps:

  • Connect to the “ruwireless” wireless network.
  • Open your web browser and go to https://wifi.roosevelt.edu, which will take you to the enrollment portal.
  • Follow the steps on the portal to enroll your device.

Please note, if you are using a mobile device such as an iPhone, you should connect directly to the network called “RU_STUDENT_SECURE” or “RU_FACULTY-STAFF_SECURE.”

No action is required in the residential areas of the Wabash Building or if you are not on campus. If you have any questions, please open a help ticket.

Find My NetID Tool

Having trouble remembering your NetID? We’ve launched a new tool to help you find it.

Student Technology Guide

We’ve also added a Student Technology Guide as part of the #RULakerLife blog. If you need quick answers about anything tech-related, from WiFi and resetting your password to hardware, software and printing, you can find it there.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Student Involvement Fair
Wednesday, September 23 | 12 p.m.–2 p.m.
In-person – Ida B. Wells Lounge
Virtual Option: Register

The Student Involvement Fair is for student-organized clubs and organizations to meet and recruit students for their groups.

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Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

Robertmorris.edu Emails will be Disabled September 30th

FEATURED NEWS

RMUI Email Addresses

It is strongly recommended that all robertmorris.edu emails forward to your roosevelt.edu address (see instructions). Roosevelt email addresses should be used for all University and academic communications moving forward. All RMUI email addresses and Google Drive will be disabled Wednesday, September 30.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference, Sept. 14–17

On Thursday, September 17, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot will give the keynote address at the American Dream Reconsidered Conference. Mayor Lightfoot will discuss governing during a period of interlocking crises: COVID-19, economic inequality and racial injustice.

The American Dream Reconsidered is a free virtual conference that invites scholars, activists and leaders to explore the modern American dream. Other session topics include:

  • New Deal Political Leadership
  • Black Women and the Right to Vote
  • The Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights
  • The Fight for Racial Justice

Conference Schedule and Links to Sessions

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

Title IX & Technology Update

FEATURED NEWS

Title IX Training

In May, the U.S. Department of Education unveiled “The Final Rule,” which changes how colleges and universities that receive federal funds must handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment under Title IX (TIX). The Final Rule makes all former TIX guidance obsolete and lays out a number of new provisions that schools must adhere to in the resolution of alleged violations of TIX policy. The Final Rule took effect on Aug. 14, 2020. Since May, the Roosevelt University TIX Team and the Office of Legal Counsel have been working to ensure full compliance with these new regulations. This includes revising Roosevelt University’s policies to conform to the new regulations before the effective date and the start of the fall 2020 semester.

Each member of the campus community is responsible for reading the updated policy and becoming familiar with the new regulations. To support you in understanding the new policy, we are providing Zoom training sessions during the month of September.

  • Thursday, September 17th, 3-4 PM
  • Tuesday, September 22nd, 12-1 PM
  • Monday, September 28th, 10-11 AM

To sign up for a TIX training session, please click TIX Training Sign Up.

For more information about Title IX and a full comparison of the changes between our previous policy and new policy, please visit www.roosevelt.edu/title-ix. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at titleix@roosevelt.edu.

Remotely Access the Software in Computer Labs and Classrooms

Roosevelt students and faculty can access software on computers in both classrooms and open computer labs remotely.

Get detailed instructions

Changes Coming to Roosevelt WiFi: Friday, September 25

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve your data security, changes are coming to our WiFi networks. Beginning Friday, September 25, the “RUWIFI”network will no longer be available in academic spaces (floors 13 or below in the Wabash building, and anywhere in the Auditorium Building or at Schaumburg). The “ruwireless” network will take its place in those areas, and will be the only way to connect in the future. We encourage you to switch to using the “ruwireless” network now so that you do not experience any interruptions in your WiFi service.

To connect to “ruwireless,” please take the following steps:

  • Connect to the “ruwireless” wireless network.
  • Open your web browser and go to http://wifi.roosevelt.edu which will take you to the enrollment portal.
  • Follow the steps on the portal to enroll your device.

No action is required in the residential areas of the Wabash Building or if you are not on campus. If you have any questions, please open a help ticket.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference, Sept. 14–17

On Thursday, September 17, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot will give the keynote address at the American Dream Reconsidered Conference. Mayor Lightfoot will discuss governing during a period of interlocking crises: COVID-19, economic inequality and racial injustice.

The American Dream Reconsidered is a free virtual conference that invites scholars, activists and leaders to explore the modern American dream. Other session topics include:

  • New Deal Political Leadership
  • Black Women and the Right to Vote
  • The Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights
  • The Fight for Racial Justice

Conference Schedule and Registration

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

Urban Prep Academies of Chicago Agreement

Dear Roosevelt Community,

I am pleased to announce a new agreement between Roosevelt University and Urban Prep Academies of Chicago to share classroom space in our Auditorium Building.

Urban Prep is a nonprofit organization in Chicago that operates a network of all-boys public schools, including the country’s first charter high school for boys. Their mission is to provide a high-quality and comprehensive college-preparatory educational experience to young men that results in graduates succeeding in college. The schools are a direct response to the urgent need to reverse abysmal graduation and college completion rates among boys in urban centers. While most Urban Prep students come to the schools from economically disadvantaged households and behind in many subject areas, Urban Prep remains committed to preparing all of its students for college and life.

Urban Prep Academies currently operates three open enrollment public charter high schools in high-need communities in the city of Chicago. At capacity, these three schools will enroll approximately 2,000 students. Over 85% of students qualify for free/reduced lunch, and many come to Urban Prep several grade levels behind in the core subject areas.

Roosevelt is very excited to support Urban Prep and its mission. There will be a maximum of 200 students and faculty present on campus, though only 60–75 on campus at any given time due to remote learning. All those who plan to be on campus will be following the strict guidelines and protocols outlined in the Return to Campus plan on the COVID-19 website, as well as corresponding state and local mandates.

This new reality we are all in, as a result of COVID-19, has forced us to adapt, shift and rethink our industry and how we do business. This means being open to change and leveraging assets to better serve the community and the University. This announcement is doing just this and reflects the larger Building a Stronger University strategic plan, a three-pronged approach to improve enrollments, grow revenues and cut expenses while investing in academic programs.

I am personally pleased we are able to provide Urban Prep the space needed in order to continue the much needed and very important work they do for Chicago in filling the education gap, helping prepare secondary education students for college.

Please contact president@roosevelt.edu if you have any questions.

Please join me in welcoming the Urban Prep Academies community to Roosevelt.

With Kind Regards,

Ali R. Malekzadeh, Ph.D.
President

Register for Events & Technology Updates

FEATURED NEWS

Welcome Week

We’re excited to kick off the new academic year with our week-long series of in-person and virtual activities. Welcome Week allows for new students to get informed, involved and connected to fellow students, faculty and staff.

Events require registration to participate view the schedule or register today!

Remotely access the software in computer labs and classrooms

Roosevelt students and faculty can access software on computers in both classrooms and open computer labs remotely.

Get detailed instructions

Action Required: Changes to Password Reset Process

We are making some changes at the technology helpdesk, and the staff there will no longer be able to help you reset your NetID password. You will have to use the new, self-service password reset functionality to do this. For it to work, you are required to answer a few security questions and submit a cell phone number and/or an alternative email address to verify future password changes. Doing so now will help you reset your NetID password whenever you need and will be the only method to reset your NetID password in the future. You only need to do this once, so if you have already done so, you may disregard this message.

To enter your security information, please take the following steps:

  • Go to login.roosevelt.edu and log in with your NetID and password
  • Click the link that says “Hello, [your name]” and choose “My Account”
  • “Select Account Recovery > Get Started” and enter the information requested.

If you have any questions about this, please open a help ticket.

Changes coming to Roosevelt WiFi: Friday, September 25

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve your data security, changes are coming to our WiFi networks. Beginning Friday, September 25, the “RUWIFI”network will no longer be available in academic spaces (floors 13 or below in the Wabash building, and anywhere in the Auditorium Building or at Schaumburg). The “ruwireless” network will take its place in those areas, and will be the only way to connect in the future. We encourage you to switch to using the “ruwireless” network now so that you do not experience any interruptions in your Wi-Fi service.

To connect to “ruwireless”, please take the following steps:

  • Connect to the “ruwireless” wireless network.
  • Open your web browser and go to http://wifi.roosevelt.edu which will take you to the enrollment portal.
  • Follow the steps on the portal to enroll your device.

No action is required in the residential areas of the Wabash building or if you are not on campus. If you have any questions, please open a help ticket.

RMUI Website & Email Address Updates

On Monday, August 31, the Robert Morris University Illinois website officially retired. The robertmorris.edu website is now a static web page displaying important information pertaining to the institution’s closure and integration with RU, along with helpful links about transcript requests, student billing, employment verification, tax information, and more.

It is strongly recommended that all robertmorris.edu emails forward to your roosevelt.edu address (see instructions). Roosevelt email addresses should be used for all University and academic communications moving forward. All RMUI email addresses and Google Drive will be disabled Wednesday, September 30.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference is a free virtual conference that invites scholars, activists and leaders to explore the modern American dream. With optimism and hope, our panelists share visions for the future of our democracy.

The 2020 conference will be held virtually from September 14 to 17.

Session topics this year include:

  • New Deal Political Leadership
  • Black Women and the Right to Vote
  • The Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights
  • The Fight for Racial Justice

Conference Schedule and Registration

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

Welcome Week & Technology Updates

FEATURED NEWS

Welcome Week

Celebrate the start of a new semester during the week of August 31, 2020, as Roosevelt welcomes back new and returning students. Things will look a little different this year due to the impact of COVID-19. Nevertheless, we remain committed to welcoming our students in a safe, fun and supportive way. Navigating campus and understanding the new flow of movement will be critical to our success. To help ensure the safe return of our students to campus, we need your help. Faculty and staff, if you are interested in volunteering for any events or duties around campus, please sign-up here.

For students, #RUWelcomeWeek is full of in-person and virtual activities to help get students connected, involved and informed. The Laker Welcome Zone events include daily grab-and-go giveaways. Registration is not required for this event; however, all other events require registration to participate.

View Schedule or Register Today

RMUI Website & Email Address Updates

On Monday, August 31, the Robert Morris University Illinois website will be officially retired. The robertmorris.edu website will become a static web page displaying important information pertaining to the institution’s closure and integration with RU, along with helpful links about transcript requests, student billing, employment verification, tax information, and more.

Former RMUI students now have Roosevelt University email addresses. To access your email, visit mail.roosevelt.edu and use your NetID to log in. It is strongly recommended that you forward your robertmorris.edu emails to the new roosevelt.edu address (see instructions). Roosevelt email addresses should be used for all University and academic communications moving forward. All RMUI email addresses will be disabled the first week of September.

Roosevelt Mobile App

Roosevelt University launched a new version of the Roosevelt mobile app. All students, faculty and staff are required to complete a self-assessment each day they intend to visit campus; a clearance to enter after accurately submitting the form must be shown to Campus Safety staff in order to enter a University building.

If you plan to be on campus this fall, downloading the app will save you time accessing all Roosevelt facilities.

Download the “Roosevelt University Mobile” app from the Apple (roosevelt.edu/ios) or Google (roosevelt.edu/android) stores.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference is a free conference that invites scholars, activists and leaders to explore the modern American dream. With optimism and hope, our panelists share visions for the future of our democracy.

The 2020 conference will be held virtually from September 14 to 17.

Session topics this year include:

New Deal Political Leadership
Black Women and the Right to Vote
The Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights
The Fight for Racial Justice
Conference Schedule and Registration

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

Downtown Restrictions & The American Dream Reconsidered Conference

FEATURED NEWS

Downtown Restrictions

On Monday, August 10, the City of Chicago’s Emergency Operations Center announced that access to the downtown Chicago area would be temporarily restricted 8 p.m.–6 a.m., effective indefinitely. In order to gain access to the restricted access areas, you must show identification as proof that you live or work in the area. All residents, essential workers and employees whose businesses are located downtown will have access at all times. For more updates on street closures and resident access points, visit the City of Chicago website.

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference is a free conference that invites scholars, activists and leaders to explore the modern American dream. With optimism and hope, our panelists share visions for the future of our democracy.

The 2020 conference will be held virtually from September 14 to 17.

Session topics this year include:

  • New Deal Political Leadership
  • Black Women and the Right to Vote
  • The Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights
  • The Fight for Racial Justice

Learn more at americandreamconference.com.

Return to Campus Information Session Recordings

Thank you to all the members of the Roosevelt community for attending our Return to Campus Information Sessions. If you were unable to attend, you can still view the session recordings below:

Roosevelt Mobile App

Roosevelt University launched a new version of the Roosevelt mobile app. All students, faculty and staff are required to complete a self-assessment each day they intend to visit campus; a clearance to enter after accurately submitting the form must be shown to Campus Safety staff in order to enter a University building.

If you plan to be on campus this fall, downloading the app will save you time accessing all Roosevelt facilities.

Download the “Roosevelt University Mobile” app from the Apple (roosevelt.edu/ios) or Google (roosevelt.edu/android) stores.

Stay in Touch. Update Your Contact Info.

We want to make sure you are receiving important updates from Roosevelt. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure your contact information is up to date by submitting this form.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Creating a Positive Personal Presence
Wednesday, August 19 I 12 p.m.
Zoom: https://roosevelt.zoom.us/j/97559635293

Presenter: Kenneth Kendall (MFA Acting, ’06), Executive Trainer and Public Speaking Coach

In this interactive session, Kenneth Kendall will help you engage with your personal presence like never before. Through conversations around public speaking, etiquette, body language and your speaking voice, Kenneth will offer tips and tools on how to enhance your personal presence and put your best foot forward in the world.

Register

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

Returning to Campus with the Roosevelt App

FEATURED NEWS

Returning to Campus with the Roosevelt App

As part of the safety measures in place for returning to campus this fall, Roosevelt University has launched a new version of the Roosevelt mobile app. The goal of the new version is to provide all students, faculty and staff with the information they require to return to campus safely, or continue to study or work remotely. If you plan to be on campus, download the app prior to arriving. The app will save you time accessing all Roosevelt facilities.

Some new features of the app include:

  • A daily self-assessment to enter campus
  • Wellness resources
  • Campus-specific safety protocols
  • Available study areas and computer labs
  • Alerts and updates

All students, faculty and staff are required to complete a self-assessment on the day they visit campus and each time they enter the building; once self-assessment is complete, the app will generate a clearance screen that must be shown to campus safety in order to enter campus facilities. You must display the clearance screen each time you enter a campus facility.

For more information, you can watch the demonstration of the app held last week.

Download the “Roosevelt University Mobile” app from the Apple (roosevelt.edu/ios) or Google (roosevelt.edu/android) stores.

Upcoming Return to Campus Information Sessions and Discussions

Current Students, Campus Life and Residence Life
Hosted by Jamar Orr, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Wednesday, August 5 at 12 p.m. CDT
Zoom: https://roosevelt.zoom.us/j/97679178680
For current students and family
Click here to RSVP

Human Resources Protocols and Procedures
Hosted by Toyia K. Stewart, Vice President for Human Resources
Thursday, August 6 at 10 a.m. CDT
Zoom: https://roosevelt.zoom.us/j/99551324776
For Roosevelt faculty and staff
Click here to RSVP

Return to Campus Information Session Recordings

Thank you to all the members of the Roosevelt community who attended our Return to Campus Information Sessions. If you were unable to attend, please view the recordings below:

Reminder – Roosevelt University Email Addresses

Former RMUI students now have Roosevelt University email addresses. To access your email, visit mail.roosevelt.edu and use your NetID to log in. It is strongly recommended that you forward your robertmorris.edu emails to the new roosevelt.edu address (see instructions). Roosevelt email addresses should be used for all University and academic communications moving forward. All RMUI email addresses will be disabled the first week of September.

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

Password Reset Updates & Important Upcoming Events

FEATURED NEWS

Technology Update – Changes to Password Reset Process

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve University security, we are asking the community to answer a few security questions and submit a cell phone number and/or an alternative email address in order to verify future password changes. Doing so now will help you reset your NetID password whenever you need and will be the only method to reset your NetID password in the future. If you have questions, please open a help ticket.

To enter your security information, please take the following steps:

  • Go to login.roosevelt.edu and log in with your NetID and password.
  • Click the link that says “Hello, [your name]” and choose “My Account.”
  • Re-enter your password.
  • “Select Account Recovery – Get Started” and enter the information requested.

COVID-19 Website Update

Earlier this week, updated quarantine guidance was posted to the COVID-19 website. Please keep in mind there are still many unknowns and the information is subject to change given the current state of public health.

Return to Campus Information Session Recording

Thank you to all the members of the Roosevelt community for attending our Return to Campus Information Session this past Wednesday. If you were unable to attend, you can still view the session recording.

Upcoming Return to Campus Information Sessions and Discussions

Members of the Return to Campus Planning Committee will be holding sessions to update our community with more specific topics and field your questions. Below is the list of upcoming information sessions:

Academics and Course Management
Hosted by Lois Becker, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Thursday, July 30 at 12 p.m. CDT
For Roosevelt faculty
Click here to RSVP

Using the Return to Campus App
Hosted by Aaron Rester, Assistant Vice President for Web Development
Friday, July 31 at 11 a.m. CDT
For students, faculty and staff
Click here to RSVP

Current Students, Campus Life and Residence Life
Hosted by Jamar Orr, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Wednesday, August 5 at 12 p.m. CDT
For current students and family
Click here to RSVP

Human Resources Protocols and Procedures
Hosted by Toyia K. Stewart, Vice President for Human Resources
Thursday, August 6 at 10 a.m. CDT
For Roosevelt faculty and staff
Click here to RSVP

Stay in Touch. Update Your Contact Info.

We want to make sure you are receiving important updates from Roosevelt. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure your contact information is up to date by submitting this form.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

Engaging with Recruiters
Wednesday, July 29 I 12 p.m.
Zoom: https://roosevelt.zoom.us/j/97808719805

Presenter: Dan Howard, RU Alum (BA ’13), Talent Acquisition Specialist at Motorola Solutions

Working with recruiters is a standard part of the hiring process. During this webinar, gain firsthand insight from a talent acquisition professional! Dan will discuss important information to know about engaging with agency recruiters and corporate recruiters — from resume review to interview preparation and more!

Register

On Criminal Justice Reform
Tuesday, August 4 I 12 p.m.
Zoom: https://roosevelt.zoom.us/j/93929155168

Panelists: Jarrett M. Adams Esq., Criminal Defense Attorney; Richard C. Irvin Esq., Mayor of Aurora
Moderator: Natasha Robinson Esq., Lecturer in Government, Law and Justice

What would true “justice for all” look like in America? In this one-hour webinar, Aurora mayor Richard Irvin and defense attorney Jarrett Adams will discuss their work to address inequities in the justice system. Licensed attorney and Roosevelt lecturer Natasha Robinson will moderate the conversation on community policing, accountability and crucial system-wide reforms.

Register

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team
Building a Stronger University Website