Rinella Learning Center

The Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center (RLC) helps students reach their individual academic goals by empowering them with skills needed to be independent and successful learners.

36% of the student body utilize at least one of the RLC services per yearSupport

The RLC supports classroom learning through its collaborative learning model to positively impact the university-wide retention efforts for students. Our services enhance and support students in the learning process, encourage higher levels of academic performance, further critical thinking skills, promote self-authorship in the classroom and help students assess existing learning strategies and implement new ones.


Tutors, Supplemental Instruction leaders, Undergraduate Associates, and students participating in the Undergraduate Research Option are provided an immersive learning opportunity where they are actively engaged in leadership and pre-professional experiences. Students utilizing these initiatives and other RLC services are encouraged to actively engage in the learning process both inside and outside the classroom.

Key Facts & Figures

  • Students who utilize the following RLC programs typically perform better academically than students who do not utilize the programs: Academic Coaching (.38 GPA points), Study Strategies Course (.52 GPA points), Supplemental Instruction (1.25 GPA points), and Access Fellows (.24 GPA points)
  • The RLC proctored 2,784 exams for 415 students in 2014/2015, nearly a 60% increase in 5 years

STUDENT Usage of RLC Services
Academic Support Services
(academic counseling, academic coaching, study
strategies course, workshops, interventions)
Collaborative Learning Initiatives
(tutoring, supplemental instruction,
and undergraduate associates)
Access Fellows 127
Scholastic Enhancement Program 229