Welcome to the Future of RSE Alumni Survey

Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is important.

RSE is at a crossroads AND we need your input.  RSE has been struggling since the January 2018 party by the Junior Members resulted in a one-year suspension.  The situation was exacerbated in July 2019 by the live-in advisor who was arrested for illegal activities, resulting in an additional two-year suspension extension, through the summer of 2021.  As a result, there were 10 junior members living in the house this spring.  The COVID-19 virus has necessitated the evacuation of 1501 Sage and RPI for the remainder of the spring semester and through the summer on-line summer remote program. 

We are forming an Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) to assist the Trustees in getting feedback from the Alumni stakeholders as well current students and RPI.  The Committee is currently being formed and so far, Keith Smith ’79, Dave Hall ’80, Don Thoma ’83, John Freer ’98 and about 10 other alumni have volunteered.  

The Committee has the objective to obtain feedback from alumni on a revised models for RSE and propose options for a new strategic plan for RSE. We have some big decisions ahead regarding the future of RSE and we can’t make them without feedback from our 800 Alumni. To help with this effort we are conducting a survey to gather information on possible future states from RSE.  It will be essential that we get feedback and input from the Alumni.  This survey will form the basis for our upcoming discussions on the future of RSE.

We encourage Alumni who have an interest in participating on the Committee, especially from classes prior to 1970s and recent Alumni.  We expect this participation to take the form of teleconferences, a Strategic Retreat this summer and the upcoming Society Meetings in the Fall of 2020. 

If you are interested, please let us know in the appropriate part of the survey.

Please be advised the survey should take you between 30-45 minutes to reply depending on your written comments.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Thy Strength is My Strength,

Don Thoma ’83
Keith Smith ’79
Dave Hall ’80  
John Freer ’98