"We selected Rah Rah as a way to help students find ways to engage with the campus community and aid their sense of belonging. Rah Rah is also critical to our gaining a better understanding of how students are connecting on campus." --Paul O’Brien, VP Institutional Technology and CIO for IRSC
NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 14, 2021
Rah Rah, a community engagement system for higher education, today announced that Fort Pierce, Fla.-based Indian River State College (IRSC) has selected to implement Rah Rah’s revolutionary enterprise-grade platform to enable IRSC’s next-gen, mobile-first campus experience. Rah Rah will help IRSC deliver a more tailored and holistic campus experience that aids student engagement and, with student use, improves campus resource utilization data streams.
“We know that the first weeks and months of a student’s college experience are critical to their success and retention. We selected Rah Rah as a way to help students find ways to engage with the campus community and aid their sense of belonging,” said Paul O’Brien, VP Institutional Technology and CIO for IRSC. “Rah Rah is also critical to our gaining a better understanding of how students are connecting on campus. We plan to marry that data stream with other institutional data to improve our predictive modeling for increased student success.”
Rah Rah creates an entirely curated, refined and personalized student experience that enhances engagement. Once students utilize Rah Rah, the institution gains data-driven intelligence on the type and frequency of resources used and which activities students access and are involved in. When combined with academic and demographic institutional data streams, Rah Rah’s engagement data can help enable predictive models for student success and campus resource utilization.
“We are thrilled to have IRSC as our inaugural client, as they are well known and well respected among higher ed technology leaders as early adopters of game-changing technologies such as Workday Student,” said Cooper Jones, CEO and co-founder of Rah Rah. “IRSC understands that today’s campuses extend beyond traditional physical confines. Enabling mobile accessibility to campus resources will empower students to connect with their greater campus community thereby increasing their success and retention.”
Rah Rah will also serve as a key technology enabler for IRSC Global, IRSC’s online education offering which serves more than 13,000 students annually and is expanding nationally and internationally. This spring, IRSC Global will support students in India and Brazil.
As universities ramp up their digital transformation efforts to adapt to the ever-evolving world of higher ed, Rah Rah is instrumental in helping future proof the delivery of student and community life services. This is essential to helping institutions maximize their investments and set up their increasingly diverse populations for success.
About Rah Rah
Rah Rah is a community engagement system provider created to simplify and improve campus engagement. Designed to make campuses more accessible, discoverable and connected, Rah Rah provides easy, one-stop access to critical campus resources, groups and events that are relevant for the greater campus community. Recognizing the opportunity for Rah Rah to address a gap in the campus engagement marketplace, software pioneer Dave Duffield co-founder and chairman of Workday, and Phil Wilmington, vice chairman of Workday, have strategically invested in Rah Rah, which was founded by CEO Cooper Jones and Chief Technology Officer Sam Allen in 2018. With a mission to unlock the value of campus life, Rah Rah is a privately held start-up based in New York City. For more information, please visit RahRahLife.com.