Recognition of Student Involvement (ROSI)
Recognition of Student Involvement (ROSI) gives students official recognition of their volunteer work on or off campus on their college transcript. Here is the ROSI step-by-step guide and answers to frequently asked questions.
Decide on an activity and find a supervisor. Your supervisor should be someone who is in a position of authority within your activity and who can attest to your participation. Stay in regular contact so they can accurately describe your involvement. Your fellow students may not act as supervisors. If you are unsure about who to choose, contact Student Life Animator Adam Reider.
Verify that you are eligible by filling out the Registration & Objectives Form. You may submit it any time during the academic year as long as it is before you begin your activity. You will be notified regarding your eligibility.
As you participate in your activity, jot down important details about your involvement that would help you complete the Self-Evaluation Form, such as what your responsibilities are, the projects you participate in and examples of how you exhibited leadership, initiative and team-building. Be specific and give examples. You must complete 60 hours of involvement within four months.
Finalize your Self-Evaluation Form. Then, have your supervisor complete the Supervisor Tracking Form. Log in to ROSI at any time to check which forms have been submitted. They are due within three months of when you finish your activity.
Am I eligible to participate?
You are eligible if you meet these criteria:
- You are a full-time student. You can confirm your status with the Registrar’s Office or with an Academic Advisor.
- You are in good academic standing. Students who are not considered in good academic standing receive official notification from the Associate Academic Dean.
- You will complete at least 60 hours of involvement in a given field during the time allotted.
- You are not receiving financial remuneration or course credit for your activity.
Is my activity eligible for ROSI?
Your activity must fall into one of these fields to be eligible:
- Social and Community
- Cultural and Artistic
You cannot receive remuneration or course credit for your activity. Your participation must be on a volunteer basis in order to be eligible. If you’re not sure whether your activity qualifies, be sure to talk to Student Life Animator Adam Reider.
Is my activity eligible if it’s not affiliated with Marianopolis?
Yes, as long as it meets the criteria set out above.
My activity is producing a profit but I am donating the money to a cause. Am I still eligible?
Fundraising activities qualify. However, you cannot personally receive any financial compensation for your involvement in order to be eligible.
I am receiving sponsorship or donations in order to fund my activity. Is it still eligible?
Yes, as long as you are not personally benefiting from the funds that are being given to the activity.
I won a monetary prize for my activity. Am I still eligible?
Yes, as long as there is no expected, probable or guaranteed remuneration for your activity.
Hours to complete
How many hours do I have to complete to be eligible and by when?
You must complete at least 60 hours of involvement per semester in your chosen field. You must complete a minimum of 60 hours over a period of time not exceeding four months during the academic year as defined by ROSI (August 1 to May 31). If your activity extends over more than one semester, you will receive recognition on your transcript for the semester in which you finish your hours.
I completed 40 hours of involvement last semester. If I complete another 20 this semester, am I eligible?
As long as the 60 hours are completed within a four month period, your activity may extend over two semesters.
I completed 60 hours of involvement before ROSI existed. Am I still eligible?
Please see Student Life Animator Adam Reider.
I was involved in my activity over the summer break. Do those hours count?
No. For the purposes of ROSI, the academic year runs between August 1 and May 31.
I completed 60 hours of involvement last semester. Can I apply for ROSI now?
Please see Student Life Animator Adam Reider.
My activity finished but I was only able to complete 40 hours. Can I get partial credit for my involvement?
No. You must complete 60 hours of involvement in order to be eligible.
What is the deadline for applying to ROSI?
There are several deadlines to keep in mind:
- You must register for ROSI before you begin your activity. You may do so at any time during the academic year, as long as you do so before you start.
- You must complete your 60 hours within four months of starting your activity.
- Both the self- and supervisor evaluation forms must be submitted within three months of finishing.
- Mention will appear on your transcript for the term in which you finish your hours.For the mention to appear on the first printing of your transcript, you must submit all documentation by the last day of class of the relevant term. If you submit it later, the mention will appear the next time your transcript is produced.
I am applying to university. How can I make sure ROSI appears on my transcript in time?
To ensure that ROSI appears on your fall transcript, you must complete your Self-Evaluation Form and have your supervisor complete the Supervisor Tracking Form through your respective ROSI accounts by no later than the last day of class in December; for your Winter transcript, no later than the last day of class in May. If either form is submitted after those dates, the mention will pear on the next printing of the transcript.
I want to make sure ROSI will be on my fall transcript but I won’t be finished my 60 hours by then. Can I still apply if I know I will finish them by the end of the semester?
No. All your hours must be completed at the time that you submit your documentation.
I completed my hours in the fall semester but I only submitted them during the winter semester. In which semester will ROSI appear on my transcript?
The ROSI designation will appear on your transcript based on the semester in which you completed the activity, even if you submit your documentation the following semester.
Fields of involvement
Can I divide my hours between more than one field of involvement?
No. You must complete at least 60 hours of involvement in an individual field to be eligible. You can, however, be eligible for recognition in more than one field if you complete at least 60 hours of involvement two separate fields.
What if my activity falls into more than one category?
That’s fine. However, it will only count in one field.
Can I divide my hours between several activities?
Yes, as long as the activities fall under the same field of involvement. For instance, writing for the College newspaper, taking part in a theatrical production and organizing an art exhibit all fall under the Cultural and Artistic field of involvement.
Can I receive recognition in the same field more than once?
Yes. A given field may be recognized twice during the duration of your studies at Marianopolis.
Can I receive recognition in more than one field?
Yes. You can receive recognition for a maximum of two fields per semester, but the documentation (Registration & Objectives Form, Self-Evaluation Form and Supervisor Tracking Form) must be submitted separately. Please note that you must still complete at least 60 hours in each field.
Who can act as a supervisor?
Your supervisor should be someone who is in a position of authority within your activity and who can attest to your participation. You should have regular contact with them and they should be able to give an accurate description of your involvement. Marianopolis students may not act as supervisors.
Your supervisor must complete the Supervisor Tracking Form, so be sure to choose someone who is familiar enough with you and your involvement to be able to fill it out properly. If you are unsure about who to choose as a supervisor, discuss your options with Student Life Animator Adam Reider.
I can’t find a supervisor. Am I still eligible?
You must have a supervisor in order to be eligible. If you are unable to find one, contact Student Life Animator Adam Reider.
I am participating in several different activities. Do I need a supervisor for each one?
Yes. For each activity you participate in, must have your supervisor fill out the Supervisor Tracking Form or else you will not receive recognition for your involvement.
Who can I talk to if I have more questions or if my supervisor and I have trouble accessing the ROSI database?
Please contact Student Life Animator Adam Reider.