Student Government President Welcome

Stu Gov PresidentIncoming Russell Sage Students,

Welcome! My name is Theresa Hotte and I am the President of the Student Government Association here at Russell Sage this year. First, let me congratulate you on all of you success! Choosing RSC has added you to a community of knowledge and sisterhood. From here on out, you're a Purple Cow. You  well be joining your big sisters, the Golden Horseshoes, along with the Red Devils and Blue Angels. I am so glad you have decided to make Russell Sage your stomping ground!

This is an amazing step in your personal journey. For many of you, this is the first time leaving home. For some, the first time you've been a part of a college level class. In any case, starting your academic career here at Russell Sage will prove to be an amazing decision. Being in your shoes just three years ago, I advise you to enjoy every last bit of what Russell Sage has to offer. For me, and all others I talk to, time here goes by in the blink of an eye. I remember moving in and meeting my room mate for the first time. I remember checking my backpack about a dozen times to make sure I had an extra pen for my first psychology class. These moments have helped to mold me into the woman I am today.

College can be a really tough transition for many, and bumps in the road can be scary and difficult. But, they are normal. What is so great about Russell Sage is that you aren't facing those bumps alone. In our tight knit community, people care about how you're doing. People know you, and want you to succeed. You are not a number here at Sage, people take their time to know, not just your name, but who you are as a person, your strengths and passions. This is a place where you can feel comfortable learning about yourself and others. Take every opportunity to get involved. Try out for a play, join dance ensemble, or student government. Play sports, for fun or competition. This campus is an amazing place full of people who want you to be encouraged to try it all.

Throughout your time here, you will become a true woman of influence. Along your journey, especially throughout orientation, contact the Office of Student Life at 518-244-2207 with any questions, comments, or concerns. I am also available at hottet@sage.edu at anytime.

I look forward to meeting you all very soon!

Theresa Hotte

Russell Sage College
Student Government President