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Robert W. Rhoades Center


Robert W. Rhoades Center the hub of activity at Venango College for students and the surrounding community. It houses the offices of Student Affairs, Student Activities,Student Senate, CrossRhoades Café, the bookstore, a cyber café, gymnasium, fitness cente, and auditorium. It is also the venue for the college's many cultural and community events.

The Office of Student Affairs and Student Organizations (814-676-6591, ext. 1269)

is located on the upper level of the Robert W. Rhoades Center. All student clubs and organizations have access to the Student Conference Room and the lounge area for meetings and small events.

CrossRhoades Café  (814-676-6591, ext. 1223)

is located on the upper level of the Rhoades Center and provides comfortable seating, a lounge area, and cyber café. Food choices include made-to-order sandwiches, soups, salads, hot entrees, beverages, fresh fruits and vegetables, and baked goods. The café also serves Caribou Coffee and coffee drinks. CrossRhoades Café accepts the Flex Plan, Eagle Dollars, cash, and credit cards.

Food Services

Flex Dollars can be used for dining services only at both the Venango College and Clarion campus.

Eagle Dollars can be used for dining, photocopying, printing, and bookstore purchases at the Venango College and Clarion campus.

The Venango College Bookstore (814-676-6591, ext. 1232)

is located on the upper level of the Rhoades Center, just off the main lobby. The bookstore sells textbooks, classroom supplies, Venango and Clarion logo clothing and gift items, and other merchandise.  Students can order textbooks and other items online by visiting

The Fitness Center  (814-676-6591, ext. 1337)

is located on the lower level and overlooks West End Pond. It includes a multi-station resistance machine, a variety of cardio equipment, stability balls, and exercise mats. Yoga, kick-boxing, aerobics, and other fitness classes are offered, as well as individual fitness consultations.

Cyber Café  (814-676-6591, ext. 1269)

Couches, chairs, and tables are provided throughout the building for the comfortable use of wireless laptops. If you need assistance in getting connected, call 814-393-2640.