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Supporting RIT can help you address strategic corporate priorities. For many companies corporate gifts are an integral part of their strategy, and help to enhance their reputation on campus with students, faculty and administration. At RIT, there are countless opportunities to tie your strategic business goals with the university's educational mission.

  • Corporate Sponsorship
    By sponsoring events, activities, and projects on the RIT campus, your company will be exposed to thousands of people who are part of an incredibly dynamic university. Click here to learn more about the many options tailored to meet your business needs.

  • Faculty Support
    Distinguished professorships, chairs, visiting professors, and other endowed faculty positions show your company's belief in the values of higher education. Your company's support helps RIT recruit and retain the best faculty in the world and continue a tradition of excellence. It also connects your company to a valuable ally at a top university to study industry needs and trends.

  • Student Support
    Companies can support students through fellowships and scholarships enabling the best students to gain a world-class education. At RIT, your company has unique opportunities to connect directly with the students you support. Establishing a co-operative education scholarship can benefit both the student and your company. Providing an Innovation Fellowship will help fund innovation project teams who work on projects specific to your industry. In many cases, supporting students at RIT gives your company an early opportunity to invest in the employees of the future.
    • Real research. Better scientists.
      The Fred L. Emerson Foundation has offered a challenge grant to RIT’s College of Science in support of the Undergraduate Research Program. When RIT secures $750,000 in gifts and pledges by October 1, 2015, the foundation will provide a grant of an additional $250,000 to establish the Emerson Endowed Fellowship Program for Undergraduate Research in the College of Science. The resulting $1 million endowed fund will provide a permanent, stable and growing source of support for competitive undergraduate research awards, and will enable the College to DOUBLE the number of students selected for full-time summer research. To learn more about how your organization can make a difference, please download our brochure.

  • Facilities
    Funding new facilities, or helping to renovate and maintain existing facilities is one of the most visible opportunities for your company. Whether a research lab, a meeting space, or a social space for the RIT community, putting your company's name on a physical structure demonstrates your desire to provide the best, most up-to-date facilities on campus.

  • Research Grants and Equipment
    RIT's focus on applied research is highly appealing to many companies. Practical innovations that directly impact your company are our specialty. Funding and equipment from your company can help support this research that could change your industry and the way you do business every day.

  • Strategic Partnerships
    With nine distinct colleges and more than 17,000 students from all over the world, RIT is a diverse educational community. For many companies, there are numerous points of opportunity across campus. A strategic partnership establishes a relationship that affords your company many beneficial paths into RIT.
    • Opened in the fall 2013, MAGIC-the Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity-was created to help RIT students, faculty and staff reach their innovative potential in the burgeoning field of digital media, including games, apps, films, software, and digital media of all varieties. If your organization is interested in learning more about how you can create MAGIC, please download this brochure.