No one cares more about your student's education than you. The commitment to send a student to college is substantial, and we are grateful that you chose RIT for that education.
You can help make your student's experience even better by getting involved and supporting the university with a gift. Below are the three levels of how families are becoming engaged with RIT.
For more information on how you can support the university and get involved as a Friend, Partner or Leader, please contact:
Parent Friends – Get engaged
Parent Partners – Volunteer to help
Parent Leaders - Make a gift
Your generous support has a significant impact that will extend well beyond your student's time on campus. Best of all, you can designate your gift to an area that will impact your student most directly. We are also looking for help in identifying opportunities for corporate or foundation support through personal and professional networks. If you have connections that could lead to a beneficial relationship for RIT, that can be just as important as making a gift.
Many parents and families make their gifts to the following areas but you can always direct your gift to the area of the university that means the most to you and your student.
Parents Endowed Scholarship
Giving to the Parents Endowed Scholarship fund ensures that other students will have the opportunity for the same experience your student had at RIT.
The Tiger Spirit Fund
The Tiger Spirit Fund was established by parents in 1991, and is dedicated to enhancing student life and learning. It helps support events that build character, leadership skills and school spirit. The funds are distributed for educational, social and athletic activities that encourage student/faculty/staff interaction. The name of the fund came from RIT's first mascot, a Bengal tiger named "SpiRIT". Go to RIT's Tiger Page to find out more about our tiger mascot.
Colleges and Departments
Gifts to specific colleges and departments recognize the impact that your student's specific degree program has on their success. To learn more about supporting one of RIT's nine colleges, please click here.
RIT Athletic Association
Buy a Brick Program
Add your own brick to Brick City! RIT has more than 15,615,000 bricks on campus, but nearly 1,500 of those are extra special. They carry messages from alumni, families, friends, faculty, and staff that share generations of Tiger Spirit with visitors to campus. The RIT Buy a Brick program has already provided $225,000 for student scholarship and enhanced education opportunities. Your purchase of a brick today will make you part of the RIT legacy that has helped to equip every student with the education their future demands.
Bricks are now available for purchase in two sizes:
Don't miss out! April is the deadline for installation by Commencement 2016:
Learn more about the Buy A Brick program or call 1.800.477.0376. We will make every effort to have it installed by Commencement so you can show it to your family and friends.
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