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 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:
Parents Endowed Scholarship Fund
Giving to the Parents Endowed Scholarship fund ensures that other students will have the opportunity for the same outstanding educational experience your student enjoys here at RIT.
The Tiger Spirit Fund
The Tiger Spirit Fund was established by RIT 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 interaction among students, faculty, and staff. The name of the fund came from RIT's first mascot, a real Bengal tiger named SpiRIT. Go to the RIT Archives to find out more about SpiRIT, our first tiger mascot; then visit the Alumni Association pages to learn more about RITchie, today's spirit of RIT!
Colleges and Academic Departments
Gifts to any one of RIT's colleges and the departments within recognize the importance of your student's specific degree program has on their future success. To learn more about supporting one of RIT's colleges or academic departments, please click here.
RIT Athletic Association
Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship Fund
Grateful Tigers pay it forward to future generations. Established in 2002, the RIT Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship provides academic scholarships annually to RIT alumni who wish to continue their own education or to the children and grandchildren of RIT alumni who are enrolled at RIT. To make your gift to the Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship, click here. For more information about the scholarship criteria and to learn how legacy students can apply, visit the Alumni Educational Benefits page.
Buy a Brick
Add your own brick to Brick City! RIT has more than 15,615,000 bricks on campus, but some 1,500 of those are extra special. They carry messages from alumni, families, friends, faculty, and staff, all sharing their 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 in two sizes (4" x 8" or 8" x 8"), and your tax-deductible gift of $175 or $250 can be directed toward a scholarship or other university-wide funds that enhance student life and learning. Your brick will be placed on Philanthropy Way, located between the Saunders College and Gleason Circle. You will receive a map showing the location of your brick after installation. Learn more and buy your brick here.
The Wallace Center
RIT created The Wallace Center in 2010, blending essential library, faculty development, and multi-media services together. The evolution from a library to a true learning center continued with the integration of the Writing Commons adn RADSCC. Also housed within TWC are The Innovative Learning Institute, ITS help desk, and Java Wally's. With nearly 4,000 visitors each day, TWC is RIT's place to study, learn, collaborate, and connect. Learn more and make your gift in support of this central hub of learning and collaboration here.
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