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 to make your student's experience even better by supporting the university with a gift to the Fund for RIT. Best of all, you can designate your gift to an area that will impact your student most directly.
Your generous support has a significant impact that will extend well beyond your student's time on campus. Many parents make their gifts to the following funds:
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
Your gift to the RIT Athletic Association, helps RIT attract and retain the best student-athletes, meet the growing demands of our athletic programs, and build a sense of community on the RIT campus. Show your support and become a member of the RIT Athletic Association today.
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 very special. They carry messages from alumni, parents, 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.
You can celebrate your student's success at RIT, and have a permanent reminder of your connection to RIT through this program. A 4x8 personalized, engraved brick is only $175.
Your brick will be placed along on RIT's campus
Your gift can be directed towards a scholarship or other university-wide funds that enhance student life and learning.
Bricks are installed twice a year, during the fall and before commencement (depending on the number of orders and when the orders are received).
You will receive a map showing the on-campus location of your brick after installation.
Learn more about the Buy A Brick program or call 1.800.477.0376. Or click here to purchase your brick today! Our deadline to order your brick this Spring is April 7th. We will make every effort to have it installed by commencement so you can show it to your family and friends.