The Inclusive Excellence Framework

2010-2015 Framework

The 2010 – 2015 Diversity Framework reaffirms RIT’s commitment to growing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning, living, and working environment. The university strives to be a 21st century learning community defined by excellence through the affirmation of differences in the composition of its leadership, faculty, staff, and students; the configuration of its policies, procedures, organizational structures, curricula, and co-curricular programs; and the fabric of its interpersonal relationships. This diversity framework expresses a plan for enacting the university’s larger mission and for its values. The plan is shaped by RIT’s core values: student centeredness, professional development and scholarship, integrity and ethics, respect, diversity, and pluralism, innovation and flexibility, and teamwork and collaboration. The plan outlined here is aligned with the university’s goals articulated in the 2005-2015 University Strategic Plan in which RIT vows

[to] engage all members of the campus community in the shared responsibility for an enriching and inclusive experience for all...; [to] have an enriched academic curriculum with courses and programs addressing a broad understanding of global issues and featuring enhanced opportunities for acquiring language skills...; [and to fostering] a learning, living and working campus community environment that supports and encourages cross-cultural understanding and global awareness.