Required for All RIT Employees

Employees should complete these sessions as close to their hire date as possible.

In-Person Courses

Early Intervention is an important process for all members of our community to learn and understand. This training will help us promote a safer community for all on campus and will ensure that all members of our community will receive the care and attention they need to be successful at RIT.

The purpose of this training program is to raise our awareness as it relates to recognizing disruptive behaviors and the resources available to manage potentially dangerous situations.

This informative 1-hour session will outline the four steps in the early intervention process:

  • Recognize disruptive behaviors
  • Know what Resources are available
  • Refer students and others to services and providers
  • Reconnect to help keep the student engaged and in the community
  • Report all crimes to Public Safety that students and employees share with you (Proxy reporting option)

This session is required for all members of the RIT faculty and staff community.

Welcome to RIT! Our New Employee Orientation program is an exciting one day event to help acclimate new employees to our university!

On this day, you will participate in a detailed discussion surrounding the RIT core values, as well as learn some of RIT's exciting history! We will navigate the university's colleges and divisions, review and show you where to find essential information regarding RIT's institute policies and procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Next will be RIT's Policy on Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination, which is required for all RIT employees. Then you will take the required Early Intervention Program Training, and the final session will be a Benefits Orientation.

In addition we have the RIT Compliance and Conflict of Interest Training online. This session is also required for all RIT employees.

New Employee Orientation Agenda


New Employee Orientation: Welcome to RIT – 9:00 am – 11:00am


RIT’S Policy on Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination 11:00 am - Noon


Lunch Break – Noon – 1:00pm


Early Intervention Training 1:00pm – 2:00 pm.


Benefits Orientation 2:00 pm- 4:00pm


Compliance and Ethics (ONLINE)

Please contact The Center for Professional Development Office at 5-6200 if you would like to register for these sessions.

New Employee Orientation Dates:

November 2, 2016

January 11, 2017

February 7, 2017 

March 8, 2017

April 4, 2017 

June 14, 2017


Please note that the Benefits session will be held during the above dates and also as a separate two hour training on the following dates:

October 18, 2016

November 22, 2016 

December 6, 2016

December 14, 2016

January 19, 2017

February 16, 2017

March 16, 2017

April 11, 2017 

May 9, 2017

May 23, 2017


RIT is committed to providing a safe learning environment, free of harassment and discrimination, as articulated in our University policies, including C0.0 Compliance Policy and Code of Ethical Conduct , C6.0 Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment , D18.0 Student Conduct Process and D18.1 Alcohol and Other Drugs.
An overview of Title IX can be found on the Human Resources website. I encourage you to read and familiarize yourself with this material. For faculty and staff, RIT now offers online training on policy C6.0 and Title IX through our Center for Professional Development. The completion of this training is a requirement of Title IX
This training is also available in an online format, available here:  RIT’s Policy Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination.
All students, faculty, and staff are protected under Title IX and have the right to file an internal complaint with the University if you or someone you know has experienced any of the following prohibited behaviors:

  • Sexual misconduct
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual violence (including dating violence and stalking)
  • Sexual discrimination
  • Retaliation for reporting any acts listed above

Online Courses

RIT’s Compliance and Ethics training is designed to familiarize employees with RIT’s Compliance Policy and Code of Ethical Conduct, their ethical and legal obligations, the responsibility to seek guidance when questionable conduct is witnessed, and the obligation to report potential violations of the Policy and its incorporated code standards, free of any fear of retaliation.  Attendees will also gain knowledge of the Individual Conflict of Interest and Commitment (ICIC) policy and their obligation to annually submit a conflict of interest disclosure. Additional information is located on the Compliance & Ethics web page at:

Additional Resources

Click here for links to RIT's official policies and procedures.

Each year we welcome new faculty to RIT by holding New Faculty Orientation prior to the start of fall quarter. This orientation is devoted to providing new faculty with the critical information about the university and the resources available for faculty to support the first day of teaching and beyond.

Maps of the RIT Campus, including full building maps for use by the RIT Community are available here.