Statement of Commitment

To: All Institute Employees:

 RIT is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  RIT does not discriminate.  RIT promotes and values diversity within its workforce and provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, or disability.  In this regard, an annual Affirmative Action Plan is developed for the Institute. Responsibility for development of the Plan has been assigned to Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion.

 To assure implementation of the Institute's Affirmative Action Plan, the following guidelines have been established for managers:

  • To recruit, hire and promote for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, or disability.
  • To make placement decisions based solely upon an individual's qualifications for the position.
  • To administer fairly and equally all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, and sponsored programs activities.
  • To provide reasonable accommodations whenever possible in an effort to advance employment for disabled individuals, including veterans.

 I have a strong personal commitment to equal employment opportunity and expect the support of all faculty and staff in attaining the Institute's objective of a balanced and diverse workforce.

 

Cordially yours,

William Destler 
President