Rochester Institute of Technology

The Mission of the RIT Staff Council (RSC) is to provide the University with the perspective of staff on University issues; to serve as an advisory body to the President or his/her representative on issues and decisions which impact the RIT community; to initiate policy proposals and revisions and raise issues for University deliberation; and to review policy proposals, revisions, and issues raised by others for University deliberation.

Welcome to the RSC Web Site

Welcome! Staff Council is an advisory body to the President, or his/her representative, on issues and decisions which impact Rochester Institute of Technology. Our Staff Council Members communicate to staff about university news, events and initiatives and act as a conduit providing staff feedback and insights on university issues. Additionally, Staff Council initiates policy proposals and revisions, and raises issues for University consideration.

This site provides a wealth of information for the RIT community. It is our hope that you will join us at meetings, nominate a coworker for one of our awards, or offer suggestions for transforming RIT into the “Innovation University”. Most of all we want you to join your colleagues and get involved! All Staff Council meetings are open to all RIT community members.

Also, please help us share the news about staff success! We're always excited to help spread the word about RIT staff who receive awards - either internal or external - for their work at RIT.  If you or an RIT staff member you know has recently received recognition for his or her work, please email the Staff Council office at to let us know so that we can share the news with the RIT community via the Staff Council blog.

Staff Council Executive Committee:
(Left to Right): Jennifer Santoru, Lauren Shields (Vice Chair), Kurt Ingerick, Julia Lisuzzo (Chair), Jennifer Lana, Henry Hinesley, Raman Bhalla. (Not shown: David Woodhams)


Latest Posts from the Staff Council Blog

The Staff Council blog is for, by and about RIT staff! Whether it’s official RSC news, stories about staff accomplishments, event updates, or tips for getting the most out of what the RIT campus has to offer, we’ll post it here.

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  • Wednesday, May 22, 2013
    RITchie the Tiger

    Yet another fun filled Staff Appreciation Day & Community Picnic!

    Around 1850 people attended the picnic; 600 pounds of meat was served; and we went through 300 pounds of potato salad!

    We hope that everyone enjoyed their time away from the office, a delicious lunch, and the opportunity to sit back and mingle with others. The long lines for ice cream and the photo booth demonstrated their popularity. We really hoped you enjoyed the Segway rides and Magic Guy too. We were glad the weather cooperated for Bob Howie Memorial Classic Car Display.

  • Friday, April 19, 2013
    Story Photo

    In honor of Earth Week (April 22-26), we decided to focus this post on sustainability and share some simple ways that you can make a difference on campus and at home.  RIT has made a big commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, but what does that really mean to each of us?

  • Friday, April 12, 2013

    Over the years I have heard some staff members say that they wished they could play a bigger role in RIT’s retention efforts. I’m always surprised that many staff don’t acknowledge the role they play everyday just by fulfilling their basic job responsibilities. Whether it’s ensuring that a maintenance request is completed quickly and efficiently or offering a simple ‘thank you’ when a student is purchasing their lunch.

  • Friday, April 5, 2013
    Story Photo

    If you want to meet people on campus and be involved in campus progress, then now is the time to self- nominate or nominate a colleague for one of the open seats on Staff Council for the upcoming year. 

    ->> Nominations are open now and close Friday, 4/12 and Elections will be early May

    ->> Terms begin at June 6th meeting; end May 31, 2015




  • Monday, April 1, 2013

    Hello Everyone!


    This year, Dr. Destler charged the Student Success Steering Committee with looking into the Student Leave of Absence (LOA) Policy with the intention of ensuring that the implementation of the policy still supports student success and also counts them correctly based on new counting methods. This policy is very important to the success of our students and their progression in their degrees, and there are real consequences to taking an LOA for the student and RIT.

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