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.

RIT Staff Council Executive Committee 2014-15

Staff Council Executive Committee:
(Left to Right): Becky Kiely (Communications Officer), Lauren Shields (Chair), Hope Williams, Donna Black, Karen Ester, Kevin Wilson, Raman Bhalla (Vice Chair). Not shown: David Woodhams (Events Officer)


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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  • Monday, June 4, 2012
    Photo from the picnic

    We had another successful Annual Staff Appreciation Day & Community Picnic on Wednesday, May 30 2012. About 2,000 people attended it. In addition to a wonderful buffet lunch catered by our very own Brick City Catering, the picnic featured:

  • Monday, June 4, 2012
    Story Photo

    Scott Miller a Senior Research Administrator from Sponsored Research Services Dept. wrote to me recently and wanted to share what a benefit the wellness coaching has been to him and to let people know what a great service this is and how to go about accessing it. Below is what Scott wrote to me:


  • Thursday, May 24, 2012
    @RITStaffCouncil is now on Twitter!

    @RITStaffCouncil is now on Twitter!

    This is a direct result of feedback received from RIT staff through the Staff Council survey conducted in March.

    We'll be tweeting about upcoming meeting schedules, interesting speakers, events, and other things of interest to RIT Staff. If there are things you would Staff Council to Tweet about, direct message us on Twitter or email

  • Thursday, May 24, 2012
    Story Photo

    On April 18th in Ingle Auditorium the RIT Leadership Institute held their ceremony celebrating the best of our student leaders. I was on hand to join in the celebration to support the amazing student leaders that I have gotten to know over the past year in my role as chair. 

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012
    Story Photo

    This year Staff Council members were polled to find out what they would like to see in the way of development for Staff Council members. In particular what we wanted to know was if Staff Council were to devote a portion of the meeting time to development - what would they want to learn more about to help them in their job.  The results ranged from topics of: Leadership, to Crucial Conversations, to Social Media, to to learning more about other areas on campus, to to hearing from the Students, to hearing from the VP’s.

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