The mission of the Office of Government and Community Relations is to implement a comprehensive program of government relations, community relations and special events which develops and maintains positive and effective relationships between RIT and all levels of government as well as the community at large. These relationships result in funding as well as other types of support, and strengthen the university’s visibility and image among these publics.
The Office of Government and Community Relations is responsible for liaison with Federal, State and local government entities, community groups and organizations, and for the coordination of special events that take place on the RIT campus.
RIT receives significant support from both the Federal and State governments. A substantial amount of that funding involves support to students and their families through government funded student financial aid, including grant and loan programs. The following pages provide additional information about these programs and their impact on RIT and its students.