As a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, RIT must abide by federal and state laws related to political activities. Failure to do so could jeopardize the university’s tax exempt status. The RIT Political and Legislative Activities policy provides guidance about the kinds of activities permissible on RIT property. The policy governs activities at all levels, including federal, state as well as local elections and candidates.
The guidelines have been carefully developed to be in conformity with existing laws while at the same time providing information about the kinds of activities that are acceptable.
If you have any questions or would like additional information/guidance about a program or event that may be considered as a political or legislative activity, contact Deborah Stendardi, VP of Government & Community Relations at 475-5040 or Meredith Smith, Associate Vice President for Government & Community Relations at 475-6509.