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thumbnail imageNo more tapping university funds for bottled water

To further the university’s sustainability efforts and cut waste, RIT has a new policy that no longer allows departments and campus groups to use university funds to purchase single-serving bottles of water.

Bottled water will still be available for sale in vending machines, at sporting events and in retail locations on campus if individuals choose to spend their own money. Water fountains are everywhere on campus and water is available at fountain locations in dining centers at no cost.

In addition, hydration stations will be installed in all future construction and major renovation projects to make it even easier for people to fill their reusable bottles. RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has already taken the initiative to install two of these in existing buildings.

New students, faculty and staff received reusable water bottles as part of their orientation packets. For more on the policy, go to

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