When I was searching for a college, I wanted to find a place that accepted me for me because people in my high school didn’t understand my hearing loss, and I was treated differently. I never felt like I belonged. I’m smart, I just can’t hear, but kids in my high school couldn’t understand that. When I visited RIT, I met another hard-of-hearing student like me, and we connected right away. I knew if I could make a connection that fast that I had found my home at RIT. I’m so happy here. The entire campus community is open and accepting of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. I fit in perfectly.