RIT students competed in the world’s largest tug-of-war tournament Sept. 22, 2012, working to set a Guinness World Record. At the 17th annual Mud Tug, RIT unofficially broke the world record with 1,647 tuggers, beating the previous record of 1,290, set by students in the Netherlands in 2010. RIT is awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records to verify the record has been broken. RIT’s Phi Kappa Psi and Zeta Tau Alpha Greek organizations host the annual tug-of-war event, one of the most popular events held on campus each year. While the tournament may be dirty, it’s for a good cause, with all proceeds going to Hillside Family of Agencies, an organization that provides support, counseling, education and housing services for children and families. More.