Mission and Vision


RIT’s mission is to provide a broad range of career-oriented educational programs with the goal of producing innovative, creative graduates who are well-prepared for their chosen careers in a global society.

The RIT community engages and motivates students through stimulating and collaborative experiences. We rigorously pursue new and emerging career areas. We develop and deliver curricula and advance scholarship and research relevant to emerging technologies and social conditions.

Our community is committed to diversity and student centeredness and is distinguished by our innovative and collaborative spirit. Internal and external partnerships expand our students’ experiential learning.

RIT is committed to mutually enriching relationships with alumni, government, business, and the world community. Teaching, learning, scholarship, research, innovation, and leadership development for promoting student success are our central enterprises.


RIT will lead higher education in preparing students for innovative, creative, and successful careers in a global society.

RIT Strategic Plan 2005-2015

RIT’s 2005-2015 Strategic Plan represents the collective work of the RIT community at two points in time: 2003-2004, during the presidency of Albert J. Simone, and 2007, during the first year of William W. Destler’s presidency.

To read more about the strategic plan, visit the RIT Strategic Plan 2005-2015 website.