In one way or another, applicants for federal funds must show how they will provide equal access and treatment for eligible project participants who are members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented (including individuals with disabilities, members of racial or ethnic minority groups, women, and the elderly). Below are statements from various RIT documents that address this issue.
NTID/RIT Admissions and Recruitment Policy: "RIT will admit and hire men and women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, individuals of any race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, or marital status, in compliance with all appropriate legislation."
RIT's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: "RIT provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants on the basis of their demonstrated abilities, experience, and training. There will be no discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, or veteran status in the recruitment, selection, training, utilization, promotion, or termination of any individual. RIT, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will not discriminate against qualified disabled persons and will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodation. The Institute will not condone retaliation or harassment against any employee or applicant on the basis of that individual's exercise of his or her rights (e.g., filing a charge) or because of an individual's race, color, religious belief, sex, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual preference, or veteran status."
RIT's Affirmative Action Policy: "RIT complies with all government requirements for establishing and implementing an affirmative action plan and process. RIT's Affirmative Action Officers are the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs (for faculty) and the Director of Personnel (for staff)."
RIT's Recruitment/Employment Policy: "It is the intention of Rochester Institute of Technology that all applicants for employment be given equal consideration for position openings, and that candidate selection be based on qualifications without regard to age, color, creed, national origin, race, sex, disability, marital status, or sexual preference. The ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the Institute's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are strongly urged to make application for employment consideration."