Staff Council is an advisory body to the administration on issues and decisions which impact the university. Representatives communicate to staff and act as a conduit providing their feedback and insights on university issues. Staff Council initiates policy proposals/revisions, and raises issues for university consideration. Read More »
Next Staff Council Meeting
Thursday, October 5, 2017
2 – 4 pm
1829 Room, SAU
22 hours ago
As we lead up to the inauguration of Dr. David C. Munson Jr., Rochester Institute of Technology's 10th President, members of Staff Council offer their perspective and insight on what makes RIT such a special place. Block 1 representative and staff member at MAGIC at RIT Jennifer Hinton offers this advice to Dr. Munson: "Make getting out of your office a priority and participate in the student experience. Walking around campus and stepping away from the office, computer, to do list etc. is a great reminder about what makes RIT so special. This is an opportunity to see who and what our community is: diverse, spirited, passionate and quirky.
Pedestrian safety task force
President Destler formed the Pedestrian Safety Task Force as a result of Staff Council constituent concerns regarding use of bikes and longboards on the Quarter Mile.
Accelerated implementation of smoking policy
Staff Council worked with other governance groups including Academic Senate and Student Government to eliminate the 3-year waiting period for implementation proposed in the revised version of C 16.0 Tobacco-Restricted University Policy.
Eric Pope, director of fraternity and sorority life, was selected to receive Alpha Sigma Alpha's Outstanding Fraternity & Sorority Advisor Award for his service to the fraternal community at RIT.
David Edborg, patrol major for Public Safety, deadlifted 479.8 pounds at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters' U.S. National Championship, breaking his previous New York state record.
Maria Richart, associate director for International Outreach, Career Services Coordinator, and the Global Experience team won the "Innovative New Program: Intern Abroad" award at the 20th Annual GoAbroad Innovation Award ceremony.
Stephanie Thompson, senior data scientist, and Richard Dirmyer, assistant vice president of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Strategy at NTID, were invited panelists and paper presenters for SAS Global Forum 2017 in Orlando, Fla.