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The Academic Support Center provides services for all RIT and RIT/NTID supported Baccalaureate and Graduate degree-seeking students. Any NTID students enrolled in an associate’s degree program such as NTID’s AAS, AOS or AA program should first seek academic support from NTID’s Counseling and Academic Advising Services office.

EMPOWER

EMPOWER

THE GOAL OF EMPOWER IS TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO BE ACADEMICALLY SUCCESSFUL THROUGH THE ENGAGEMENT IN OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL BUILD ACADEMIC INDEPENDENCE.


EMPOWER is a fee-based service offered through the Academic Support Center (ASC) to all RIT students. Students who choose to enroll in this service will work with a mentor either once or twice a week to set goals and build skills to overcome challenges.

During the regular meetings the student will work with the mentor to achieve the objectives of EMPOWER:

Building Foundations

Empowering students to build academic foundations through knowledge of time management, organization, and academic strategies, which are the skills essential for academic success.

Encouraging Reflection

Empowering students to reflect on their academic progress in courses and gain a realistic understanding of their standing based on grades and course progress.

Creating Awareness

Empowering students to be aware and utilize appropriate campus resources to increase their ability to be successful.

Promoting Advocacy

Empowering students to increase self-advocacy skills in their academic programs and course work.

Developing Independence

Empowering students to acquire the skills necessary to be academically independent and successful. Students may be encouraged to utilize academic support services to supplement mentoring.

For more detailed information, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list here.

To enroll in EMPOWER, please click here to complete the enrollment form.

For more information contact empower@rit.edu or (585)475-6682.