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Diversity at RIT

Throughout your life, you’ll interact with people from different cultures and from every continent. Your success will depend on your experience with and understanding of cross-cultural issues, here and abroad.

At RIT you’ll live and study with over 1,400 international students from 100 countries. In addition, more than 2,000 students of color have elected to study at RIT, embodying our commitment to diversity. Adding a social and educational dynamic not found at any other university are more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students supported by RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

The variety of backgrounds and perspectives represented in the RIT community enriches the learning experience for all. As you interact on team-based projects, in residences halls, and in day-to-day activities, we believe you will be enriched and better prepared for the opportunities and challenges of global interdependence.

Multicultural Greek Life

The purpose of the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is to provide a council for Greek organizations that contribute specifically to diversity and inclusion on RIT campus. The MGC serves as the governing body and network multiculturally based Greek organizations to create and maintain high standards in the life of Fraternities and Sororities. The council addresses, coordinates, and develops strategic action plans to unify affiliations, promote higher education, provide community service, enhance leadership and serves as a liaison between the MGC and the University student body, and administration; thereby improving the campus climate. The MGC emphasizes on spreading cultural awareness to ensure diversity and unity among the Greek system at RIT.

Visit https://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/greek/ for more information about Greek Life.

 

Men of Color, Honor, and Ambition (M.O.C.H.A)

is a one-year initiative open to all undergraduate male students between their second and fifth academic years of study, but is specifically designed for male students of color. Students will participate in a series of monthly workshops offered by faculty, staff, and community leaders; foster a sense of community and bonding with each other and other male role models of color through social outings; and support their health awareness and development through their participation in wellness activities.

 

Women of Color, Honor and Ambition  (W.O.C.H.A)

is open to all female students who are in their second- through fifth-years of study at the university, with an emphasis on woman of color. It is a one-year initiative developed for historically underrepresented women to enhance leadership ability, build camaraderie, access mentorship and open networking opportunities. The program will consist of a series of monthly workshops offered by faculty, staff and community professionals focusing on leadership development, healthy lifestyles, financial literacy, Self-E (self-esteem and empowerment), and community engagement.

 

MOSAIC Center

The mission of the center is to create a student-centered inclusive environment that enriches the RIT experience.

The vision is that the Center will serve as an important component of RIT’s efforts to create a welcoming, and inclusive campus community by providing students with a comfortable space for multicultural community building, individual expression, and the exchange of ideas through collaborative cultural, educational, and social experiences.

Stop by anytime, we are located on the 2nd floor of the SAU, room 2510.

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