Life At RIT
Campus involvement is an important aspect of student life. Getting involved in a student group or another organization is a great way for your student to meet friends with mutual interests, boost a resume, and get leadership experience. With over 200 student groups at RIT, your student should have no problems finding one that fits his/her interests!
If your student is struggling with understand how to be involved on campus, here are some places that they can use to get started:
Campus Groups is a one-stop shop that provides students access to and information about all campus clubs, organizations, activities, and events. Students can log in with their RIT account information, create a profile, and find activities based on their interests.
Center for Campus Life
The Center for Campus Life consists of several services and programs for students. This office provides support for student clubs, organizations, and communities, including Student Government, and offers services that assist the campus community in holding meetings and events.
Your student can browse through the organizations already formed at RIT. If your student has interests outside of the pre-existing groups, it is possible to form a new club on campus.
Representative Student Organizations
Major Student Organizations at RIT are larger, umbrella organizations that work closely with staff and administration, host special events, and are represented in Student Government.
RIT students can cheer on over 20 Tiger Athletic teams. With the exception of men’s and women’s hockey, admission for all RIT sporting events are free. The composite calendar shows all upcoming Tiger athletic events.
Center for Recreation and Intramurals
Students can join intramural teams on campus or work out in one of the recreational facilities available through the Center for Recreation and Intramurals.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
RIT has 32 Greek organizations. Greek organizations offer students a unique sense of community and opportunities for personal, social, and intellectual development. Benefits of Greek Life include leadership opportunities, community service, and alumni and national networking.
Off-Campus and Commuter Services provide support for students who do not live in RIT student housing. This site includes a variety of resources to assist commuter students, including: information about apartment hunting, budgeting, and leases; bus routes and parking; lounges and amenities; and commuter events.
Diversity at RIT includes international students, students of color, our deaf and hard-of-hearing population, and so much more. The variety of backgrounds and perspectives at RIT enriches the experience for all students, and Center for Campus Life promotes an understanding of cross-cultural issues for all students.
The Q Center
The Q Center is committed to promoting a campus community that is safe, equitable, and respectful of all members, in regards to gender, racial/ethnic origins, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and socioeconomic status. The Q Center provides a number of services and events for students, faculty, and staff at RIT.