New students, faculty and staff at Rochester Institute of Technology got a new item in their orientation materials this year—reusable water bottles. This is part of a larger campus-wide effort to reduce the amount of bottled water used on campus.
RIT has implemented a new policy in which departments and campus groups will no longer be allowed to use university funds to purchase single-serving bottles of water. Bottled water will still be available for sale in vending machines, at sporting events and in retail locations on campus if individuals choose to spend their own money. Water fountains are everywhere on campus and water is available at fountain locations in dining centers at no cost.