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The ADVANCE Institutional Transformation project, ADVANCE RIT at the Rochester Institute of Technology (NSF ADVANCE Award No. 1209115), is an effort across RIT’s nine colleges, all of which include STEM disciplines. The project challenges the historically slow growth trends of women STEM faculty with the overarching goal of increasing the representation and advancement of this group, widely represented across ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds.

Center for Women & Gender

The mission of  the Center for Women and Gender is to foster an educational environment in which all community members can be personally, academically, and professionally successful without regard to gender, racial/ethnic origins, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, or spiritual beliefs.

Faculty Career  Development Services

Office for Diversity & Inclusion

President’s Commission on Women

The President’s Commission on Women (PCW) serves as an advocate for the interests of the entire community of women at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The PCW - constituted of faculty, staff and students - advocates for and advises the President on the progress of RIT’s commitment to securing equitable representation, opportunities, and rewards for women at RIT. 


The WISe program seeks to engage women in the sciences and mathematics by offering information, equity and collaboration opportunities that will break down barriers and will enhance their education and career(s) throughout their journey.

Women & Gender Studies

A program that offers an interdisciplinary and multicultural series of courses exploring the intersections of gender, sexuality, culture, ethnicity, and race.

Women’s Council

The purpose of the Women's Council of RIT is to stimulate interest and promote understanding of the Institute within the community, to provide an educational program about the Institute to its members and to be of service to the Institute.