The RIT School of Individualized Study Student Council was established in the fall semester of 2014 as a way to bring SOIS students together to assist in promoting and empowering students to take an active role in the RIT and SOIS community. The student council has an executive board consisting of a president, vice president (recruitment), secretary, and event coordinator. This e-board also includes our SOIS student government senator.
A SOIS advisor plays a lead role in assisting the SC members with their activities (Wendy Giuliano 2014-2018) (Melissa Piciulo 2018-current)
Facilitate and maintain a sense of community within the SOIS student body where any RIT student can converse about School of Individualized Study related topics
Provide students assistance with their academic goals and career path
Lobby for SOIS position on student government
Provide a medium for students to socialize with other students who have the same interests
Partner with other organizations to increase knowledge of the council’s presence on campus
The SOIS student council hosts at least one event each semester (fall and spring), as well as applies for an RIT Imagine booth. Student council members are sometimes asked to attend admissions events; i.e. open houses and other admissions events, where they can explain their perspective on, and experience with, the individualized and interdisciplinary nature of our degree program. This group also serves as a sounding board for SOIS faculty and staff looking for feedback from a student perspective.
Fall e-board Council Member names coming soon...
Interested in Joining? Contact your SOIS academic Advisor!