RIT Alumni | Tiger Alumni Recruitment Program

We invite you to join the Tiger Alumni Recruitment Program!

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions depends on RIT alumni to help identify and recruit talented high school students from around the globe and share information about RIT. The more active our alumni, the farther the reach of our office. As we continue to seek a diverse population of academically talented students, we invite you to join the Tiger Alumni Recruitment Program (TARP) in this exciting and important endeavor.

There are several ways to get involved with TARP: referring a student for the RIT Alumni Referral Award, interviewing RIT applicants, assisting with college fairs and events and much more. 

RIT Alumni Referral Award

As a graduate of RIT, you know firsthand the transformative experience of an RIT education. The new RIT Alumni Referral Award gives you the opportunity to help students take a similar journey of discovery. With your referral, incoming students you believe would make a great addition to our undergraduate community automatically qualify for a $1,000* scholarship (renewable for four years, totaling $4,000) upon acceptance to RIT. This new scholarship opportunity is a testament to the importance of your involvement in the lives of our future alums.

The RIT Alumni Referral Award allows you to nominate one incoming undergraduate student applying for admission to RIT for a $1,000/year scholarship if:

  • They are a new student applying for this coming academic year
  • They apply and submit all admissions materials by the appropriate deadline
  • Are admitted to RIT
  • Choose to attend RIT


Referral names must be received by the Office of Admission by the application deadline for the selected admission program. Those deadlines are:

  • Early Decision 1 – November 1
  • Early Decision 2 – January 1
  • Regular Decision – January 15


The referral form must be complete by the deadline above in order to qualify them for this special award program. Scholarship dollars cannot be granted retroactively for this program, so please don't delay!

For transfer students, the referral received at the time of their application.

*Please Note: Deaf and hard-of-hearing students accepted into an associate or bachelor’s degree program and students accepted into the ASL-English interpretation program will receive the prorated amount of $500/year to reflect the lower tuition rate these students pay.

Nominate a Student

Local College Fairs and RIT Events

*There will be some virtual events in 2020-21

Our alumni often represent RIT at local college fairs in their areas. Alumni find representing RIT at college fairs a fun way to stay connected to their alma mater and help the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The admissions office provides you materials, detailed information about the event, and training information, so you are equipped to represent RIT.

Assisting with RIT sponsored events in your local area allows alumni to talk about their experiences at RIT at various recruitment functions throughout the year. Prospective students and their families benefit from learning from alumni about their time at RIT and their professional experiences post-graduation.

More information with 2020-21 event dates and locations coming soon!

Tiger Spirit Card Writing Campaign

RIT Admissions has identified high ability students from across the country and we need your help to recruit them as Tigers! Write congratulatory letters to admitted students and encourage them to become Tigers. Take part in this personalized outreach opportunity to support the student recruitment process.

  • Volunteers commit to writing notecards 
  • RIT provides pre-printed notecards with space for a personalized message
  • RIT provides envelopes, stamps and mailing labels with student addresses
  • Writers responsible for dropping cards in the mail

If you're interested in participating, contact us!

Alumni Admission Interviews

*Postponed for 2020-21 due to COVID-19

Alumni Admission Interviews allow students who have applied to RIT to meet with a RIT alumnus/a, and learn more about life and academics at RIT. Through TARP interviews the Office of Undergraduate Admissions reaches many more students in a one-on-one setting than would otherwise be possible. With selective admissions, adding a personalized perspective of RIT becomes even more important to our mission to recruit a highly diverse group of talented students. After each interview, the alum submits a report to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions which is added to the applicant's admission file. These reports are evaluative in nature and can be helpful in the admissions process.

Contact Your TARP Representative

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Tonya Dolezal
Senior Assistant Director
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
tmdadm@rit.edu