Syracuse Chapter

Welcome to the Syracuse area homepage for RIT alumni
This page is your home for information on the RIT Syracuse Alumni Chapter. Whether you are new to the region, or you have lived here your whole life, you will find links for volunteering, events, and career services. 

Total number of RIT alumni in the Syracuse Metro Area: 3,057

Syracuse is the 6th largest alumni chapter by population

  • Saunders College of Business: 553
  • College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST): 956
  • College of Imaging Arts & Sciences (CIAS): 449
  • Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences (GCCIS): 124
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering: 508
  • *College of Health Sciences & Technology: 15
  • College of Liberal Arts (COLA): 132
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf: 58
  • College of Science: 247
  • *Golisano Institute for Sustainability: 0

*newly established


Upcoming Events

RIT's alumni chapters host a variety of activities throughout the year ranging from social events to educational workshops to performing arts to supporting RIT Athletics, and everything in between. Please join us for these excellent opportunities to connect with other alumni and check back often to see what's coming up next.

There are currently no upcoming events for Syracuse Chapter.
Click here to see all events.

Chapter Contacts
Heather Andersen '07
Chapter Leader

The Syracuse Chapter is led by a council of alumni volunteers. These individuals work with staff from the Office of Alumni Relations to plan events, programs, volunteer opportunities and networking connections throughout the year. If you are an alum who loves RIT and is willing to help us organize, promote and build a strong RIT alumni network in the Syracuse area, consider joining the council today!

If you are interested in joining the Alumni Council, contact one of the leaders, volunteers or staff members highlighted on this page or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 585.475.7638.

Heather Andersen '07

I was very active at RIT when I was there for my MBA.  After graduation I was involved with the local young alum group.  After a few years of volunteering at RIT and working for RIT I joined the Saunders College of Business board.  It was an excellent way to give back to RIT and stay connected.  After relocating to Syracuse I knew I wanted to get involved with the Syracuse community as well as continuing to have strong ties with RIT.   It is my vision that this group will allow our community to reconnect, network with other alumni, and maintain a connection to the RIT community.

I hope to see every RIT Alumnus in the Syracuse area at our alumni events.  You won't be disappointed, not only will you have fun but they are also a great way to stay connected to RIT and to your fellow alumni. Let any of us know at any time if you have an idea, question or comment.  I look forward to seeing you all soon.