RIT alumni make amazing things happen in the world. Their noteworthy accomplishments benefit both society and our campus community. Their efforts advance the common good in our world inspiring others to innovation and creativity. To celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni, the RIT Alumni Association sponsors five major awards to celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni each year.
We gladly accept nominations at any time from alumni and friends of RIT for any of these prestigious awards. All nominations must be made online.
Established by the Office of the President in 1952, this is the highest honor the university can bestow upon an alumnus/a in recognition of professional accomplishments as well as service and generosity to the university.
See current Outstanding Alumnus/a »
See the honor roll of all Outstanding Alumni ››
This award is presented to an individual - a graduate or friend of the university – who exhibits dedication to the RIT community by being active and involved in the university community and beyond.
See current Volunteer of the Year »
See the honor roll of all Volunteers of the Year ››
This honor is presented to a certified graduate who has brought distinction to the college and RIT through professional and/or community achievement.
See current Distinguished Alumni »
See the honor roll of all Distinguished Alumni ››
Presented each year at the annual Alumni Faculty & Staff Luncheon, this special award goes to alumni faculty and alumni staff who go above and beyond in connecting and engaging with our graduates. See who's won a Golden Brick ››
Tiger athletes who excelled in their respective sports during their undergraduate years at RIT continue to excel in life and career beyond campus, making us all proud. See photos, profiles, and more ››
At RIT, we celebrate achievement. In addition to the ways the Alumni Association recognizes alumni for who they are and what they do, there are many other award programs managed by other offices on campus. See Other Awards and Recognition ››
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