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The Division of Diversity and Inclusion works collaboratively with the entire RIT community to create an environment that embraces all students, faculty and staff. Respecting different cultures, perspectives and beliefs is important because we believe through thoughtful engagement, we can all learn from our differences.

Let Freedom Ring

"A Moment in a Movement." Join us Joshua Rashaad McFadden guides us through his images of moments in the movement as he shares his personal journey and the stories behind his images.

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Expressions of King's Legacy

“Education, Civil Rights and Equality: Cornerstones For Our Future”. Join Bakari Sellers for our 39th annual Expressions of King's legacy. 

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RIT has one of the largest divisions in the nation, housing 38 faculty and staff dedicated to the university’s core values of respect, diversity, and pluralism.


More than 700 students from across the university participate in Diversity and Inclusion events, programs, and initiatives.


Number of years RIT has hosted the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP), creating the first nationally recognized best-practice in faculty diversity and recruitment.


The chance that any two undergraduate students selected at random are of different race/ethnicity.

Message from Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental aspects of RIT’s identity as an institution and are intrinsically tied to its historic strength as one of America’s most innovative and forward-looking universities.

Keith Jenkins
Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and Inclusion News

  • November 13, 2020

    artist standing next to sculpture of Anna Murray Douglass, wife of Frederick Douglass.

    Anna Murray Douglass art installation to be unveiled Friday

    An art installation depicting Anna Murray Douglass, the first wife of famed social reformer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, will be unveiled today at the site of where the couple lived at 297 Alexander St. in Rochester from 1848 to 1851. The piece was funded by RIT.

  • November 6, 2020

    side-by-side portraits of a student and a faculty member.

    Podcast: Native Americans in Higher Education  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 39: Nicole Scott, director of RIT’s Native American Future Stewards Program, and Abigail Reigner, a second-year mechanical engineering student who is the regional student representative for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, discuss life as Native Americans in higher education, learning about Native cultures, and some of the unique ways RIT partners with tribal nations and organizations.

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