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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.

Expressions of King's Legacy

Join us for our 39th annual Expressions of King's Legacy featuring keynote speaker Bakari Sellers.

Expressions of King's Legacy

Join us for our 39th annual Expressions of King's Legacy featuring keynote speaker Bakari Sellers.

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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.

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

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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.

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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
585-475-6795

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Diversity and Inclusion News

  • January 28, 2021

    woman holding box of COVID-19 rapid tests.

    Alumna helps ramp up rapid test manufacturing for national company

    Dimple Joseph’s short-term assignment last year turned out to be a “really big start up.” As part of the healthcare company Abbott, Joseph contributed to the main manufacturing site’s readiness to produce the company’s new BinaxNOW Rapid Test, which meets the growing demand for testing options as pandemic cases rise.

  • January 15, 2021

    students wearing face masks and sitting socially distanced on a lawn.

    RIT creates action plan for race and ethnicity

    Following the slayings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, the nation was challenged to change its ways in response to systemic racism and social inequity. University leaders spent the summer engaging with students, faculty, staff, and alumni groups to generate a list of roughly 100 ideas of ways RIT can do more on these fronts.

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