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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.

2022 Let Freedom Ring

RIT community, join us for our 5th annual Let Freedom Ring featuring keynote speaker Thomas Warfield. 

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2022 Expressions of King's Legacy

Join us for our 40th annual Expressions of King's Legacy featuring Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 

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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 22, 2021

    graphic with four people and the words "influential American Indian scholars."

    Influential American Indian Scholars  

    AcademicInfluence.com features Jolene Rickard ’78 (art and design) (Tuscarora), curator and historian at Cornell, as one of the top influential American Indian scholars in the nation.

  • November 1, 2021

    student works on project with an air tank.

    RIT ranked among top 20 universities for diversity

    RIT has been designated by the national publication Woman Engineer as one of the Top 20 Universities, recognized for its offerings of a diversified curriculum, student base, and faculty, as well as its ability to foster a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

  • October 18, 2021

    group of students wearing suits.

    RIT receives gift from IDI Billing Solutions to support diversity initiatives

    A gift from IDI Billing Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based billing, automation and workflow solutions for Communications Service Providers, will help RIT fund a series of important diversity initiatives. The company recently donated $162,000 to help RIT provide new scholarships, emergency support funds, and programmatic opportunities for RIT and K-12 students.

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