The Division of Diversity and Inclusion offers programs and services to RIT students focused on academic support, leadership development, tutoring and scholarship.
Frederick Douglass Scholarship
The Frederick Douglass Scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates leadership, campus citizenship and community service. Recipients must be AALANA students: African American, Hispanic-American, or Native-American.
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is a New York State grant funded initiative designed to foster academic excellence for students in the science, technology, engineering, and math majors, as well as majors that required a license (i.e. accounting, criminal justice/law, psychology, etc.).
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion’s Diversity Education Program offers a variety of programs and experiences through different approaches that help students, staff, and faculty at RIT work toward recognizing and developing skills to address cultural humility.
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, or LSAMP, provides support to qualifying RIT students pursuing National Science Foundation designated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees.
The program is open to students beginning in the spring of their first year.
The RIT Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program helps prepare eligible second-and third-year full time students interested in pursuing a post-baccalaureate education, in particular doctoral studies.
McNair Scholars gain valuable information by taking part in a simulated, graduate school experience.
Men of Color, Honor and Ambition (M.O.C.H.A) is a leadership development program for undergraduate male students at RIT. It is open to students who are between their second and fifth academic years of study.
The MOSAIC Center is an inclusive community space where students, faculty, and staff can organize, engage and listen as a community through facilitated cross cultural learning. It is more than just a home away from home, but a truly unique and transformative space on campus.
The Future Stewards Program (FSP) is committed to nurturing the overall success of its Indigenous Scholars (Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations) by providing academic support, professional development, and cultural opportunities.