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Office for Diversity & Inclusion

  • McNair/LSMAP
  • I'm First
  • Future Faculty Career Exploration Program
  • MCAS
  • Diversity Theatre
  • HEOP
  • RIT Young Professionals
  • Native American Future Stewards Program

Human diversity is essential to organizational growth and synergy. These differences create points of tension that spark alternative viewpoints and ideas and ignite the kindling forces behind creativity and innovation. To that end, the mission of the Division for Diversity & Inclusion is to foster living, learning, and working environments that support and incorporate principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and community.

The Division for Diversity & Inclusion serves as a vital resource to develop and implement campus wide initiatives and programs to promote diversity and inclusive excellence to students, faculty, and staff. Through various programs and special projects, the division continues to foster relationships between RIT and the Greater Rochester Community. As an administrative support system to the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Office for Diversity & Inclusion oversees the daily operations and logistics of the division as well as the budgetary needs for various events and programs. In addition, the Office is committed to the development of diversity education and monitors the areas that target diverse populations across the university.


Tonya Holmes
Senior Staff Assistant
Eastman Hall 1120