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"RIT is among the Top 200 Colleges for Indigenous Students, according to Winds of Change magazine. This marks the ninth time RIT has appeared on the list." To learn more about our RIT and the FSP program visit www.rit.edu/diversity/futurestewards. If you have questions about applying to RIT, email nscott@mail.rit.edu
ALUMNI NEWS: At the 2018 AISES National Conference, Dr. Naomi Lee (Seneca) was named the 2018 Professional of the Year! Dr. Lee obtained her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the RIT. Currently, Dr Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, AZ.
The RIT Division of Diversity & Inclusion and the Native American Future Stewards Program thank our wonderful #NAHM2018 partners and collaborators: RIT Center for Campus Life, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, NTID Student Life Team, Global Education, School of Communication, RIT AISES, and RIT NASA

2019 RIT Native American Outreach Day

RIT | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Native American Outreach Day

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The RIT Native American Future Stewards Program (FSP)  supports Native American students academically, culturally, socially, and professionally. This annual one-day conference brings Native American high school students to RIT. Its goals include increasing the number of Indigenous students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities. Learn More

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Larger groups, email Nicole Scott, nscott@mail.rit.edu
  • Student Testimonials

    Growing up in a biracial family, and nowhere near my native community, I was left with many questions about my identity and my culture’s history. The Future Stewards Program (FSP) has provided me with support on campus and assisted with my cultural search in understanding who I am. 

    Tiffany Cable
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    The Future Stewards Program here at RIT has been the most shaping factor in my career and personal development. My family's tribe is halfway across the country from where I grew up, since my grandmother was encouraged by her mother to leave the reservation to find success elsewhere. My first year at RIT, though very fulfilling, felt deprived of other people like me. I wanted to become a part of a community on campus that could foster my growth as a Native American student in STEM.

    Anna Jacobson Eckert
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    The Future Stewards Program has played a huge role in my career at RIT. I became dedicated to attending RIT while taking part in a Future Steward's sponsored campus visit the Summer before my junior year of high school. I along with other students from Salamanca, NY, located on the Allegany Indian Reservation of the Seneca Nation of Indians, were hosted by Future Steward's staff and introduced to the support services offered and the educational programs offered at RIT.

    Brendan John
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  • Student Testimonials

    I love RIT because of the uniqueness of our community. Students are free to express themselves and explore their academic interests. Professors here share their research and passion for what they do. Staff members are welcoming and love to help students. It is simply a great place to be! This is why I chose to complete both my bachelor and master degree at RIT.

    Alexandra Shipman
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