The power of conversation and dialogue. Sharing meaningful experiences. Learning about another person’s perspective. Making connections about their lived experiences. Building a relationship to inspire positive change in you and the community. “Broaden your perspectives about yourself and others to create more cohesiveness in our RIT community,” explained Dr. Michael D’Arcangelo, Director of Diversity Education.
Register Now! and join us Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Joseph C. Wilson Foundation Academy for Facing Race Embracing Equity’s (FR=EE) 4th Annual Community Summit on Race – “Learning from the Past. Building for the Future.” They’re aiming to provide “enriching dialogue, helping identify challenges and provide solutions, resources and knowledge that will be actionable for attendees is our goal,” explained Summit Co-Chair, Sandra Whitmore, Senior Director of Operations, Division of Diversity and Inclusion at RIT.
Each spring semester the Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement hosts a The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program gives students the opportunity to engage in direct service in collaboration with communities across the nation. Students who participate spend 5-7 days, during spring break, learning about critical challenges facing communities, interacting with local leaders, and performing short-term projects for community agencies.
The 2017 Independent Sector Student Community Service Award honors outstanding Independent Sector TAP students for their leadership in community service throughout New York State. This year’s 10 student award recipients serve as exemplary examples of the role that independent higher education plays in strengthening the state and its communities.
Three hundred and eighty-eight miles, that is the distance between the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the Ohio State University (OSU). On March 24, three RIT – American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) students and their chaperone traveled to Columbus, OH for the 2017 AISES Region VI Conference.
At RIT’s MOSAIC Center, current RIT student panelists hosted nearly 30 youth who were eager to learn about their college and leadership experiences.These high schoolers were excited to learn about different leadership styles and to how enhance their abilities as they further participate in the American Red Cross Youth Enrichment Program (YLP).
“I’m here giving back, sharing my story and hope to inspire you to do the same when you graduate from RIT,” shared Dale J. Davis, Executive IP Counsel for GE Power’s Gas Power Systems (GPS) business. Davis spoke to students at the MOSAIC Center, where his story unfolded by first, sharing a family portrait, with his wife and daughters.
“We must not forget why we do what we do, on a daily basis and that’s to support the success of our family and then our success professionally,” said Davis with a smile.