This summer, two units of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion (DDI), the Multicultural Center for Academic Success (MCAS) and RIT’s Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) created a joint effort to offer 69 pre-freshmen the opportunity to live on campus and take college courses. We fondly refer to it as the DDI Summer Experience.
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion, along with RIT leadership, trustees, donors, and our own President Munson, warmly hosted a welcoming reception for the esteemed Destler-Johnson Rochester City Scholars (RCS) at Liberty Hill to kick off the fall semester. The newest RCS cohort is part of RIT’s class of 2021, a class considered to be among the most diverse and we are proud of their accomplishments thus far.
Students were greeted with ice-cream, smiles, candies with lots of giveaways on September 6th. Our first ever “Resource Fair,” offered incoming and current RIT students an opportunity to learn about the various resources on campus, like scholarships, tutoring, coaching, research opportunities, etc.
Each student at RIT experiences an ongoing discovery of the insurmountable support offered to enhance their successes. If you didn’t have an opportunity to attend this informative event, take an opportunity to explore the many websites for each, below.
As part of RIT’s continued commitment to faculty success and career development the AY 2017 Connect Grants Program online application and proposal documents are now open! Deadline is Friday, October 27, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. with grant awards announced in December.
We warmly welcome RIT’s Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) to RIT’s Division for Diversity and Inclusion (DDI) family. Both Jennifer and Yulanda are committed and passionate about serving RIT students and the Greater Rochester community, too.
RIT’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion has been awarded funding for a TRIO Upward Bound program, a five-year grant totaling $1.28 million through the Department of Education.
The McNair Scholars (McNair) and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Programs will be hosting an information session before the application deadline on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. During this information session, each program will be explained in detail and applications will be on hand for those students who are interested.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars to attend the information session held at the MOSAIC Center (SAU 2510) on 9/21 at 4:00pm. You are encouraged to bring a friend who might be interested, too!