Embracing diversity is an asset. But it can’t be done alone.
Diversity and Inclusion is a campus wide initiative at RIT. We believe in the value of our differences and in acknowledging and honoring the collaborative work that strengthens our communities.We are pleased to share the following ways in which we recognize students, faculty and staff with awards and scholarships.
About Isaac L. Jordan Sr.
Isaac L. Jordan Sr. was a positive force on the RIT campus. He was committed to ensuring social and economic equality among all people. Jordan served as RIT’s first chairperson for the (then) Commission for Promoting Pluralism during the 1990’s.
To that role, he brought a wealth of knowledge from his work with Action for a Better Community, in the corporate suites at Eastman Kodak and as pastor at several churches.
Jordan represented the best of the human spirit: compassionate, fair, and he promoted a sense of community among all people. We honor his legacy through the following awards.
Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Endowed Scholarship
Jordan transformed the minds and hearts of the people who worked and studied at Rochester Institute of Technology. His death in 1994 left a void in many lives. This scholarship was established to honor his vision, legacy and memory. There are two Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Awards, freshman and upperclassman. Apply through the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Faculty Pluralism Award
This is a university-wide award program that recognizes faculty members for their significant contributions to enhance diversity at RIT. The award ensures the continuance of Jordan’s legacy and honors those who carry out his work. Learn more
Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Staff Pluralism Award
The Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Staff Pluralism Award recognizes staff members for their significant contributions to enhance diversity at RIT and is awarded as we recognize the contributions of staff at the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff. As RIT’s first chairperson of the Commission for Promoting Pluralism, Jordan provided outstanding leadership in advancing pluralism at RIT. He set an example for others to emulate. This award in his name assures the continuance of his legacy and honors those who carry out his work. Learn more