Diversity, Inclusion, and Access

The Kate Gleason College of Engineering is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable environment for all of its students, faculty, and staff.

Women in Engineering

WE@RIT is dedicated to expanding the representation of women engineers and preparing women for leadership roles within the engineering profession.  Hundreds of women engineering students participate in our engineering career-focused programs and events each year.

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Engineers of Color Creating Opportunity

Engineers of Color Creating Opportunity (ECCO) is devoted to increasing the number of underrepresented African American, Latino American, and Native American (AALANA) students in the College of Engineering.  ECCO supports successful graduation rates, provides networking opportunities, and helps students prepare for leadership roles within the engineering profession.

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

What makes RIT the best choice for deaf and hear-of-hearing engineering students?  The Kate Gleason College of Engineering, in collaboration with the National Institute for the Deaf, is committed to providing deaf and hard of hearing students with outstanding access and support services, such interpreting services, note-taking, real-time captioning, and tutoring/advising.  For more information about access and support services, please see NTID’s Department of Access Services.  NTID also offers individualized pre-baccalaureate programs to help students prepare for specific RIT engineering programs.  Contact the NTID Admissions for more information.