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

Women in Engineering (WE@RIT) is dedicated to encouraging the participation of women engineers and preparing students 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 Opportunities

Engineers of Color Creating Opportunities (ECCO) is devoted to increasing the number of underrepresented African American, Latino American, and Native American (AALANA) students in the Kate Gleason 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 Technical Institute for the Deaf, is committed to providing deaf and hard-of-hearing students with outstanding access and support services, such as interpreting services, note-taking, real-time captioning, and tutoring/advising. Learn more about access and support services. NTID also offers individualized pre-baccalaureate programs to help students prepare for specific RIT engineering programs. Contact the NTID Admissions for more information.

Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment

The Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment works across the university to advance the recruitment of talented African American, Latino American, Native American (AALANA) and women scholars and artists to enrich our diverse faculty community. 

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