Women in Technology

RIT’s Women In Technology program is dedicated and committed to creating platforms that energize, expand representation and strive to propel the success and advancement of women in the College of Engineering Technology and beyond. Growing, connecting, and inspiring is our motto. These achievements are created through:


Academic Advancement


Advocacy


Career Exploration


Internal and External Outreach

Outreach Efforts

Previous programs consisted of: Susan B. Anthony after school program, Girls Scouts, Workforce Innovation Day Careers on Demand Day, STEM school careers, Daisy Scouts, etc. Please, reach out, we are always looking for new way to connect with K-12 female identifying students.

An evolving community event, currently between the College of Engineering Technology and the K - 12 department. This community event showcases different areas of STEM through hands on demos. Female identifying students, staff and faculty members get the opportunity to impact and empower girls from 3rd - 12th grades. Students at this event get the opportunity to explore and learn more about STEM and RIT with their guardians for the day. This event aims to encourage, inform, and empower girls and women interested in STEM.

An overnight event designed by current WIT members; where female accepted students and their guardians come to campus to experience CET and RIT through WIT before making their final decision for college.

A college wide donation campaign for students, staff, and faculty to bring in snacks and household goods for the new teen center at Cameron Community Ministries for teens and kids to have a safe place to spend time after school working on homework and connecting with peers.

Networking and Career Prepping Connections

WIT offers students the opportunity to network with industry connections, and supports them by providing support and resources as they prepare for their careers.

Learn more about Networking and Career Prepping Connections

Community Building Events

WIT is more than a valuable academic resource for students. It is also a fun opportunity for them to connect and grow! We host a number of social events throughout the academic year. These events encourage students to step away from their coursework for a moment and come together.

Learn more about Community Events

Diversity and Inclusion

WIT meets DDI, as we come together to help diversify the STEM workforce for all Women, African Americans, Latin Americans, and Native Americans identifying students.

women working in technology, with yellow and orange overlay.

MCAS Mission: Building a community centered on trust, the Multicultural Center for Academic Success (MCAS) will strengthen the academic success of RIT’s AALANA (African, Latin, and Native American) student population.}

How do we supports students who align with MCAS

  • Community Engagement 
  • Self-advocacy 
  • Peer-to-Peer Opportunities
  • Professional Development & Networking 

Engagement Activities

  • Faculty and Staff Bowling
  • Support National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Resume & Career Workshops 
  • Faculty, NSBE, & Co-op Symposium 
  • Conversations with the Deans
  • Affinity Fair
  • Alumni Mixers
  • Movie Trips
  • Monthly Celebrations
  • Taste of CET
  • Women's Achievement Dinner
  • Overnight Immersion Program
  • Professional Headshots
  • Friends Giving