News

  • May 12, 2020

    Darci Lane-Williams, assistant director of Title IX and Clery Compliance.

    Darci Lane-Williams receives 2020 Edwina Award

    Darci Lane-Williams, assistant director of Title IX and Clery Compliance, has received the 2020 Edwina Award for her significant contributions to enhance gender diversity and inclusiveness at RIT. In addition, 10 graduating students were also named as “Legacy Leaders.”

  • April 30, 2020

    solar array.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes RIT for green power leadership

    RIT’s utilization of nearly 71 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually represents more than 92 percent of its total power needs, placing it No. 21 on the EPA’s Top 30 College & University List of the largest green power users among higher-education institutions in the agency’s Green Power Partnership.

  • April 13, 2020

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    RIT Ambulance, FMS convert van to transport students in quarantine on campus

    As the majority of students moved out of residence housing because of CV-19, several remained behind in quarantine. To ease their temporary stay and to provide better access to services needed, most were moved to different campus accommodations by an FMS van refitted by members of the RIT Ambulance group and Facilities Management Services.

  • April 8, 2020

    catering van with two racks of boxed meals.

    RIT Rallies: Dining donating hundreds of meals to front-line medical personnel

    With fewer people eating on campus due to alternative delivery of coursework, RIT Dining has decided to serve a different customer. They’re sending packaged meals to Rochester Regional Health, the university’s affiliated partner, to serve its workers who are helping our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • February 2, 2020

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    Students encouraged to take Title IX climate survey

    The Title IX Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey is conducted every other year and is intended to monitor trends and identify issues that are occurring on campus. It is part of the statewide “Enough is Enough” law designed to help keep students safe.

  • January 27, 2020

    graphic that reads: Ditch the Disposables: plastic bags, plastic straws, plastic stirrers.

    RIT gets greener with elimination of plastic bags and straws

    Plastic bags, straws and stirrers will be a thing of the past beginning Friday at RIT, as the university begins its “Ditch the Disposables” campaign to decrease plastic waste. The initiative comes with student support, and in advance of a state ban on plastic bags that begins March 1.

  • November 18, 2019

    Three student from esports team stand facing three Public Safety officers.

    RIT Esports takes on RIT Public Safety in friendly ‘Call of Duty’ match Nov. 23

    Members of RIT Esports and Public Safety are answering the “Call of Duty” to raise money for mental health awareness Nov. 23. The RIT Esports Call of Duty team will compete against members of RIT Public Safety in a two vs. two tournament of the video game. Ticket proceeds will support the office of Counseling and Psychological Services.

  • November 12, 2019

    Denishea and Orlando Ortiz.

    NextGen Rochester honoring local philanthropists  

    Messenger Post Media features Denishea Ortiz, director of Strategic Marketing and Retail Product Management for Student Auxiliary Services, and Orlando Ortiz '04 (manufacturing engineering technology) '08 (MBA).

  • August 6, 2019

    Contractors stand on ladder to work on ceiling in dining hall.

    Renovated Gracie’s on schedule to reopen on Aug. 12

    Gracie’s, the largest dining facility on campus, is on schedule to reopen Aug. 12 after a $2 million renovation of its kitchen and serving areas. The renovation, which began May 1, is now in its final phase.