About University Advancement


At Rochester Institute of Technology, our mission in University Advancement is to shape the future and improve the world through creativity and innovation. As an engaged, intellectually curious, diverse, and socially conscious community, we leverage the power of technology, the arts, and design for the greater good. In the Division of University Advancement at RIT, we are dedicated to advancing this mission by fostering deep and meaningful connections with alumni, parents, friends, and organizations with the goal of increasing the resources available to the university through greater volunteer engagement and increased philanthropic support.

As Advancement professionals, we seek support from a variety of investors to ensure a life-transforming RIT education is accessible to the talented students who seek to join us. We collaborate with the RIT community to lead with premier faculty, grow student research opportunities, expand experiential education, build innovative maker and learning facilities and improve the world through research and discovery.

Great things are happening at RIT, with so much more to come. We’re shaping the future and improving the world through creativity and innovation.


In University Advancement, we build sustainable relationships through these guiding principles:

  • Leveraging our collective knowledge by working collaboratively,
  • Embracing the diverse strengths, experiences, and perspectives of others,
  • Acting with respect, accountability, and trustworthiness,
  • Driving purposeful and innovative work to support and benefit the RIT community.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

RIT’s Division of University Advancement is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All members of our division are committed to building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive work environment where diversity is celebrated and valued. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with each other, our constituents, and our broader communities. We are dedicated to developing and implementing best practices to promote even greater diversity through our employee retention and hiring, accessibility, marketing materials, constituent engagement, and in pursuit of our philanthropic goals.

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