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Educating diverse learners in flexible pathways for personal, professional, and civic success.

The School of Individualized Study engages in the development of flexible education pathways that support the diverse needs of 21st-century learners. We educate the whole individual for personal, professional, and civic success.

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James Hall

At SOIS, you’ll find skilled conversation partners excited to help you set a strategy and find a way forward to professional success, continuous intellectual curiosity, and engaged, thoughtful citizenship.   Shape courses, experiences, conversation, and self-reflection into a transformative educational package that lets you be you.
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James Hall
Dean of University Studies and Executive Director SOIS
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  • August 23, 2021

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    RIT receives Peace Corps Prep designation

    RIT has received the “Peace Corps Prep” designation, enabling its students to take certain classes to better prepare them for service in the Peace Corps upon graduation. RIT is the first university in Western New York to receive the designation, and the fifth in the state.

  • July 16, 2021

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    SOIS grad finalist for Greater Rochester Chamber Ignite Award

    Jeremiah Gryczka, founder and CEO of Mountain House Media, is one of the 13 finalists for the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Ignite Award. The award recognizes a young professional, 21 to 40 years old, for leadership, community service, and personal and professional achievements.

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