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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

Latest News

  • 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.

  • May 19, 2021

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    Fulbright Research scholar Tyler Pugeda to study investigative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

    Tyler Pugeda, a master’s student with concentrations in cell biology and healthcare entrepreneurship in RIT’s School of Individualized Study, will travel to Germany in September to fulfill the requirements of his Fulbright Research award. Using post-mortem human brains afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, Pugeda will investigate treatments to slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

  • May 14, 2021

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    RIT sees more than 4,100 students graduate

    Commencement ceremonies for more than 4,100 RIT students begin today and continue through Sunday, enabling graduating students to don their regalia, walk across a stage, and be acknowledged by administrators for their milestone achievements despite a global pandemic.

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