March 24, 2023
Dozens of RIT students opt for community service for spring break
Aisha Faiq spent her spring break in New Orleans, but it wasn’t to rest and relax. Instead, the third-year global business management major was one of several RIT students who spent their spring break partnering with a community agency that determined what work needed to be done in their communities.
January 19, 2023
RIT students building community partnerships
What started as a program to help RIT students get to know more about the community has also resulted in strengthened partnerships between the university and local organizations.
September 28, 2022
RIT’s Roar the Vote campaign to engage students applauded
An effort by RIT to encourage its students to become active voters has made an impact on voter registrations and resulted in recent national designations.
April 26, 2022
Community service informs career paths for graduating students
From pandemic response to rebuilding after natural disasters, RIT students will draw upon their foundation of community service in their careers after graduation.
April 5, 2022
SpringFest provides mix of entertainment, trips, community service
Preparing meals at a Rochester homeless shelter, a dance in the dark with glow sticks, and shopping in Niagara Falls are just some of the 17 events planned for this year’s SpringFest, which begins Thursday and continues through Sunday.
March 18, 2022
Students help communities during spring break
RIT students planted trees in Louisiana, revitalized farms and greenhouses in West Virginia, and repaired hiking trails in Georgia and Virginia as projects during this year’s Alternative Break.
February 11, 2022
Into the ROC schedule announced
Into the ROC, a popular way for RIT students to explore and volunteer in the area where they attend school, has released its spring schedule, which includes maple syrup harvesting, museum tours, and a coffee crawl of local coffee roasters.
February 7, 2022
Horizons program planned to discuss societal solutions
RIT students, faculty, and staff are invited to discuss non-partisan solutions to some of the most complex civic and political problems of our day as part of the Horizons program. The first, with the topic, “Youth and Opportunity: What Should We Do for Future Generations to Thrive?” is scheduled for Feb. 9.
January 26, 2022
Snow much fun planned for RIT’s FreezeFest ’22
This year’s 10-day FreezeFest is Friday through Feb. 6 and features several opportunities for the RIT community to celebrate the region's cold and snow.
December 6, 2021
RIT welcomes its most recent Newman Civic Fellow
Growing up in a family of teachers, Nidhi Baindur has valued education from a very young age. Baindur, a second-year computational mathematics major from the island nation of Mauritius, is well on her way to helping others as just the second RIT recipient of the Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes and supports community-committed students who are change-makers and public problem solvers.
November 19, 2021
Bright Spot: Giving back
WHAM-TV features RIT students, faculty, and staff preparing meals for The Hunger Project.
November 17, 2021
RIT’s Hunger Project provides 20,000 meals to those in need
Some 200 RIT students, faculty, and staff spent part of their Giving Tuesday preparing 20,000 healthy meals for the community during the Hunger Project in the Gordon Field House.