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  • March 18, 2022

    group of 13 students poses outdoors next to sign for Common Ground Relief Wetlands.

    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

    four student volunteers posing for a photo on a tree branch.

    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

    students working at a voting registration table outdoors.

    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.

  • December 6, 2021

    environmental portrait of student Nidhi Baindur.

    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 2, 2021

    shelves of non-perishable foods.

    FoodShare continues to help remedy food insecurity

    The RIT FoodShare Center has continued to help the RIT community by offering free and nutritious food for RIT students, faculty, staff, or alumni in need. As of this week, the traditional grocery store model has resumed.

  • August 23, 2021

    Peace Corps logo.

    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.