• August 25, 2023

    rows of college students wearing hair nets and filling bags with pasta, rice, and grains.

    Students participate in seventh Hunger Project

    Thousands of RIT’s first-year students participated in the seventh Hunger Project on Aug. 25 in Ritter Arena. Students packaged more than 115,000 meals for the Rochester community that will be distributed through FoodLink.

  • March 24, 2023

    Group of RIT students in the woods pose for photo.

    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

    two college students playing a Pac Man game at a museum.

    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.

  • 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.