Student Groups

The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement actively supports several student groups whose missions involve the cultivation of leadership skills and/or engaging students in the broader community through service.

Alpha Phi Omega

Logo for Alpha Phi Omega Xi Zeta Chapter.Alpha Phi Omega provides service to various campuses, organizations, and causes, both nationwide and in the greater Rochester area. RIT's chapter of ΑΦΩ is the Xi Zeta chapter. The RIT chapter engages in service both on the RIT campus and throughout greater Rochester area. The organization has been involved with Haunted Hayrides, Relay for Life, Foodlink, Boy's and Girl's Club, and many more organizations and events.

Alpha Phi Omega’s mission is to prepare campus and community leaders through service, as the premier, inclusive campus-based leadership development organization through the provision of service to others and the creation of community. Alpha Phi Omega will develop leadership, promote friendship, and provide service.

Membership is open to all students at RIT.

National Society for Leadership and Success

Logo for the National Society for Leadership and Success.The National Society for Leadership and Success is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. With 524 chapters, the Society currently has 669,856 members nationwide.

The RIT Chapter of NSLS was founded in 2013.

NSLS’s mission is to build leaders who make a better world. The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

Membership is open to RIT undergraduate and graduate students with a GPA of 2.7 and above.

Silver Wings

Logo for Silver Wings.The Andrew J. Dougherty Chapter of Silver Wings was founded in 2013 and is operated through the Air Force ROTC Detachment 538 at RIT.

Silver Wings is a group of civilian citizens and Air Force cadets coming together to serve our community, learn about military air power, and to promote personal and professional development of our members.

Silver Wings (SW) is a national, co-ed, professional organization dedicated to creating proactive, knowledgeable, and effective civic leaders through community service and education about national defense.

As a self-governed organization, all positions on a local, regional, and national level are held by various students in Silver Wings. Not only are there many positions in our local chapter, but students may run for higher positions at the national level.

As a part of the National and Regional Silver Wings, Silver Wings at RIT works on two annual projects that are nationwide for the participation of all chapters: the Joint National Project (JNP) and the Signature National Project (SNP).