Common RIT Acronyms

Colleges of RIT

CAD - College of Art and Design
CET - College of Engineering Technology
CHST - College of Health Sciences and Technology
CLA - College of Liberal Arts
COS - College of Science
GCCIS - B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
GIS - Golisano Institute for Sustainability
KGCOE - Kate Gleason College of Engineering
NTID - National Technical Institute for the Deaf
SCB - Saunders College of Business
SOIS - School of Individualized Study

Academic Support

ASC-Academic Success Center
SI-Supplemental Instruction
DAS-Department of Access Services
DSO-Disability Services Office
ELC-English Language Center
HEOP-Higher Education Opportunity Program
MCAS-Multicultural Center for Academic Success
CBET-Center for Bioscience Education and Technology
ISS-International Student Services
TLS-Teaching and Learning Services
UWP-University Writing Program
ILI- The Innovative Learning Institute
SIS-Student Information System
ITS-Information and Technology Services


SRS-Sponsored Research Services
MAGIC-Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity Center
CCRG-Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation
MVRL-Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory
NPRL-NanoPower Research Laboratories
SMFL-Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory

RIT Library

BIBLAB-3rd floor computer classroom 
VIALAB-2nd floor computer area


ALANA-African, Latin, Asian, and Native American
AALANA-African American, Latino/a American, and Native American students and employees of RIT
MOCHA-Men of Color, Honor and Ambition
WOCHA-Women of Color, Honor and Ambition