Advocate for state student aid programs
Your help is needed to help advocate with New York state lawmakers for programs of importance to RIT and its students.
State leaders are negotiating a budget agreement and we are asking for their continued state support of a program called Bundy Aid that provides student aid funds to nearly every private, not-for-profit campus in New York including RIT, as well as HEOP, STEP/C-STEP, and the Liberty Partnerships Program that are critical for ensuring underrepresented students have the chance to pursue their college dreams.
Lawmakers have also proposed expanding the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Incentive Program to include students at private, not-for-profit colleges and universities, which would be very important and helpful to RIT students as well.
RIT is taking part in an e-advocacy campaign asking the Legislature to ensure that funding for these programs is included in the final State budget that we expect to be approved next week. To participate, click on the link above and enter your home address. That will ensure the message is received by the policymakers who represent you as a constituent.
Just fill in the short form and click submit, and your email will be automatically sent to your state legislators as well as other key state leaders who are making state budget decisions that will impact the campus community.
September 16, 2019
RIT and Genesee Country Village & Museum seal partnership with $1.3 million gift
RIT has received a $1.3 million gift to endow its partnership between the university and Genesee Country Village & Museum. The gift comes from RIT alumnus Philip Wehrheim and his wife, Anne. Wehrheim received a degree in business from RIT in 1966.
September 9, 2019
RIT offers film and photography, music, belly dancing and ukuleles at this year’s Fringe Festival
RIT students, faculty, staff and Osher members are part of the 12-day lineup of more than 570 eclectic performances during the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. The festival is a celebration of the performing and visual arts in more than 30 venues in downtown Rochester, featuring world-renowned performers as well as up-and-comers.
September 9, 2019
RIT among the top universities in the nation
RIT is among the top third “National Universities,” earning praise for its co-operative education program and its graduation rate for students from low-income families, as well as its business and engineering colleges, according to the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges.
September 5, 2019
Student Spotlight: Co-op at Strong Museum solidifies career path
Vanesa Chiodo, a second-year museum studies student, worked as a public programs intern over the summer at The Strong National Museum of Play. Although she was only going into her second year of classes, Chiodo was eager to get some real work experience under her belt.