RIT named ‘Diversity Champion’ and HEED Award winner by ‘INSIGHT Into Diversity’

‘INSIGHT Into Diversity’ named RIT a Diversity Champion for the eighth consecutive year and a HEED Award recipient for the ninth year in a row.

Rochester Institute of Technology received two prestigious awards from the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine designated RIT as a 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient and a 2022 Diversity Champion. This marks the ninth year in a row RIT has been named a HEED Award recipient and eighth consecutive year as a Diversity Champion.

As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — RIT will be featured, along with 102 other recipients, in the November 2022 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

INSIGHT Into Diversity also recognizes selected institutions — those that rank in the top tier of HEED Award recipients — as Diversity Champions. These institutions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. Known for visionary leadership, Diversity Champions are institutions that serve as role models and set the standard for thousands of other U.S. college campuses striving for inclusive excellence. 

“We are proud to be recognized by INSIGHT for our ongoing collective efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Keith Jenkins. “Under the guidance of the RIT Action Plan for Race and Ethnicity, this year we have made important strides to look at and address systemic racial inequities and injustices as we strive to enhance a sense of belonging among students and employees. We look forward to continuing onward and upward in our diversity and inclusion endeavors.”

For more information about the HEED Award or the Diversity Champion recognition, go to the INSIGHT Into Diversity website.

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