RIT recognized for commitment to diversity and inclusion

The university was named a 2023 HEED Award winner and Diversity Champion by ‘INSIGHT Into Diversity’

Rochester Institute of Technology continues to be a leader in diversity in higher education, as recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

The publication announced RIT as a 2023 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award winner and a 2023 Diversity Champion. This is the 10th consecutive HEED Award and ninth consecutive Diversity Champion designation for RIT.

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 107 other recipients, in the November/December 2023 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 once again honored to be recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Keith Jenkins, vice president and associate provost for Diversity and Inclusion. “We continue to follow our Strategic Plan 2018-2025 and Action Plan for Race and Ethnicity to guide the university in efforts to expand our reach and create equal access, opportunities, and respect for all. We look forward to growing even more in our diversity and inclusion initiatives in years to come.”

Go to the INSIGHT Into Diversity website for more information about the HEED Award and Diversity Champion recognition.

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