Title IX climate survey available
Results will help prevent sexual assault, discrimination and domestic violence
Rochester Institute of Technology students are encouraged to take an online, 50-question survey about gender equality, sexual discrimination, domestic violence and more.
The Title IX Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey will be conducted every other year and is intended to monitor trends and identify problems that may be occurring on campus. It is part of a statewide “Enough is Enough” initiative designed to help keep students safe.
“Their feedback is critical in order for us to move forward in our awareness and prevention efforts on campus and determine effective programs,” said RIT Title IX Coordinator Stacy DeRooy.
The survey is voluntary, anonymous and will close March 7.
Click here for a link to the survey.
July 19, 2019
RIT incorporates ‘soft skills’ elective into engineering educational curriculum
As part of a growing trend in enriching engineering education, RIT has approved a new course in soft skills for engineers. The one-credit elective course, originally piloted in the last academic year, has been approved as a credit-bearing option for students in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology and will begin in September.
July 16, 2019
RIT Tigers make game used as a therapeutic tool for children and families
A therapeutic game called Space Adventure designed by an RIT class officially launched this month on the Rochester Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC) website. The SPCC specializes in supporting families whose lives have been impacted by trauma.
July 9, 2019
Gender diversity guide aimed at helping faculty learn more about gender
Assistant Professor Alan Smerbeck is working with Q Center director Chris Hinesley on an updated edition of Gender Diversity: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty, which is set to come out in spring 2020. Originally published in 2016, the guide is meant to serve as a base-level reference book for learning about gender diversity, labels and pronouns, and the do’s and don’ts of talking about gender identities.
July 2, 2019
Meet the 18-year-old who helped wipe out $6.7 million in medical debt
CNBC features Talia Zames, an incoming biomedical sciences student who raised $20,000 to pay off $6.7 million in medical debt around the Syracuse area.