Student Life

Every campus has that special something that makes it unique. At RIT, we serve more than 19,000 students, including 1,100 students from all across the nation who are deaf or hard of hearing. We welcome students with diverse interests, who come together to create one community.

At RIT, you can explore your passions and hobbies. With more than 300 student clubs and organizations supporting 13,000+ on- and off-campus events, you’re going to find something fun—and make some friends along the way.

Clubs and Activities

This is student life at RIT/NTID.

A male student demonstrates ASL while others watch

Learn ASL and about Deaf Culture at a weekly No Voice Zone event. 

Students perform "Godspell" for NTID Performing Arts

Experience a riveting production by NTID Performing Arts, where deaf and hard-of-hearing performers create a theater experience like no other, and who also collaborate with their hearing peers in the other RIT colleges to create stunning theatrical productions. 

RIT hockey players get ready to play at the Blue Cross Arena

Compete on one of our 24 varsity athletic teams, and as a team member get support services through the RIT/NTID Athlete Development Program

Students playing intramural basketball

Join the Deaf Basketball or Deaf Volleyball intramural teams. 

Two students pose at the Asian Deaf Club's Lunar New Year celebration

Become a member of the Asian Deaf Club, Latin American Deaf Club or Ebony Club. 

Members of Student Government post with RIT's mascot, Ritchie

Or run for a seat on RIT Student Government and represent the students across RIT who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Find your niche.

While students who are deaf or hard of hearing can participate alongside their hearing peers in any student life activity, these are a few of the unique experiences deaf and hard-of-hearing students will find only at RIT. 

There’s so much to do. New friends and awesome adventures await. See for yourself.

Students laughing at an RIT hockey game

One Community, Diverse Interests:
Find Your Niche