Support Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in the Other Colleges of RIT

Overview of Services

NTID assigns faculty to provide tutoring, academic/career advising, and personal counseling for deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in courses and programs in the other colleges of RIT. These faculty are skilled at working with students of all communication orientations, including those who do not use sign language as well as those who communicate in ASL.


Tutoring, which may happen in an individual or group setting, is one of the fundamental academic support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT. Professional tutors are NTID faculty with expertise in specific disciplines associated with each of the colleges of RIT.


NTID faculty advisors assist deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the other colleges of RIT with registration, course selection and career planning. They work closely together with RIT faculty, staff and administration, as well as NTID Access Services, Admissions, RIT Student Services, Financial Aid and related NTID programs or external agencies.

Personal Counseling

The NTID Counseling and Academic Advising Department assigns personal counselors to work with tutors and advisors to form a comprehensive system of support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in all aspects of their college life.

Contact Information by NTID Academic Department

Contact the departments listed below for more information pertaining to support services in each of the other colleges of RIT:

For the College of Art and Design

NTID Visual Communications Studies

For the Colleges of Science, Health Sciences and Technology, and Engineering Technology

NTID Science and Mathematics

For the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

NTID Information and Computing Studies

For the College of Liberal Arts

NTID Liberal Studies

For the Colleges of Business and Engineering Technology

NTID Business Studies

For the Colleges of Engineering and Engineering Technology

NTID Engineering Studies