Privacy at RIT

RIT is aware that privacy is a priority for our students, faculty, staff and alumni and leadership is committed to assessing the critical privacy issues that impact the RIT community.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Privacy Policy was adopted to clarify the legitimate expectations of privacy by those individuals who are present at RIT facilities or at official RIT events, or who use RIT electronic resources.

Please review the frequently asked questions for an overview of the policy.

A standing committee was established for the purpose of providing guidance to leadership on privacy issues related to Institute business. Membership on the committee is drawn from a broad cross-section of the RIT community. Questions with respect to the administration of the Committee or the Privacy Policy may be referred to the Committee Chairperson.

RIT Privacy Committee Responsibilities

  • Recommend Institute Privacy Policy revisions or advance new policies as may be deemed appropriate.
  • Monitor changing issues of privacy in higher education.
  • Review privacy issues related to Institute operations including:
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Individual privacy
    • Management of Institute resources
  • Meet at least annually, or more frequently as needed.
  • Provide a report annually to the Administrative Council on the status of privacy issues at RIT.

Privacy Committee Members


Committee Members

  • Information Security - Jim Moore
  • Chief Information Officer - Diane Barbour
  • Registrar - Joe Loffredo
  • Human Resources - Renee Brownstein
  • Student Affairs - Dawn Soufleris
  • Academic Affairs - Chandra McKenzie
  • NTID - Don Beil
  • Academic Senate - Bruce Hartpence
  • University Communications - Bob Finnerty
  • Student Government - Jason Listman
  • Alumni Relations - Kelly Redder
  • Campus Safety - Rod Lezettte
  • ITS - David Hostetter
  • Enrollment Management - Ed Lincoln
  • Staff Council - Ronna Skinner
  • Development - Sharon Lonthair