Adhering to RIT Protocols

We recognize that our actions impact others, and we all play a role in keeping our RIT community healthy and safe against the spread of COVID-19.


Educate yourself on RIT COVID-19 protocols and community expectations, and model good behavior.

RIT Safety Plan

Community Accountability

Look out for others.  

  • Encourage their faithful commitment to the RIT Ready Pledge. 
  • Set expectations. Consider how you might set expectations at the start of a meeting, class, or in person gathering. 
  • Reinforce positive behavior. “Thank you for wearing your mask to protect our RIT community.”

Report a COVID-19 Violation

If you see something that conflicts with RIT’s COVID-19 protocols and community expectations, the COVID-19 Violations Report can be used to report concerns regarding RIT community members (students, employees, and visitors) and campus facilities. Potential violations may include, but are not limited to, the inappropriate use of face coverings, physical distancing concerns, and noncompliance with quarantine requirements. 

Report a COVID-19 Protocol Violation

Frequently Asked Questions

RIT is committed to addressing all reports with an expedited review and closure. In most situations, the report will be reviewed within 1-2 days and closed within 2-5 business days.

No, submissions are not anonymous. We may contact you to gather additional information regarding your concerns. If necessary, anonymous reports may be made using the RIT Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline.

Reports about staff and faculty will be managed by Human Resources. Reports about facilities will be managed by Environmental Health and Safety in partnership with building facility managers. Reports about students will be managed by a Student Affairs accountability team, in collaboration with the Center for Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.

Public Safety is always available to support safety and security on the RIT campus. COVID-19 violation reports made to Public Safety will be routed to Human Resources, Student Affairs, or Environmental Health and Safety as part of the accountability response efforts. Emergency situations will be handled directly as always. Call Public Safety at 585-475-3333.

If someone in a classroom is not wearing a face covering, they should be asked to put it on. If they refuse, the faculty member should ask them to leave the classroom. If a faculty member is not addressing these concerns in the classroom, please first request that they do. If you are not satisfied with the classroom management around these issues, you may complete a COVID-19 Violation Report or contact the college department.