Diversity, Inclusion, and Access

The College of Science is committed to providing our multicultural base of students, faculty, and staff an inclusive and equitable learning environment.

Women in Science

We understand the value of diversity and the importance of increasing the number of women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. WISe is a unique program at RIT which focuses on issues related to women faculty, women students, and young girls.

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HHMI Inclusive Excellence

In June of 2017, College of Science faculty, staff and students launched a five-year plan to foster a more inclusive environment across the College. The Inclusive Excellence initiative is funded by a $1M grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

What makes RIT the best choice for deaf and hear-of-hearing engineering students?  The College of Science, in collaboration with the National Institute for the Deaf, is committed to providing deaf and hard of hearing students with outstanding access and support services, such interpreting services, note-taking, real-time captioning, and tutoring/advising.  For more information about access and support services, please see NTID’s Department of Access Services.  NTID also offers individualized pre-baccalaureate programs to help students prepare for specific RIT engineering programs.  Contact the NTID Admissions for more information.