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On Campus Service Projects are open to the entire RIT community. They are hosted in collaboration with local and national non-profit organizations and are designed to meet the needs of the organizations and to support the greater-Rochester community. 

Giving Tuesday's Hunger Project

Giving Tuesday is traditionally held on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday and encourages people to volunteer and give back to their communities. At RIT, we celebrate Giving Tuesday by coming together as a community to prepare thousands of meals for the Rochester community in partnership with Feeding Children Everywhere. In 2018, 50,688 healthy meals were packaged: 7,500 boxed meals were donated to RIT's FoodShare program directly benefiting members of the RIT community. The additional 42,500+ meals were donated to Foodlink in Rochester which will distribute them to agencies operating food pantries and soup kitchens in a 10-county area.

Framing Frenzy

Framing Frenzy is held each Spring semester as part of RIT's Service Week. RIT partners with Flower City Habitat for Humanity to host the Framing Frenzy. Hundreds of RIT students, faculty, and staff work together to build frames for two houses during this day-long on-campus event. Once the frames are constructed, they are transported to Habitat build sites in the Rochester community.

Service Week

Service Week is a unique opportunity for students to learn how to effect change in their communities, grow relationships with non-profit organizations, and empower the people they serve. Students who participate in Service Week can plan and host an event, participate in an existing event, or join in a discussion at one of our educational sessions.

How to get involved!
  • Host an on or off-campus event with your group or organization that benefits the Rochester community. Events might include:
    • Visiting a local homeless shelter and offering a free painting tutorial or arts and crafts project;
    • Partnering with a rescue shelter to raise money/collect donations;
    • Hosting a virtual fundraiser for a charity of your choice by playing your favorite vide game;
    • To submit an event for Service Week 2020 follow this link!
  • Volunteer for an existing Service Week program.
    • Stay tuned for a list of service events hosted by RIT student groups. 
  • Participate in an educational session.
    • Students can join in on educational sessions on service-related topics led by some of Rochester's service leaders. 

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