The Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement offers opportunities to help you develop as global citizens and leaders who are actively engaged in a rapidly changing global community, by
- Building and maintaining meaningful connections between the RIT campus and the surrounding community.
- Equipping students with the skills and competencies you need to positively impact communities to which you belong or affiliate.
- Cultivating awareness of complex local, national, and global issues.
- Creating and supporting learning opportunities you that focus on addressing community issues and enhancing the skills and competencies necessary for leaders in the 21st century.
Connect with Community
Into the ROC
Into the ROC gives students the opportunity to explore the unique challenges and cultural treasures in the greater-Rochester community. Participants spend an evening during the week or a few hours on the weekend either doing community service with a local non-profit OR enjoying a local play, comedy show, museum, or other cultural experience in the city. Transportation is provided to all locations and food is generally offered too!
Alternative Spring Break
The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program gives students the opportunity to engage in direct service in collaboration with communities across the nation. Students who participate spend five to seven days, during spring break, learning about critical challenges facing communities, interacting with local leaders, and performing short-term projects for community agencies.
Community Service Fairs
The Community Service Fairs are offered twice a year: at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. The Fairs offer students an opportunity to interact with representatives from over 30 local non-profit organizations.
Find a Place to Volunteer
A full list of volunteer opportunities can be found online or by visiting the Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement office, located in the Campus Center, Suite A610.
Roar the Vote
ROAR the Vote supports students' involvement in electoral politics by helping to ensure that students understand the voting process — including voter registration and absentee ballots - as well as the importance of voting in local, state, and national elections.