Faculty and staff members at RIT are encouraged to volunteer with Rochester Global Connections, which pairs community members with international students to help them feel more welcome. There are 30 RIT international students currently in the program, but another seven are waiting for a pairing.
A national publication is recognizing RIT’s Division of Student Affairs for its diverse and positive work environment. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education named RIT to its seventh annual report of “The Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs.”
RIT has been named among “Best Value Colleges for 2020” by The Princeton Review. The project analyzes 40 data points for more than 650 of the nation’s 4,000 colleges and universities. Only 200 made the final list.
Freezin’ for a Reason. That’s the motto of Rochester’s Polar Plunge and now the adopted saying for third-year game design and development student Harry McCardell. He’s ready to represent his fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa, as president and run into frozen Lake Ontario.
The Title IX Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey is conducted every other year and is intended to monitor trends and identify issues that are occurring on campus. It is part of the statewide “Enough is Enough” law designed to help keep students safe.
Dean Nguyen created RIT’s Game Symphony Orchestra when he was a freshman. Now a fifth-year year computer engineering technology major, the GSO conductor is performing with a smaller ensemble at Dr. Munson’s Performing Arts Challenge.
The diverse talents of RIT students take center stage Friday night at the third annual President Munson’s Performing Arts Challenge. The competition, sponsored by Rochester Regional Health, is free and open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. in Ingle Auditorium.
Plastic bags, straws and stirrers will be a thing of the past beginning Friday at RIT, as the university begins its “Ditch the Disposables” campaign to decrease plastic waste. The initiative comes with student support, and in advance of a state ban on plastic bags that begins March 1.
What better way to enjoy the winter than celebrating the season with some hot chocolate, ice skating, musical entertainment, free swag and an escape room to get away from winter’s icy grip. Those are just a few of the activities lined up for this year’s FreezeFest, Thursday through Sunday.