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RIT is a leader in groundbreaking sustainability research, teaching, and engagement. The RIT campus works as a living laboratory for sustainable technologies, practices, and philosophies within the built and natural environment.



Solar panels installed on campus


Academic departments that offer sustainability-related courses


Charging stations on campus


Years RIT has been listed in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges


Tons of material saved from the landfill through Goodbye, Goodbuy!


Pounds of food donated to area meal centers and shelters by Recover Rochester in 2018


Student clubs involved with sustainability


Acres of protected wetlands on campus

Latest News

  • June 21, 2022

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    NYSP2I selects 13 awardees for 2022-23 Community Grants Program

    The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) has announced 13 winners of its 2022-2023 Community Grants Program as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York state.

  • May 13, 2022

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    72 paths to a well-rounded student

    While many colleges and universities require general education courses, RIT’s immersion requirement takes it a step further. Beyond the typical writing, math, science, social science, global studies, art, and ethics requirements, students are asked to fulfill an additional nine credits in a topic of interest. The intended result is to produce well-rounded students who have gained broader, more diverse perspectives.