Cultivating global citizens for a sustainable future.
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
After a year off due to the pandemic, the popular Goodbye, Goodbuy! sustainability program returns to RIT. Students moving out of their housing on campus are urged to donate their unwanted items rather than throw them away.
If you couldn’t tune in to this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival which was held virtually on Saturday, not to worry. The more than 250 exhibits of projects, research, and performing arts of more than 800 students, faculty, and staff will remain online for the foreseeable future and are free to access.
Yudong Yan, a 2021 graduate of RIT’s Master of Architecture program, which uniquely fuses architecture with sustainability within the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, has landed his first job with Strabala + Architects.
Kamille Davis may have followed her brothers to RIT, but she is a leader in her own right. As the third in her family to graduate from the mechanical engineering technology program, Davis set her own pace early—excelling in classes, on the basketball court, in the laboratory, and in the community.