News by Topic: Community Outreach
RIT is a proud member of the Rochester community and is dedicated to giving back, whether it’s through donating to charitable causes, organizing events to raise awareness of certain issues, or empowering local education.
November 30, 2021
Packaging science student is first female Eagle Scout in Finger Lakes region
Rebecca Bober, a third-year packaging science major from Bloomfield, N.Y., recently earned Eagle Scout rank with Boy Scouts of America, becoming the first female Eagle Scout in the Finger Lakes region.
November 17, 2021
RIT’s Hunger Project provides 20,000 meals to those in need
Some 200 RIT students, faculty, and staff spent part of their Giving Tuesday preparing 20,000 healthy meals for the community during the Hunger Project in the Gordon Field House.
November 15, 2021
RIT’s Denishea Ortiz honored with Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award
Denishea Ortiz, executive director of Strategic Marketing for RIT’s Auxiliary Services, has been named a recipient of Rochester Business Journal’s 27th annual Forty Under 40 award. The award recognizes young professionals and future leaders for giving back to the Rochester community.
November 11, 2021
RIT’s International Education Week activities set to kick off
RIT will celebrate international education in all its forms during a wide-ranging series of events featuring invited speakers, informational sessions, cooking and dance workshops, gaming tournaments, and more. The university celebrates International Education Week from Nov. 12 to 19.
November 4, 2021
Liberal arts alumnus founds pro bono program offering legal assistance to Connecticut residents
Connecticut residents are heading to their local libraries for pro bono legal assistance through a new program called Lawyers in Libraries, founded by RIT alumnus Kyle LaBuff ’06 (psychology).
November 2, 2021
RIT to celebrate military service with Veterans Day Breakfast on Nov. 11
RIT's annual Veterans Day Breakfast returns this year featuring a keynote address by RIT alumnus, adjunct faculty member, and active member of the military, Thomas L. Peeples ’94, ’03 MS.
October 25, 2021
Faculty member develops co-op experiences specific to supporting nonprofit companies
A new option for co-op experiences at nonprofits is part of a pilot program being developed by a College of Art and Design faculty member. Professor Susan Lakin said the aim of the program is to both fill a need at nonprofits for digitally fluent staff and to provide an important experience for students interested in working closely with community organizations.
October 21, 2021
RIT/NTID partners with Garth Fagan Dance
RIT students are already benefitting from a new partnership with Garth Fagan Dance, with RIT Performing Arts Scholarship students taking master classes downtown and students working on a semester-long arts management capstone project to deliver suggestions for the internationally known dance company to potentially implement.
October 19, 2021
RIT/NTID project hopes to reduce global deaf literacy gap
Early childhood development professionals often face challenges when teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing youth to read. A new project spearheaded by NTID is hoping to effectively bring literacy education to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.
October 18, 2021
RIT receives gift from IDI Billing Solutions to support diversity initiatives
A gift from IDI Billing Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based billing, automation and workflow solutions for Communications Service Providers, will help RIT fund a series of important diversity initiatives. The company recently donated $162,000 to help RIT provide new scholarships, emergency support funds, and programmatic opportunities for RIT and K-12 students.
October 14, 2021
Mathematical modeling Ph.D. student earns FDA fellowship
Kimberly Dautel, a mathematical modeling Ph.D. student, is undertaking COVID-19 modeling research thanks to a fellowship from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
October 9, 2021
Play ball: National Faith and Blue weekend aimed to build stronger relationships between multiple groups
WHEC-TV features members of the RIT baseball team who participated in National Faith and Blue Weekend.