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.
January 27, 2023
RIT students can beat the blahs during FreezeFest
Ice skating, downhill skiing, hot chocolate, movies, and more are planned for this year’s 13-day FreezeFest, taking place Tuesday through Feb. 12.
January 19, 2023
RIT students building community partnerships
What started as a program to help RIT students get to know more about the community has also resulted in strengthened partnerships between the university and local organizations.
January 19, 2023
RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition offers new MS degree in dietetics and nutrition
RIT is offering a new master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition to prepare graduates to become registered dietitian nutritionists with a deep understanding of food as medicine. The two-year graduate program will start in the fall and enrollment is open now.
January 9, 2023
Teaching STEM by playing with primates
Caroline DeLong, professor and undergraduate program director of psychology, and a team of researchers at RIT and Carnegie Mellon University are exploring the idea of engaging children with STEM skills through the lens of interacting with animals. They are working with a group of olive baboons at Rochester’s Seneca Park Zoo.
January 5, 2023
Photos: AIDB students participate in Photography Project
The Daily Home features a nighttime photography project with the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind and RIT/NTID.
December 20, 2022
BOCES hosts animation classes for local schools
The Olean Times Herald talks to David Long, associate professor and director of the MAGIC Center, about a partnership with the Cattaraugus-Allegany region school districts.
December 6, 2022
Never too late to learn: Register for Osher winter classes
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT offers a unique learning program with in-person and online courses, special lectures, events, and trips for those over 50. Peer-led courses form the core of the program.
December 3, 2022
RIT students work with local students at community arts event
WHEC-TV features a community art event hosted by students in RIT's visual arts–all grades (art education) master's program.
November 30, 2022
RIT researchers explore how to improve emergency management for the Deaf community
Essential emergency services play a key role in saving lives when snowstorms blanket the Northeast or a wildfire erupts out West. However, many communities are still being left out and face communication barriers during emergencies. At NTID, a team of researchers is studying how to identify and bridge gaps in emergency management resources and services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.
November 15, 2022
Holiday collection begins for Toys For Tots
The RIT Student Veterans Club is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to collect donated, new, unwrapped toys that will be shared with area children who are less fortunate during the holiday season.
November 11, 2022
Guide to Veterans Day events around Rochester and Saturday’s parade
WHEC-TV reports on RIT's 11th annual Veterans Day Breakfast Nov. 11. The keynote speaker was Chad Van Gorder, the director of RIT’s new Office of Veteran Student Success.
November 11, 2022
RIT held annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast at Gordon Field House
WROC-TV reports on RIT's annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast Nov. 11. It centered around the theme “we are safe and secure because of you.”