News by Topic: Diversity
RIT is open to all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, nationality, ability, and culture, and actively supports the inclusion of all communities. Through accessible technologies and academic programs, research on social issues, and celebrations of individuals from all backgrounds, RIT hopes to be the model for a brighter future for all people.
July 27, 2021
Student researcher focuses on bacteria in Lake Ontario
Marissa Schroeter’s summer undergraduate research explores a global health issue with a local twist. Her work prospects for new antibiotic compounds produced by two bacterial strains collected from Lake Ontario. She will present her findings at the RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium.
July 22, 2021
RIT Press publishes ‘Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster’
Forty years ago, a mysterious illness linked to promiscuous sex and intravenous drug use became a global epidemic and the focus of a massive public health campaign and activist community. Now, a new publication by RIT Press documents the power and impact of nearly 200 examples of AIDS posters from around the world.
July 15, 2021
Bright Spot: Science lesson
WHAM-TV features Clayton Turner ’90 (electrical engineering), director of NASA Langley Research Center and RIT trustee.
July 7, 2021
RIT unveils Action Plan for Race and Ethnicity outlining new diversity and inclusion initiatives
RIT unveiled an extensive new plan and series of initiatives aimed at making the university more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. The Action Plan for Race and Ethnicity will guide RIT’s efforts over the next several years as it rolls out new programs, services, and policies to help create equal access, opportunities, and respect for all students, faculty, and staff.
July 7, 2021
Q&A with Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Keith Jenkins
RIT unveiled its Action Plan for Race and Ethnicity, outlining numerous new initiatives that will guide the university’s work in diversity and inclusion over the next several years. Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Keith Jenkins, who led efforts to compile the plan, answered several questions about the plan and its implications.
July 6, 2021
RIT appoints Clifford Jacobs as new director of Native American Future Stewards Program
RIT has hired a new leader for its Native American student success initiatives. Clifford Jacobs joined RIT as director of the Native American Future Stewards Program (FSP) on July 1.
June 25, 2021
Collaboration between RIT and St. Xavier’s College focuses on homelessness
RIT and St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India, are partnering to provide training and scholarship in global behavioral health.
June 24, 2021
A stronger global presence
The Rochester Beacon talks to Paul Keller, director of international enrollment, about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on international student enrollment.
June 17, 2021
K-12 students build skills at RIT summer camps—from cybersecurity to college-readiness boot camp
RIT’s summer day camp programs offer young learners a foray into astrophysics, cybersecurity, energy and the environment, and college readiness. While RIT’s regular in-person Camp Tiger is on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, RIT’s K-12 University Center is providing select programs via a secure virtual platform through RIT’s Innovative Learning Institute.
June 15, 2021
Rochester's Black deaf community speaks up about barriers to healthcare
WXXI features Kristi Love, interpreter and director of the Randleman Program, and JT Reid, senior admissions counselor at NTID and a board member of the nonprofit Partners in Deaf Health.
June 9, 2021
RIT expects to welcome a record-breaking freshman class this fall
For the second consecutive year, RIT officials anticipate that the university will welcome a record number of first-year undergraduate students. More than 3,350 first-year students have submitted deposits for fall enrollment as of June 1, up from more than 3,130 this time last year.
June 8, 2021
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, NTID Performing Arts announce 2021-2022 theatrical season
A venue for Deaf playwrights; an interpretation of a Tony Award-winning musical; performance by talented student dancers; and New Yorkers struggling with relationships and identity during the AIDS crisis are all part of a new collaborative season by NTID’s Performing Arts Department and the College of Liberal Arts.