News by Topic: Racial Inclusiveness

  • November 17, 2023

    two men standing next to each other, with the one on the right holding an award.

    Alumnus honored for work with AAPI community in Florida

    The U.S. House of Representatives honored Saunders College of Business alumnus Kamalakar “Kam” Shenai ’89 MBA (marketing) as a distinguished leader in Central Florida during Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May.

  • November 6, 2023

    graphic with Krystle Ellis, keynote speaker, Let Freedom Ring.

    Registration now open for annual Let Freedom Ring

    RIT’s seventh annual Let Freedom Ring event will feature alumna Krystle Ellis ’09, ’15 MS as its keynote speaker on Jan. 15. The event honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting speakers who challenge the RIT community to think deeper, to broaden horizons, and to express individuality.

  • October 11, 2023

    side-by-side badges for the Insight into Diversity higher education excellence in diversity award.

    RIT recognized for commitment to diversity and inclusion

    RIT continues to be a leader in diversity in higher education, as recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The publication announced RIT as a 2023 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award winner and a 2023 Diversity Champion. This is the 10th consecutive HEED Award and ninth consecutive Diversity Champion designation for RIT.

  • September 22, 2023

    graphic with a portrait of Sherry Perry Tshibangu, 20 23 to 20 24 Frederick H. Minett Professor.

    Distinguished Professor Sherry Perry Tshibangu named next Minett Professor at RIT

    Sherry Perry Tshibangu, Distinguished Professor and experienced small-business owner, has been announced as the next Frederick H. Minett Professor at RIT for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Minett Professorship brings distinguished Rochester-area multicultural professionals to the RIT campus to share professional knowledge and experience.

  • September 19, 2023

    two people of color shaking hands at a reception event.

    RIT’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program celebrates 20th cohort

    RIT’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program celebrates its 20th cohort of diverse academics Sept. 27-30. The program, hosted by the Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment, is a rigorous four-day event designed for historically underrepresented scholars and artists of color to experience a behind-the-scenes glimpse into life as a faculty member at RIT.

  • August 29, 2023

    a group of multicultural college students standing in front of a house with two college presidents and their spouses.

    RIT welcomes 14th cohort of Destler/Johnson Rochester City Scholars

    The 14th cohort of the Destler/Johnson Rochester City Scholars were welcomed at a ceremony on Aug. 28 held at Liberty Hill. The scholars program provides scholarships and academic support to graduates from the Rochester City School District and approved charter schools.

  • August 28, 2023

    person in a cherry picker installing the last letter of Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry Hall on the outside of a brick building.

    Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry Hall commemoration planned

    A commemoration to rename an RIT residence hall after a granddaughter of abolitionist Frederick Douglass will be held Thursday evening in conjunction with RIT’s annual Lighting the Way ceremony to welcome women and non-binary students to campus.