News by Topic: Student Clubs And Organizations
August 5, 2020
New Student Government president ready for ‘interesting’ year
Meet Shine DeHarder, this year’s Student Government president. DeHarder, who served on RIT’s Community Readiness committee this summer to help the university reopen for students, has three main goals as Student Government president: reducing food insecurity on campus; improving diversity, inclusion, and accessibility on campus; and improving transparency between Student Government and the student body.
July 27, 2020
Performing Arts to continue this fall at RIT
The show must go on – even if it means virtually. While performing arts offerings at RIT may look and feel differently from how they normally operate, RIT is committed to making sure they are available in a healthy and safe manner.
June 25, 2020
New Student Government leaders set for 2020-2021 year
More than 20 RIT students have been seated for senators and representative student organization positions in Student Government for the 2020-2021 academic year.
May 14, 2020
RIT students organize bonus graduation ceremony via Minecraft
RIT’s Class of 2020 is getting a bonus opportunity after last week’s virtual conferral of degrees — a ceremony in the video game Minecraft that will allow them to virtually walk across the graduation stage, receive a diploma from “Minecraft Munson” and take a photo with the Tiger statue.
May 4, 2020
Graduate plans to continue learning as cybersecurity researcher at MITRE corporation
Just because computing security student Jack McKenna is graduating, that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop learning. In his new job as a cybersecurity researcher at MITRE, McKenna, will constantly be on the lookout for new ways to use computing security techniques in order to help strengthen the nation’s cyber defenses.
April 28, 2020
Clubs keep students connected from a distance
As students at RIT have successfully transitioned to temporary online learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve also found ways of connecting with their peers to continue their interests with clubs, organizations and performing arts.
April 26, 2020
Outstanding Graduate Woman Award recognizes engineering student’s contributions
Morgan Mistysyn, who will graduate this May with a Master of Engineering in engineering management and a bachelor’s in industrial engineering, is the recipient of this year's Outstanding Graduate Woman Award for her leadership role in the RIT chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World.
April 20, 2020
Students use ‘Minecraft’ to recreate a digital RIT campus
One brick at a time — that’s how members of RIT’s Electronic Gaming Society are building a digital version of the RIT campus in the video game Minecraft. As universities across the country closed their campuses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students went to Minecraft as a way to stay connected with their schools. The game allows multiple players to collaborate on building structures and designing landscapes, including recreating physical places.
April 16, 2020
RIT’s Relay For Life goes virtual this year for American Cancer Society
Relay For Life was preparing for its eighth year to benefit the American Cancer Society when the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to change plans. So instead of nearly 1,000 people participating in a 12-hour walking marathon in the Gordon Field House, this year’s Relay For Life will be a five-day online event that will provide entertainment, donation challenges, celebrations of life and more.
March 25, 2020
RIT wins Northeast regional collegiate cyber defense competition
A team of RIT cybersecurity students is moving on to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) after taking first place at the Northeast regional competition March 20–22. The students pulled together a win, despite having to compete from separate locations across the country, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 2, 2020
RIT holds 7th annual WiCHacks
WROC-TV talks with student organizers at RIT's annual all-female WiCHacks hackathon event.
February 20, 2020
Saler’s new 3D-printed shoes
Saler, a miniature donkey, received new, 3D-printed shoes this past weekend at Karen and Bob Pinkney’s Wychmere Farms in Ontario, N.Y. RIT biomedical engineering students were among the unlikely team brought together to help the 9-month-old little donkey whose tendons did not develop properly in his front legs.