Pillar 4

Lead Future Special Initiatives

Using the momentum gained from all we have done—and are currently achieving—we will devise a long-term strategy to keep RIT at the forefront of creativity and innovation.

Current pillar totals:

$63M

of $120M pillar goal
$63M Raised
$57M Left

Current Initiatives

Build academic programs
Grow unrestricted and endowment support

Build academic programs

Build academic programs

Serving curious students and educating them to make the discoveries and take the actions that drive progress is at the heart of what we do. We cannot accomplish those goals without ensuring continued academic quality of existing curriculum while also innovating new academic programs. Your support will enable the development of new majors, centers, and schools in critical areas, and further strengthen of existing ones while also providing enrichment programs for students and faculty.

Grow unrestricted and endowment support
The endowed fund to support undergraduate research in the College of Science will have a long-lasting impact on students. It will provide them with the independent learning experience that is important for student success, job placement and graduate studies.

Sophia Maggelakis, Ph.D. dean, College of Science

Grow unrestricted and endowment support

Endowment is support for the life of the university. Through a healthy endowment, RIT has the ability to address all expenses, planned and unforeseen, and provide the university greater flexibility in launching new projects or initiatives, as well as in providing greater support to faculty and students.

Every time we combine the power of technology, the arts, and design to make good things happen, we are one-step closer to greatness. We are ready for what tomorrow brings, and we will maintain the inventiveness and agility RIT has always been known for. Help us to ensure the amazing transformation of RIT.
"The endowed fund to support undergraduate research in the College of Science will have a long-lasting impact on students. It will provide them with the independent learning experience that is important for student success, job placement and graduate studies."

Sophia Maggelakis, Ph.D. dean, College of Science