Your partnership means a great deal to us, and your participation in each of these activities helps us to realize our goals.

No amount of your time, talent, or treasure is too small. Thank you for being among our most valued supporters.

Make a Gift

Every time we combine the power of technology, the arts and design to make good things happen, we are one step closer to greatness. Greatness is diverse talent, a transformative student experience, ground-breaking research and discovery and the ability to reimagine innovation. Your investment in RIT helps us take the transformative steps necessary to continue on our ever-upward trajectory to greatness. Help us ensure the amazing transformation of RIT. Please join us on our journey. Make your gift to RIT today.

The Sentinel Society

The Sentinel Society recognizes a community of leadership donors who make a meaningful annual investment in the university. Together, these donors play a pivotal role in providing gifts that provide financial aid scholarships and fund RIT’s most pressing and immediate needs across campus. As a Sentinel member, your annual and unrestricted giving plays a crucial role in allowing RIT to offer scholarship aid to attract a highly talented and diverse student body, while enriching the RIT experience for all students. Sentinel members receive invitations to exclusive in-person and virtual experiences, special communications, early registration to select events, and recognition in our online honor roll.

Corporate Connections

Leverage your company for transformative change. RIT offers a unique blend of real-world experiential learning and cutting-edge research. There are many opportunities for organizations to get involved with RIT. Learn more about partnerships that help drive innovation and deliver greatness.

Do you feel that your company has natural synergies with the exciting, transformative research and educational environment at RIT, but are not sure how to get involved? Visit our Corporate Relations website for information on Research, Industry Expertise, Executive & Workforce Training, Sponsored Events & Teams, and more.

Community Connections

Leverage your sphere of influence on behalf of RIT.

Is economic development a passion of yours? RIT’s role in the greater-Rochester Community, and even the state and national stages is ever evolving and maturing. We are looking for individuals who are willing to exercise their spheres of influence and positively affect RIT’s growth and impact in higher education. To get involved or just learn more about RIT’s impact, please view our Government & Community Relations website.

Join a Regional Chapter Council

Volunteers can help promote RIT activities and help engage more alumni through participation in chapter events.

Looking for a way to connect with alumni in your area? From Rochester, NY to San Jose, CA to India, RIT is actively engaging alumni through events, volunteer opportunities and alumni communities across the globe. Help transform RIT by becoming an engaged alum. To learn more about active chapters and how to join the Chapter Council in your area, visit

You too can lead with distinction. Alumni volunteers that serve on Chapter Councils run these communities and together with the Office of Alumni Relations, they strive to promote RIT’s core values, enhance institutional support from alumni and ultimately, advance the reach of RIT. To learn more or join a Chapter Council in your area, contact RIT’s Office of Alumni Relations at 1-866-RIT-ALUM.

Register for Tigers Connect

Tigers Connect is a private RIT social network created to connect students and alumni with similar backgrounds and interests. This new platform is an opportunity to connect with fellow students and alumni while looking for career advice or to break into your industry. Tigers Connect also allows you to network and share your expertise with other alumni in your field. Join today and build your network. For questions about the platform or any other information, please


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