Welcoming and Inclusive Environment
Diversity is about creating an intentionally inclusive and equitable environment for everyone to come together and thrive. How do we accomplish this? By inviting you to be you.
RIT has assembled an exceptional community of people who hold a genuine appreciation for unique interests and points of view. We have built an inviting community defined by inclusion and equity.
We welcome all. We celebrate all.
Because RIT is a place where ideas prosper, perspectives enlighten, global understanding and citizenship flourish, and everyone can identify and fulfill their sense of purpose, meaning, value, and ambition.
You bring you, and we’ll provide the rest.
David C. Munson Jr,
Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Women in Engineering, or [email protected], is an organization in Kate Gleason College of Engineering dedicated to expanding the representation of women engineers and preparing women for leadership roles in the engineering field. [email protected] hosts numerous engineering career-focused events and programs every year, which are attended by hundreds of women engineering students.
Women in Technology is dedicated to increasing the representation of women in the technical fields and programs offered in the College of Engineering Technology. Students involved in WIT participate in K-12 outreach programs to Rochester area middle and high schools. They also host an overnight immersion event for prospective college students who have been offered acceptance to an engineering technology program.
Based in the College of Science, WISe organizes outreach programs to inspire girls of all ages to become the next generation of women scientists. The group offers services and resources, organizes events, and plans activities designed to engage women studying in the sciences.
Through professional, leadership, mentorship, and technical development opportunities, WiC encourages the advancement of women and all gender minorities in computing. The group sponsors WiCHacks, a hackathon for female and nonbinary computing students, as well as K-12 outreach and an overnight event for women who have been accepted into RIT computing majors.
SWE is a national organization dedicated to helping women reach their full potential in engineering and leadership positions. RIT’s SWE chapter assists students in developing and building their leadership and professional skills through events, local and national conferences, volunteering, and more.
RIT’s Saunders College of Business helps to meet the growing demand for women in business disciplines. The college's history includes three women deans, beginning with the naming of our first dean Edwina Hogadone. She was the first woman in the nation named dean of a college of business. Our Women in Business organization connects women business majors with networking and outreach opportunities as well as support services to help them excel in business.