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Rochester Institute of Technology





Educational Resources

Libraries

The Cary Library collection includes 20,000 volumes on the history of printing, rare book illustration, book design, and other aspects of the graphic arts. The Wallace Library contains the university archives, and offers a number of special collections in the areas of graphic design, illustration and photography.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 407,141 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,519 current serial subscriptions.
  • 494,501 microforms.
  • 63,904 Audio/Visual items.
  • 18,210 e-books.

Museums & Art

"Clean room" facilities for microelectronic and microsystems engineering. More than 100 fully ventilated photography darkrooms and 50 art/photo studios. More than 50 million worth of printing and publishing equipment, including a Heidelberg "Sunday 2000" web press. Student-operated restaurant and food laboratory on campus. RIT Inn and Conference Center (305 room hotel). Laboratory for Applied Computing with Internet 2 connection. Packaging testing facilities. A computer controlled observatory. Center for Imaging Science. Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies. Sloan Printing Industry Center. Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 3,530 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 300 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 976 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 2,256 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 200 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 95% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,500 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other

Remedial

math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 60% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 5% of housing units are Singles.
  • 53% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 1% of housing units are Triples.
  • 35% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 6% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 128 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 95% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Brick City Festival; Spring Weekend; Intercollegiate Athletic events; Intramural Sports; RIT Idol Competition; Fraternity/Sorority Events; Student musical and theatre productions
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 195 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Sigma Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International, Phi Alpha, Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics), Order of Omega, Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics), Tau Alpha Pi (Engineering Technology), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Buddhism and Meditation Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Young Adult Newman Network, Hillel, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Association
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Culture Society; Black Awareness Coordinating Committee; Caribbean Student Association; Deaf International Student Association; Hillel/Jewish Student Union; Global Union; Hindu Students Council; Latin American Student Association; Organization of African Students; Vietnamese Student Association; Chinese Student Scholars Association; Hispanic Deaf Club; Ebony Club; Asian Deaf Club; Russian student Association; Taiwanese Student Association; Piazza Italiana
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Swing Dance Club; Electronic Gaming Society; Formula SAE Racing Team; WITR Radio; Gospel Ensemble; Mini Baja Team; Brick City Singers; Signatures Magazine; Reporter Magazine; RIT Players; Society of Black Engineers; Society of Women Engineers; Aero Design Club; Hospitality Association; Anime Club; MacRIT; Fencing Club; Roller Hockey Club; Alpine Ski Club; Water Polo Club; RIT Philharmonia; RIT Gay Alliance; Habitat for Humanity; Model Railroad Club; RIT Ensemble; College Democrats; College Republicans; NTID Drama Club; Outing Club; Paintball Club; Chess Poker Checkers Club; Association for Women in Computing; Ballroom Dancing Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Ceramics Guild; Martial Arts Club; National Press Photographers Association
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Reporter Magazine (twice monthly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Rochester, New York (5), Buffalo, NY (70)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Rochester, NY (6)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Rochester, NY (6)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 50% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 25% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 17 fraternities
  • 7 fraternity houses
  • 5% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 8 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 5% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Rochester)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited






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