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Rochester Institute of Technology - 2016

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Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

Other Student Support Programs

The orientation program for freshmen is held just before classes begin in the fall. A one-day long orientation program is held for transfer students just before classes begin in the fall. Entering freshmen who do not meet the requirements of the math assessment exam are invited to a four week math critical skills class to help sharpen their Algebra & Trig. The Office of Student Services in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering provides proactive advising for at-risk students. Through the Women in Engineering Program (WE@RIT), incoming women engineering students attend a four-day workshop called "We're in Motion" held prior to orientation to gain the opportunity for an early adjustment to campus and college life. Additionally, biweekly "Kate's Hour" activities are held to create community among the women engineering students. RIT participates in the Vanguard Program of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). The Center for Academic Success and Multicultural Affairs provides services and develops initiatives to enhance the student experience of Latino American, African American, and Native American RIT students. The Engineering Learning Center has been established by the College to aid our students in obtaining tutoring and to establish study groups. Faculty and upper-level students offer assistance on a daily basis. The Computer Engineering Department has a Mentoring Lab. The Bates Study Center in the College of Science provides assistance for students in math and science courses. The Institute's Academic Support Center is a support unit offering a variety of services, which include an Academic Assessment Program, Alternative Learning Department, College Restoration Program, College Program, Higher Education Opportunity Program, Special Services, Disability Services Coordination Office, and tutoring. The Counseling and Human Development Center offers a variety of services including personal-psychological counseling, career counseling, career resource center, and Discover (a computerized guidance system).