Major Student Organizations
A Major Student Organization (MSO) is a student organization which operates in a governance or representative capacity or provides a significant service to the student body of RIT.
The ALANA Collegiate Association (ACA)’s purpose is to change current status and sustain awareness of the ALANA (Asian-, Latin-, African-, and Native-American) community as being an integral part of RIT and the surrounding communities.
The Association for Commuter Engagement (ACE) represents all off-campus and commuter students for RIT. ACE advocates on behalf of these students and their needs to the larger RIT community.
The College Activities Board, RIT’s coordinating body for all major RIT student activities and programs. CAB is comprised of seven divisions, each responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of specific programming initiatives. The seven divisions are Friday Night Live, Late Night Events, Major Events, Recreation and Travel, Senior Events, Special Events, and Thursday Night Cinema.
Global Union is the largest multicultural student organization at RIT. It promotes understanding of diversity and the development of a strong multicultural movement within our community. The Union encourages cooperation, interaction, and communication among all ethnic groups at RIT while providing leadership and support to all its affiliated organizations.
The NTID Student Congress helps to provide services and programs, and review issues for the approximately 1,100 students enrolled within NTID (the National Technical Institute for the Deaf) and RIT.
RIT’s On-Campus Apartment Student Association (OCASA) is comprised of an elected student Executive Board who serves and advocates for the needs of all students living in RIT apartments on campus.
OUTspoken seeks to create an environment within the RIT community that is inclusive to all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, and to eradicate heterosexism, homophobia and transphobia within RIT.
RIT students produce some of the most professional collegiate publications in the country. Reporter Magazine is published by students weekly, except during examinations and holidays, and serves as the student news magazine.
The RIT Residence Halls Association, commonly known as the RHA, is located in the tunnels between Grace Watson and Gleason Hall. We provide events and services throughout the year for students living in the residence halls, including our monthly BBQs, and provide DVD rentals that allows students living in the residence halls to rent up to three DVDs for three days.
The RIT SAAC functions as a representative body of the student-athletes on campus. They provide leadership opportunities and community service events for athletes and also try to foster camaraderie across the various athletic teams on campus.
WITR is a student run radio station, 89.7 FM. The station is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as a noncommercial, educational station. The broadcast variety ranges from indie to reggae to pop all hosted by student DJs. WITR is also the official radio station for RIT men’s and women’s hockey.