Rochester Institute of Technology
2016 Progress Report
Committed to meet 23 guidelines—developed by PHA in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading nutrition, physical activity and campus wellness experts—around nutrition, physical activity, and programming on campus.
“At the Rochester Institute of Technology, we are committed to supporting the health and wellness of our students. Some exciting new initiatives have been developed over the past few years, that we are proud to share! RIT hosts several Wellness Walks - short, guided walking-tours that highlight unique areas of the RIT campus and which get people out walking! Some examples of our fall offerings include Berries, Bulbs and Bees, Oh My!, an opportunity provided by the Engineers for a Sustainable World, the RIT Beekeepers Club, and the Coordinator of the Community Garden, for campus members to participate in an on-site overview of the Community Garden, the Greenhouse project, and the newly added Beehives. We also have implemented the Nature of the Nature Trails, an educational walk in the woods guided by RIT’s Senior Sustainability Advisor. On this walk, campus members are able to learn about some of the plants, trees, and animals commonly found in the RIT Nature Trails. Campus member can also venture into the surrounding wetlands during a Wandering Our Wetlands tour, led by a professor in the School of Life Sciences. For those interested in campus art and architecture, our RIT Archivist hosts an Art and Architecture, our Cultural Surroundings tour. In addition to all of these opportunities, we also offer a popular free weekly fitness class every Monday. RIT looks forward to submitting guidelines for verification next year.”