Rochester Institute of Technology
2018 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 well-being of our students. Some exciting new initiatives have evolved during the 2017-2018 academic year, that we are proud to share. Our Wellness Teams, comprised of faculty, staff and students who create programming initiatives on topics most relevant to student needs, continues to expand in meaningful ways. Using the National College Health Assessment-II data as a guide, we have added Wellness Teams that focus on Self Care, Sexual Violence Prevention, and Disease Prevention. These teams will compliment those already in existence, such as the Alcohol and Other Drug Team, Financial Health, Sex and Healthy Relationships, Emotional Health, and more. These teams received a refreshed look and feel this year with new logos, colors, and marketing materials. In addition to our revised Wellness Team model, we also created a new Music discipline and Nutrition discipline as a part of our Wellness Education program. Courses such as Beginner Guitar, and The Truth About FAD Diets will now be offered to students alongside 200+ other Wellness courses offered each semester. RIT continues to offer at least one vegetarian option per dining platform, has expanded our on-campus food share program to incorporate local and sustainable foods, and we have further cultivated our bicycling community by expanding our bike shop operations, increasing the number of bicycle parking spaces and obtaining bronze level accreditation as a Bicycle Friendly University. We are proud of all that we have accomplished through the Partnership for a Healthier America initiative and believe we have positively affected RIT students as a result of our participation in this program.”