RIT Office of Minority Student Affairs records

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Collection Overview
Historical Information for RIT Office of Minority Student Affairs
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
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Title
RIT Office of Minority Student Affairs records
Creator
Rochester Institute of Technology. Office of Minority Student Affairs.
Inclusive Date(s)
1984-1993
Abstract
Records of the Office of Minority Student Affairs at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The office was founded in 1982 under the direction of Fred Smith. The collection includes correspondence, fliers, and a clipping.
Extent
1.0 Folder(s) (6 items)
Location
C.S. South, Shelf 794, Box 81 (Minority student collections)
Repository
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557
raswml@rit.edu
Language
English

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Historical Information for RIT Office of Minority Student Affairs (Collapse)

The Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Office of Minority Affairs was established in 1982 under the direction of Fred W. Smith, secretary to the Institute. The number of students from minority populations attending the Institute had been gradually growing . The school's administration hoped that by increasing its number of services, programs, and aid provided to minority students, the Institute could encourage more minority students to attend RIT. Over the years, the office sponsored various events such as a Black History Month celebration, Hispanic Heritage Month, and orientation activities for campus freshmen.

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The RIT Office of Minority Student Affairs records consists of correspondence, fliers, and a clipping related to the office and its activities. The correspondence consists primarily of memorandums that discuss administrative matters such as the hiring of new personnel and a report submitted by the office to the university's president in 1984. There is also a flier for a videoconference titled "Campus Response to Racial Harassment and Intimidation" and calendar of events from Black History Month in 1993. Finally, the collection includes a clipping on Nancy Padila, a former Coordinator of Minority Student Programs at the Institute who was elected to the Rochester City Council in 1989.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Materials are arranged chronologically in a single folder.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Office of Minority Student Affairs.

Subject(s)

  • College students -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Minority college students -- New York (State) -- Rochester

Genre(s)

  • Fliers (printed matter)
  • Memorandums

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Preferred Citation

RIT Office of Minority Student Affairs records, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID

RITArc.0173

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in May 2011.

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