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RIT's "Grow A College Subreddit" competition records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0718

Scope and Contents

Collection is 21 paper copies of conversations from RIT's sub reddit forum on Reddit. The threads document how RIT students enter a contest on Reddit called "Grow A College Subreddit" beginning with a post from August 3, 2011. The goal was to see which college across the country had the most active subreddit during a specified time period. The results of the competition are included in the documents. 463 college subreddits were tracked from August 20th to October 26th, 2011. RIT came out on top for absolute growth, top relative growth, and admin's choice. Subsequent threads are about receiving and distributing prizes for winning. Paper copies of RIT reddit discussions related to increasing RIT's user base in reddit during a competition sponsored by the company in 2011. Also includes a copy of the RITeddit tiger sticker.


  • Event: 2011-2012


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Biographical / Historical

RIT's subreddit has at this time over 12,000 subscribers.


1 Folder(s)




Collection is printouts of RIT's submission to the "Grow A College Subreddit" competition from 2011-2012 and a copy of the RITeddit tiger sticker used as RIT's subreddit logo. Materials were collected and saved by Jeremiah Parry-Hill.


Records are in date order.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 808, Box 226

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections in 2017 by Jeremiah Parry-Hill.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in February 2019.

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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA