RIT Tech Vets flier and clipping
Scope and Contents
The RIT Tech Vets flier and clipping are from the student-run campus organization. The flier contains an advertisement for a Christmas tree sale during December 1970. The purpose of the fundraiser was to raise money for a Veterans Emergency Book Loan Fund. The collection also includes a clipping from the March 10, 1971 issue of the Army Times. The article discusses the creation of the student-run organization on the Rochester Institute of Technology's campus. The collection contains a photocopy of the original article.
- Rochester Institute of Technology. Tech Vets (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
Tech Vets was a student-run organization that was started at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) around 1970. At the time, RIT had over 600 veterans on its campus. The large number of veterans attending college was in part a result of the G. I. Bill and its various modifications. Under this legislation, veterans received a set amount of money each month to support their education. The Tech Vets group was started by students to provide additional support to veterans enrolled in both the day and evening programs at RIT.
Some of the services provided by the group included part-time job placement services, discounts at local merchants and venues (e.g. restaurants, movie theaters), and an emergency loan fund. For instance, in 1970 Tech Vets organized a Christmas tree sale to finance an Emergency Book Loan Fund. The group also served as advocates for veterans on campus, bringing the needs of these veterans to the attention of RIT's administration. While the group did not act as a recruiting agency, it did provide non-veterans on campus with objective information on military service.
Flier and clipping from the Tech Vets group on the Rochester Institute of Technology's campus. The group was started by students to provide services to veterans on campus.
This collection contains a single item.
C.S. North, Shelf 45, Box 226
Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011.
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Fliers (printed matter)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. Student Association
- Veterans -- Education -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Veterans -- Employment -- New York (State)
- Veterans -- Loans -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Veterans -- Services for -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans
- RIT Tech Vets flier and clipping
- RIT Archives
- Lara Nicosia
- 14 March 2011
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