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RIT Office of Minority Student Affairs records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0173

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1984-1993


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

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.


.5 Linear Feet (1 folder in 1 document box with other collections)




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.


Materials are arranged chronologically in a single folder.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in May 2011.

RIT Office of Minority Student Affairs records
RIT Archives
Lara Nicosia
26 May 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA