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RIT Staff Council records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0270

Scope and Contents

The Rochester Institute of Technology Staff Council records include records of the Interim Staff Council, Executive Committee meeting minutes, agendas, Council meeting minutes and agendas, and newsletters for 1993-2007.

Also included is a History of Staff Council at RIT: The First Fifteen Years, a spiral bound historical summary of the formation of Staff Council and its' annual accomplishments starting in 1992 through 2007. Included are names of the elected members, opening day remarks by the Staff Council president each year, and staff recognition award recipients.

Additional records since 2008 are added to the collection as acquired by the RIT Archives.


  • Creation: 1992-2007

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The RIT Interim Staff Council was formed in 1992. The primary purpose of this first group was to act on behalf of the professional and general staff of RIT, giving expression to their concerns, ideas, perspectives and representing their interests at all levels of the Institute. Additionally, the council would ensure that all staff are informed of matters pertinent to their professional lives at RIT. Staff council is not a union or bargaining unit. Rather, it was an effort to establish a system that would include staff as full partners with faculty and students in the governance of RIT.

In 1993, the first chair of RIT's Staff Council was elected: Alfreda Brooks Brown. In her Opening Day remarks on August 31, 1993, Brooks stated the purpose of Staff Council to be:

  • Address staff concerns as identified by Staff and/or Staff Council
  • Represent staff at Policy Council
  • Represent staff on Institute committees
  • Advise the president in matters related to staff, and to
  • Communicate Policy Council, Institute committee and other Institute information to staff.
  • Extent

    2.5 Linear Feet (2 document box 1 half document box 1 carton)




    Records of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Staff Council include records of the Interim Staff Council which was first formed in 1992 as the group to establish the foundation for the RIT Staff Council.


    Records are arranged by series type.

    Other Finding Aids

    In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

    RIT Staff Council records

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Records from the RIT Staff Council have been given to the RIT Archives every few years. Accession number(s): 07:73;07:85;08:30;11:53


    Additional records are added to the collection annually as acquired by the RIT Archives.

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in October 2011.

    RIT Staff Council records
    RIT Archives
    Jody Sidlauskas
    26 October 2011
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archives Repository

    Rochester NY 14623 USA