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Henrietta Post
  • RIT holds seventh annual Lighting The Way ceremony Friday

  • RIT will hold its seventh annual Lighting The Way ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Starting in the Gordon Field House, the event allows female students, faculty and staff to show incoming female students that they are supported and appreciated by RIT.

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  • The women of Rochester Institute of Technology will unite to welcome and support female first-year, transfer and graduate students during the university’s weeklong orientation events.
    RIT will hold its seventh annual Lighting The Way ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Starting in the Gordon Field House, the event allows female students, faculty and staff to show incoming female students that they are supported and appreciated by RIT.
    “RIT is aware of the unique challenges that female students may face, and we have many support services in place should they need them,” said Darci Lane-Williams, director of the Center for Women and Gender. “This is an amazing time to be a woman at RIT.”
    The ceremony will begin with a performance by ENCORE! and Vocal Accent, two of RIT’s women’s a cappella groups. Speakers for the event include Lane-Williams; Mary-Beth Cooper, senior vice president of student affairs; and Nicole Steinberger, women’s senator of RIT Student Government. The women will then lead a processional with LED candle-lit lanterns along the Quarter Mile to a dessert reception at the Brick City Café.
    The event is sponsored by the Center for Women and Gender, the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Office of the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

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