Emergency Information Home


Rochester Institute of Technology is committed to a safe and secure learning and working environment. The university has taken many proactive measures to upgrade the level of security on campus.

This Web site should be your first stop for information regarding emergency preparedness and an emergency response on campus. RIT uses a comprehensive approach to emergency management that includes pre-incident planning, emergency response capabilities, a crisis management program, and operational recovery strategies. The approach is tied together with a robust communication system.

This site contains important information and links to both internal and external resources. It is critical to be prepared before an emergency happens, so please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with this site and explore using the provided links.

Please check it often for updates and new information.

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Emergency Numbers

RIT hotline (for closing information): (585) 475-7075 / 7076 TTY
On Campus: RIT Public Safety (585) 475-3333 (V/TTY) or text (585) 205-8333
Off Campus: Call or text to 9-1-1

Counseling Center: (585) 475-2261 / 6897 TTY
Student Health Center: (585) 475-2255 / 5515 TTY
Women’s Center: (585) 475-7464
Campus Advocacy, Response and Support Program (CARES) - crisis response program for victims of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking (available 24 hours a day/seven days a week): (585) 295-3533

Alert Levels

Emergency Notifications

As of October 21, 2019, all classes and activities are in session.

In the event an RIT Alert is sent, the message will appear here indicating what the emergency is and what you should do.


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RIT alert logo RIT Alert allows RIT to contact the community in the event of an emergency by sending messages via Instant Message, text message to cell phones, voice message (mobile or land-line) and e-mail. To learn more about RIT Alert, including instructions on how to update personal emergency contact information, go to http://www.rit.edu/fa/buscont/massnotification.html.

If you have questions or concerns about RIT Alert, you may contact ritalert@rit.edu.