NTID Student Life Team is a department that supports and serves RIT Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through outreach, resources, and programs.
In College of National Technical Institute for the Deaf since early 70’s and is under NTID’s Student and Academic Services. Student Life Team was established to foster and serve Deaf and Hard of Hearing students’ co-curricular and academic support needs. They are accountable for contact hours, co-curricular pro-gramming hours and participation, retention, Deaf and Hard of Hearing community spirit, advising Deaf and Hard of Hearing student clubs/ organizations, and serves as liaisons with key Student Affairs Division initiatives and departments.
Student Life Team’s main area of focuses:
- First Year Experience Co-curriculum
- Upperclassman Series Programming
- AALANA Mentoring Programming
- Community Wide Programming
Student Staff Positions:
All Student Life Team staff are expected to provide out-reach to students and connection to NTID and RIT resources.
- Community Student Advocates (CSA)
- Step-Up Mentor
- Student Assistant
- Summer Camp Staff (Orientation Assistant): Explore Your Future, Tech Camp, Step to Success, Summer Vestibule Program
The Student Life Team is exceptional in its success in supporting, advocating for and with, and challenging deaf and hard of hearing college students, while establishing and maintaining an ethic of care and concern for and in this environment. All of this leading to a significant and positive quality of academic and social life on campus.
- Outreach and Connection with Students: Support, advocacy, and challenge cannot happen until we know students. This means utilizing intentional individual efforts, as well as working intentionally as supervisors to initiate and maintain an effort to increase visibility, information gathering and a true spirit of comfort in this department.
- Resource Expertise: Through on-going participation in presentations, programs and staff development opportunities, SLT staff are expected to consistently identify area for new resource growth and to pursue appropriate avenues for on-going development.
- Programmatic Impact and Support: Current and documented needs in the area of FYE support in particular, and community support in general, require SLT to establish and/or maintain innovative programming in the following areas: First Year Enrichment(FYE) co-curricular, Late Night, Multicultural & Leadership Development.
- Connections across the college and larger university: SLT must establish solid and systematic connections with colleagues across the college of NTID, and within RIT's greater university. These connections should be strategically and intentionally focused to prioritize the support of needs of our students. The focus areas for this year include: NTID Academic Departments, NTID Counseling Department, NTID Dean's Office, RIT Office of Student Conduct and Mediation Services, Office of Residence Life, Office of Campus Life, Center for AALANA Student Support, & Department of Campus Safety.
Kelly Lenis & Astrid Jones
Paraprofessionals (Academic Year)
List of Community Student Advocates
The Step-Up Mentor program began in the fall of 2009.
List of Step-Up Mentors
Paraprofessionals (Summer Only)
Floor Orientation Assistants
Night Orientation Assistants