American Sign Language and Interpreting Education

About the Department

Sign language interpreting is a fascinating, challenging and rapidly expanding field that offers an endless variety of opportunities and rich linguistic and cultural experiences. With more than 1,200 Deaf and hard-of-hearing students and 17,000 hearing students on campus, and more than 100 Deaf and hard-of-hearing faculty and staff members, RIT provides you with a unique environment and excellent opportunities to increase your knowledge of cultures and enhance your English, American Sign Language and interpreting skills.

Latest News

  • 6/4/2015

    Kayla Stanley, an ASL-English Interpretation major from Bellport, N.Y., received the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Award for interpreting students earning a bachelor’s degree. The award is presented to one associate, one bachelor’s and one master’s degree graduate, each whom has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and who has demonstrated appropriate personal and social maturity, and provided service to the RIT community.