NTID-Supported Bachelor's Degree Level Students

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Support Service Orientation

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students Enrolled in Bachelor's Degree Programs

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs within the colleges of RIT will be scheduled for two NTID Support Service Orientation (NSSO) workshops during RIT’s Orientation program which begins Tuesday, August 19, 2014. These workshops are designed to explain access and support services for NTID-supported baccalaureate students. (Transfer students who are accepted into a bachelor's degree program must attend NSSO as well).

The first NSSO workshop, scheduled for Wednesday (8/20/2014) from 7:30am–9:15 am, will provide students and their families with the opportunity to meet with managers from Access Services, the NTID Coordinators for Academic Support Services, and representatives from other NTID services as well as other deaf and hard- of-hearing students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs. Parents will attend a general information session about access services, academic support, first-year experience, counseling and audiology services. Students will attend a separate information meeting where they will learn about access services offered at NTID, the procedures for making requests for classroom support and other campus activities, followed by a question and answer session.

On Thursday (8/21/2014), a required two-hour workshop, designed to inform students abuout academic support services, will be held from 4pm–6pm in each student's home college. Students will also have the opportunity to review/practice the procedures for requesting access services online and meet the faculty who will be providing academic support and advising.  If you have any questions regarding the NSSO workshops, please contact Mark Pfuntner via email at MJPNVD@rit.edu.

In order for us to be better prepared for your arrival, please complete the Language/Communication Background Questionnaire by June 1, 2014. You will need your 9-digit University ID to access this form online. Information about RIT's access and support services is also available online.

For all questions regarding all other orientation activities, visit the RIT Orientation website or call the RIT Orientation office at (585) 475-7995.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs in the colleges of RIT have a senator within Student Government who represents them. This person (the cross-registered senator) makes sure that you are provided with the support you need in order to be a successful student here at RIT.  This senator also addresses a variety of issues ranging from access services (interpreters, C-print captioning, notetaking, tutoring) to instructor education. This person also is an advocate and a friend. This person can be reached for comment and concerns at sgxreg@rit.edu

We look forward to meeting you!