SRL is critical for student success—
academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Did you know that Spirituality and Religious Life is supported by you?

85% of our staff and programs are supported by donors, foundations, and religious organizations outside RIT. We rely on the generosity of alumni, parents, the local community, and volunteers to provide 1,000 events and activities for students in over a dozen different religious communities on campus every year.

Your donations are crucial!

See what you can do for us below.

$50 donation

A one-time $50 donation can support a social activity for ten students to make friends or enable a chaplain to ten coffee chats with students about whatever is stressing them out.

Monthly $50 donation

A recurring monthly donation of $50 enables us to host a monthly program for an entire school year about spiritual wellbeing, interfaith dialogue, or religious education for up to 30 students.

Monthly $100 donation

A recurring monthly donation of $100 enables us to hire a student worker for 8 hours a week to keep our website updated, design flyers, greet guests in the Schmitt Interfaith Center, and support events happening in our spaces.

$2,000-$5,000

A donation of $2,000-$5,000 can support a major program like a speaker series, spiritual or religious services, or meals for a major holiday.

$5,000-$10,000

A donation of $5,000-$10,000 can fund a leadership fellowship program or an alternative spring break service program to give back to the community for 10-25 students.

$10,000-$20,000

A donation of $10,000-$20,000 can fund a Graduate Assistant for a year to design and run the kinds of programs listed above and provide a part-time chaplain for an underserved spiritual or religious community.

$20,000-$50,000

A donation of $20,000-$50,000 can help us hire part-time chaplains or administrative support so our chaplains can focus on what they do best—helping students in distress and offering innovative programs.

$50,000-$100,000

A donation of $50,000-$100,000 can fund a full-time chaplain for a year or pay for a major physical improvement, such as that dream kitchen renovation we’ve been hoping and praying for since 1995.

Above $100,000

Donations above $100,000 can provide significant multi-year support or help built our endowments to ensure long-term financial security for our spiritual and religious programs.

Learn more about how to contribute!

Donors may support a particular community or Spirituality and Religious Life in general by clicking on the following links:

Buddhist Ministry
Idunno Zen Buddhist Community
Christian Ministries
Agape Christian Fellowship
Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC)
Chinese Christians on Campus
Cru
Glory House Campus Ministry
Hands of Fire
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Newman Catholic Community
The Table: Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry
Hindu Ministries
Bhakti Yoga Club
Hindu Student Life
Jewish Ministries
Chabad at RIT
RIT Hillel
Muslim Ministries
Muslim Student Association
Muslim Student Life
Pagan Ministries
Pagan Student Life
RIT Pagans
Secular and Skeptical Ministry
Department 42
Spirituality and Religious Life
All Campus Ministries (Please designate a specific ministry)
Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Foundation Endowed Director of Campus Ministry Fund
Racial Equity and Interfaith Cooperation

*Please contact Martie Staser, Senior Director of Advancement for Academic and Student Affairs for more information about supporting any of the above communities and/or gift designations.