First Deaf RIT Student Government President

RIT, my alma mater, has selected their first ever Deaf Student Government President. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sorkin’s the name. Congrats, Lizzie!

RIT Student Government has several affiliated major organizations, one of which is NTID Student Congress (NSC). That’s the organization that represents the interests of the 1,200+ deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT students and hearing students who attend NTID. That’s the one that’s always been run by deaf or hard-of-hearing students.

SG, on the other hand, is the boss of all student activity at RIT and represents all 15,000 RIT students (92% hearing). SG has had several deaf Student Senators in the past, but no deaf president or veep. –Adam Stone