FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Women in Computing at RIT?
  • WiC is an evolving professional organization within the RIT community. WiC is an inclusive organization which supports all interested in computing while promoting the success and advancement of women in the field. WiC inspires confidence in our members by fostering personal growth and professional development
How do I join WiC?
  • Come to one of our General Meetings every Wednesday or stop by the WiC space (GOL-2600)
How do I become a General Member?
  • Attend at least 7 of the general meetings
  • Participate in 1 WiC event (Outreach, WiCHacks, WiConnects, etc.)
How do I become an Active Member?
  • Attend at least 7 of the general meetings
  • Participate in 1 WiC event (Outreach, WiCHacks, WiConnects, etc.)
  • Attend and participate in at least 7 of the same committee’s weekly meetings
What are the benefits of Active Membership?
  • Attend conferences, WiC Jacket, priority to networking with university recruiters and alumni, Leadership Opportunities and present at panels.
Where is the WiC Space and when is it open?
  • The WiC space is located in GOL-2600, the second floor of Golisano. Just follow the signs and come say hi! It’s open from 9am - 4pm and various times at night
I am a man or use male pronouns, can I still join WiC?
  • Of course, but some limits apply such as you will not be able to volunteer overnight at After Hours. During the afternoon you are welcomed though. There are also some women only events you will be unable to participate in such as WiCHacks (you can volunteer though) or applying for scholarships like Grace Hopper.
I am non-binary or do not use female pronouns, can I still join WiC?
  • Of course, but applications for scholarships like Grace Hopper will depend on their organizations guidelines.
What is a WiC Ally?
  • An RIT community member committed to furthering the mission and goals of Women in Computing, for the purpose of affecting positive change and fostering a more inclusive computing community.