Rochester Institute of Technology/Society of Software Engineers


The Society of Software Engineers is a student-run organization at RIT. They are located in GOL-1670 and their lab is open from 10am-6pm every weekday with mentors on duty. While the lab does not have designated mentors after 6pm, it is typically open and people are open to helping students.

In addition to having mentoring hours and exam reviews, the organization also hosts a variety of other events. Weekly [WWW]Tech Talks, social events such as laser tag and movie nights, industry guests, company presentations, and [WWW]projects are all aspects of SSE as well. One of the largest events held is the Winter Ball, which is held every December in the GCCIS atrium and is open to all RIT students. Completed projects are also shown at the yearly Imagine RIT innovation and creativity festival.

The organization has close ties with different [WWW]companies and alumni can be found at jobs across the United States.


The SSE is run entirely by students. Every year, four main positions (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer) are voted on by the members of the organization. Those elected primary officers then take nominations for committee heads and decide internally who will take on those roles.

Committees within SSE include: fundraising, projects, mentoring, events, tech talks, VISE, public relations, technology, intramurals, and winter ball.

[WWW]Current officers are listed on the website.


Any student at RIT, regardless of major, is allowed to join and there are no dues. The only condition for membership is that you volunteer or help out the organization in some way. If you are interested in joining and want to have membership, it's recommended that you ask one of the officers or committee heads if there's anyway you can volunteer. Membership needs to be renewed on a semester-basis. Benefits of membership include voting privileges, event discounts, and the ability to list yourself as a member on your resume. All other benefits of the organization are available to members and non-members alike.


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