The Rensselaer Annual Fund
The Rensselaer Annual Fund helps to provide a world-class educational experience to our students, helping to prepare them to meet the demands and challenges of the 21st century.
Undergraduate Student Relief Fund
The Student Relief Fund is an emergency fund for Rensselaer students who face financial hardship that threatens their academic progress during their time at Rensselaer.
Graduate Student Relief Fund
The Graduate Student Relief Fund is an emergency fund for Rensselaer graduate students who face financial hardship that threatens their academic progress during their time at Rensselaer.
Fraternities and Sororities
Opportunities to support fraternities and sororities at Rensselaer.
You spent your years at Rensselaer focused on a particular field. With your support, you can demonstrate your pride and excitement by giving back in support of your school.
Let’s Go Red
Your support of Let’s Go Red! funds ensures that current and future generations of students continue to receive the opportunity to balance the rigors of academics with collegiate athletics.
weR Gold is a unique program that helps to raise dollars for student-run special projects and/or initiatives.
The Rensselaer COVID-19 Testing Initiative Fund
The Rensselaer COVID-19 Testing Center Fund will support efforts to keep our community safe through access to broad and frequent testing.
Rensselaer Diversity Initiatives
Helps to ensure our students possess the intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and global view requisite to successfully addressing the world’s many challenges and opportunities.
Rensselaer Research Fund
This fund, recently established in order to support the efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, supports the continued advancement of ongoing research initiatives.
One of the most personal and lasting ways to make a difference in the lives of Rensselaer students is with a gift of scholarship support.
O.T. Swanson Multidisciplinary Design Lab
The O.T. Swanson Multidisciplinary Design Lab provides senior engineering students opportunities to apply their discipline-specific knowledge to address real-world challenges presented by external sponsors.
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Private Music Lessons Fund
The Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (HASS) Private Music Lessons Fund assists Rensselaer students in covering the cost of private music lessons in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS).
Senior Class Giving
Giving back is a time-honored tradition at Rensselaer, culminating in the class gift during senior year.
Memorial and Tribute Scholarship Fund
Honor the memory of a loved one or commemorate a special occasion through a gift to the Rensselaer Memorial and Tribute Scholarship Fund.
Class of 1957 Spectrum Award
The Class of 1957 Spectrum Award was created in 2017 in honor of the Class of 1957’s 60th Reunion.
Support for the School of Architecture Design Studio through The Arch
Your gift today will help RPI Architecture students in the Design Studio.
The Mark D. Smith – Magistra Vitae (“Life Teacher”) Student Scholarship Fund
This annual scholarship fund was established in memory of Mark, and in recognition of his long-standing service to students by promoting and supporting both academic excellence and personal development through his expertise, wisdom, and empathy.
Gifts to the Rensselaer endowment secure the university’s future in the long term, and in the more immediate future, speed us toward full implementation of The Rensselaer Plan 2024.
Faculty are the intellectual foundation of our innovative programs, groundbreaking research, and—ultimately—our students’ success.
Building out the Campus
Rensselaer requires more than talent to be transformative in the world at large: we must have the right land, buildings, and infrastructure to undergird the education and research that occurs here.
Academics and Research
Under The Rensselaer Plan, research was invigorated by taking risks to achieve impact and moving into new domains of significance at the intersections of important disciplines.
As Rensselaer prepares to enter its third century, and it remains true to its mission of “applying science to the common purposes of life.” Becoming a fully-realized technological research institute is paramount as Rensselaer continues to pose the question “why not change the world?”
Support for the Civil ASCE Student Chapter
The ASCE Chapter supports student professional development by hosting meetings with local professionals, and participation in three national competitions: ASCE/AISC Steel Bridge, ASCE Concrete Canoe, and ASCE Geowall.