Our Purpose

The Renew Rensselaer team seeks to promote a discussion about a number of difficult issues affecting all members of the RPI community, and then resolve these issues with positive changes, as outlined in our platform. In the interest of informing our fellow alumni, we have endeavored to provide a fact-based report, based on thorough research. We have expressed our findings in The Untold Story, which we believe to be well-supported by data and analysis. We encourage you to review these findings, come to your own conclusions and, if you so choose, take action in support of our recommendations as articulated in our platform.

The Mission of Renew Rensselaer

Our mission is to bring about positive changes in the financial status, academic performance, governance, and leadership of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, while aligning its core constituenciesalumni, Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and studentstoward the purpose of reestablishing its academic excellence and elevating RPI to a top-tier, world-class technological university.

Our Charge to You

We urge all RPI alumni to invest the time to study and understand what is presented here. We sincerely hope you will choose to support our mission.

Why We Should Renew

RPI has a storied place in the history of technological progress and entrepreneurial achievement. As core contributors to the industrial revolution and its determined advancement into today’s state-of-the-art technologies, our alumni have played key roles in shaping modern society.  RPI’s capabilities should be strengthened for the future, in order to build upon this great legacy.