Our Purpose and Mission

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

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. In the years ahead, all colleges and universities face significant demographic and financial hurdles, as explained in The Road Ahead. RPI’s capabilities must be strengthened for the future, in order to build upon its great legacy of producing top-quality graduates.