As one of New York City’s premier public institutions and a part of the State University of New York, FIT is an internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. We’re known for our rigorous, creative, and dynamic academic programs; experiential learning opportunities; academic and industry partnerships; and commitment to research, innovation, diversity, and entrepreneurship.

FIT's mission is to prepare students for excellence and leadership in the creative industries. We encourage students, faculty, and industry partners to cross geographic and professional boundaries. Through independent thinking, collaboration, and an unconventional perspective, we strive to develop design and strategic business solutions that will upend the status quo, create opportunity, and have a lasting and sustainable global impact.

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The FIT leadership is proud to support an accomplished, diverse, and forward-looking student body. Learn about the people who are helping drive FIT as a global pioneer in education for the creative economy.
FIT President Dr. Joyce F. Brown
Dr. Joyce F. Brown is FIT’s sixth president, the first woman and first African American to hold that office. Appointed in 1998, she has more than 40 years of experience in public higher education.
FIT campus
The FIT Board of Trustees consists of 16 members, including one student elected by the student body.
FIT Administration
Find information about all internal FIT departments including Academic Affairs, Advancement & Alumni Engagement, Finance & Administration, and more.


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FIT’s Policy Library contains principles and regulations that guide the way we function as individuals and as members of a college community. They range from the academic honor code to requirements for filming on campus to safety and security.
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