Meliora Challenge

Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and make the world ever better

Meliora. Ever better. It’s more than our motto at the University of Rochester. Meliora is a shared value and a way of life that has set us apart as an educational community since our founding in 1850.

Rochester became one of the world’s most distinguished research universities by embodying the spirit of Meliora. We never settle for the world the way it is. We consistently strive to reach further, embrace rigor and hard work, and take the lead in matters of the mind and heart.

In the words of Rochester’s first president, Martin Brewer Anderson: “Our work is but begun.”

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