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David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering


Graduate Students of Color

 

Mission Statement

It is our mission, as the Graduate Students of Color Council, to establish an open and inviting community to all new and current graduate students of color on-campus. As a council we aim to raise awareness in regard to diversity in higher education throughout the community and the university. Our council will serve as a voice and advocate for students of color regarding university policies. Furthermore, we aim to provide resources for the professional development of graduate students throughout the University of Rochester community. In our efforts to better our community, we also strive to mentor younger students to support them through their academic career. The Council will be involved in educating, engaging, and assisting our local community.

 

Upcoming Events

GSOC Study Session

The Graduate Students of Color (GSOC) Council and the 'O[UR] Hxstory: More than a Month' Movement invite you to the "More than a Month" film screening and discussion on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Gowen Room on the 2nd floor of Wilson Commons in River Campus.

FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED. Please RSVP by filling out the online form.

 

University of Rochester's Diversity conference (March 28th). Presentations will be made by your fellow graduate students across various disciplines. GSOC Council members have 3 workshops, so please come to learn and support the work of fellow grads. You can register here.

Diversity Conference workshops hosted by GSOC members on March 28, 2014
Workshop Session A (11:00-12:00) A5: Invisible Students: Graduate Students of Color at the U of R
Workshop Session B (1:00-2:00) B5: I Don’t Believe In Diversity Anymore
Workshop Session C (2:15-3:15) C5: Poetry of Resistance: The Power of Our Words


Council Members

 

Bentley HuntBentley Hunt
President
Ph. D. Student,
Arts, Sciences and Engineering
bentley.hunt12@gmail.com
Thomas Noel
Vice President
Ph. D. Student,
Warner School of Education
thomas.noel@
warner.rochester.edu
Sheena O'ConnorSheena O’Connor
Secretary
Ph. D. Student
Human Development
Warner School of Education
sheoc1218@gmail.com
Rennae RobinsonRennae Robinson
Professional Development
Coordinator
M.A. Student
English
Arts, Sciences and Engineering
rrobin13@z.rochester.edu
Sheena O'ConnorNikesha Gilmore
Graduate Liason Coordinator
Ph. D. Candidate
Pathology
School of Medicine and Dentistry
nikesha_gilmore@
urmc.rochester.edu
Douglas FloweDouglas Flowe
Member
Ph. D. Candidate
History, ABD
Arts, Sciences and Engineering
douglas.flowe@rochester.edu
Rafael Outland
Member
Ph. D. Student,
Warner School of Education
rafael_outland@yahoo.com
Avilene TiscarenoAvilene Tiscareno
Member
M.S. Student,
Warner School of Education
tiscareno1031@gmail.com
Blondeen PhilemondBlondeen Philemond
Member
Ph.D. Student
Educational Policy
Warner School of Education
bphil30@gmail.com
Timothy N. Arde-AcquahTimothy N. Arde-Acquah
Member
MBA Candidate
Simon Business School
timothy.arde-acquah@simon.rochester.edu

 

Advisor

Blondeen PhilemondDanielle C. Alcéna, Ph.D.
(585) 275-9681
danielle.alcena@rochester.edu