Promote equity + access

Together for Rochester

We must do more than listen to those who have been underserved for far too long. It’s time for action.

Recruiting a diverse faculty is a priority. Faculty fellows, visiting scholars, and cluster hires can create a more supportive academic environment. We need the resources to meet this objective. We also hope to increase financial aid to recruit and support a more diverse and inclusive student body. 

Travon Walker

Representation matters

Travon Walker ’21E, an aspiring opera singer, recently launched a crowdfunding project designed to introduce middle and high school students to classical music composed by Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

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For more information about how you can make a difference in the University’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work, please contact Karen Chance Mercurius, Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement, at

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