Diversity and Inclusion

Celebrating unique identities is an important part of our work with alumni and friends across the globe. It is our mission to offer exceptional opportunities to create and maintain meaningful connections with one another and with the University of Rochester. Whether it be a film screening, networking events, conversations, or social hours, it is our commitment to provide resources and experiences for you, for whatever you need, wherever you live.

As active participants in various multicultural, diversity, and inclusion-focused initiatives, we work closely with our partners in the Office of Minority Student Affairs, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, Student Activities, David T. Kearns Center, and with other affiliated groups. Each year, the University of Rochester, in partnership with these offices, presents a report on Diversity & Inclusion. Check out the twelfth annual report published in December 2018.


This electronic news feed shares current diversity and inclusion news from the University of Rochester with alumni and friends.

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Each year the University of Rochester’s Diversity Conference brings together the University of Rochester and Greater Rochester communities, highlighting a common theme that guides the focus of conversations for the daylong event. Diversity-related topics may involve, but are not limited to: race/ethnicity, class, gender, culture, sexuality or orientation, disabilities/abilities, religion, or age.

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Don’t miss this annual celebration of the best of the University of Rochester. Meet fellow alumni, hear exceptional speakers, enjoy first-class entertainment, and attend special events. Diversity and Inclusion related events are frequent throughout the weekend. Save the date for Meliora Weekend 2019: October 3-6!

View photos from Meliora Weekend 2018

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