Mission Statement 

The College Diversity Roundtable (CDR) is charged with establishing a student centered forum by which diversity, in all its complexity and multi-faceted dimensions, can be discussed, supported, and affirmed. The forum is a place where students can advocate directly to senior leaders and administrators. The CDR consists of students, staff, and faculty.

The CDR is chaired by Dr. Jessica Guzmán-Rea.

If you would like additional information or would like to join the CDR, please send an email to bic@rochester.edu.

Spring 2024 Schedule

All meetings are held hybrid (virtually and in-person) from 12 PM - 1 PM. Lunch is served to folks attending in-person. 

  • Friday, February 16
  • Friday, March 22
  • Friday, April 19

Funding Resources for Students

One Community Grant

The One Community grant is designed to support culturally based programming and enhance the understanding and appreciation of diversity and inclusion initiatives. We encourage collaborative programs or activities that exemplify the spirit and purpose of supporting diversity and inclusion in our community. 

For more information see the One Community funding page.

Meliora Vision & Values Grant 

Students are invited to apply for a mini grant to develop a program or activity that exemplifies the University's Meliora Vision & Value to our community. Each year one of the Meliora Values will be highlighted. Grants will be awarded in the amount of $200. 

For more information, see the Meliora Vision & Values Grant page. 

Reporting Resources

Bias-Related Incident Report

If you know of an incident motivated by age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation of the targeted person or group, please fill out the Bias-Related Incident Report.

CARE Referral

If you are concerned about an individual student, either yourself or a friend, please fill out a CARE Referral

Community Concern Report

If you have a concern that impacts the UR community, such as a humanitarian concern, or any other issue that you would like to bring to our attention, please fill out the Community Concern Report.

Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

If you need to report an instance of Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, or Sexual Harassment, please visit the website for information on resources and reporting options.