Multi-Cultural Student Organizations

Many of the student organizations at the University of Rochester are related to diversity issues.

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Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA)

OMSA provides counseling, disseminates information, initiates programs and serves as a liaison with other departments and divisions to enhance the environment in which minority students live and learn.

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Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center

The vision of the ICC is to work with students, staff and faculty to foster a collaborative environment throughout the year that celebrates the various cultures represented on campus while providing opportunities for education and dialog on different topics.

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Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

The objective of the McNair Program(s) are to increase the numbers of low-income, first-generation and underrepresented minority undergraduates who pursue doctoral degrees and go on to careers in research and teaching at the University level.

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David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity

Diversity is integral to the success of American education and research, and to the educational mission of the University of Rochester. Productive inquiry takes place when individuals feel free to explore their research questions as equal members of their community, uninhibited by prejudice or discrimination.

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Diversity Resource Guide

A practical guide to increasing the understanding and appreciation of diversity while working to promote an inclusive and positive climate for all University of Rochester students.

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Diversity at the University

The University of Rochester envisions itself as a community that welcomes, encourages and supports individuals who desire to contribute to and benefit from the institution's missions of teaching, research, patient care, performance and community service.

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University Ombuds

The role of the ombuds is to investigate and respond to questions and concerns about issues of harassment and discrimination expressed by any member of the University community.

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Office of Dean of Students

Provides programs and services that enhance student learning, promote community development and support the educational goals of the undergraduate and graduate populations.

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