Institutional Office of Equity and Inclusion
The University of Rochester Institutional Office of Equity and Inclusion is dedicated to cultivating an equitable, respectful, and welcoming culture at the University of Rochester. We strive to weave diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the University’s mission to learn, discover, heal, and create.
We celebrate our connections to the Rochester community and affirm that in a pluralistic culture, the definition of community includes individuals who represent every race, creed, color, ability, sexual identity, and gender.
Our work focuses on five institutional priorities
Developing and sustaining an infrastructure to support equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Enhancing the recruitment and retention of our representational diversity of faculty, staff, and students.
Cultivating an inclusive climate, culture, and University Community.
Advancing the University’s mission through an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens.
Community engagement for racial and social justice.
News and announcements
Read the full message to the University of Rochester community from President Sarah Mangelsdorf, and Mercedes Ramírez Fernández, the Richard Feldman Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.
The Institutional Office of Equity and Inclusion is providing short-term and immediate funding to support faculty research through the Research Equity Fund Program (REFP). During Spring/Summer 2022, the REFP will support full-time University of Rochester faculty for research activities disrupted … Continued
2022 University of Rochester Office of Equity and Inclusion’s NCFDD Faculty Success Program for Fellows and Mentors Deadline extended: March 4, 2022 The University of Rochester Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is pleased to provide research faculty/tenure-line faculty the … Continued
The University of Rochester Global Celebration Committee is overseeing an initiative to showcase our University’s global diversity. Rochester alumni, faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit creative ideas that would represent Rochester’s global diversity in meaningful, valuable, and inspirational ways.
Programs and Initiatives
Our office oversees a variety of initiatives and teams to ensure safety, equity, and diversity across the University.
Equity and Inclusion: Schools and Centers
Each of the University’s schools and colleges have offices devoted to diversity initiatives at the school level.
- Arts, Sciences & Engineering
- Eastman School of Music
- School of Medicine and Dentistry
- School of Nursing
- Simon Business School
- Warner School of Education
- University of Rochester Medical Center
- UR Libraries