A Commitment to ‘Ever Better’
The University of Rochester 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.
Adrienne Morgan appointed vice president for equity and inclusion and Richard Feldman Chief Diversity Officer
Adrienne Morgan has been named vice president for equity and inclusion and Richard Feldman Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Rochester, effective June 20, 2023. University President Sarah Mangelsdorf announced Morgan’s appointment following a national search and Board of Trustees approval. A leader devoted to promoting diversity, inclusion, and justice in both healthcare and higher education, Morgan has been serving as interim vice president and chief diversity officer since August 2022.
The University of Rochester is committed to supporting all aspects of individual culture, including religion and spirituality. Explore a listing of religious/spiritual holidays through the Interfaith Chapel.
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
To our University of Rochester Community, We want to inform you about the disturbing discovery of swastikas and anti-Semitic language written on the River Campus tunnel walls on Friday, February 2. Once reported to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), … Continued
(L-R) President Sarah Mangelsdorf, Thomas Greenwood, Dr. Jahaira Capellan, Dr. Saabirah Campo, Dr. Caren Gellin, Dr. Jill Halterman, Elizabeth Davila, Karen Rogers, Dr. Marvin Doyley, and Dr. Adrienne Morgan at the 2024 Presidential Stronger As One Diversity Awards reception in … Continued
Dear University of Rochester Community, As Deans and Directors for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ), we want to update you about anti-Black vandalism found recently at Schlegel Hall at the Simon Business School and what is being done to … Continued
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.
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