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Message from University leadership: Tragedy in Buffalo

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.

Research Equity Fund Program (REFP)

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 by COVID through two funding strands.

OEI Call for Faculty Success Program Fellows and Mentors (Deadline extended)

The University of Rochester Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is pleased to provide research faculty/tenure line faculty the opportunity to participate in our 2022 National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program (FSP) for Fellows and Mentors. The program will support a cohort of Fellows and Mentors across the university. Fellows will participate in the upcoming FSP program and receive mentoring from UR Mentors. Mentors will support fellows and create/lead a NCFDD network. Deadline to apply: March 4, 2022.

University to Update Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment

The University’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment (PADH) is being refreshed. The policy changes will be effective January 1, 2022. These updates are the result of a yearlong effort with University-wide input from faculty, staff, and students—and reflect the University’s ongoing commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Sasha Eloi-Evans Named Deputy Chief Diversity Officer

Sasha Eloi-Evans ΄05, ΄17W (EdD) has been named deputy chief diversity officer for the University of Rochester. Reporting directly to Mercedes Ramírez Fernández, the Richard Feldman Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer, Eloi-Evans will work closely with senior leadership, administration, academic deans, faculty, students, and staff to ensure that equity and inclusion are embraced across the university, enterprise-wide.

National Award Highlights University’s Commitment to Diversity

The University of Rochester received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

As a recipient of the annual HEED Award—a national honor recognizing US colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—Rochester will be featured, along with 100 other recipients, in the November 2021 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second year the University has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

University recognized for commitment to diversity and inclusion

The University of Rochester has received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

As a recipient of the annual HEED Award—a national honor recognizing US colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—Rochester will be featured, along with the other recipients, in the November 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

“Receiving the 2020 HEED Award is a wonderful recognition of our institution’s efforts,” said University of Rochester President Sarah Mangelsdorf. “I am particularly proud that with all the challenges facing us this year, from the COVID-19 pandemic to safely restarting our academic enterprise, we have not lost sight of our priorities around equity, diversity, and inclusion.”