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Policies and Guidelines

The Meliora seal on the University flagpole


Affirmative Action Policy for Minorities, Women, Disabled Individuals,
and Protected Veterans

Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment

A full list of University policies is available through Human Resources. Additional information also is available at Equal Opportunity at Rochester.


Inclusive Community Statement

Statement of Educational Philosophy

University Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

Handbooks and Guidelines

Gender Transition Guidelines: The purpose of these documents is to provide guidelines of responsibilities and expectations of employees, their supervisors, colleagues and other staff.

University Faculty Handbook

  • Affirmative Action (page 12)
  • Promotion and Tenure (page 24)
  • Leaves (page 39)

SMD Regulations of the Faculty

  • Procedures for Faculty Appointments and Promotions (page 18)
  • Tenure- (page 21)
  • Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Anti-Discrimination Statements (page 26)
  • Disability (page 27)

Handbook for Underrepresented Ethnicities

Handbook for Transgender Students