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Student and Alumni Organizations

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The University hosts a wide range of events and organizations to support and encourage cultural awareness among students and alumni at home and around the world.

Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board (SAB) advises the Office of Equity and Inclusion and works in collaboration with OEI to identify critical needs in the University community that impact equity, diversity, and inclusion. The SAB includes leadership from a number of student groups and addresses institutional needs around structural racism, bigotry, xenophobia, homophobia, and other discrimination barriers that impact students’ health and well-being. Contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion for more information.

The Mosaic Experience

In celebration of the mosaic experiences of graduate students of color at the university, the Institutional Office of Equity and Inclusion hosted a painting event in April 2022. All participants painted a galaxy cloud image under the direction of Dewayne James of Comfy Art Studio. Take a look at the photos from the event.

Diversity Resources by School or Unit

Student organizations aim to promote equal access, cultural awareness, and diversity through workshops, galas, conferences, political activities, and a variety of other programming within the University and the Greater Rochester community.

Arts, Sciences & Engineering

Eastman School of Music

Simon Business School

School of Medicine and Dentistry

School of Nursing

Warner School of Education

Additional Resources for Students

Office of Medical Student Inclusion and Enrichment Programs
Gender Health Services
Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies
Presidential Diversity Award
Presidential Commission on Race and Diversity
First Generation Students and Families
College Diversity Roundtable
Early Connection Opportunity (ECO)
Office of Minority Student Affairs
David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity
One Community Orientation Program
Bias-Related Incident Response
Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center
Interfaith Chapel
International Services Office (ISO)
Eastman School of Music: Diversity at Eastman
Eastman School of Music: Disability Services and Support for Students
School of Nursing Diversity
School of Nursing: LIFT
Graduate Studies Diversity-PRISM
UR Pride Network
Simon School of Business: Women at Simon
Simon School of Business: Diversity at Simon
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Susan B. Anthony Center
Disability Parking and Accessibility
Office for Global Engagement
"We're Better than That" Antiracism Campaign
M.K. Gandhi Institute for Non Violence (University affiliated)
Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Diversity
Disability Services and Support
CARE Network
Equal Opportunity Compliance Office
University Ombuds

Opportunities for Alumni

Stay Connected

The Office of Alumni Relations provides opportunities for alumni and students to create and maintain meaningful connections with each other and with the University. For more information visit the Office of Alumni Relations.

Together for Rochester

It’s about helping our students and graduates find internships and jobs. It’s about promoting equity and access. And it’s about communicating how important our network of alumni, volunteers, and friends is to our future. This year, we hope to raise $100M to fund scholarships, research, faculty projects, and other critical initiatives. Learn more about the campaign.