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Verification of Compliance

The topic areas and links outlined on this page verify our compliance with relevant federal regulations. Learn more below, or contact the Office of Academic Administration if you have any questions.

Student identity verification in distance and correspondence education

Transfer of credit policies and articulation agreements

Lists disclosing our transfer credit policies and articulation agreements are below. If you’re in the process of developing a new transfer credit policy or articulation agreement, follow this process.

Title IV program responsibilities

  • Cohort default rate: The University of Rochester cohort default rate may be accessed via the College Navigator portal
  • Composite ratio: The University of Rochester composite ratio may be found on the U.S. Department of Education website
  • Audit reports: Audit reports are provided via the Annual Institutional Update to the Middle State Commission on Higher Education

Institutional records of student complaints

Documentation of student complaints

The University documents and tracks all complaints of sex-based harassment and discrimination pursuant to Title IX and other federal and state laws.

Every complainant connected to the Title IX coordinator is made aware of the various options for reporting the behavior and accessing supportive resources. All complaints are logged into a database accessible to the Title IX Coordinator who reviews the reports on a monthly basis to assess patterns of problematic behavior. When patterns are identified, remedial steps are taken.

Visit the University’s Title IX website

The goal of the University Ombud is to promote a respectful, inclusive university for all members of the community by resolving disputes, challenging perceptions, and advocating for fairness at the University. For over 40 years, University Ombuds, appointed by the Provost, have been untangling complex problems and unresolved interpersonal and departmental issues with staff, faculty and students who call on them for help.

From their University-wide activities, Ombuds gain insights about problems, track these problems and based the number and nature of the issues, address solutions at individual, policy or systems level. Ombuds actively collaborate with others to resolve problems as well as provide training and educational interventions aimed at preventing harassment and discrimination and fostering respect and inclusion.

Visit the University Ombuds website

The College Center for Advising Services hosts a web-based form for students to file Comments, Praise and Complaints. This access requires a log-in, students have the option of requesting that their comments be kept anonymous.

All Comments, Praise and Complaints entered via the form are reviewed by the Assistant Dean and Director of the College Center for Advising Services. They are either addressed through that office or forwarded to the head of the relevant department if appropriate. Any significant complaints are immediately forwarded to the Dean of the College.

The Assistant Dean and Director of the College Center for Advising Services maintains a 5-year log of all comments, praise and complaints. At least on an annual basis the log is reviewed to identify trends or particular areas of concern. The log is used to inform improvement to the student experience in departments throughout the College.

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The CARE Network enables members of the University community to express their concern about a person, incident, or issue by submitting one of the following reports online: CARE Referral, Bias-Related Incident Report, or Community Concern Report. This reporting structure provides a location to identify concerns about individual students in distress, as well as identifying and reporting concerns about the community including bias related concerns.

Visit the CARE Network website

In 2018, the College of the University of Rochester began reporting on bias-related incidents. The bias reporting system was first proposed in 2015 by the College Diversity Roundtable (CDR)—a student-centered committee composed of students, staff, and faculty appointed by the Dean of the College—in response to student concerns about creating a safe and inclusive campus climate.

The CDR recommended a system be established for students to report bias incidents on campus to University administration. This includes incidents motivated by discrimination of an individual or group based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

The goal of the reporting system is to capture bias incidents on campus, address them in a timely fashion, and respond to students’ concerns about campus climate.

View the report

Required information for students and the public

Note: Some of these links may be broken, and are in the process of being audited and updated. Please contact our office if you have any questions or immediate needs.

Standing with state and other accrediting agencies

Visit our Accreditation page for a comprehensive overview and more details.

See our full accreditations

Contractual relationships

The University of Rochester does not have any contractual relationships as defined by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Compliance Regulations.

Assignment of credit hours

View the University of Rochester Credit Hours Policy for a comprehensive overview.

Read the full policy

Additional education and instructional locations

Outside of the main University campuses, the University of Rochester offers coursework at multiple locations as identified on the charts below. These locations and offerings are current as of July 2020.

Additional education locations

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education defines an Additional Location as a domestic or international facility or location that is geographically separate from the main campus and at which the institution will offer at least 50% of an educational program that is credit-bearing or title IV eligible.

The University of Rochester’s Additional Locations are listed below.

Rochester-Bern

Congress Hotel Seepark Thun Seestrasse 47, 3602
Thun, Switzerland

Simon Business School offers Executive MBA courses and a degree, as well as a Master’s of Science in Wealth Management courses and degree to UBS employees.

UBS Business University, APAC Campus

Singapore (The Command House) 17 Kheam Rock Road Singapore 298791
Singapore

Simon Business School offers a Master’s of Science in Wealth Management courses and a degree to UBS employees.

UBS University, Hong Kong Campus

Hong Kong 11/F Li Po Chun Chambers 189 Des Voeux Road Central
China

Simon Business School offers a Master’s of Science in Wealth Management courses and a degree to UBS employees.

Other instructional sites

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education defines an Other Instructional Site as a location at which the institution offers one or more credit-bearing or title IV eligible courses, but less than 50% of a degree program.

The University of Rochester’s Other Instructional Sites are listed below.

Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES

1825 Windfall Rd.
Olean, NY 14706

Warner School of Education offers K-12 school building and district leadership certification program courses.

Christ Church – Rochester

141 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604

Eastman School of Music offers organ lessons at this location (ORG160, ORG 430A, ORG 460A) as well as ensemble Schola Cantorum (SMU 210/410).

East High School

1801 E Main St Rm B100
Rochester, NY 14609

Warner School of Education offers courses in Urban Teaching & Leadership and Reading & Literacies programs.

Five Points Correctional Facility

6600 State Route 96
Romulus, NY 14541

The School of Arts and Sciences (The College) offers miscellaneous undergraduate course.

George Eastman House

900 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607

The School of Arts and Sciences offers coursework leading to an MA English, concentration in film and media studies.

Groveland Correctional Facility

7000 Sonyea Road
Sonyea, NY 14556

The School of Arts and Sciences (The College) offers miscellaneous undergraduate course.

Reform Lutheran Church – Rochester

111 N Chestnut St.
Rochester, NY 14604

The Eastman School of Music holds rehearsals at this site for the ENS120: Eastman Rochester Chorus.

Rochester School 33

500 Webster Ave.
Rochester, NY 14609

Warner School of Education offers courses in Reading & Literacies program.

World of Inquiry School 58

200 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14605

Warner School of Education offers teacher preparation courses in science education.

Geneva District Central Office

400 West North Street
Geneva, NY 14456-1314

Warner School of Education offers K-12 school building and district leadership certification program courses.

Albion Correctional Facility

3595 State School Road
Albion, NY 14411-9399

The School of Arts and Sciences (The College) offers miscellaneous undergraduate courses.

Medical Office Building

1577 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

The School of Arts and Sciences offers CSP501 Ethics course for a Clinical Psychology PhD Program.

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