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Office of the Provost

The goals of the Provost’s Office at the University of Rochester reflect its motto — Meliora — the Latin exhortation to become ever better.

Responsibilities of the Provost

The Provost is the chief academic officer for the University, advocating for the University’s academic enterprise and promoting the intellectual life of its community. To achieve this mission, the Provost’s Office ensures the quality and integrity of academic programs and initiatives involving faculty and students. The Office’s goal works with the entire campus community to ensure that faculty and student needs are met and the University’s mission fulfilled.

Contingent Faculty Unionization Activity

We have created a new website for information regarding the current efforts to organize contingent faculty at the University of Rochester. Please check the site frequently for new postings. If you have questions regarding this effort, please write, in confidence, to