Last year the University commissioned an independent investigation into claims of sexual harassment and retaliation. The resulting report, released in January, outlines ways to improve policies and create clearer processes for reporting and investigating misconduct. Learn about the meaningful actions the University is taking to respond and to cultivate a culture of respect.
“I believe we can draw strength from our shared commitment to the ideal of Meliora.”
As we take steps to heal and rebuild, I hope we will unite as one community, listening carefully and respectfully. There is much work to be done in the days ahead. I am meeting with many faculty, staff, and students to discuss next steps. Together we will live up to our pledge to be ever better. Rochester has an opportunity to be a model—not just in the letter of our policies and procedures but in the spirit of our actions—measured by our respect for each other and our differences in a campus community that is safe and inclusive for all.
Richard Feldman President University of Rochester
Taking Collaborative Action
The recommendations outlined in the Independent Investigation Report are a starting point. Read about the actions the University is taking to strengthen Rochester’s policies and to address issues related to campus climate.