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Rochester’s Culture of Respect

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 strengthen Rochester's culture of respect.

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Interim President Designate Richard Feldman

“I believe we can draw strength from our shared commitment to the ideal of Meliora.”

Richard Feldman Email to the University community, January 14, 2018

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
University of Rochester

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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.

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Your Feedback is Welcome

The University is committed to listening carefully and respectfully to all the members of the community. Please share your comments and perspective.

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Find Resources

There are a number of resources, guidelines, and policies available to report and address complaints of harassment and misconduct.

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Have Further Questions?

Find additional information about the investigation, report, and steps the University is taking.

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