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Diversity and Inclusion


Chloe Corcoran talks with AnneMarie Cucci
June 13, 2018
When Chloe Corcoran ’04 decided to live openly as a trans woman, she vowed that she would return the kindness and support she received by being a voice for the University and giving back to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community. In a recent interview, Corcoran talks about her personal journey and her efforts to inspire and inform through her PhD work at the Warner School and in her new role as associate director for identity-based programming in Alumni Relations.Read More
Samekh Harris Reed [right] and Miles Perry chat
May 16, 2018
Meet seven students who are actively working to ensure Rochester maintains a climate of respect where everyone is free to learn, teach, and work. With support from their faculty and staff advisors, these students are striving to make the University ever better.Read More
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May 16, 2018
The Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academic has issued a preliminary report highlighting key issues and recommendations based on an in-depth review of University policies, procedures, and practices that contribute to a culture of gender equity or that pose obstacles to that goal. Read More
Athena statue
April 9, 2018
In March 2018, the Vision and Values Committee—composed of faculty, students, and staff—shared a draft statement that communicates the University’s shared goals and principles, including a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The committee received a great deal of feedback from the University community over the past several weeks and has created a revised statement, which will be discussed by the University’s Board of Trustees in April, and presented for approval in May.Read More
DeEtta Jones and Jerome Offord
April 9, 2018
President Richard Feldman recently announced that he has engaged the support of the consulting firm DeEtta Jones and Associates to help guide key elements of the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The agency’s principal and founder DeEtta Jones and associate Jerome Offord will visit Rochester in late April to meet with various campus and community constituents.Read More
March 30, 2018
Kevin Beckford is the University of Rochester’s first senior director of staff diversity, equity, and inclusion, a newly created position. In this Q&A, Beckford shares thoughts about his new role, the opportunities and challenges ahead, and the best practices to ensure diversity and equity among the University’s employees. Read More
University of Rochester Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia co-chairs Amy Lerner and Antoinette Esce // Photographed February 22, 2018 // Photo by Stephen Dow / University of Rochester
March 18, 2018
The newly formed Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia, chaired by associate professor of biomedical engineering Amy Lerner, left, and medical student Antoinette Esce ’15 has agreed to recommendations for clearer policies related to such issues as sexual harassment and intimate relationships, but is calling for further action to address what they say are more central issues of gender inequity.Read More