University revises Code of Conduct and Whistleblower Policy
As part of advancing a Culture of Respect and the institution-wide Vision and Values, a new Code of Conduct and Whistleblower Policy (the “Code”) has been adopted for all University community members.
These mentors make a difference for first-generation, minority students
Five University of Rochester faculty mentors are the inaugural recipients of a new mentorship award from the University’s David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity.
Board approves new discrimination and harassment policy
The Board of Trustees approved a revised University Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment (Policy 106).
University recognized for sexual assault prevention
The University has received a 2019 Campus Prevention Network Impact Award for outstanding achievements in sexual assault prevention.
Mercedes Ramírez Fernández named vice president for equity and inclusion
Mercedes Ramírez Fernández, associate vice provost for strategic affairs and diversity at Virginia Tech, will join the University on July 1 as Rochester’s first vice president for equity and inclusion.
April activities to focus on sexual assault awareness, prevention
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to end it. The University’s Title IX Office is hosting a number of SAAM events throughout the month.
Rochester Women: Vera Micheles Dean
Rochester Women is a Newscenter series designed to share the stories of women in the University’s history whose contributions deserve wider recognition than they may have historically received. Learn more about Vera Micheles Dean.
President issues report on efforts to strengthen culture of respect
One year after the release of the White report, President Richard Feldman updates the University community on efforts to ensure a campus climate built on respect and inclusion. “To succeed in implementing sustainable change, the University must continue to work to identify and address challenges within the organization related to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” Feldman writes in an executive summary.
Committee Seeks Feedback on Proposed Changes to Policy 106
The Policy 106 Committee requests community feedback on the proposed changes to the policy by January 23, 2019.
Reports on Diversity, Bias, and Sexual Misconduct Available
The University has released its 2018 reports on Diversity and Inclusion, Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response, and College Bias-Related Incidents to provide more transparency about issues of diversity, discrimination, and sexual misconduct.
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