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.
An academic understanding of hate and intolerance
In this Quadcast interview, three University scholars discuss their reactions to recent incidents of hate, important lessons from history, and the psychology of stereotypes and intolerance.
Author Samina Ali to speak at 2019 Diversity Conference
Samina Ali, an author, activist, and cultural commentator, will be the keynote speaker for the University’s 2019 Diversity Conference on Monday, April 8.
National search launched for University’s first vice president for equity and inclusion
The new vice president will be the University’s chief diversity officer and will establish and lead the new Office of Equity and Inclusion.
President Feldman calls for unity after acts of bigotry and hate
The recent acts of bigotry and violence in Pittsburgh and Louisville, the national threat created by pipe bombs sent in the mail, and many other recent incidents have been deeply disturbing and unsettling.
Colleen Raimond brings passion for LGBTQ issues to the University
President Feldman Responds to Commission Report
I am writing to respond to the thoughtful and informative Preliminary Report of the Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia released in May, 2018. The Commission’s report, along with follow-up discussions with members of the Commission, with the University Diversity and Equity Council (UDEC), and with the President’s Cabinet demonstrate the deep level of shared commitment on our campus to identifying and addressing issues of inequity; to improving our programs, services, and outcomes; and to creating and sustaining a welcoming and supportive community for all. I’m deeply grateful for the Commission’s efforts to date and look forward to continuing to work together to achieve these goals. As the report makes clear, these are necessarily ongoing efforts that require all of us to work intentionally and diligently toward the realization of our goals.
Kevin Beckford is on a mission to increase staff diversity
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.
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