How 7 student activists make Rochester ever better
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.
Commission issues report on gender equity
The Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academic has issued a preliminary report.
‘Vision and Values’ conveys shared principles
The new statement anchors education and training around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Faculty and staff selected as ‘Inclusive Campus Leadership’ fellows
Learn more about the seven faculty and staff selected for the ICL Fellowship program and their projects, which are designed to foster an inclusive educational, service, and work environment at the University.
A conversation with President Feldman: ‘The spirit of Meliora is really there’
President Richard Feldman sat down with Erin Kane from University Advancement to discuss the University’s most recent efforts to strengthen a culture of respect at Rochester, including responses to recommendations in the White report and collaborations throughout the University community.
Experts to offer designs for diversity
DeEtta Jones and Associates will help guide key elements of the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.
Status Update on White Report Recommendations
In the three months since former US attorney Mary Jo White released the results of her independent investigation, the University has made significant progress on each of the report’s specific recommendations and has also chosen to broaden its response to address a more comprehensive set of issues related to diversity, respect, and inclusion. In many cases the University’s response will go well beyond the recommendations made in the White Report.
Student task force recommends policy changes
The Students’ Association Task Force to Review Sexual Misconduct Policy recommends changes to the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Rebuilding trust and restoring community
Experts trained in a method of conflict resolution called “restorative practices” have been engaged by the University to rebuild trust in the wake of the White Report. Members of the University community who are interested in learning more are encouraged to attend a workshop, "Healing Harm and Rebuilding Community Through Restorative Practices,” on Monday, March 26, in the Wegmans Hall auditorium.
View new updates: University responds to White Report recommendations
This week the University updated responses to three of the recommendations outlined in the Independent Investigation Report. View the updates for recommendations 2B, 7, and 10.
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