A Commitment to ‘Ever Better’
The University of Rochester Office of Equity and Inclusion is dedicated to cultivating an equitable, respectful, and welcoming culture at the University of Rochester. We strive to weave diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the University’s mission to learn, discover, heal, and create.
We celebrate our connections to the Rochester community and affirm that in a pluralistic culture, the definition of community includes individuals who represent every race, creed, color, ability, sexual identity, and gender.
Adrienne Morgan appointed vice president for equity and inclusion and Richard Feldman Chief Diversity Officer
Adrienne Morgan has been named vice president for equity and inclusion and Richard Feldman Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Rochester, effective June 20, 2023. University President Sarah Mangelsdorf announced Morgan’s appointment following a national search and Board of Trustees approval. A leader devoted to promoting diversity, inclusion, and justice in both healthcare and higher education, Morgan has been serving as interim vice president and chief diversity officer since August 2022.
Julia E. Green, Esq., named associate vice president for Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equity and Inclusion
Julia E. Green, Esq. has been named associate vice president for Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI). Julia joins the University from Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, where she was a partner. During her 17 years there, Julia first worked on an array of litigation matters, and, over the last ten years, focused her practice on advising higher education institutions on understanding, designing, and implementing processes to address allegations of Title IX sex discrimination and other protected status discrimination.
The University of Rochester is committed to supporting all aspects of individual culture, including religion and spirituality. Explore a listing of religious/spiritual holidays through the Interfaith Chapel.
The University of Rochester celebrated its first Blanket Ceremony to honor the graduation of two Native American students. Receiving a blanket in the ceremony symbolizes the community wrapping the individuals in love and support while recognizing their achievements.
OMSA Senior Dinner
The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) celebrated its 50th annual Senior Dinner. For many undergraduate students of color, OMSA is an essential homebase during their time at Rochester, and the joyful event highlighted that sense of community.
Our work focuses on five institutional priorities.
Developing and sustaining an infrastructure to support equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Enhancing the recruitment and retention of our representational diversity of faculty, staff, and students.
Cultivating an inclusive climate, culture, and University Community.
Advancing the University’s mission through an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens.
Community engagement for racial and social justice.
News and announcements
The beginning of each academic year is both a cause for celebration and a reason for reflection. As we celebrate our common purposes as scholars, classmates, researchers, creative artists, clinicians, and colleagues, we must also take time to reflect on … Continued
As part of our ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive and respectful community, we are pleased to announce that the annual Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Training, mandated by New York State, will soon be available. This training aligns with our … Continued
Today is the 2023 International Transgender Day of Visibility and we wish to mark this day by reaffirming our unequivocal support for and solidarity with the transgender community. Transgender Day of Visibility is bittersweet. On the one hand, it gives … Continued
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Programs and Initiatives
Our office oversees a variety of initiatives and teams to ensure safety, equity, and diversity across the University.
Equity and Inclusion: Schools and Centers
Each of the University’s schools and colleges have offices devoted to diversity initiatives at the school level.