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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Education and Training

Equity, diversity, and inclusion education is essential for a welcoming and respectful environment where everyone can live, work, and learn. These training opportunities are presented in partnership with the Office of Human Resources and offer useful tools and information to increase awareness of important issues that face our institution.

See the diversity education training page for more information.


Upcoming Training Opportunities

Faculty workshop series on fostering an antiracist campus: An upcoming three-part workshop for AS&E faculty aims to foster an antiracist campus, which organizers hope will be helpful for those who may have missed or were not able to participate in any of the initial workshops. Please register in advance. Zoom links to be provided closer to the date of each workshop. If you have any questions, contact Beth Olivares (and CC Amanda Johnson).

  • Workshop One: Opening the Door: Foundations. Participants will discuss the language of race and racism, the origins of race, the history of race here at the University, and the position of self in society. June 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Workshop Two: Managing the Anti-Racist Classroom. Participants will explore what we bring to the classroom and how norms inform how we manage our classrooms and labs. June 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Workshop Three: The Faculty Ally in Action. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage with real-world applications of antiracist concepts presented in previous sessions. By working through case studies together, participants approach race-related scenarios that commonly arise for faculty in teaching and learning environments at Rochester. June 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Reports on discrimination and harassment, sexual misconduct released 6.16.2021

The University is committed to providing a safe environment for the campus community to work, learn, live, and socialize together without fear of sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination. As part of that mission, the Office of Equity and Inclusion recently released two reports. Discrimination and Harassment: Prevention and Response Across the University serves to educate the University community about efforts to prevent discrimination and harassment and how the University responds to incidents, and Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response is published to inform the community about the University’s efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to reports of sexual misconduct. These reports include data from 2018 to 2020. Subsequent reports will be released annually in October. If you need additional information, contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion.