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The BIPOC community on uConnect supports students with the social capital necessary for success by helping to make connections and providing resources offered by the University of Rochester and other entities. Your identity brings distinctive strengths that make you an asset in the workplace but may also present unique scenarios. This community hopes to highlight student services offices, programs, resources and more to help you build supportive networks, take advantage of experiential opportunities, and capitalize on your strengths and skills.
Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA)
The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) is the official academic home of all historically underrepresented minority students (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander). We are dedicated to the betterment of the minority student experience at Rochester through advocacy, holistic advising, education, and collaboration with campus units. Our department also connects minority students to various resources, on and off-campus. We provide our students with the social capital needed to ensure academic, professional, and personal success.
Office of Equity and Inclusion
The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) 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.
Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center
The mission of the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center (BIC) is to promote cultural awareness and engagement, educate on issues of identity, culture, and diversity, and provide avenues for intersection and opportunities for collaboration. The University Meliora Values and the College Competencies are prevalent in all that the center does.
UR Black Alumni Network
The Black Alumni Network is an inclusive leadership organization that seeks to empower, connect, and celebrate the University of Rochester Black Community. This group encourages communication and cooperation between alumni, students, friends, faculty, and staff who are committed to the advancement of people of the African diaspora. The Black Alumni Network fosters a network for personal and professional connection and provides a sense of community and family for alumni of color.
Latin Alumni Network
The Latin Network is comprised of Latinx alumni, undergraduate, and graduate students, staff, faculty, and parents/families. Through intentional programs and discussions, the purpose of this group is to provide a new space to network, share information, mentor and support one another, and celebrate our cultures. ¡Bienvenidos!
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Welcome to the Greene Center’s newsletter for the University of Rochester’s BIPOC community! Your identity brings distinctive strengths that make you an asset in the workplace but may also present unique scenarios. This community hopes to highlight student services offices, …
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