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University of Rochester

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
University of Rochester 500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627
(585) 275-2121
School Information
"One of the world’s leading research universities, Rochester has a long tradition of breaking boundaries—always pushing and questioning, learning and unlearning. We transform ideas into enterprises that create value and make the world ever better." The university enrolls over 12,000 students, employs over 3,000 faculty, and offers over 200 degree programs. (Source: (Source:
General Information
The University of Rochester has taken a symbolic step in supporting recent protest movements. The university removed its founder’s name (George Hoyt Whipple) from buildings and renovated his old office due to his racist background. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

  • Boston University professor Ibram X. Kendi will deliver the MLK Commemorative Address.
  • On October 26, 2021, the University held a panel to discuss “how utilizing critical race theory can help dismantle systems of oppression” and work towards teaching race and racism in schools.
Symbolic Actions
  • Removal of founder’s name (George Hoyt Whipple) from buildings and renovation of his old office due to racist background.
  • On January 28, 2023, in response to the death of Tyre Nichols, the school's Office of Equity and Inclusion along with the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence announced it would be "hosting two virtual healing circle[sic]." The Office also stated that "UCC is also hosting a drop-in session for students of color, led by therapists of color."
Last updated February 4th, 2023
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