Concerns may include: questions about the University's policy related to academic dishonesty concerns that you may be separated from the university due to a dishonesty violation, the anticipation of attending an academic dishonesty hearing.
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) strives to promote quality teaching and learning through a range of programs for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
CETL offers Arts, Science & Engineering faculty a series of workshops, a consulting service, a mini-grant program, and a repository of resources about designing, teaching, and evaluating courses.
Our program provides graduate students with resources to support their work as classroom TAs, laboratory TAs, and instructors. Graduate students are also welcome to make use of services that support their own learning.
CETL supports undergraduate students with services that promote academic success, including course-specific collaborative workshops and study groups, study skills support, study zone, and a study skills course.
CETL offers academic honesty support, including educational outreach programming and confidential counseling for students, faculty, staff, and parents.
The College Center for Advising Services (CCAS) facilitates academic and individual success by providing advisement to all undergraduate students in a respectful, supportive, and confidential environment. We are committed to assisting undergraduate students with their academic needs by helping them find accurate academic information, opportunities to make the most of their undergraduate years, and solutions to academic problems.
Academic advisors see students for walk-ins and scheduled appointments. Common reasons for meeting with an advisor include:
- Planning a program for the next semester or the next few years
- Registration and dropping or adding courses
- Discussing degree requirements
- Learning about academic resources, such as tutoring
- Major, minor, and cluster declaration
- Advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, A-Level and Transfer Credit
- Planning for independent study
- Academic petitions, comment forms, praise forms and complaint forms
- Leave of Absence and withdrawal
- Take Five Scholars and KEY Program
- Academic planning specific to the needs of international students
- Special approvals: overloads, underloads, S/F option and graduate-level courses
The David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity at the University of Rochester strives to expand the educational pipeline through the doctoral degree for low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented minority students. The center focuses on the creation of replicable and scalable educational models that will increase the number of low-income and historically underrepresented individuals pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.
The center provides educational guidance, scholarships, and support services to students who:
- Come from low-income families
- Will be, or already are, the first person in their family to earn a college degree
- Come from racial groups identified by the federal government as underrepresented in higher education: African American, Native American, or Hispanic
We also help develop and guide the University’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
ISO provide services to the University’s international students, scholars, employees, and other visitors, as well as the administrators and departments that support them.
ISO provides immigration sponsorship for thousands of international students, hundreds of international scholars and employees, as well as their dependent spouses and children. We also assist other foreign nationals at Rochester who may not require University visa sponsorship to pursue their program or activities here.
Learn more about our services and programming, including:
- Immigration advising
- Cross-cultural counseling
- Student and scholar advocacy
- Educational, cultural, and social programming
- Data reporting
River Campus Satellite Office:
213 Morey Hall, River Campus
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
Eastman Satellite Office:
Room 506, Main Building
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604
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.
OMSA's mission is to enhance the environment in which historically underrepresented minority students live and learn by assisting the University with outreach, recruitment, and yield. We do this through the development, implementation, and coordination of programs, events, and support services designed to help minority students graduate.
If you are a University of Rochester student, or concerned about a University of Rochester student, who is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call the University Counseling Center (UCC) Professional On-Call at (585) 275-3113
If you have someone you are concerned about, remember that UCC is available for consults 24/7, just call us (585) 275-3113, or make use of the CARE Network to help someone get connected to all the support and UR services they need!
The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides a comprehensive initial assessment and an individualized treatment plan to full-time members of the University of Rochester community who pay the mandatory health fee. Based on the initial assessment, a treatment plan is developed by the clinician that addresses the client’s unique needs and concerns. This plan may include recommendations such as, but not limited to: group therapy, workshops, brief therapy, referrals to community provider for specialized treatment or longer term therapy services, Therapist Assisted On-line (TAO), case management services, psychiatry or other campus services.
Our therapists are licensed professionals and professionals-in-training from a variety of mental health disciplines. They employ many treatment approaches and draw upon a wide range of training and experiences in the field of psychotherapy.
Our consulting psychiatrists are available for psychiatric evaluations and ongoing medication management. All psychiatry appointments require a referral from a UCC therapist or UHS primary care physician/nurse practitioner. Students who choose not to follow the UHS psychiatrist’s recommendations will be referred to other sources of care. UCC case management services are available to help with referral to the appropriate provider.