Concerns may include: physical or verbal arguments with someone who is living with you, repeated arguments with someone you live with, challenging living environment, abusive relationships.
The University's Title IX Coordinator and Title IX team assists with the prevention of and response to incidents of sex or gender-based misconduct. Sexual misconduct can include: sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, interpersonal violence, stalking, retaliation and Misconduct includes discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
Students, faculty and staff can connect with the Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Office for information on options for reporting if they or someone they know has been subjected to sexual or gender-based misconduct. The Title IX Coordinator can also connect students, faculty, and staff with University resources to assist them. A list of the Deputy Title IX Coordinators can be found online: https://www.rochester.edu/sexualmisconduct/
The University Title IX Coordinator is Catherine ("Kate") Nearpass (she, her, hers).
Public Safety officers patrol University properties - including the River Campus, Medical Center, South Campus, and Eastman School - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to responding to emergencies - fires, accidents, and physical crimes - Public Safety staff provide a wide range of non-emergency services including crime prevention training and awareness; distribution of "Safety Alert Bulletins"; victim and witness support; personal safety escorts; door openings for lockouts; routine building and area checks; security surveys of office space or building renovations; landscaping and exterior lighting evaluations; and lost and found property storage.
DPS also has an Investigative Unit with four highly skilled and experienced investigators who provide services for criminal and non-criminal offenses occurring in the community.
The Center for Student Conflict Management helps students become positive community members during their college careers and beyond through:
Education about the MELIORA values of the University of Rochester by holding students personally accountable to the community through our conduct system, by offering access to and training in conflict resolution processes.
Coordination of support for students who may be significantly struggling at the University with the assistance of our CARE network
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.
We manage 36 residence halls for both first year and upperclass students, including special interest floors, academic living centers, fraternities, sororities, and hall councils. Each residence hall features coeducational living arrangements.
Our residence halls are either corridor-style, comprised of double and single rooms or suites and apartment-style that offer smaller living group opportunities in two-, three-, and four-person apartments that are a combination of single and double rooms. Kitchens and lounges very by building type. Laundry is provided in each building.
Professional-staff in each building offer support and resource referral to assist with the transition to living on campus; and social and educational opportunities designed to strengthen residence hall communities.