ADSE: Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering
We aim to increase the representation and visibility of underrepresented groups (women, African Americans, Latinos/as, Native Americans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and DREAMers) in the STEM fields. We serve as a platform for the scholarship and professional development of minority students in the pursuit of advanced degrees and careers in STEM. Our goals are to connect scientists across our campus, showcase non-traditional career paths and minority experiences in academia, industry, and government; and to educate students at all levels about opportunities in STEM.
ALAS: Association of Latin American Students
We are interested in analyzing and discussing the economic, political and social issues of Latin America as well as their impact in the USA. We host public forums, cultural events and social gatherings to create bonds between Latin American graduate students and the rest of the community.
CSSAUR: Chinese Student Scholar Association - UR
We are a non-profit organization, aiming to offer academic, living, and entertainment help for UR students, postdocs, visiting scholars and their family members coming from the People’s Republic of China. We are always working to enhance mutual help and affinity among our members and serve as a link between UR Chinese students/scholars and the Chinese Consulate General in New York. We also provide a chance for UR students and US citizens in Greater Rochester to become familiarized with Chinese culture by hosting annual performances and various events.
GSOC: Graduate Students of Color
We are sponsored by the David D. Kearns Center and School of Arts, Sciences and Engineering. We promote and offer academic, professional, and social programming for underrepresented graduate students, and provide a forum for topics addressing the racial and ethnic diversity of the Rochester graduate student population.
GSRF: Graduate Students Raising Families
Our aim is to help pre-doctoral SMD students who have/are planning families while pursuing their degrees. Establishing a manageable work/life balance is key and we sponsor several meetings, socials, and a virtual network for students to discuss their experiences.
GWIS: Graduate Women in Science
We provide mentoring for the professional and personal development of all graduate women at the University of Rochester. Meetings tap into expertise and experience on campus, and they also include presentations from outside guest speakers. Speakers include successful scientists in academics (universities, medical schools, and smaller teaching colleges), industry (large and start-up), forensics, grant management/program development (government agencies and private associations), science writing, journal editing, patent law, and clinical diagnostics.
KASA: Korean American Students’ Association
We strive to expand interest in Korean culture to the campus community and the greater Rochester area. Our members include Korean Americans, Korean international students, adopted Koreans, and non-Koreans. Our annual Korean Night, held in the spring of each school year, showcases a variety of Korean cultural exhibits and entertainment for the community. Some of our other events include movie nights, Korean food outings, and Running Man viewings.
LPA: Latino Professional Alliance
Our mission is to build and maintain a positive work environment and to support the growth and development of Latinos/Latinas. This is accomplished through networking, mentoring, educational and professional programs, community service, multicultural events, and diversity awareness. Each individual employed at the University of Rochester is considered a professional, and therefore, LPA aims to build an alliance among all employees in our workplace who support our mission.
RIA: Rochester Indian Association
We serve as a platform for conducting social events geared towards students hailing from the Indian subcontinent (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan) at the University of Rochester. We take pride in hosting multiple events around the year such as Republic Day, Holi, Independence Day, Diwali and many more. We support incoming students to help them make a smooth transition to graduate student life in Rochester.
SPECTRUM: LGBTQ+ Student Group
We serve as an informational, supportive, and educational resource to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual individuals at URMC. Including both students and faculty, this group aims to promote visibility and awareness of LGBTQ+ issues within the medical and research setting. SPECTRUM is also a social organization that sponsors events such as coffee hours and movie nights.
URVA: University of Rochester Veterans Alliance
We provide military veteran students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education. We help educate the university community about the experiences of military veterans and work with the university administration to meet the needs of student veterans and prospective student veterans. We address veteran students’, staff, faculty and alumni concerns through scheduled meetings, advocacy, social and recreational activities.
CCC: Cultural Organizations at University of Rochester
CCC: Religious Organizations at University of Rochester