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Happy Ramadan 2024

Monday, March 11, 2024



This year, Ramadan began Sunday, March 10, 2024 and will end on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Muslims fast each day of Ramadan from dawn until dusk, for the duration of the month. Ramadan commemorates the month during which Muslims believe the prophet Muhammed was given the first revelations of the Quran, the holy book of Islam, from the angel Gabriel.  This holy month is a time for introspection. Ramadan is also intended to bring Muslims closer to their faith and to Allah (“God”).

During Ramadan, only healthy adults are required to fast. Faculty and staff are asked to be aware of this and to make accommodations as needed.



UR Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct Results Now Available Online

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

In spring 2023, the University of Rochester participated in the Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct, administered by Westat in a nearly identical form to prior climate surveys organized by the Association of American Universities (AAU).

Rochester students studying at all levels and across all schools were encouraged to participate in the survey, which assessed:

  • The campus climate around sexual assault and sexual misconduct
  • The frequency and nature of sexual assault and sexual misconduct
  • The frequency and nature of sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking
  • What students know and think about resources related to sexual assault and sexual misconduct

At the conclusion of the survey, Westat compiled and organized the data for our campus. The University’s survey report and appendices prepared by Westat are posted on the University’s Title IX website.

What do these results mean for University of Rochester students?

The results of the survey help the University understand the prevalence and nature of students’ experiences with sexual and relationship violence, harassment, and other sexual misconduct, as well as students’ knowledge and opinion of the Title IX resources available to them.

The survey results are used to inform University leadership and officials of the greatest areas of need to direct resources and prevention efforts.  Specifically, we will use the information in the survey report to assess the effectiveness of our training and other ongoing education programs to ensure that all community members feel well-informed about how to recognize, report, and prevent sexual harassment in University spaces and places. 

Finally, the survey results will help us understand what communication strategies can be improved so that students, faculty, and staff know where to find and how to access the relevant policies, processes, and resources. 

We are grateful to all undergraduate and graduate students who participated.

For specific questions about Rochester’s 2023 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, please contact

How to support the Title IX Office

If you are interested in supporting the Title IX Office’s work:

Go to the Title IX Office’s CCU webpage to learn about upcoming events!

Register to take the Medallion course for the BADASS (Being Aware, Deciding to Act, and Saying Something) Bystander program, in which students learn skills to be active and empowered bystanders who can take action to interrupt harm to others.

We are seeking faculty and staff to support UR community members as trained advisors and support persons within the University’s Title IX and Student Sexual Misconduct processes.  If you are interested in supporting UR community members in this way, please contact for more information.