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Diversity and Inclusion at Warner

The statement below was constructed with input from students, staff, and faculty through a variety of venues to include as many members of Warner’s community as possible. We view this as a living document and our work around diversity and inclusion as ongoing and dynamic. To that end, we seek to foster ongoing discussions of how we can engage in sustained, meaningful dialogue and action about issues of diversity and inclusion.

Our goals and values:

The Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development is dedicated to fostering a learning community that represents and builds on the rich diversity of human experiences, backgrounds, cultures, histories, ideas, and ways of living. Consistent with our dedication to education, leadership, counseling, and human development that can transform lives and make the world more just and humane, we recruit, support and learn with and from students, staff, and faculty from the broadest spectrum of human diversity. Likewise, we seek the same through our interactions with the broader local and global community.

If you have questions, concerns, or would like more information about diversity and inclusion at Warner, please contact one of our Faculty or Staff Diversity Officers: 
Bonnie Rubenstein, Professor

Mary Judge, Assistant Director of the Center for Disability and Education

Harriette Royer, Assistant Director of Career Services

Kara Finnigan, Professor, is the Warner School representative on the President’s University Diversity and Equity Council.

Brian Brent, Earl B. Taylor Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, is the Title IX Coordinator for Warner

Karen Mackie, Associate Professor
, serves as a member of the University Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia.

Important University resources:

Vision and Values of the University of Rochester

Culture of Respect at the University of Rochester

Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Rochester

How to Report an Incident

The University of Rochester values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law. Further, the University complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws in the administration of its policies, admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs and activities.