The University of Rochester Students’ Association Government is taking a stance against sexual assault by joining the “It’s On Us” campaign. The project stresses the collective responsibility of the community at large to stop sexual assault and to foster a safe and healthy culture at the University. The project urges students to work to change the current culture that allows for sexual violence.
Started as a campaign of Generation Progress and the White House, the initiative has found widespread support from college campuses across the nation, as well as collegiate organizations like The NCAA. The “It’s On Us” campaign encourages students to take “the pledge,” which works to define sexual assault, highlight the importance of consent, and call for active intervention.
“We mix traditional with modern.” That was how one member described the UR Celtic Irish Dance team’s mission. I sat down with Rachel Eskridge ‘15, Carly Rutherford ‘17, and Chrissie Rutherford ‘16, three leaders of Celtic, to discuss the recent happenings on the collegiate Irish Dance circuit and here at the U of R.
With over 250 different student organizations to choose from, it’s no wonder that UR undergrads are always so busy! The many opportunities offered by the various clubs and sports provide the campus population an outlet to share their interests and channel their passions. Listed below are some examples of the diverse and involved undergrads that embody the quintessentially Rochester student body.
One of the major factors in my decision to come to Rochester was my admissions interview. I remember hearing that “a spirit of activism permeates this campus.” Even though the phrase was broad and relatively vague, it was enough to entice me.
I’d been active in social justice campaigns during high school and wanted to attend a school where I could pursue similar effort
Hear what Rochester students are thankful for in 2014.
When I wandered into the Campus Times office the Wednesday of my first official week of college, I had no idea how much the place would come to mean to me. A freshman straight out of Orientation, I had no way of knowing that the office would eventually feel like more of a home than my dorm room, that the staff would become some of my closest friends, or that CT would ultimately define my life at Rochester. All I knew was that I was interested in journalism, and what better way to see if I was cut out for the job than by joining the newspaper?
While most undergrads can get an earful of a cappella at semester shows in Strong Auditorium and the May Room, news about the plans of each group outside of their seasonal concerts sometimes goes unnoticed. Even with the fall a cappella season coming to a close, all four campus ensembles are still hard at work on fine tuning their harmonies for albums, competitions, and beyond!
“I wandered into the debate office by accident. My high school didn’t have a debate team, so it was something that was completely unfamiliar to me. I kind of thought, “maybe I should do this in college,” but then I thought, “maybe I’m going to get way too into it,” and, surprise… that’s what happened!”
Stigma and taboo. These are just two things that keep individuals suffering from mental illness from getting help. “Active Minds” helps promotes mental health awareness, education, and advocacy on college campuses.
“What did you do this summer?” Nina Listro ‘17 traveled to Puerto Rico and spent part of her summer “WWOOFing” at an organic fruit orchard.
Even if you haven’t heard of the Rochester Every Day (RED) Program, you’ll definitely recognize the small red stickers that come with every new student ID card. If you didn’t already know, these little stamps can provide you with discounts to some of Rochester’s most popular eateries and shops, all through RED.