Each spring, the Office of the Dean of Students and the Rochester Center for Community Leadership recognize undergraduate students and organizations that have made significant contributions to campus life. Nominated by faculty, staff, and peers, Student Life Award recipients represent diverse interests, talents, and accomplishments but are united in their strength in leadership, fervor for engagement in campus life, and their aim to be a positive influence on peers, all of which help the campus community become ever better.
“One thing people don’t always realize is that it’s a dangerous sport,” Pollock pointed out. “Also, horseback riding is an expensive activity.” However, the rising senior wanted to stress the openness of the organization. “Anyone can join. The club is truly open to anybody. If you’ve never ridden before, you’re welcome to come.”
For spring break 2015, seven University of Rochester students and their professor spent a week in Haiti. The class had a unique composition of students with majors in psychology, business, engineering and microbiology; additionally, three of the students were of Haitian descent.
The first time you see the village of Vermuja (which translates literally to “The Little Houses”), you are left speechless…
A collaborative effort between student groups and the Rochester Center for Community Leadership (RCCL) is hoping to “Spread the Word to End the Word” on the River Campus…
Marz Saffore ’15 sought to rethink convention and challenge the status quo with her senior honors thesis show, “Erasing Hierarchies.” Saffore said, “I wanted to create a space where people felt they could talk about [differences], but not feel like they were alone in talking about it… I created a project where everyone was talking about it.”
“We mix traditional with modern.” That was how one member described the UR Celtic Irish Dance team’s mission.
The University of Rochester Students’ Association Government is taking a stance against sexual assault by joining the “It’s On Us” campaign.
With over 250 different student organizations to choose from, it’s no wonder that UR undergrads are always so busy!
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.