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Office of the Provost

The goals of the Provost’s Office at the University of Rochester reflect its motto — Meliora — the Latin exhortation to become ever better.

Responsibilities of the Provost

The Provost is the chief academic officer for the University, advocating for the University’s academic enterprise and promoting the intellectual life of its community. To achieve this mission, the Provost’s Office ensures the quality and integrity of academic programs and initiatives involving faculty and students. The Office’s goal works with the entire campus community to ensure that faculty and student needs are met and the University’s mission fulfilled.

Unionization Activity

Information is available regarding the efforts to organize contingent faculty and graduate students at the University of Rochester. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to check these dedicated pages frequently for new information and may direct any questions regarding these efforts, in confidence, to