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About Us


The Rochester Center for Community Leadership (RCCL) fosters collaborative leadership among students, faculty, staff, and community partners to discover transformative solutions and create equitable social change in the Rochester community and beyond. The University's Meliora Values are prevalent in all that we do.

We believe communities are strongest when their members are active and engaged in community service, civic leadership, and democratic processes. That’s why we start with you. When you better yourself, you also better your community; and when you better your community, you also better yourself.

Founded in 2005, the Rochester Center for Community Leadership is a unit in the Office of the Dean of Students.

Learn More

To learn about what RCCL is doing, see our 2018 Annual Report, Rochester Youth Year's Tenth Anniversary Impact Report, our newsfeed or events page

Co-sponsorship Requests

There is strength in collaboration and RCCL regularly considers co-sponsorship requests for projects and events that support community engagement. Co-sponsorship requests must be received at least 2 weeks before the event or project takes place. Please use this form to submit your request.