Campus Profile: University of Rochester

University of Rochester is a private university in New York. Around 6,400 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

Campus Reform Campus Profiles evaluate individual American college campuses based on liberal bias, speech codes, and other relevant policies and factors.

University of Rochester is a private university in New York. Around 6,400 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university. 

Official Political Student Organizations:

Conservative Organizations: 

College Republicans

Students for Israel

Liberal Organizations: 

Active Minds

College Democrats

College Feminists

Environmental Activism Club

Her Campus

Lilac Living

Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center

Pride Network

Students for a Democratic Society

Students for Justice in Palestine

Womanist Club

OpenSecrets Data on University of Rochester Employee Political Donations:

In the 2020 election cycle, 97.09% of University of Rochester employee donations went to Democratic candidates in federal elections, while 2.91% of donations went to Republican candidates in federal elections, according to data from OpenSecrets.


Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Rating:

University of Rochester has been given a yellow light speech code. According to FIRE, this is due to “at least one university ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application.” FIRE also notes that a yellow light policy at a public institution is unconstitutional.



University of Rochester is requiring a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students, faculty, and staff. 


Stories by Campus Reform about University of Rochester:

Profs say 'mandatory' voting would restore election integrity; another prof disagrees 

Two professors are advocating for "mandatory" voting. The pair co-authored a book claiming that mandatory voting would restore integrity of American elections. One electoral politics experts who spoke with Campus Reform, however, said mandatory voting would have the opposite effect.

University rewards staff who attend 'microaggressions' seminar 

Attendance can also qualify the school's medical staff for a discounted rate on malpractice insurance obtained through the center. The University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry offers credit for attendance at an “Impact of Microaggressions on Wellness” event.

Single-gender clubs labeled 'discrimination' at Rochester 

The University of Rochester’s All-Campus Judicial Council (ACJC) ruled that gendered language and “participation in gender-exclusive competitions” by student groups constitute “discrimination.”