CAPS (Center for Academic Professional Success) assists students in the University of Rochester School of Nursing to develop the learning strategies, improved study habits, critical thinking skills and career management skill required for successful academic performance  and professional advancement. CAPS services promote a healthy balance between personal and professional goals and are based on a belief that academic success and professional growth occur within strong mutual connections with peers and faculty. Find out more at the CAPS main page.


LIFT is a student-led initiative at the University of Rochester School of Nursing (URSON) designed to provide a platform for students to enhance their learning in the areas of diversity, leadership and advocacy. The goal is to increase the number of graduates with a skill set that fosters sensitivity to underrepresented population; increase the number of graduates who have garnered skills necessary for leadership roles in the workplace; teach students how to effectively advocate for themselves and, ultimately, their patients; and promote an environment of inclusion at the School of Nursing. More information is available at the LIFT main page.

Mary Dombeck Diversity Library

The Mary Dombeck Diversity Library hosts a small, but growing collection of works surrounding issues of global cultures, social change and health care disparities.

To request a volume, or for more information, visit Helen Wood Hall 3w312 or send an email to jwetherbee@urmc.rochester.edu with name of the book and your interoffice box number.

Click here for a full listing of materials available in the library.

Students' Association for Interfaith Cooperation

A student organization to celebrate and build bridges across UR's faith communities.

SAIC will organize:

  • Interfaith dialogue
  • Events to increase understanding and awareness of other beliefs and cultures
  • Service events
  • Social and community-building events