Support Services

Below is a list of additional student support services and how to access them. These services and resources are available to all UR Nursing students.

CARE network 

The CARE Network is a nationally-recognized program for confidentially receiving help with almost any academic, emotional, physical or social concern — serves all graduate and post-baccalaureate students as well as University undergraduates.

CARE network

Ombuds Office

Our Ombuds Office helps promote a respectful, inclusive university for all members of the community by mediating differences, resolving problems, and rebuilding trust at the University. The goal of an ombuds is to work closely with you to better understand the situation you’re facing. Depending on your specific circumstances, there are some different ways an ombuds can help, including:

  • Provide guidance and coaching in areas like problem-solving, decision-making, and mediation practices
  • Reach out to those you’re having the conflict with to hear all sides of the issue
  • Get everyone in the conflict together to have a group conversation and try to reach a resolution

Contact School of Nursing Ombuds Marianne Chiafery, DNP, PNP-BC, or learn more below.

Ombuds Office

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The School of Nursing’s student diversity officer — a representative of the Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness — is a resource for fellow students to continue efforts in creating a welcoming learning environment.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Events & Other Resources


Sexual Misconduct, Harassment or Discrimination

The Sexual Misconduct website includes information about the University’s sexual misconduct policies and resources available to students. There are multiple places on campus where students can speak privately or confidentially about incidents they have experienced or observed. For immediate assistance, contact Public Safety (x13) or (585) 275-7273.

Quick Reference Guide for Reporting Sexual Misconduct, Harassment or Discrimination


Mental Health

University of Rochester students seeking mental health treatment can contact the University Counseling Center for a consultation.

The University offers 24/7 Crisis Services. A mental health professional is always on call after hours and on weekends. Call (585) 275-3113 if you are experiencing a mental health emergency.

Mindfulness & Meditation

The University promotes a culture of mindfulness for our campus community by offering a variety of offerings related to mindfulness, meditation, breathing and yoga.

Mindfulness and Meditation Offerings