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At the University at Buffalo, excellence—embracing and exhibiting the highest level of quality in research, teaching and service—can be achieved only when diverse perspectives are engaged. The Office of the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence plans, coordinates, and monitors the UB’s efforts to institutionalize the culture of equity and inclusion university-wide.

  • 10/10/17
    The Office of the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence occasionaly hosts UClub2.0, a twist on the monthly Faculty and Staff University Club. The event brings UB staff and faculty together to network and socialize in a family-inclusive environment.  
  • 11/16/17

    UB’s diversity and inclusion conference (March 1-2, 2018) provides an opportunity for the campus to come together to promote understanding and explore new ways to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion at the university.

  • 10/10/17

    The Inclusive Excellence Leadership Council is composed of faculty, administrators, staff, students and alumni, who support the VPIX and broaden the scope of equity and inclusive initiatives.

  • 11/9/17

    A collaboration of Inclusive Excellence and International Education to create a more inclusive campus experience for international students by facilitating their invitation into homes of UB faculty and staff for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • 11/7/17

    UB is committed to integrating inclusive excellence in all aspects of its operations, fostering a sense of shared responsibility, better monitoring progress to goals, and coordinating campus diversity and inclusion-related efforts.

  • 10/10/17
    Difficult Conversations, or "DIFCON", is a platform that allows students, faculty and staff at UB to come together to address issues of critical importance to our community, and explore our different viewpoints. This website captures UB's efforts to lean into discomfort and create a culture of dialogue through videos and information related to DIFCON events.


We are now accepting proposals for UB's first annual Conference on Diversity and Inclusion. Proposals are due December 15, 2017 for the March 2018 conference. Click here to learn more about the conference and how to apply.

Learn more about the 2017 Thanksgiving Without Borders program and sign up here (by November 3).


Provost Charles F. Zukoski announced in an email to the campus community, the appointment of Law Professor, Teresa A. Miller, as the University at Buffalo’s first Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion (now Inclusive Excellence) on Feb. 20, 2014.  

Learn more about the VPIX>

UB & Immigration

President Tripathi statement on executive order suspending entry to the U.S. by citizens from certain countries

Resources for our students, faculty, scholars and employees who are concerned with the impact of recent changes to immigration law.

Updates on Federal immigration Executive Orders>