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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.

  • Spring 2017 UClub2.0 Minecraft event
    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.  
  • Dental School Dean with professor and students at Foster Hall

    Our strategic plan provides an overview of our efforts to ensure that UB is diverse and inclusive, explores the evolution of campus demographics and environment, and presents a plan to integrate inclusive excellence in all aspects of university operations, foster a sense of shared responsibility, better monitor progress to goals, and coordinate diversity and inclusion-related efforts across campus.

  • Equity and Inclusion Council

    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.

  • 10/11/17

    Inclusive Thanksgiving was developed in collaboration with International Education to create a more inclusive campus experience for international students by facilitating their being invited into the homes of UB faculty and staff for Thanksgiving Dinner.

  • Raechele Pope speaking at DIFCON forum on Academic Freedom
    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.
Inclusive thanksgiving banner

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

We've changed our name to Office of Inclusive Excellence
Photo Teresa A. Miller

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.  

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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>