The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence (VPIX) is to promote excellence in all aspects of UB’s operations by facilitating processes that remove barriers to access and advancement on the basis of race, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or veteran status for students, faculty and staff. 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 (VPIX) is responsible for coordinating and monitoring UB’s efforts to institutionalize the culture of equity and inclusion university-wide, which is critical for providing the learning and working environment necessary for achieving excellence in today’s highly globalized and rapidly changing world. We collaborate with academic and administrative offices to create strategies that empower members of the campus community – whether faculty, students or staff – to achieve their full potential, unburdened by barriers to advancement based on stereotypes and bias. We promote equity, inclusion and diversity and integrate inclusive excellence into all aspects of university operations. And we foster community relationships and engagement to further develop relationships with prospective students, alumni, donors and other friends of the university.