Collaborations & Initiatives

Strategic collaborations with academic and administrative offices at UB to enhance equity and inclusion is at the core of our mission. Here are some of our collaborations and initiatives.

UB’s Inclusive Excellence Summit (May 3-4, 2018) offered a unique opportunity for our campus to come together as a community to promote understanding and explore new ways to increase diversity, equity and inclusion at UB.
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.  
Piloted in Fall 2016, Dine with Faculty was created in collaboration with Campus Living. The program was designed to encourage informal faculty and student interaction, and create a small community feel within our large research university by providing students with opportunities to share a meal with faculty at one of UB dining establishments.   
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.
At a time when differences are polarizing the nation, we at UB come together to as a community to face “head on" the issues that threaten to divide us. Launched in Spring 2016, DIFCON provides students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to participate in constructive conversations on difficult topics facilitated by faculty members.
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.
The Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence is working in collaboration with the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs to assess the status of faculty mentoring at UB.   In March 2015, a study was conducted to assess the current state of faculty mentoring at UB.  Over the coming weeks a group of faculty members will be assembled to serve on a Mentoring Advisory Committee to explore the findings of this study and to develop a set of recommendations for improving UB’s mentoring policy. 
From March to August, 2014, the then Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion conducted a University-wide tour meeting with faculty and staff, talking to them about the topic of Equity & Inclusion across campus. On this page you will find an infographic summarizing the Listing Tour.
On October 1, 2014 the Office of the Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion partnered with the Office of Educational Collaboration and Engagement and the Office of Community Relations to provide UB faculty and staff the opportunity to speak directly to some of the major players in the development of the BNMC.

In Development

Community of Equity and Inclusion Researchers

A Community of Equity & Inclusion Researchers is being established to facilitate, foster, and improve the quantity and quality of faculty research on Equity and Inclusion across the campuses, for the purpose of increasing discussions of E&I within academic departments, creating interdisciplinary networks of E&I researchers, increasing engagement between faculty scholars and the Buffalo Community, and increasing the profile of this area of research at UB.

Equity and Inclusion Dashboard

An Equity and Inclusion Dashboard is being developed to present and report data that provides a "snapshot" of campus diversity, and measures the perception of equity and inclusion at UB by faculty, staff, and students in a clear, and visually-engaging manner.

Inventory of Diversity Trainings Campus Wide

Data will be collected about the use and occurrence of diversity training across the academic and administrative units.