Resources Within Schools and the College

Schools across the university offer programs and resources to foster inclusive excellence for their faculty, staff and students. Click on the links below to learn more about efforts within your school.

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse community—one that will enrich engineering education and empower our students, faculty and staff to achieve their goals. Programs and initiatives:

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

We believe in ensuring mutual respect and equal opportunity for all. We are dedicated to removing barriers to equity and to bring forth a culture of inclusivity. Current initiatives include:

  • Recruitment and retention of students, faculty, staff, mentors and preceptors from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Curriculum enhancement to incorporate health disparities/cultural competence in future courses
  • Mentorships for minority students by minority alumni
  • Student wellness clinics and student direct career mentorship in local underserved communities

School of Public Health and Health Professions

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Our learning community is enriched by differences in perspectives and background. A diverse student body, faculty and staff is instrumental in promoting cultural competence in public health and clinical practice.

School of Dental Medicine
Diversity Matters - Diverse Students.

We at The University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine embrace diversity and strive to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment, where our students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds feel empowered to achieve their greatest potential.

It is part of our mission to enhance recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented minority students, faculty and staff, to address disparities in oral health and healthcare, and to train culturally competent clinicians who are equipped to meet oral healthcare needs of our increasingly diverse communities.

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UB's School of Social Work prides itself on our deliberate support of a more equitable social balance. You shouldn't be surprised to see our faculty vocally expressing solidarity with or aversion to the world's most pressing societal issues. Here are a few examples:

  • 10/20/20
    The horrific death of George Floyd at the hands of members of the Minneapolis Police Department comes on the heels of so many deaths of Black people and other People of Color by law enforcement, as well as through other racist violence. These acts need to be named for what they areviolations of globally accepted human rights, such as the right to life, human dignity, and freedom from violence and discrimination. They are rooted in systems of structural racism and unequal access to social and economic rights and protections that disproportionately affects the health, safety, and economic security of communities of color.
  • 12/23/19
    Members of the faculty of the UB School of Social Work raise our voices in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and other struggles to end the dehumanization of people of color and to promote equitable and humane treatment for all people.
  • 12/23/19
    The UB School of Social Work recognizes the global scale of the refugee crisis and its impact on communities and countries around the world. We, the faculty, staff and students signed below, stand in solidarity with Syrian refugees and others fleeing conflict and unlivable circumstances.
  • 12/23/19
    We, the undersigned members of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work community, stand in solidarity with the sovereign Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies in strongly opposing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • 12/23/19
    An ongoing genocide of the Rohingya people from Myanmar’s Rakhine state has resulted in an exodus of currently stateless Rohingyas from Myanmar. More than 500,000 mostly Muslim Rohingyas have fled into Bangladesh between August and September 2017, increasing the national count of Rohingyas to 800,000. The government of Myanmar frames the violence as a crackdown on terrorists by the military. However, reports from the newly built refugee camp in Bangladesh indicate that indiscriminate violence was experienced by men, women, and children. Consistent with the literature on wars, rape was used by the Myanmar military as a weapon of war. Among women who have traveled to the camps there are signs of violent gang rape and forced pregnancies.
  • 12/23/19
    Our School of Social Work frequently partners with organizations in the community as part of our work to educate students, develop knowledge, and enhance the wellbeing of society. There are times when some of our partners or potential partners operate from a value stance that differs from that of the social work profession. In order to guide thoughtful decisions about our partnerships, a group of faculty and staff members were charged with developing a set of principles for decision-making around community partnerships. The following statement was subsequently passed unanimously by the Faculty Council on November 14, 2019.