The Center for Diversity Innovation generates, translates, and diffuses empirical research on diversity, equity and inclusion, and utilizes that research to design and communicate diversity and inclusion best practices through educational materials, trainings and consultations.

CDI draws from a wealth of research to provide understandable, application-oriented summaries and data-driven insights that can inform organizational practices, as well as ways to cultivate a more inclusive lens on the world, promoting deeper examination of how we all think about similarity and difference.

Faculty Experts

Robert Adelman.

The University at Buffalo is home to world-class academic units, research centers, and departments supporting the work of dozens of diversity, equity, and inclusion scholars across social science-related fields.

How We Define Diversity

Diversity yarn.

Diversity refers to the range of human differences including race, ethnicity, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, religion, socio-economic status, veteran status, and—within educational settings—international, first-generation, transfer and returning student status.

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