Our Mission

The Center for Diversity Innovation (CDI) serves the faculty, staff and students across the University at Buffalo, translating empirical, social scientific research on diversity, equity and inclusion, developing and diffusing evidence-based best practices through trainings, educational programs and consulting services. 

By preparing and training the next generation of diversity leaders at UB, across SUNY, in Buffalo and throughout Western New York, the Center aims to change behavior, close opportunity gaps, and transform the settings in which people learn, work and innovate.

The Center was created with funding from a SUNY Performance Improvement Fund diversity grant.