Our Mission

Director Maura Belliveau, PhD, speaking at a conference.

The Center for Diversity Innovation (CDI) integrates the capabilities of the faculty, staff and students across the University at Buffalo to conduct and translate empirical, social scientific research on diversity, equity and inclusion, and develop and diffuse 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.

Funded by a SUNY Performance Improvement Fund diversity grant, the Center for Diversity Innovation is a university-wide initiative with College of Arts and Sciences leadership.