Residency Requirement

Professors Crystal Z Campbell, Jeannette Eileen Jones, and Devonya N. Havis, smiling and looking at the camera, enjoying a beautiful fall day in Buffalo, sharing information on the Distinguished Visiting Scholars' mentoring circles with UB students.

Professors Crystal Z Campbell, Jeannette Eileen Jones, and Devonya N. Havis enjoy a beautiful fall day in Buffalo, sharing information on the Distinguished Visiting Scholars' mentoring circles with UB students.

The Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar program is committed to the concept of a residential visit involving community engagement.

In Residence September through May

During their visit, Scholars must reside in a community which affords Scholars the ability to be in attendance in the Scholar offices at mid-day three to four days a week, at other designated times, and to attend the weekly seminars and other speaker events hosted by the Center and/or their host departments at UB and within the local community.

Our expectation is that Scholars will remain in residence at the Center from the date upon which all full-time UB faculty are required to be present (a week before the start of classes in the fall) through late May, excluding holiday periods. While Scholars are required to be in residence through late May, they may coordinate with the Center director to continue using their Scholar office and UB library and IT resources after that date.

Center staff can provide information to assist Scholars in finding housing and schools. Funds are available to all Scholars who relocate to participate in the program. (Relocation expense guidelines for this program conform to IRS, SUNY, and UB relocation rules.)

Please direct questions/inquiries to ub-cdi-scholars@buffalo.edu