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UB's policies help our community members to understand the rules by which we operate, and promote consistency and transparency in our decision-making.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) manages and assists with the following UB policies:

Discrimination and Harassment

Includes the procedure through which EDI investigates reports of discrimination, and protections for parties to an investigation.

Reasonable Accommodation

Describes the procedures through which applicants, students and employees may obtain disability-related accommodations.

Religious Accommodation and Expression

Provides for reasonable accommodations when needed due to a student or employee's religion.


Outlines the requirements for conducting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) searches.

Recruitment Exceptions

Categorizes circumstances where a full EEO search is not required.

Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility

Explains the obligations of all university units to produce and maintain websites that are accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities.

Child Protection

Explains the obligations of faculty and staff to act appropriately toward children and to take action when a child's safety is at risk.

Sexual Violence Response Policy

Describes reporting rights and options for victims of sexual assault, including resources for support, protection and accommodations, and the rights of the parties to the student conduct process.

Preferred/Chosen Names and Pronouns

UB faculty, staff and students can use a preferred or chosen first and middle name in many university systems including HUB, UBLearns, HR and the on-line Directory as well as add their gender identity. 

Students also have the ability to add their pronouns in HUB. 

Related UB Policies

Some policies relating to conduct and grievance procedures are governed by departments outside of EDI.  These include: