At the University at Buffalo, excellence—embracing and exhibiting the highest level of quality in research, teaching and service—can be achieved only when diverse perspectives are engaged. The Office of the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence plans, coordinates, and monitors the UB’s efforts to institutionalize the culture of equity and inclusion university-wide.

  • 5/25/18
    UB’s Inclusive Excellence Summit (May 3-4, 2018) offered a unique opportunity for our campus to come together as a community to promote understanding and explore new ways to increase diversity, equity and inclusion at UB.
  • 10/10/17
    The Inclusive Excellence Leadership Council is composed of faculty, administrators, staff, students and alumni, who support the VPIX and broaden the scope of equity and inclusive initiatives.
  • 11/7/17
    UB is committed to integrating inclusive excellence in all aspects of its operations, fostering a sense of shared responsibility, better monitoring progress to goals, and coordinating campus diversity and inclusion-related efforts.
  • 11/28/17
    A collaboration of Inclusive Excellence and International Education to create a more inclusive campus experience for international students by facilitating their invitation into homes of UB faculty and staff for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • 10/10/17
    The Office of the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence occasionaly hosts UClub2.0, a twist on the monthly Faculty and Staff University Club. The event brings UB staff and faculty together to network and socialize in a family-inclusive environment.  
  • 4/9/18
    Designed to encourage participants to lean into discomfort and to create a culture of dialogue on campus, DIFCON brings UB students, faculty and staff together to address important issues and explore different viewpoints.

Meet the Interim VPIX

Photo of Despina Stratigakos

Professor Despina Stratigakos has served as Interim Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence since February 5, 2018.

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President Tripathi statement on executive order suspending entry to the U.S. by citizens from certain countries

Resources for our students, faculty, scholars and employees who are concerned with the impact of recent changes to immigration law.

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Poster announcing Wakanda Forever event

Join us for our Spring 2018 DIFCON Wakanda Forever: Can Art Save Us edition, Tuesday, March 27, 12:00-1:30 PM, 210 Student Union. Click here For more information.

Display of photographs and letters related to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech in Buffalo in 1967

Click here to read Interim Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Despina Stratigakos' February 12, 2018 message to campus regarding Black History Month at UB

Photo Teresa A. Miller

Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Teresa A. Miller has been named Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff to SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, effective January 29, 2018. For more information, see Provost Charles F. Zukoski's announcement to the campus community and the UBNow story.  

Margaret Moss

Margaret Moss, Associate Professor of Nursing, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and member of UB’s Inclusive Excellence Leadership Council, was recently featured on NPR's Morning Edition. Click here to learn more.  

UB's mascot, Victor E. Bull, kneeling on the basketball court

Congratulations to UB Athletics for earning the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association’s 2018 Award for Diversity and Inclusion! Click here For more information.

Save the date announcement for the March 2018 Conference on Diversity and Inclusion

UB's first Inclusive Excellence Summit will held May 3rd and 4th. Click here to learn more about the conference and how to register.

We've changed our name to Office of Inclusive Excellence