UB is fortunate to have two offices dedicated to equity and inclusion. Although their names are similar, their missions are distinct. Both offices are concerned with diversity and fairness, but each office works to achieve these goals in a different way. The chart below highlights our differences.
Focus on strategic collaborations, and create policies that provide solutions to equity and inclusion challenges.
“Inclusive Excellence”. Leverages diversity to attain the highest level of quality in research, teaching and service.
Takes on an overview of equity and inclusion on campus
Works to strategically intervene in university processes to enhance equity and inclusion in all UB operations
Office of the Provost
Ensure compliance with policies covering discrimination, harassment, accommodations, equal opportunity and child protection.
“Institutional Equity”. Upholds UB's commitment to equal opportunity, and to work and learning environments free from harassment and discrimination.
Provides services related to managing diversity (e.g., consultation for students, employees, supervisors, managers and administrators)
Reports diversity statistics to federal regulators
Handles reports of discrimination
Ensures UB’s compliance with governmental regulations
Office of the President