Schools and units across the university offer programs and resources to foster inclusive excellence for their faculty, staff and students. Click on the links below to learn more about efforts within your school or office.
Injustices and inequities in society are intricately related to historic legacies and current practices in how we plan, design and build communities. The built environment professions are uniquely positioned to “see” and eliminate these place-based injustices. Join us as we drive dialogue and action toward a more just and inclusive future for all. Learn more or contact Samina Raja, associate dean for research and inclusive excellence.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion goes hand in hand with our commitment to equity and social justice. In the College of Arts and Sciences, we value diversity in all forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, language, culture, religion, mental and physical ability, age, socio-economic status, parenting status, citizenship status, and immigration status. Openness, dignity, intellectual curiosity, and inclusiveness are crucial to learning. They are the root of true knowledge and lie at the heart of our academic mission.
We at The University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine embrace diversity and strive to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment, where our students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds feel empowered to achieve their greatest potential.
It is part of our mission to enhance recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented minority students, faculty and staff, to address disparities in oral health and healthcare, and to train culturally competent clinicians who are equipped to meet oral healthcare needs of our increasingly diverse communities.
Destination Dental School (DDS) is an intense gateway experience for underrepresented undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry.
The goal of the program is to encourage and increase recruitment of underrepresented students into UB Dental School through preparation, exposure, and mentorship. DDS is a demonstration of UB Dental School’s commitment to training the next generation of dental professionals from communities of color.
The program is designed to encompass hands-on experiences and enrichment activities with faculty mentors dental students, and local community leaders. Through collaboration with UB’s CSTEP program, Destination Dental School is expected to invite 20-25 undergraduate students from across the United States each year. The program is still under construction and is expected to launch in the summer of 2021.
Our learning community is enriched by differences in perspectives and background. A diverse student body, faculty and staff is instrumental in promoting cultural competence in public health and clinical practice.