The IDC is committed to supporting all students at UB by creating a sense of belonging and celebrating our differences just as we celebrate our commonalities.
The Intercultural and Diversity Center's mission is to:
Celebrate the beauty of all cultures and identities
Educate through cross-cultural engagement
Advocate for social justice within and beyond UB
UB's Intercultural and Diversity Center (IDC) serves dual purposes. It provides a welcoming space for students, and we coordinate educational programs and cultural events aimed to broaden student perspectives and promote inclusion, equity, and social justice.
The newly renovated Center, in the heart of the Student Union, is designed to increase a student's sense of belonging by providing a comfortable place to meet, socialize, study, and interact with our professional staff and peer educators (Diversity Advocates), and other students.
The various immersive learning experiences help all students to engage in meaningful dialogue, increase cultural awareness, and cultivate social responsibility in order to nurture individual growth and a more just and inclusive campus environment.
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Students celebrate the rainbow crosswalk outside of the Student Union to support UB LGBTQ+ students.
A group of students celebrating the first Pride Parade and Festival, marched down the academic spine on North Campus and enjoyed a small festival in the Student Union lobby.
People gather to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new rainbow crosswalk near the Student Union on North Campus.
Jacob Bleasdale and Liz Humphrey speak at the annual Lavender reception, which celebrates the achievements of graduating students who identify with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community at UB.
The Lavender reception takes place each spring, recognizing the achievements of graduating UB students who identify with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer.
A UB Lavender pin is given to recipients at the annual Lavender reception, hosted by Intercultural and Diversity Center.
A student designs a henna marking on their hand at the World Bazaar, an event to celebrate the fascinating differences (and surprising commonalities) of people and cultures from around the world.
Students start their strings as part of the UB Unity Project, organized by the UB Intercultural and Diversity Center.
The ALANA celebration is a pre-commencement ceremony to honor the achievements of African, Latino/a, Asian and Native American students and individuals who understand, advocate and appreciate the guiding principles applied by and for people of color in historic, political, educational, economic and social contexts.
A student wears traditional Native American head gear at the IDC's ALANA Celebration of Achievement.
Students pose for a selfie after the annual ALANA celebration, a pre-commencement ceremony to honor the achievements of African, Latino/a, Asian and Native American students and individuals who understand, advocate and appreciate the guiding principles applied by and for people of color in historic, political, educational, economic and social contexts.