Intercultural and Diversity Center (IDC)

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 (IDC) is committed to supporting all students on campus regardless of an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender identity, pregnancy, gender expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status.

Here, we create a strong sense of belonging by celebrating our differences as proudly as we celebrate our commonalities, while helping students broaden their perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of our ever-changing world.


  • Kevin Ahuna — Director
  • Julie Smith — Office Specialist
  • Isabelle Ortiz — Program Coordinator
  • Adrian Vega Bautista — Graduate Assistant
  • Fred Brown — Graduate Fellow
  • Ursula Magsayo — Graduate Intern


University at Buffalo
240 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2434


In response to COVID-19, our hours of operation and services may have changed. Check the link below for the latest information.

Upcoming Events

In-Person Events Cancelled

Due to new public health guidelines regarding public gatherings, all in-person events have been cancelled through the end of June.

Featured Programs/Services

Are you interested in promoting diversity on campus as an undergraduate peer educator? Then consider applying for this paid student leadership position which gives you the opportunity to work closely with the Intercultural and Diversity Center (IDC).
Become an advocate for change. Examine your personal identity. Explore how diversity impacts leadership. At the Intercultural Leadership Retreat, you’ll engage in meaningful conversations about identity, values, beliefs and stereotypes as you develop your personal definitions of community, leadership and diversity.
Are you new to UB and the first person in your family to attend college?  “First to a Degree” is a new IDC initiative designed to provide students like you (first-generation college students) support and resources to help you successfully navigate college. 
Did you know that UB is one of the most internationally diverse universities in the United States? Come learn more about different cultures and identities — and get a free dessert — at Dessert Hours. These fun, informal social events are held throughout the semester.
Social justice. Power. Oppression. Privilege. Identity. These are just a few of the highly relevant issues you can discuss at one of our popular Diversity Workshops.


Find ways to meet new people, explore your interests, and be part of the UB community. You can search by keyword, or use the filters to search by topic or type of opportunity.