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At the University at Buffalo and the School of Dental Medicine, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are guided by evidence-based practices and policies - resources we use in our commitment to inclusive excellence in research and education. 

EDI Case Studies

EDI Case Study is a regular publication produced by the SDM Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Each issue focuses on a topic relevant to equity, diversity and inclusion as it relates to working and learning at the UB SDM. All publications are accessible to SDM faculty, staff and students. 

View the current issues from EDI Case Studies


Accessibility at UB shares legal requirements, recommendations, policies and reporting tools to share concerns and recommendations.

Accessibility Resources coordinates reasonable accommodations for equitable access to UB for students with disabilities.

Discrimination and Harassment

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion ensures UB's compliance with policies covering discrimination, harassment, accommodations, equal opportunity and child protection.

Hiring and Retention

The UB SDM Search Committee Toolkit defines the roles and responsibilities of members of the search committee, outlines a detailed, step-by-step procedure for all searches - from writing the job posting to onboarding and mentoring a new employee - and provides additional resources to support the search process. The toolkit aligns with and is linked to all UB policies and procedures and highlights best practices in equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Inclusive Excellence Services

Counseling Services promotes the personal well-being and academic success of students by providing brief mental health services, educational programs, crisis intervention, and campus community consultation.

Intercultural and Diversity Center provides a welcoming space for students, and coordinates educational programs and cultural events aimed to broaden student perspectives and promote inclusion, equity, and social justice.

LGBTQ Support includes campus resources, rights and protections, and working groups. 

Office of Inclusive Excellence collaborate, plan and coordinate with partners across the university to build a culture of diversity, social justice, and inclusion that makes all of us stronger.

Student Conduct and Advocacy helps maintain a safe campus by enforcing rules and regulations, managing conduct, and providing support resources to UB students.

Veteran Services helps student veterans transition into civilian life, as they learn more about balancing college with other life obligations.

Research Excellence

Center for Diversity Innovation generates, translates, and diffuses empirical research on diversity, equity and inclusion, and utilizes that research to design and communicate diversity and inclusion best practices through educational materials, trainings and consultations.

Teaching Excellence

Curriculum Assessment and Teaching Transformation serves as a comprehensive conduit between faculty and university instructional support in our collective efforts to promote the end-goal of student excellence and success.

University at Buffalo Guidelines, Accommodations and Policies

A select list of guidelines, policies and accommodations are included below. For a full list, visit the Undergraduate Policy Library, Graduate School Policy Library, and Faculty & Staff Guidelines and Policies

External Resources

School of Dental Medicine Student Organizations

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