Multicultural Affairs offers co-curricular and extra-curricular educational programs, resources, training and services that foster a positive climate for diversity. We are committed to the success of all students who face challenges to college attainment in order to improve the retention of underrepresented students. Students considered historically or traditionally “underrepresented” in higher education include first generation, low income, BIPOC (both domestic and international), members of some religious or spiritual backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
The DEI Council is chaired by the director of Multicultural Affairs and is comprised of key university stakeholders. The council's charge is to develop and lead efforts to ensure that the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is realized. The council will work with appropriate personnel and processes to develop a DEI plan for consideration and action by the University’s governance that incorporates the following priorities.
The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life coordinates religious programming and serves the spiritual needs of the UB community. Clergy and ministers from major religious denominations provide opportunities for worship, spiritual direction and counseling, and programs which enable students, faculty and staff to nurture and integrate their spiritual lives. The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life is open to persons of all religious traditions, as well as those with no religious or spiritual tradition.