Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University at Buffalo recognizes that excellence in our research, teaching, service and outreach missions is only possible in an inclusive environment that values the unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of all individuals.  Diversity enriches our personal, academic and professional experiences by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world around us.  It inspires new angles of inquiry, new insights, new solutions.  

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are the Foundation of Scientific Excellence

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse scholarly community in which all students, staff and faculty feel equally welcome and encouraged to contribute regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status or physical ability.  

We are committed to increasing the recruitment, retention and advancement of women and individuals from underrepresented groups, at all levels.  We prioritize active mentorship for our students, to ensure strong representation among future biologists from underrepresented groups.

The success of our community is measured by the success of each individual, and we commit to an ongoing dialogue about ways to expand access and opportunity for all to learn, teach and work within our department.