Equity and Inclusion Resources

Accessibility Resources

Accessibility at UB has links and resources to ensure that everyone has access to electronic information technology and physical access to the campus. You can find information on how request an interpreter or other accommodation, or information on how to report an accessibility concern.

Housing and Physical Spaces

Intercultural and Diversity Center

The Intercultural and Diversity Center (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. To meet this goal, the IDC hosts various programs and services such as diversity advocates, workshops, and events.

International Student Services

The International Student Services office has several resources for international students such as information on immigration and visas, social security cards, income tax, and life in Buffalo, NY.

Mental Health Counseling

There are several mental health and counseling resources on campus, most of which are free or at low cost to students.

Resources for Veterans

Undocumented Students

Mentoring, Research, and Academics

Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB)

  • The CLIMB Program offers research opportunities, mentoring, and professional development workshops to help its scholars develop into well-rounded professionals who will be leaders in their chosen field. The goal of the program is to create an inclusive community of talented scientists.

Cora P. Maloney Center

The Cora P. Maloney Center (CPMC) houses several different programs for talented students from a varied of backgrounds. These programs include:

  • Access to College Excellence (ACE)
    • ACE is a support services program designed to aid in students’ transition from high school to college and during their first two years of study at UB.
  • Daniel Acker Scholars Program
    • Acker Scholars are a unique, individualized learning community of academically talented and diverse students who have strong commitment to social justice, leadership and community service.
  • Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
    • CSTEP empowers talented students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue careers in science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM), the licensed professions and health-related fields.
  • Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
    • EOP is an avenue for admission and support for students who have demonstrated potential to succeed in spite of educational or economic barriers.
  • McNair Scholars Program
    • The McNair Scholars program serves low-income, first-generation students and traditionally underrepresented undergraduate student populations along their path to earning a PhD.
  • Student Support Services (SSS)
    • The SSS office serves first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds and students with a documented disability as they work toward earning their college degree.

Network for Enriched Academic Relationships (NEAR)

NEAR is a UB-wide interdisciplinary mentoring network for PhD students. Through NEAR, students can find mentors regarding issues that lie beyond coursework, comps, and dissertations (e.g., systemic bias, personal hardship), so that more students—and more diverse students—will feel supported and emboldened in their own careers.

Scholarships and Funding

  • In the UB Scholarship Portal, you can access hundreds of scholarships across campus. The portal allows you to search for scholarships via keywords. After you complete a general application, the portal will streamline the list of scholarships to those that are recommended for you.
  • Specifically, there are scholarships available for students with disabilities, as well as students who are currently, or were previously, in foster care.

Other Resources