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SUNY Buffalo

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260
(716) 645-2000
Email address
School Information
"A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. It is a member of the Association of American Universities...UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enable us to reach others every day." The university offers over 140 undergraduate programs, 55 combined degree programs, 220 master's programs, and 95 doctoral programs across its 13 schools. It enrolls over 31,900 students and has over 2,500 faculty. (Source:
General Information
SUNY Buffalo leadership has made it clear to students that they "don't get to be neutral anymore". University leadership promised to add anti-racism to the curricula, but no specific changes have yet been announced to students. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Anti-Racism will be added to the curricula, according to town hall with University leadership. “You don’t get to be neutral anymore.”
  • The Department of Sociology announced that it will “create inclusive learning and working environments” and “engage in scholarship that impacts discussions of social justice, including racial justice, and support students and faculty whose goal is to pursue research in these areas.”
  • The school states that, "The Office of Inclusive Excellence hosts 'Let’s Talk about Race,' a series of university-wide lectures, town halls, and other events that foster conversations toward achieving our goal of deep cultural and structural transformation."
  • The School of Public Health and Public Professions offers anti-racist resources, including "How to Be an Anti-Racist" by Ibram X. Kendi and "White Fragility and the Rules of Engagement" by Robin DiAngelo.
  • The SUNY system released its “Statement on the Minneapolis Trial Verdict” alongside "anti-racism resources for all ages."
Symbolic Actions
  • University is removing former president Millard Fillmore's name from its campus.
  • The university has created a Standing Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Learning Environment.
  • The Department of Sociology released a statement on its "Commitment to Diversity and Anti-Racism," stating the department has set a goal "to recruit, hire, and retain faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented groups, particularly Black, Latinx, and indigenous scholars who have historically been excluded from the academy."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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