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Take your place in a community where life never stands still.

Your college years are the perfect time to go all in, exploring your long-held passions and discovering new ones. This is also the time to learn about yourself and the world at large. We believe that you don’t have to wait for the future to make a difference. You can start now, right here at UB.

UB is the place to explore ideas and learn about what matters to you—and how you want to get involved. Together, we’re putting our passion and knowledge to work, addressing the most pressing challenges of today’s world.


Our commitment to sustainability.

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If you’re passionate about sustainability, you’re in the right place. UB is the No. 1 university in climate action (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings), leading the world in addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal pertaining to climate action. We use research and education and lead by example to set the standard for public research universities, reducing our own environmental impact along the way. Visit UB Sustainability to see how UB is mobilizing to heal the planet.


Our commitment to diversity.

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UB students, faculty and staff come to Buffalo from across the country and around the globe. When you become a UB student, you’ll take your place in a welcoming, inclusive community that values your experiences. UB’s Intercultural and Diversity Center (IDC) is a supportive resource for all students at UB. The IDC creates a sense of belonging among students and offers events to help students broaden their perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of our society.

UB has two offices dedicated to equity and inclusion, as well as a unit diversity officer for every unit at UB, that lead strategies to enhance these values in all of our operations and protect our campuses as environments free from discrimination. Visit the Office of Inclusive Excellence website to read about current initiatives, upcoming events and how UB is making a difference.


Our commitment to social justice.

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As a leading university, it is imperative that we explore, understand and respond to racism and systemic inequality. Using our mission as our guide, UB recently announced several new initiatives to continue our work in addressing issues of race, culture and higher education to guide and shape UB’s policies, programs, activities and traditions. These initiatives bring together student, faculty, staff and alumni voices, and are just one aspect of UB’s commitment to combating racism and dismantling structural barriers to equality. Read about the new President’s Advisory Council on Race.


Our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community.

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UB is committed to ensuring our campuses are safe, welcoming environments for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students, faculty and staff. Support, information and assistance are available to everyone in our LGBTQ+ community. The Lesbian/Gay and Bisexual Transgender Alliance student organization establishes a safe space on campus to facilitate understanding among all students. At UB, every community member should feel comfortable, safe, and know that they will find friends and allies here.