At the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), we value diversity, equity and inclusion. These elements are fundamental to fulfilling our mission of improving the health of populations, communities and individuals.
We aim to affirm our commitment to diversity in every aspect of the school, most notably our curriculum, research and service.
We seek to foster an environment that supports intellectual, personal and professional development of our students, faculty and staff, and one that promotes an atmosphere of civility, collegiality and mutual respect for cultural differences.
We strive to increase the diversity of our students, faculty and staff. “Diversity includes all characteristics and experiences that define us as individuals.” (1) We actively recruit and work to retain a diverse body of students, faculty and staff historically underrepresented in an academic environment. These include individuals who have been underrepresented based upon race, ethnicity (2), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability (3), as well as individuals with economic (4), academic, vocational or social impediments (5). SPHHP believes that diversity is a key component of fostering cultural awareness and cultural competence, which are essential skills graduates will need in serving many different populations in an increasingly globalized society.
The SPHHP complies with all non-discrimination policies of the University at Buffalo.