In everything we do, we reflect an equitable and inclusive learning and working community that values the diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and sociocultural communities we serve.
We have a strong commitment to recruiting and nurturing students, faculty and staff who represent diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences.
As a School of Social Work committed to increasing equity, dismantling systemic racism and rectifying injustices where they exist, we echo UB President Satish K. Tripathi’s message reaffirming UB’s values of social justice and diversity in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on race-conscious admission programs.
Please read President Tripathi’s full statement here.
In camaraderie and solidarity,
Keith A. Alford
Dean and Professor
We pride ourself on our deliberate support of a more equitable social balance. You shouldn't be surprised to see our faculty vocally expressing solidarity with or aversion to the world's most pressing societal issues. Here are a few examples:
The demographic snapshots below summarize the gender and racial/ethnic composition of students, faculty and staff in the UB School of Social Work as of fall 2021.