Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice

Portrait of Amanda Cambell Graduate of UB's School of Social Work at the Buffalo American Red Cross Headquarters.

Diversity in UB’s School of Social Work

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.

Justice for Greater Social Good

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 UB’s School of Social Work as of fall 2020.

Race & Ethnicity

These pie charts show the following racial and ethnic breakdown of students, faculty and staff. Students: 70% of students in the UB School of Social Work are White, 14% are Black or African American, 9% are Unknown, 2% are Hispanic or Latino/a, 3% are Asian, 1% are Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native and 1% are Other. Faculty: 67% of faculty are White, 15% of faculty are Asian, 9% are Black or African-American, 3% are Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native, and 3% are two or more races. The remaining classes (Other and Unknown) represent 0% of faculty. Staff: 87% of staff are White, 9% are Black or African American and 4% are Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native. (Other and Unknown categories represent 0% of staff.

Race/Ethnicity breakdown of UB School of Social Work student body, faculty and staff as of fall 2020.

Gender

These pie charts shows the gender breakdown of UB School of Social Work's student body, faculty and staff. Students: 88% of students are female; 12% are male. Faculty: 76% are female; 24% are male. Staff: 83% are female; 17% are male.

Gender breakdown of UB School of Social Work's student body, faculty and staff as of fall 2020.