Global Interest Group

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The Global Interest Group works to continue the globalization of the UBSSW and to raise awareness of global issues within our community through hosting a variety of on and off-campus initiatives. Contact Professor Hilary Weaver, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, at for more information.

The Global to Local Speaker Series are monthly luncheons that highlight global topics through presentations by expert speakers.
Newcomer Support Services provides an opportunity for students who come from a diverse or international background to share culture, build friendships and discuss their academic experiences.
The Global Interest Group actively promotes the engagement of the UBSSW in the Buffalo-Niagara community in exploring global topics and discovering ways to work collaboratively on social issues.
Faculty Statement on Black Lives Matter

Read about the Social Justice Statement of Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement from University at Buffalo SUNY School of Social Work.

Statement in Support of Refugees and Newcomers

Read the statement and how we stand in solidarity with Syrian refugees and others fleeing conflict and unlivable circumstances.