“We must build a more inclusive, more tolerant and more respectful University because that is how we will build a more inclusive, more tolerant and more respectful nation.”

-University at Albany President Robert J. Jones

The University at Albany is committed to promoting a culture of equal opportunity and respect for all students, faculty and staff. The information and resources found on this website highlight the University’s ongoing initiatives, programs and activities dedicated to encouraging a diverse and inclusive environment both on and off campus.


  • Stop HIV/AIDS

    Study Shows Promise in Reducing HIV Infections among Black Men in the U.S.

    A study led by School of Social Welfare Dean Darrell Wheeler shows significant promise for reducing the rate of HIV infections among black men in the U.S. By engaging at-risk individuals in client-centered intervention programs, the researchers will able to dramatically increase the acceptance and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

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    Nominations Open for Diversity Transformation Awards

    Do you have an idea for a project that will engage the campus community in meaningful dialogue to further the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion?

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    Flint Week to Raise Funds, Draw Attention to the Water Crisis

    Is it safe to drink the water? This question continues to permeate communities both nationally and locally in recent weeks. Lead has been found in the tap water in Flint, Mich., where the city switched to the local Flint River as a temporary water source a few years ago to save money.

  • Sounds of Blackness

    An Uplifting Evening

    On Saturday, more than 600 people packed Page Hall on the downtown campus for a special presentation by President Jones’ former ensemble Sounds of Blackness. The Grammy-Award winning group performed a 90-minute program that ranged from African songs and spirituals, to gospel and R&B, as well as passages/recordings of Martin Luther King.

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    Campus Community Discusses Race, Diversity and Inclusion

    On Tuesday evening, to a packed Campus Center Ballroom, President Jones invited students, faculty and staff to begin an open dialogue regarding race, diversity and inclusion on the University at Albany campus.

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