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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion at UAlbany

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s primary role is to carry out the University at Albany’s mission to ensure that diversity — in our people and in our ideas — drives excellence in everything we do.

We provide campus-wide leadership to ensure we have a diverse and inclusive environment for our students, both graduate and undergraduate, faculty, staff, curriculum, programs, and activities. We also promote a safe, equitable, growth-minded and engaged campus community that embraces the strengths of our differences.

While we won’t solve every challenge, we will create the kind of environment where we shed light and use best practices to move the University community forward. After all, a diverse and inclusive campus creates an environment where all can and will be expected to succeed.

That’s UAlbany’s commitment and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion embraces this challenge. Your thoughts, concerns, and questions are welcomed. 

Vice President for Inclusive Excellence & Equity and Staff

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Our Mission

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will disseminate knowledge to create transformational change at UAlbany, so all people make responsible contributions that support the University’s mission “to empower our students, faculty and campus communities to author their own success.”

Our Vision

The University at Albany will be a learning, living and working space where dialogue is encouraged, faculty, staff and student voices are heard, differences are embraced, and the entire community makes a positive contribution to a diverse and global world.

What We Do
  • Provide oversight of the University's recruitment process for faculty and non-civil service staff, in collaboration with Human Resources and the Provost's Office

  • Provide professional development for faculty and staff related to cultural competency, civility, equity and inclusion

  • Encourage and support the retention of underrepresented faculty, staff and students

  • Refer incidents of alleged bias in the work environment, recruitment process, tenure process, and in our classrooms and University spaces 

UAlbany’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion Endowment for Excellence
UAlbany's grade in a national review of colleges advancing racial equity (Education Trust)
Top 30
UAlbany’s rank on the higher education social mobility index (CollegeNET)
Recent News
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
University Hall 207

1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222
United States

Office Hours

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