At the School of Nursing, we are committed to fostering an
environment that supports all individuals and values diversity,
inclusion and equity. These elements are fundamental to our core
values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect for
diverse backgrounds and opinions, and excellence.
School of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The School of Nursing Taskforce on Diversity and
Inclusion invites discussion and input on the ideals listed
below. These bulleted items should be viewed in a- Structure
(diversity); Process (inclusion) and Outcome (equity) frame.
Diversity exists in among other ways: race, ethnicity,
gender, age, ableness, religion, educational background, and
Inclusion is the School of Nursing’s
organizational and intentional effort to purposively recognize
diverse individuals, views and ideas equitably. Inclusion efforts
will be dynamic and responsive to the educational
Equity aspires to guarantee that students, staff and
faculty, as well as community stakeholders are fairly positioned
recognizing that resources of time, attention and flexibility must
be at play.
The taskforce will work within the University at Buffalo concept
of Inclusive Excellence.