On this page:

University at Buffalo School of Nursing Stands Against Racial Injustice

As nurses who pledge to provide care for all human beings, we must take a stand against this structural and systemic racism that is ingrained in every aspect of our society. Read UB School of Nursing's statement.

School of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The School of Nursing Committee 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 many ways: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ableness, religion, educational background, national origin and more. 
  • 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 environment.
  • Equity aspires to guarantee that students, staff, faculty and community stakeholders are fairly positioned, recognizing that resources of time, attention and flexibility must be at play.

The committee will work within the University at Buffalo concept of Inclusive Excellence.

Inclusive Excellence is a comprehensive approach that integrates inclusivity into all aspects of university operations and creates a culture of shared responsibility in which all members of the university community are integral to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

School of Nursing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion facilitates the promotion and evolution of initiatives that address diversity and inclusion. This committee has monthly meetings and includes three faculty, three staff, and a minimum of two students. The faculty-staff unity and collaboration is palpable in the committee. The presence of the Multicultural Nursing Student Association is also valued.

Committee Members

  • Kafuli Agbemenu
  • Hiu Ying (Herby) Cheung-Mayes (Staff Support)
  • Lynn Emminger
  • Sarah Goldthrite
  • Amy Hequembourg (Chair)
  • Linda Paine Hughes
  • Gerri Kremer (Co-Chair)

Diversity Grand Rounds

Diversity grand rounds were initiated in the Fall of 2017. These educational, interactive sessions address issues of diversity and inclusion – especially those relevant for academic health campus community members. Well-known internal and external guest speakers deliver the primary content of the grand rounds, followed by interactive discussion.

Sessions have addressed topics such as multi-generational trauma in American Indians and policy and advocacy for transgender students in both health care and recreation/athletic settings.

The Diversity Grand Rounds series will continue, with the aim of presenting at least one session annually, with invitations extended to academic health campus and other decanal units. The SON School of Dental Medicine diversity officers have met and agreed to collaborate, expand and continue Diversity Grand Rounds.

Diversity and Inclusion Showcase

glass display of items from global trips.

The diversity and inclusion showcase is located outside 114 Wende Hall. The Fall 2019 display highlights SON's expansive global initiatives.

The simplest processes are able to infuse inclusion and inspire others. A visual diversity and inclusion presence in the decanal unit is vital to our shared mission and vision. Part of the diversity and inclusion showcase includes “Acceptance Practiced Here” signs and pins being offered to faculty and staff to promote LGBTQ awareness. Dean Lewis has also provided the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion with a dedicated showcase that will highlight diversity and inclusion themes and initiatives regularly. Photos, stories, and artifacts are showcased attractively.

University at Buffalo Diversity and Inclusion Resources

The School of Nursing complies with all non-discrimination policies of the University at Buffalo.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Underrepresented Minority Scholarships & Fellowships

International and Domestic Women only Fellowships

Minority and Multicultural Nurse Associations

National Associations

School of Nursing Association