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Justice, Equity, DIversity & Inclusion: Definitions

The School of Nursing Committee on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion invites discussion and input on the ideals listed below.

Justice

Justice is a fair and just relationship between society and individuals. This includes the distribution of wealth, power, education, health care and all other forms of personal and social rights and privileges. Justice entails providing disadvantaged individuals and groups access to these rights in a way that is most effective for the disadvantaged.

Equity

Equity is concerned with a system of justice and fairness. Equitable access to resources, services and power recognizes that all individuals or groups do not have the same starting point for access, and thus aims to ensure individuals are fairly positioned to benefit from resources, services and power.

Diversity

Diversity entails social, physical and psychological variation among individuals and groups, including race, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic background, educational background, mental and physical ability, and is not limited to these categories. 

Inclusion

Inclusion necessitates that an environment is welcoming, respectful and supportive of all individuals and groups so that all members of our community are able to participate to the best of their ability.

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.

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee

The School of Nursing JEDI Committee facilitates the promotion and evolution of initiatives that address justice, equity, 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.

Questions?

Contact the committee at nursingdiversity@buffalo.edu

University at Buffalo Diversity and Inclusion Resources

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

Diversity entails social, physical and psychological variation among individuals and groups, including race, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic background, educational background, mental and physical ability, and is not limited to these categories. 

Scholarships and Fellowships

Underrepresented Minority Scholarships & Fellowships

International and Domestic Women only Fellowships

Minority and Multicultural Nurse Associations

National Associations

School of Nursing Association

Reporting Misconduct, Discrimination and Harassment

EthicsPoint Reporting System

EthicsPoint is a comprehensive and confidential reporting tool to assist management and employees in working together to address fraud, abuse and other misconduct in the workplace. UB and EthicsPoint are focused on cultivating a positive and safe work and learning environment.

Reporting Discrimination and Harassment

UB’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides for a prompt investigation of reports of prohibited behavior.