Intercultural & Diversity Center

University Life & Services | Leading the Experience

University Life & Services


About Us


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact/Where to Find Us

Intercultural & Diversity Center
240 Student Union (Campus map External Site Link Icon )
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-2100
Tel: (716) 645-2434
Fax: (716) 645-6293
Terri Budek, Associate Director
Julie Smith, Administrative Assistant
Michael Venturiello, Student Programming Coordinator
Aisha Abdelmula, Graduate Assistant
Andrew Kij, Graduate Assistant
E-Mail: General

The Intercultural & Diversity Center's (IDC) mission is to educate students through programs and events that increase their understanding of the multi-faceted aspects of diversity and the advantages of being at the University at Buffalo, a diverse institution. The Center offers students various opportunities to engage in dialogue, celebrate differences and commonalities, and promote awareness about diversity and how it affects their beliefs, perceptions, and the global society.

The IDC promotes an environment of multicultural personal and academic growth, leadership opportunities, and a sense of community for all students at the University at Buffalo. The Center also provides two mentoring programs for students interested in pursuing a career in Student Affairs, as well as mentorships for underrepresented students to gain experience, support and guidance for a successful college experience.

The collaboration among the IDC and other departments, students, and student organizations on campus enhances the opportunities for students to utilize the Center as a means to gain leadership skills, build relationships with faculty, staff and other students on campus, and enhance their overall college experience.

Celebrate, Educate and Advocate the diversity at UB by joining in social activities, workshops and outreach programs.



Back Row: Phyllis Floro (Director, OSE), Terri Budek (Assistant Director, IDC), Rachel DiDomizio (Community Engagement, OSE), Julie Smith (Administrative Assistant, IDC), Chris Mongielo (Administrative Assistant, OSE)
Front Row: Christy Krawczyk (Graduate Assistant, OSE), Michael Venturiello (Student Programming, IDC), Cecelia DeStefano (Graduate Assistant, OSE), Jude Butch (Leadership Programming, OSE), Aisha Abdelmula (Graduate Assistant, IDC), Andrew Kij (Graduate Assistant, IDC)
IDC denotes the Intercultural & Diversity Center; OSE denotes the Office of Student Engagement.

To view a complete list of all programs and events offered by the IDC, visit our Events/Registration page.

Intercultural & Diversity Center, Student Life | 240 Student Union | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY 14260-2100 | Tel: (716) 645-2434 | Fax: (716) 645-6293 | Assistant Director: Terri Budek | E-Mail: General