Intercultural & Diversity Center

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University Life & Services



Celebrate! Educate! Advocate!


International Coffeehouse

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
7 - 9 pm
Student Union Room 210

An open-mic event! Share your cool talent, skill, poetry….or…..just sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee with a spoonful of laughter! Co-sponsored by the IDC and ISSS.

WE Lead: Women Empowered to Lead Program

WE Lead is a series of programs for women and men designed to inspire, educate and cultivate female leaders. WE Lead will explore the unique challenges that women encounter and celebrate the skills and successes of female leaders in the world today. This program is a collaborative effort of the Center for Student Leadership & Community Engagement and the Intercultural & Diversity Center.

Please check back in February 2014 for a full list of WE Lead events.

World Bazaar: A Celebration of UB's Diversity!

Each academic year, the Intercultural and Diversity Center coordinates two Bazaars, one in the fall and one in the spring. Bazaars are planned with the help and guidance of UB students and student organizations. These events celebrate the differences and commonalities of all people, cultures, and abilities. While at the event, attendees will be exposed to a wide range of educational information and demonstrations, cuisine, performances, and activities of various populations. These events aim to inform the University and surrounding community of the many ways we, as a people, are diverse and how that should be shared, celebrated, and embraced.

If you or your organization would like to get involved in either or both of the cultural bazaars, please contact Patrick Crosby by email or at 645-2434.

Theme Months – Monthly focus on specific cultural and/or social themes which includes a variety of activities and events.

Ceremonies - Students are recognized annually through two very special programs and ceremonies: ALANA - African, Latino/a, Asian and Native American graduates and Lavender Reception - Graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students and their allies.


UBE 496 – Diversity Advocates - The University at Buffalo is home to students from over 101 countries, representing a diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, values and perspectives (to name a few). The University at Buffalo's greatest asset is its diverse student body. Students highly value the diversity at UB. To engage students as peer advocates and educators, the IDC provides an exciting multicultural leadership opportunity through the Diversity Advocate 3 credit-hour course. Students who register for this class must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 QPA).

The Diversity Advocates celebrate commonalities and differences at UB and we invite you to join our efforts and become a Diversity Advocate!

Certificate Programs


Dessert Hour - Desserts, educational posters and trivia questions relating to each month's cultural theme.



Diversity Advocates - In this 3 credit-hour UBE course, the Diversity Advocates celebrate commonalities and differences at UB and we invite you to join our efforts and become a Diversity Advocate!


Advocacy Partners - The Intercultural and Diversity Center values advocacy as a means to learn about ourselves as individuals and the rich diversity of our surrounding community. As such, we challenge both ourselves and our students to apply what we have learned in the classroom to our daily lives through workshops, classes, and developing on and off-campus partnerships with like-minded organizations.

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 | Associate Director: Phyllis Floro | E-Mail: General