Intercultural & Diversity Center

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University Life & Services



Celebrate! Educate! Advocate!


International Coffeehouse

Thursday, April 2, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 pm
240 Student Union

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. The series of programs begins with our annual one day WE Lead Conference followed by workshops that 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. Registration will be made available online in January 2015.

World Bazaar: A Celebration of UB's Diversity!

Thursday, April 9, 2015
7 - 10 pm
Harriman Hall, South Campus

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 and all cultures. 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 Michael Venturiello 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.


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.

Certificate Programs


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



Advocacy in the Community Workshops

Want to learn about the social issues within University Heights and how you can act as a community advocate to address these problems?

Join us and learn how you can get involved in advocating for our refugee population. Learn more about our veteran population and what it means to advocate for the success of veterans.

Other Workshops

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.

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