The primary goal of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Learning Environment (DIALE) Committee is to support the Jacobs School in establishing a learning environment where all members are valued, respected, and provided with equal opportunities to thrive.
Members of the DIALE committee are charged with the critical responsibility of staying relevant and attune to the changing needs of our shared community.
We aim to confront issues of racism, sexism, or any other forms of xenophobia that may prevent us from excelling as a unified academic institution.
Our challenge and opportunity is to bring faculty and students together to maintain a quality learning environment that is supportive and inclusive. It is our commitment to hold both our community and academic leadership to the standard of equity, equality, and respect for all members of the Jacobs School.
We hope with this committee's dedicated attention, we will best serve to address the various challenges that the Jacobs School may face related to diversity, inclusion and learning environment.
The Standing Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Learning Environment shall review the Diversity Policy of the Jacobs School, and advise the Faculty Council on relative policies and practices, to achieve appropriate diversity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff to ensure that the policy conforms to standards set forth by the University and the State University of New York.
The Committee shall also review and make recommendations to the Faculty Council in matters related to the Learning Environment Policy of the Jacobs School. This policy is designed to ensure a nurturing learning environment for all students. In this latter function, they are charged with meeting regularly to receive and address concerns and problems with the Jacobs School learning environment expressed by students, residents, or faculty.
They will also receive and act upon complaints of Learning Environment Policy violations made either through the internal system of the Jacobs School or through mechanisms provided by the University at Buffalo.
Meetings are held every first Tuesday of every other month at 4:30 PM.
Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Public Health and the Health Professions
UB Downtown Gateway, Department of Family Medicine Primary Care Research Institute, 77 Goodell Street, Suite 220U Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 816-7248
Pastor Denis Lee
Pastor Kinzer M. Pointer