About Safe Learning

To achieve excellence across all UB schools engaged in biomedical and STEM disciplines, we are committed to cultivating a safe and inclusive research and learning environment for all — free of mistreatment, harassment and discrimination.

Our Commitment to You

To achieve this goal, we describe University at Buffalo values through:

  • informational videos with statements from University Leaders
  • UB and Jacobs School-specific policies
  • educational and training resources
  • guidelines to report incidences of mistreatment

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where you can study, conduct research, teach, work and interact with members of your community.

Join us in promoting and enhancing an inclusive and safe research and learning environment where all can excel equally in settings including the classroom, the laboratory and clinical sites.

What Helps Make an Environment Safe?

Resources offered by UB — and specifically by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences — counteract the detrimental effects of mistreatment.

We invite you to explore these key components of safe learning environments:

Our Partners

The following schools have partnered together to foster safe and inclusive learning environments:

  • Health sciences schools
    • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • School of Nursing 
    • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • School of Public Health and Health Professions
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences


This project was funded by a supplement (“Safe and Inclusive Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training Environments at UB”, 2 R25 GM 095459-09S1) to the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Award (5R25GM095459-10) from the National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to the University at Buffalo.

This award supports research, mentoring and professional development of doctoral graduate students underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral science.