Social Justice-Focused Programming, Support
Anne Frank Project
AFP celebrates positive innovations in the face of adversity. The festival provides multidisciplinary workshops and artworks that teach the tools and vocabulary to tell stories in challenging times to inspire hope and build strong, safe communities.Anne Frank Project Website
Film series organized around categories of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and abilities, with an emphasis on intersectionality.Beyond Boundaries Schedule
Center for Social Justice
The CSJ develops social justice change agents who boldly transform the campus, the community, and the world.
Civic and Community Engagement Office
The Civic and Community Engagement Office advances the urban-engaged anchor mission of Buffalo State by providing curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities, developing civic skills, and building reciprocal community partnerships that promote equity and address community-identified priorities.Civic and Community Engagement Office Website
A restorative justice framework that provides space for discussion, action planning, and addressing harm at the group and individual levels. The circles are facilitated by a wide variety of faculty and staff members on campus and from the greater Buffalo community.Restorative Justice Website
Community Academic Center
Located on Buffalo's Grant Street near campus, the CAC provides consistent support and programming for community members of all ages.CAC Programs
Conversations with 'Hef'
Michael 'Hef' Heflin, assistant dean of Inclusion and Equity, hosts monthly conversations on topics including justice concerns and the Black experience in America.Inclusion and Equity Office
Sawubona Healing Group
Healing Space for Black Students
- Take reprieve from and process racial trauma with culturally affirming activities!
- Learn to understand and navigate microaggressions, code-switching, stereotyping, imposter syndrome, and more.
- Explore Black self-worth and acceptance and Black Triumph and joy!
Meets every Thursday, 12:30–2:00 p.m. in Weigel Health Center 203Register
of our undergraduates are African American, Hispanic, Asian, and multiracial.
Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) awards
New faculty from SUNY’s Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Growth (PRODI-G) initiative.
Bachelor's in Africana Studies launched.
In U.S. News & World Report Social Mobility Category
Revived Africana studies major brings “the other half of the story” back to Buffalo State
The Africana studies major now gives students the opportunity to examine the contributions of African nations and the African diaspora to the global community. The new program is composed of 14 courses in political science, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and English, including African American Literature to 1940, the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Race and Progress, and Hip-Hop Culture.
Photo: Courtesy Kyle S. Mackie, WBFO News