This Is Who We Are
UB defines itself by the effects it has on its students and its community.
What we believe. What we stand for. How we’re learning and growing. These are facets of our identity, of who we are. And while the character of a person—or of an institution—constantly evolves, at UB our ideals and goals always have one thing in common: They’re fueled by the energy created when our faculty, staff, students and alumni work together to enhance our community’s success.
Who we are is reflected in the learning opportunities we provide for students, such as giving them real-world business problems to solve using skills they’ve acquired in the classroom. It’s about facilitating greater career and life possibilities for them through efforts like the Fannie Angelos Program, which promotes diversity in law schools and in the legal profession. And it’s showcased when we root ourselves ever more deeply in our midtown neighborhood by developing a gardening project that brings together students and community members and yields healthy, fresh foods.
These initiatives reveal how we’re committed and connected, how we’re endlessly curious, ever-improving, always reaching for more.
So who are we? Maybe it’s more appropriate to ask what’s great about us right now—and what is getting better? We are grounded in the here and now, but we’re focused on the future. This is who we are.