Legal Notices

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Accessibility Statement

We are committed to the ideal of universal web accessibility and strive to provide an accessible web presence that enables all university constituents full access to information provided on this site. Every effort has been made to create the pages within this website as accessible as possible in accordance with the applicable state and federal guidelines.

Please see UB’s Accessibility website for more information.

Campus Safety and Security Information

The University at Buffalo is committed to assisting all members of the university community in providing for their own safety and security. You can find the annual security and fire compliance document, as well as crime statistics, on the University Police website.

Printed copies are available upon request by contacting the University Police Department at Bissell Hall, Buffalo, NY, 14260 or calling the Office of the Chief of Police at 716-645-2227.

Information regarding the university's emergency plans and procedures can be accessed on the University Emergency website.

This information is required by law and is provided by the University at Buffalo Police Department; supporting your right to know!

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Pursuant to university policy, the University at Buffalo is committed to ensuring equal employment, educational opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the university community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

The university’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to Sharon Nolan-Weiss, Director of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, 406 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260; Tel. 716-645-2266; email aa-diversity@buffalo.edu. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. 646-428-3800; email OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.

View the complete Discrimination and Harassment Policy  and additional information about the University’s policies and procedures governing discrimination, harassment, reasonable accommodation, religious accommodation, child protection, sexual violence and recruitment  at  http://www.buffalo.edu/equity/policies.html

Privacy Policy

The following discloses the information gathering and use practices of the UB Graduate School website.

Information Gathering

Our policy is to collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our website unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us. However, our web servers do automatically recognize some non-personal information. Specifically, when you visit the UB Graduate School website, we collect information regarding: your internet location (IP address), the webpage from which you came to our site, the software (and its configuration) you use to visit our site, the dates and times you visit our site, and the pages you visit on our site.

Use of Information

We collect information to improve the functionality and content of the UB Graduate School website and to monitor its performance. We use the information gathered to adapt site content to user needs and to generate aggregate statistical reports that help answer questions about the usage and performance of the site or individual webpages. Web server logs are retained only on a temporary basis and then deleted completely from our systems. We do not associate or disclose site usage by individual IP addresses - unless required by legally enforceable queries or for investigation of security breaches.

If you choose to share personal information with us, we will not sell that information to commercial entities. Some information must be retained for a designated period of time to comply with Federal or State records retention policies and may be released if required by freedom of information or public record laws. Most student information is confidential pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Security

The UB Graduate School website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control.

Disclaimer

The UB Graduate School website contains links to other independently administered sites within the University at Buffalo network and to some sites outside the “buffalo.edu” domain. We cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Reporting Alleged Copyright Infringement

Please refer to the UB Information Technology website to read our policy on digital copyright compliance and for more information.

UB Information Technology Policies

UB Information Technology maintains the official UB Information Technology Policies, along with additional information regarding IT at UB.

If you have questions or suggestions about the privacy statement, the practices of this website, your interactions with this site or if you have trouble accessing any portion of this site, please contact the Graduate School Webmaster.