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Why SEM?

The promise of SEM is to prepare graduates to:

  • Enthusiastically share what makes them unique
  • Pursue new learning experiences with curiosity 
  • Speak confidently and listen with an open mind
  • Converse with anyone about anything
  • Fully participate in the creation of a world that is just, diverse, inclusive and ever-changing

What We Value These values are the core beliefs at SEM that shape our community, inform our decisions, and guide our actions.

  • Women as Scholars and Leaders
    We cultivate the intellect and independence of women, supporting them as life-long scholars and leaders.

  • Community of Belonging
    We are a community of belonging. We embrace the richness of diversity in people and ideas and strive for an equitable experience for all.

  • Integrity of Character
    We expect honor, compassion, and honesty in our words and actions.

  • Health and Resilience
    We nurture the wellness of ourselves and our community, knowing it is essential to learning and growth.

  • Global Perspective
    We know that whether in school, in Buffalo, or in the world we must engage as empathetic and informed citizens.