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Hobby Council

Coordinator:
Danielle Johnson -


The Hobby Council represents a wide range of activities for UB students to enjoy. Whether you want to learn a new hobby, or want to continue your passion, this Council is the place for you.  Our clubs range from music, fitness, creating, playing and anything and everything to help you unwind and relax after your academic studies. 



Academic Bowl | Anime | Archery Club | Badminton Club | BarbarianZ | Bollywood Dance and Drama Club | Bowling Club | Breakdance Club | Chess Club | Comedy Club | Comics | Cosplay | Culinary Club | Dancesport | Debate Society | Gardening Club | Glee Club | Guitar Club | Ice Skating | Improv | Impulse Dance Force | Jam Club | Kickline | Knit and Crochet Club | Mock Trial | Outdoor Adventure Club | Photo Club | Piano Club | Pokemon Club | Poker Club | Skydiving | Smash Club | Spartan Ninjas | Step Troupe | Strategists and Role Players Association (SARPA) | Swing Dance Club | UB Poets


Academic Bowl
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose and mission of the UB Academic bowl is to foster friendly, academic competition within the UB community; to compete in team and individual academic contests regionally and nationally; finally, to work to establish such competition as a means towards achieving a complete collegiate education. 



Office Location:  SU 316
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President
Bradley Colby
(585) 402-9674
Vice-President
Brytton Burnside
(585) 317-1348
Treasurer
Brian Reagan
(585) 802-5485
Secretary
Michael Kuczkowi
(716) 796-9496


Anime
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

  1. To introduce Japanese culture through Japanese anime.
  2. To bring together people with our common interest in anime.
  3. To provide and maintain a source of anime, though a library, to donors.


Office Location:  SU 303
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President
Lucas Heldwein
Vice-President
Jeffrey Knorr
Treasurer
Kevin Tong


Archery Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Educate the student body about the art of archery and to establish a community with common interest in the sport. Through practice we want to promote the values of discipline focus and precision.




Secretary
Timothy Brewster
6316279059
Treasurer
Alicia Stepniewski
7162356602
Vice-President
Parker Meyer
5164233090
President
Kenneth Starr
7164355902


Badminton Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-03-07

About Us:

Badminton club not only involves playing badminton but also keeps our participating club members physically and mentally healthy through badminton.



Treasurer
Jiaqi Mai
347-553-1511
Secretary
Jackie Kong
716-563-7886
President
Silas Hoffstaetter
(607) 229-2491
Vice-President
I Wu
(646) 501-5330


BarbarianZ
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2015-11-12

About Us:

  • To introduce the cultural movement of urban freestyle calisthenics to UB students.
  • to instruct group calisthenics workouts.
  • To educate UB students on the philosophy and culture of the calisthenics fitness movement. this includes but is not limited to the importance of community building, self-motivation, and attitude.



President
Daniel Matos
9173193277
Secretary
Daniela Menchaca
(914) 207-4091
Treasurer
george broikos
15853697880
Vice-President
Tobi omojeyem
16314169998


Bollywood Dance and Drama Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2016-11-02

About Us:

To enrich the undergraduate experience of all of the students at UB by making them aware of Bollywood via the media of dance in a theatrical and lyrical form.



President
Helly Patel
2014429789
Vice-President
Parinieta Singh Ahuga
(716) 491-8535
Treasurer
Prankur Sinha
(716) 398-6926
Secretary
Chitvan Chauhan
(716) 348-7095


Bowling Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of this organization is a way for students to pursue their interest in bowling as well as connecting and meeting with other peers.



Treasurer
Amelia Witschi
(315) 480 - 2036
President
Alexis Ogra
(716) 597-9438
Vice-President
Alicia Stepnicwski
Secretary
Lauren Kacherski


Breakdance Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Established in 2006 by J.R. Noble, UB Breakdance aims to promote the diversity of UB through B-boying, performing for a number of different clubs and student associations.  With the further success of the organization, UB Breakdance will continue to extend its art, working with even more organizations in order to develop a better understanding of B-boying and Hip Hop within the community.



Office Location:  SU 302
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President
Justin Ceniza
(845) 531-1191
Vice-President
Joshua Rivere
(845) 553-2013
Treasurer
Lora Zhou
(646) 369-7719
Secretary
Lloyd Tanedo
(516) 499-0195


Chess Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2016-11-04

About Us:

To create an enjoyable chess environment for students what would like to play and learn how to play chess.




President
john cultrara
7164162839
Vice-President
Cameron Campbell
716-225-3109
Treasurer
James Dolan
716-548-2379
Secretary
Katherine Sanchez
845-461-6268


Comedy Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-10-10

About Us:

Provide a platform for those who want to perform their stand-up to a live audience. It'll let budding comics work on their jokes, crowed work, and general stage presence. 




President
Ankur Mascareno
(516) 476-1441
Vice-President
Matt Sadi
(718) 614-5371
Treasurer
Max Westcott
(607) 372-9448
Secretary
Cesidio Lucente
(716) 783-2599


Comics
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Have various topics of discussion and events that are about sharing our passion for comic books.



Vice-President
Jeremy Kazimer
(000) 000-0000
Treasurer
Spencer Green
(000) 000-0000
President
Angelika Avalos
(000) 000-0000
Secretary
Matthew Bosque
(716) 819-6437


Cosplay
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To bring together people with a common interest in cosplay. To educate and share different techniques of cosplay, be they sewing crafting or anything else cosplay related. To assist in the creation or fabrication needs of any member who seeks help.



Office Location:  SU 377
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President
Kaitlyn Johnson
(716) 545-6858
Vice-President
Katelyn Mattison
Treasurer
Alyssa Mariani
Secretary
Jennifer Dudzinski


Culinary Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Instruct individuals how to bake and cook while exploring their talents within the culinary arts.  Club will serve as an outlet to help students relax and have a good social and mental experience; to retreat from the pressures of college life.



Office Location:  SU 373
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President
Jimmy Huang
(347) 416-2107
Vice-President
Audryk Villaroman
(347) 884-2020
Secretary
Khoi Bui
7168480963
Treasurer
Lyon Lascu
(716) 870-9994


Dancesport
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2016-06-22

About Us:

The goal of UB Dancesport team is to provide undergraduate students an environment that encourages and supports the teaching, training and performance of ballroom dance, in addition to to joining students with a common interest.



Club Advisor:  Elizabeth Paradowski, (716) 909-8181

Treasurer
Duy Vo
716-812-4477
Vice-President
Sophia Brown
347-798-4089
President
Erik Stickevers
6314590586


Debate Society
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Debate Society will provide a structure for students to debate past and current topics or issues. The club will encourage students to actively research and evaluate current problems and present them in a parliamentary style debate.



Club Advisor:  Andrew Adam Sachs
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President
Angie Quilla
6317474361
Vice-President
Yagnavalkya Devarakonda
5857879619
Treasurer
Poorvi Thigale
7164303424
Secretary
Justin Francis
6317474361


Gardening Club
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2016-11-09

About Us:

The purpose of this organization is to promote a learning and interactive environment around gardening as a hobby through gardening.



Club Advisor:  Jessica L Kozlowski-Russell, , 716-829-5725
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Vice-President
Jacob Leale
516-232-4409
Secretary
Brendan Ashe
607-725-8973
President
Sasha Azeez
(845) 538-6493


Glee Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Purpose of club is to provide a chance for students to be involved in music singing and dance regardless of their field of study.




President
Elizabeth Mercer
(716) 949-2050
Vice-President
Elizabeth Thompson
(607) 341-8830
Treasurer
Jamie Light
5856452803
Secretary
Steven Gray
(716) 462-0166


Guitar Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2016-09-28

About Us:

To foster the study of and promote interest in the performance of guitar through: group lessons/seminars, performance opportunities, hosting guest performances, master classes and providing a space for guitarists of all styles and skill levels to interact, collaborate and share knowledge and experience.



President
Matt Porcello
(315) 523-3292
Secretary
Johnny Hayes
3153832261
Vice-President
Holly Houenstein
(716) 949-1633
Treasurer
Conn Sullivan
(716) 783-5699


Ice Skating
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-03-07

About Us:

The purpose of this organization is a way for students to pursue their interest in ice skating or their desire to learn how to skate.



President
Haiyan Guo
6465466652
Secretary
Jingwen Zhou
7164454663
Treasurer
Zhiying Yi
7169039139
Vice-President
Yi Li
7162590145


Improv
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To explore different form of improvisational theater; to create a relaxed and open creative environment with fellow students and to share improv with the University at Buffalo campus and its surrounding community; above all to foster a sense of fun in our members and audiences. 



Treasurer
Julia Cerny
(716) 955-9274
President
Sadie Sunshine
(716) 425-6639
Secretary
Michael Ciaccio
(845) 544-4430
Vice-President
William Jack
(716) 548-6523


Impulse Dance Force
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of Impulse Dance Force is to provide weekly dance classes to current undergraduate students at the University at Buffalo, as well as opportunities to get involved in the school through community service, the Student Association, and social events.



Treasurer
Mary Sherman
(585) 754-6617
President
Amanda Sauciunac
(716) 857-0128
Vice-President
Sam Ranalli
(315) 663-8144
Secretary
Bethany Ezard
(585) 413-7805


Jam Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The UB Jam Club is where Buffalo's musicians come together to play music and meet other music lovers. In a no-pressure free jam environment, musicians of every caliber can use Jam Club to hone their skills and perform.



Office Location:  SU 302
General E-mail:  
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Treasurer
Kevin Gaughan
5187441510
President
Tyler Benson
5187441510
Secretary
Luis Felipe Blanco
(914) 417-8154
Vice-President
Alexander Nistico
(631) 897-4897


Kickline
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

UB Kickline is a student-run dance club that combines movements of cheerleading and dance in an organized line dance. The club encourages the participation of all UB students to help promote school spirit across UB's campuses, express themselves through dance and meet new people. 



President
Emily DeSantis
(631) 988-8886
Vice-President
Shery Galkin
(917) 528-8005
Treasurer
Victoria Dashley
(315) 214-1083
Secretary
Sarah Snyder
(585) 402-2007


Knit and Crochet Club
Club Status: Temporary

About Us:

the purpose of this club is to form an accepting community of people who share a common interest/craft (crochet, knitting, latch-hook, and other yarn-based activities), to meet and practice these crafts in a comfortable environment, and to teach those who which to learn these crafts how to do them.



President
Sarah Eloiseau
(347) 777-5854
Vice-President
Anna Kraut
(267) 885-3193
Treasurer
Alla Babiker
(518) 231-4155
Secretary
Gabrielle Sicherman
(315) 256-1231


Mock Trial
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

  1. To promote the reputation of UBMT within the American College Mock Trial community and beyond
  2. To promote interest in Mock Trial at the University at Buffalo
  3. To equip interested and qualified participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to be competitive in American Mock Trial Competition


Office Location:  SU 316
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President
Jack Igoe
(716) 930-7829
Vice-President
Alexa Federice
(716) 249-7344
Treasurer
Scott Covino
(941) 527-2228
Secretary
Jared Roberts
(585) 297-0202


Outdoor Adventure Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The objectives of the OAC are to promote the enjoyment of the outdoors in a variety of venues and activities as well as educate about the aforementioned venues and activities and their associated safety thereof. The OAC will pursue these objectives through regularly scheduled meetings, activities, and projects.



Office Location:  SU 370
Club Advisor:  Russ Crispell, , 716-481-5406
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President
Kevin Van Hine
(607) 972-3559
Vice-President
Taylor Greene
(518) 334-2034
Treasurer
Spencer Rue
(914) 318-9958
Secretary
Gianna Razza
(516) 782-9343


Photo Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2011-04-17

About Us:

To help students explore their creative side through the lens of a camera and share their images with one another.




President
Kelsey Gramza
(716) 481-9854
Vice-President
Lora Zhou
(646) 369-7719
Treasurer
Stewart Philips
(315) 272-9743
Secretary
Jack Li
(347) 476-4944


Piano Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of Piano Club is to establish several spaces for piano performances on campus, to facilitate musical understanding among students, to build a community to share ideas, skills and musical appreciation.



Office Location:  SU 302
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Vice-President
Dylan Degenhart
Secretary
Yuchen Sun
President
Michael Shi
Treasurer
Cody Delosreyes


Pokemon Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of Pokemon Club is to unite with all of the Pokemon players at the University at Buffalo through the video games animated cartoons or card game.



Office Location:  SU 303
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President
Shane Murdock
(607) 752-6063
Vice-President
Zachary Ross
(716) 746-3600
Treasurer
Aidan Forero
(516) 384-9053
Secretary
Samuel Ramirez
(718) 664-8944


Poker Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-02-22

About Us:

This club will bring together individuals who enjoy playing poker in a social yet competitive environment and to hone the skills of UB Students.



President
Benjamin Freedman
7165345598
Vice-President
Cameron Smith
7165345868
Secretary
Zi An Gao
7186969060
Treasurer
Hsuan Yun
6262031595


Skydiving
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Allow members of the UB community to experience the sport of Skydiving; provide opportunity to share interest and further the bond created by skydiving together.




President
Jay Kammerman
516-672-5200
Treasurer
Mohammed Ashour
917-660-2374
Secretary
Sara McMonagle
516-353-3492


Smash Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To provide a space for fans of Super Smash Bros. series to come and enjoy the company of like minded individuals, to help aspiring competitors learn how to improve the game, and to foster friendships and community-building for the University at Buffalo Smash scene.



Office Location:  SU 303
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President
Jason Ripple
6316557149
Vice-President
Tyler Colosa
6312920150
Treasurer
Steven Wind
5164047670
Secretary
Paul Yoon
8454927342


Spartan Ninjas
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2008-01-17

About Us:

The purpose of the club is tor provide students with a new, fun, and exciting way to get into shape. We will provide students with weekly fitness classes that include but are not limited to running and conditioning. We will also host classroom sessions that teach about the nutrition of obstacle course racing as well as how to approach obstacles during a race / event. On a weekly basis we will travel to Build a Machine Fitness, a gym where students can put their skills to the test and improve. 




President
Trevor Bernard
(631) 807-9617
Vice-President
Sandy Spencer
(845) 702-3197
Treasurer
Morgan Switzer
(716) 381-7952
Secretary
Theodore Benjovsky
(585) 474-8328


Step Troupe
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Our mission is To uplift the spirit of the University at Buffalo in the form of step and dance techniques. We are a competing step team that performs at events at the University at Buffalo as well as other schools around the area. We also participate in competitions in and out of state.  




Vice-President
Jamila Nicholas
5164354184
President
Delilah Murray
5858022311
Treasurer
Melissa Betron
5852008317
Secretary
Chelsea Chibuzor
3474334479


Strategists and Role Players Association (SARPA)
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

In recognition of that historical, simulation, and role-play gaming is practiced by millions, the UB Strategies and Role Players Association exists to unify those gamers attending the State University of New York at Buffalo, and others from the surrounding community. The UB Strategists and Role Players Association will serve as a forum to meet other gamers, so that games, both short and long term, can be organized and enjoyed. 



Office Location:  SU 303
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President
Sean Teneyck
Vice-President
Brendan Loos
Treasurer
Jacob Kawecki
Secretary
Autumn Rosenhahn


Swing Dance Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To provide U.B. students and the surrounding Buffalo community with swing dancing lessons and the opportunity to enjoy, learn, and practice the art of swing dancing. 



Secretary
Mina Bache
5182272822
President
Colin Cess
(845) 542-0965
Vice-President
Kimberly Vaeth
(631) 609-7809
Treasurer
Katherine Thompson
(607) 793-4657


UB Poets
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2015-11-19

About Us:

The purpose of UB Poets is to engage and foster the growth of the poetry community at the University at Buffalo through the implementation of writing and performance workshops along with the hosting of open mics and poetry slams.



President
Jordan Einhorn
(914) 323-8826
Vice-President
Ryan Dennis
(845) 264-7499
Treasurer
Tyler Craven
(845) 521-0429
Secretary
Aditya Sidharth
(716) 292-3403