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Hobby Council

Coordinator:
Peter Jowdy -


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 | 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 | Photography Club | Piano Club | Pokemon Club | Poker Club | Skydiving | Smash Club | Step Troupe | Strategists and Role Players Association (SARPA) | Swing Dance Club | UB Poets


Academic Bowl
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Foster friendly academic competition within the UB community; 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

President
Andrew Cassidy
(716) 860-8971
Vice-President
Ian Schwarzenberg
Treasurer
Bradley Colby
Secretary
Michael Kuczkowski


Anime
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Show a variety of animation films with a concentration in Japanese animation. Meetings in 330 SU.



Office Location:  SU 303

President
Salvatore Greco
(716) 829-9878
Vice-President
Lucas Heldwein
(716) 327-2192
Treasurer
Harrison Jiang
(917) 613-2829
Secretary
Sullivan Campany
(315) 813-0754


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.




President
Joshua Kunkes
(716) 796-9385
Vice-President
Alex McCoy
(845) 867-8282
Treasurer
Bryan Hendrick
(585) 489-8207
Secretary
Jacob Light
(585) 216-7508


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.



President
Benson Wu
(646) 541-5330
Vice-President
Silas Hoffstaetter
(607) 229-2491
Treasurer
Jaiqi Mai
(347) 553-1511
Secretary
Jackie Kong
(716) 563-7886


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
Elijah Tyson
Vice-President
Hnu Thaper
Treasurer
Oluwatobi Ojeyemi
President
Mardi Mangus
7168608021


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
(201) 442-9789
Vice-President
Parinieta Ahuja
(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.



President
Charles Guizzotti
716-225-3181
Vice-President
Tristan Stoner
(585) 490-2577
Treasurer
Amelia Witschi
(315) 480-2036
Secretary
Joshua Abraham
(419) 787-7036


Breakdance Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Foster personal growth and expression through the art of breakdancing and exposing others to the Hip Hop culture.



Office Location:  SU 302

Vice-President
John Reyes
(845) 553-3776
Treasurer
Victoria Xue
9176082899
President
Benu Sunny
(845) 269-7922
Secretary
Josh Rivere
(845) 553-2013


Comics
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Bring people together to share their knowledge and interests in comics and other media such as graphic novels media inspired by comics etc.




President
Jake Brand
(516) 508-8726
Vice-President
Ethan O'Leary
(585) 749-7187
Treasurer
Carlos Cevallos
(347) 622-9951
Secretary
Gabriel Cadalzo
(631) 806-0574


Cosplay
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To bring together people with a common interest in cosplay and to help educate those interested in different cosplay techniques.



Office Location:  SU 377

President
Kaitlyn Johnson
(716) 545-6858
Vice-President
Katelyn Mattison
(716) 444-5613
Treasurer
Brittany Sedor
(716) 474-6264
Secretary
Alexander Howk
(518) 932-2583


Culinary Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Instruct inividuals how to bake and cook while exploring their talents within the culiary 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

President
Cherie Hsu
(716) 227-0003
Vice-President
Cindy Chan
(646) 431-3116
Treasurer
Ryan Lee
(347) 570-9065
Secretary
Regina Ng
(718) 312-2675


Dancesport
Club Status: Temporary
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

President
Victoria Anderson
(518) 935-7514
Vice-President
Kevin Carpenter
Treasurer
Alex Kurtov
(718)708-3635


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 is a parliament style debate.



Club Advisor:  Andrew Adam Sachs

President
Kyle Murphy
(631) 655-7657
Vice-President
Trent Bero
Treasurer
Angie Quilla
Secretary
Yagnavalkya Devarakonda


Gardening Club
Club Status: Temporary
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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President
Sasha Azeez
Vice-President
Eric Shaver
Treasurer
Alyssa Rosenbauer
Secretary
Bruce Nagel


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
Shaun Marseille
(845) 641-6344
Vice-President
Jamie Light
(585) 645-2803
Treasurer
Michael Greene
(631) 578-3592
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
Vice-President
Elijah Ramsey
7168674106
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
Vice-President
Yi Li
Treasurer
Zhiying Yi
Secretary
Jingwen Zhou


Improv
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Explore different forms of improvisational theater.




President
Jerasak Manivong
(585) 851-7043
Vice-President
Sadie Sunshine
(716) 425-6639
Treasurer
Julia Cerny
(716) 955-9274
Secretary
William Jack
(716) 548-6523


Impulse Dance Force
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Impulse Dance Force functions as a dance studio offering a variety of classes in various levels (beginner intermediate advanced). In addition we provide numerous performance opportunities throughout the year culminating in our end-of-semester shows both in the Fall and Spring. Members can choose to attend as many classes as they would like at no charge. In the past these classes have consisted of country line dancing hip hop tap ballet jazz modern lyrical salsa pointe African dance Brazillian rhythms Broadway jazz and more! Each class is student choreographed and meets on a regular basis (generally once a week).




President
Marissa Smith
(716) 982-2594
Vice-President
Madeline Marsack
(716) 425-5634
Treasurer
Jeannie Davis
(518) 389-8135
Secretary
Kelsey Marano
(315) 727-0980


Jam Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Provide a place for musicians to openly practice and play. Foster unique musical talents; develop a log for contact of other musicians.



Office Location:  SU 302
General E-mail:  

President
Tyler Benson
Vice-President
Alex Nistico
Treasurer
Kevin Gaughan
Secretary
Luis Blanco


Kickline
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

UB Kickline is a permanent dance club that is very similar to the Rockettes. It combines kickline with elements of dance and motions of cheerleading. We perform at basketball and volleyball games as well as other events on campus and compete at the end of each year.




President
Amelia Bell
(315)-530-0126
Vice-President
Nicole Bilello
(516) 359-4516
Treasurer
Gaby Stenton
Secretary
Trina Sorbella
(914)-565-5021


Knit and Crochet Club
Club Status: Temporary

About Us:

To form a community around yarn crafts including, but not limited to, crocheting, knitting, and latch-hooking.




President
Anneliese Carrascoso
(607) 282-0421
Vice-President
Danielle Seier
(716) 574-0143
Treasurer
Sarah Eloisaeu
(347) 777-5854
Secretary
Kailyn Hehir
(607) 282-0421


Mock Trial
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Promote interest in Mock Trial at UB; equip qualified members with skills and knowledge necessary to participate in American Mock Trial Competition.



Office Location:  SU 316

President
Katie Raymond
7169094056
Treasurer
Devashish Agarwal
7168480017
Vice-President
Alexa Federice
7162497344
Secretary
Jared Roberts
5852970202


Outdoor Adventure Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Promote enjoyment of the outdoors in venues and activities as well as educate students about safety thereof. Pursue objectives through meetings activities and projects. Whitewater rafting backpacking cross country skiing canoing camping rock climbing.



Office Location:  SU 370
Club Advisor:  Russ Crispell, , 716-481-5406
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President
Andrew Charbonneau
(631) 456-6129
Vice-President
Patrick Gannon
(845) 238-8203
Treasurer
Anna Heintzman
(716) 474-8428
Secretary
Kathryn Katzer
(618) 979-1496


Photography Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-02-06

About Us:

Educate students about the potential of photography by organizing trip to take picture and discussing different techniques and equipment.




President
Alex Graziose
(585) 737-4289
Vice-President
Skyler Rubin
(845) 522-0586
Treasurer
Wakil Pranto
(845) 554-9965
Secretary
Shannon Salem
(845) 392-4558


Piano Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

This club shall promote musical awareness and address the needs of pianists on campus and create a community that fosters musical talent in playing piano.



Office Location:  SU 302

President
Alexander Schwartz
(716) 541-5951
Vice-President
Danielle Johnson
(716) 308-5114
Treasurer
Alex Urdanoff
(518) 526-6844
Secretary
Yuchen Sun
7162084132


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 games.



Office Location:  SU 303

President
Gabriel Berrios
(716) 725-8514
Vice-President
William Illing
(716) 949-5297
Treasurer
Derek Kaplan
(732) 429-0407
Secretary
Aditya Sidharth
(716) 292-3403


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
(716) 534-5598
Vice-President
Cameron Smith
(716) 534-5868
Treasurer
Hsuan-Yun (Neo) Su
(623) 203-1595
Secretary
Jeffrey Gao
(718) 696-9060


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
Siobhan Moylan
(516) 589-1928
Vice-President
Cassie Waterhouse
(716) 548-6385
Treasurer
Kate Warner
(315) 530-5582
Secretary
Taylor Williams
(716) 353-5118


Smash Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Spring Tournament UB CON Fall Tournament. Recognize/promote the popularity of the video game Super Smash Brothers.



Office Location:  SU 303

President
Jason Ripple
(631) 655-7149
Vice-President
Ryan Nyweide
Secretary
Tyler Colosa
Secretary
Erin Blocher


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.  




President
Jalah Ferguson
(718) 791-4422
Vice-President
Brittni Keith
(646) 823-7670
Treasurer
Tyler Carpenter
(716) 335-1919
Secretary
Payeton Jones
(585) 713-9612


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

About Us:

We are the Strategists and Role-Players Association of the University at Buffalo Student Association (UBSA) a club dedicated to any form of gaming strategy or role-playing.



Office Location:  SU 303

President
Nicole Stern
(716) 208-0348
Vice-President
Joel Finkelstein
(516) 439-3404
Treasurer
Sean Teneyck
(845) 499-3992
Secretary
James Fisk
(716) 220-3267


Swing Dance Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To provide U.B. students and the surroundingrnBuffalo community with swing dancing lessons and the opportunity to enjoy learn and practice the art of swing dancing. We meet once a week and teach a beginner lesson as well as dance socially.




President
Liam Weidner
(716) 783-0617
Vice-President
Colin Cess
(845) 542-0965
Treasurer
Jacqueline Gonya
(607) 761-5593
Secretary
Kimberly Vaeth
(631) 609-7809


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
Danielle Johnson
(716) 830-5742
Vice-President
Tom Dreitlein
(585) 719-5555
Treasurer
Jordan Einhorn
(914) 323-8826
Secretary
Connor Mack
(516) 534-9611