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Hobby Council

Coordinator:

Jason Li -

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

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


Treasurer:
Jennifer Tsang
347-633-5710
Secretary:
Dominic Emphasis
518 709 8729

Animation Production Club

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2021-10-22

About us:

The club aims to provide aspiring animators with a place to hone their skills, teach them about collaboration and working with others in a professional setting, add pieces to their portfolios, build up a network of fellow animators, and let them get out their creative urges in a free environment boasting creative freedom, expression, and experimentation. (Mostly 2D and some 3D)



President:
Sergio de la Vega
6079725438
Vice President:
Alexa Billings
6319180751
Treasurer:
Sara Goldschmidt
6077689211
Secretary:
Andrew Wilson
3157156522

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


President:
Jake Acocella
6313393291
Vice President:
Tamaji Tigenoah
9176024407
Secretary:
Kieran Obrien
5183797030

Audubon Club

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2022-02-22

About us:

To educate the importance of birds both locally and worldwide.



President:
Claudia Choroser
3154363937
Vice President:
Jeanne Sebesta
6073724149
Treasurer:
Vincent Gattuso
6073724149
Secretary:
Victoria Miller
7162254998

Bollywood Dance and Drama Club

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Jash Vachhani
7168173120

Chess Club

Club Status: Permanent

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.


Comics

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

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



Vice President:
Ronnie Hernandez Holmberg
631-291-0977
Treasurer:
Jonathan Ndayishimiye Niyirora
716-954-2053

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


President:
Arryn Prawd
631-388-4188
Vice President:
Jorden Tethong
646-705-8481
Treasurer:
Cade Dewey
7169094606

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


President:
David Hozempa
6072423241
Vice President:
Joyce Marshall
5853072645
Treasurer:
Jeremy Caradonna
5182604365
Secretary:
John Li
9176054433

Drivers Club

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2021-10-15

About us:

We the enthusiasts, in order to form a more perfect car community, seek to promote the continuance of car culture in a safe and accepting environment. We aim to enable students that are interested in cars to experience and learn what it's like to work on cars without physically working on them. We would like to create a network of enthusiasts that can assist each other with any questions regarding cars while sharing experience and advice for a collective learning environment.



President:
Aidan Boebel
716-507-7556
Vice President:
Eric Groff
315-748-8922
Treasurer:
Brandon Pettit
716-698-2420
Secretary:
Jake Hall
607-731-0822

Fashionista Club

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2021-12-14

About us:

The purpose of this club is to showcase our love for fashion. Showcase our photography, makeup, and fashion design skills. Bring body and diversity inclusivity into light within our showcases. Teach about the fashion industry and the good and bad surrounding it. For example, cultural appropriation within clothes. Learn how to sew, draw fashion designs, upscale thrift clothes, and how to model. all of this will bring the students closer together and build up everyone's confidence. Hold events such as runway shows, designing tote bags, decorating jeans, learning how to fashion illustrate, photoshoots, etc. Our meeting will help students destress and get to relax in a harmless and fun environment. We will build a close-knit community that is open for anybody to join. Many people that are interested in fashion are scared to fully commit to it, but with the fashionista club, they can explore and engage with the fashion world in a safe space with no consequences. 



President:
Samantha Polanco
9176599787
Vice President:
Sifat Ullah
3474208205
Treasurer:
Jessica Gurbacki
7162921507
Secretary:
Addison Schoonmaker
3157659033

Film Club

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2021-10-01

About us:

Members will meet to create our own short films and show them when they are finished. This club will, in particular, gather a community of creators and have them work together in all aspects of film to produce a final product that will be shown to a live audience. This club will ensure that all legal industry standards are upheld. 



President:
Axel Turpin
7168305967

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:
Usman Shah
9294084171

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. 



President:
Moca Tanaka
Vice President:
Tim Nunez
Treasurer:
Paige Kent
Secretary:
Killian Hannigan

Impulse Dance Force

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

Impulse Dance Force was founded in the Fall of 2004 by UB Alumni Samantha Sorrentino and Jaime Scheff. After observing a lack of dance classes available to non-dance majors, they sought to create a club that could incorporate any student at any level. Impulse is ran by students and functions much like a dance studio does. Every week we host numerous classes and at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters we put on a showcase for our friends and families. Styles of dance taught include jazz, ballet, pointe, tap, contemporary, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, and more! We welcome dancers of all skill levels! In addition, throughout the semester we host several social events and community service events – all great ways to meet your fellow IDF members and even help your community!



President:
Jenna Bradshaw
(315) 529-1290
Vice President:
Ashlynn Wrobleski
5185023663
Treasurer:
Hannah Ruth
(585) 636-0719
Secretary:
Jessica Reale
5163539955

Irish Dance Club

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2021-12-10

About us:

To practice and learn Irish dance and hopefully perform. Possibly compete against other Irish dance teams in the collegiate Irish dance competitions such as the Villanova dance competition.



President:
Kelly ONeill
(914) 441-1119
Vice President:
Grace Power
(516) 582-8937
Treasurer:
Katie Bales
315) 440-3417
Secretary:
Alyssa Lickfeld
7164086253

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:
Jacquelyn Williams
7165235863
Vice President:
Anna Testa
(845) 372-4571
Treasurer:
Emily Thompson
(845) 649-8081
Secretary:
Savannah Walker
7187155532

Knitting, Sewing and Crochet Club

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2022-04-06

About us:

The club aims to foster an appreciation for the craft of needlework through teaching students how to knit, sew, crochet, and create projects together. 



President:
Jaden Troiano
7164323721
Vice President:
Madison Nitsche
7169134728
Treasurer:
Nailah Alam
(315)480-9243
Secretary:
Farah Malik
(607)422-8610

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


President:
Mathew Dowd
6313745925
Vice President:
Austin Wolfgang
Treasurer:
Sarah Benstock
Secretary:
Julian Said

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


President:
John Toftegaard
(518) 852-8482
Vice President:
Grace Koebcke
7162558338
Treasurer:
Heidi Eberhardt
9788105341
Secretary:
Cameron Defendorf
3158422499

Photo Club

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Brianna Friend
607-377-7642
Vice President:
Eric Alcalde
9148442694
Treasurer:
Mark Anthony Punsamie
(917) 734-3205
Secretary:
Ilsa Kloiber
(585) 364-5476

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


Vice President:
Gabriel Treitmeier-McCarthy
Treasurer:
Ronghai (David) Gong

Poker Club

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Harry Feinberg
8453044772
Vice President:
Adam Plecha
8453044772
Treasurer:
Nyla Beaton
8453044772
Secretary:
Matthew Mittiga
8453044772

Skateboard Club

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2021-10-25

About us:

The purpose of our organization is to connect fellow skaters around the UB campus and ensure a fun and social environment to meet new people and sharpen skills. More specifically, events will include skateboard sessions at local parks as well as skateboard competitions. 



President:
Anthony Curione
6077311399
Treasurer:
Bryce Perez
6073294242

Stand Up and Laugh

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2021-10-01

About us:

This club will act as our own on-campus stand-up comedy club; with opportunities for workshops and collaboration in building public speaking/performance skills, networking, and collaborating with other like-minded creatives, as well as, strengthen writing skills among members, and most importantly, be comfortable space for students to relax and laugh. 



President:
John Garcia
7169067523
Vice President:
Tina Rocha
6319055995
Treasurer:
Robert Havner
8452006100
Secretary:
Ofeibea Micah
845-309-9174

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:
Stephanie Sam
6462919358
Treasurer:
Audi Tanusantoso
3479946474
Secretary:
Brianna Quashie
3472737224

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


President:
Isabelle Ingleman
5087688712
Vice President:
Kieran OBrien
5183797030
Treasurer:
Andrew Pencille
7169466317
Secretary:
Tamaji Tigenoah
9176024407

Theater and Performance Club

Club Status: Permanent

Date Established: 2011-11-09

About us:

The purpose of this club will be to allow students who are interested to perform in original/non-copyright and copyright scripted performances* (i.e. plays, musicals) that will lead to a culmination of said practiced and scripted performances at the end of each semester, regardless of major or prior knowledge/experience. This club will not only help those who are interested in the field of acting develop skills to help their interest but also give them valuable like skills, (such as teamwork, courage, compassion, community building, etc.



President:
Malcolm Gaynes
Vice President:
Nadia Gorritz
Treasurer:
Sarah Mullins
Secretary:
Annika Rabus

UB Musicians

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

The UB Musicians 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:  


President:
Spencer Szeto
(347) 738-3791
Vice President:
Nicholas Lee
Treasurer:
Stefan Schmitt
(516) 253-7896
Secretary:
Yuanlu Gao
(716) 547-9645