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Special Interest Council

Coordinator:
Alexis Ogra -


The Special Interest Council uses an educational, social, cultural or recreational approach to look at various religious, political and social justice organizations. It also facilitates the interests of students that want to be involved in community service. These clubs showcase their interests through educational meetings, guest speakers, cultural events and social activities. All Student Association clubs are open to all Undergraduate Student and welcome people of varying viewpoints to join. 



Advocates for Girls' Education | Amnesty International | Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC) | Car Club | Circle K | Civil Liberties Union | College Democrats | College Republicans | Entrepreneurship Club | Fashion SA | Gospel Choir | Jewish Student Union | Korean Folk Art Club (KFAC) | LGBTA | Model European Union | Muslim SA | Pagan SA | Pan-Slavic Association | Pastafarians | Pilots Association | Sci-Fi and Fantasy Club | Sikh SA | Students for Justice in Palestine | True Blue | UB for Israel | Undergraduate Society of Feminists | United Nations SA | Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) | Young Americans for Liberty


Advocates for Girls' Education
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To raise awareness about the current conditions and hardships in third world countries that effect young girl's education.



Office Location:  SU 373

President
Madison Featherstone
(315) 506-5837
Vice-President
Kathleen Weaver
(716)462-2323
Treasurer
Maylan Nguyen
(845)659-0216


Amnesty International
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the right to physical and mental integrity freedom of conscience and expression and freedom from discrimination within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Promote good will and justice among the people struggling against political judicial religious economical social cultural or emotional abuse.



Office Location:  SU 316
Club Advisor:  Dr. Tamara Thornton, , (716) 645-8419

Secretary
Caitlin Mudra
7164654155
President
Vivian Vaisman
914-886-3622
Vice-President
Michael Repole
Treasurer
Anthony Taboni


Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC)
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Encourage UB students faculty and staff to develop their full potential as Christians in today's world and society.




President
Paul Meier
8454897197
Treasurer
Ethan OConnell
3156792344
Secretary
Madison Addesa
(716)482-5368


Car Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-02-23

About Us:

The purpose of UB Car Club is to provide an environment for enthusiasts and lovers of cars to meet and share their mutual enjoyment of automobiles. As a club, we will primarily offer a forum for connection building amongst members so that they can share in their common interest with fellow students.



President
Andrew Levitt
Vice-President
Kevis Kayitare
Treasurer
Daniel Eydlin
Secretary
Mo Raza


Circle K
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Circle K International (CKI) is the premier collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world. With more than 13,770 members in 17 nations, CKI is making a positive impact on the world every day.

Circle K clubs are organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. CKI is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, and determines its own service activities.

CKI blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other college students around the world. Projects such as the Six Cents Initiative, CKI’s International fundraiser that aims to provide water to the 2.2 billion children worldwide who lack safe drinking water, bring CKI members together to make a difference in the world.



Office Location:  SU 370
General E-mail:  
Club Advisor:  Bruce Pivetz, , (580) 399-4361

President
Connor Mack
5165439611
Vice-President
Omar Carrera
3478333604
Treasurer
Michael Chan
3479819342
Secretary
Nicholas Rai
5189158010


Civil Liberties Union
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-09-12

About Us:

The primary goal of the University at Buffalo Civil Liberties Union is to raise awareness of civil liberties issues, and to safeguard those civil liberties both on and off campus. Additionally, UBCLU is committed to educating student about their constitutional rights through speakers, meetings, and panels. These goals shall be accomplished through events organized by UBCLU and through dialogues with the University at Buffalo administration, other campus organizations, and both the regional and national American Civil Liberties Union. 



Club Affliations:  New York Civil Liberties Union
Club Advisor:  Jonathan Manes

President
Joe Wolf
(716) 480-0070
Vice-President
Katie Raymond
(716) 909-4056
Treasurer
Thomas Greenier
(000) 000-0000
Secretary
Jake Henning
(000) 000-0000


College Democrats
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

We are a political and social club at UB dedicated to Liberal ideals and political discussion/debate. We engage in volunteering. In addition we have many social outings such as camping road trips and day trips.



Office Location:  SU 316

Vice-President
Maura Sutherland
5857558146
Treasurer
Kira Ashton
5857210548
Secretary
Elisha Jackson
7165731808
President
Roberto Williams
914-602-9269


College Republicans
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Promote principles of the Republican party among members of the school campus and community. Educate students about the Republican Ideal. Develop political skills and leadership abilities.



Office Location:  SU 316
General E-mail:  

Secretary
Mikaela Schulz
7164986606
President
Ryan Micozzi
6314789602
Vice-President
Spencer Woods
6317937136
Treasurer
Allison Rusinski
7169064183


Entrepreneurship Club
Club Status: Temporary

About Us:






Fashion SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of Fashion SA is to create a space were the students of the University at Buffalo can express themselves through fashion. just like art and music fashion is a form of self expression and students can use this association as a forum to do that.




Vice-President
Nnamdi Amalu
(917) 705-0964
Treasurer
Dayeabasi Akpan
7165356464
President
Yousouf Oluwamayowa Amolegbe
Secretary
Ingrid Troncoso
(917) 280-3014


Gospel Choir
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Gospel Choir is a student-run organization and a great place to meet new people and get involved on campus. It is the place where people can come together in song on campus.The only requirements that we have are commitment, dedication, attendance, and cooperation. The most important of these are commitment and attendance, as we are frequently learning new songs!



Office Location:  SU 302
General E-mail:  

Treasurer
Toyosi Oladepo
4237730224
President
Zoe Vaughn
(585) 831-2222
Vice-President
Krysten McNaught
9089679166
Secretary
Ugochi Ejiogu
6463997776


Jewish Student Union
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Preserve and promote Jewish identity dignity and pride. Address problems affecting Jewish culture. Overcome stereotypes. Promote Jewish leadership through education.



Office Location:  SU 374
General E-mail:  

President
Jordan Einhorn
(914) 323-8826
Vice-President
Deanna Traub
(716) 316-3115
Treasurer
Rachel Sacks
(585) 474-6145
Secretary
Elizabeth Roth
(516) 448-6650


Korean Folk Art Club (KFAC)
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Korean Folk Art Club also known as So-Ri-Mo-Ri focuses on promoting traditional and modern Korean folk art through practicing and learning Korean traditional farm dance known as Poong-Mul. Our main goal is to reach people with a part of Korean culture and through that we want people to learn and experience the unity of our club with us. KFAC makes many performances throughout the year: International Fiesta Club Fair Asian Bazaar KSA Korean Night and many more. We have also performed in other schools such as SUNY Binghamton Syracuse University Colgate University and some for the Buffalo community. In 1996 KFAC was recognized as permanent Student Association club; however it has over 15 years of history. Even in this time period KFAC has been very active and searching for the connection to other schools. Every Wednesday and Saturday KFAC holds meetings practicing Poong-mul and we have many other diverse activities and events throughout the year.



Office Location:  SU 371
General E-mail:  

Secretary
John Kil
5853834033
President
Jiwon Hung
(716) 288-8508
Vice-President
Young Bae You
(609) 591-3517
Treasurer
Jungseuk Yoo


LGBTA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Lesbian/Gay and Bisexual Transgender Alliance. Establish a safe space on campus to facilitate understanding among all students; provide an organization sympathetic to concerns.



Office Location:  SU 323
General E-mail:  

Vice-President
Belinda Bocchiaro
5163841478
President
Alex Brewer
Treasurer
Ruoyun Weng
Secretary
Sarah Peters


Model European Union
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-10-12

About Us:

The purpose of Model European Union will be to hold weekly meetings to discuss European foreign policy and the European Union. This will include the foreign policy of member states specifically and the EU as a whole, including the mechanism which runs the EU. In addition, the club will hold periodic mock simulations in order to better understand how the EU deals with complicated, multinational issues, and how these issues are resolved among member states. 



Club Advisor:  Collin Anderson

President
Constantinos Landis
(716) 969-4412
Vice-President
Makayla Roma
(716) 514-6003
Treasurer
Jaycee Miller
(702) 538-3212
Secretary
Alexa Federice
(716) 249-7344


Muslim SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Promote and strengthen cultural ties among Muslim students at UB. Support activities and better understanding and cooperation in the University and community.



Office Location:  SU 320
General E-mail:  
Club Advisor:  Faizan Haq, , 716-923-4390

Treasurer
Rijaa Khan
President
Mohammed Siddiqi
(646) 714-9926
Vice-President
Hamza Aamir
Secretary
Ahmad Adhami


Pagan SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Pagan SA exists to provide undergrads with Pagan interests with a safe community to learn and grow give back to the local and Pagan community and to expell negative misconception.



Office Location:  SU 376

Secretary
Hannah Waldo
3157495333
Treasurer
Maxwell McManus
7164400313
President
Samuel Boczarski
7163641342
Vice-President
Katrina DiGennaro
7167045095


Pan-Slavic Association
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-02-23

About Us:

To promote and bring awareness of contemporary Slavic politics. To also hold a platform so that all people can discuss and evaluate the current climate of one of the most powerful regions of the world. 



Club Advisor:  Valentina Maximovna Sanders
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President
Ernest Starzec
Vice-President
Jackie Kong
Treasurer
Zakhar Kravchuk
Secretary
Ryan Kaminsky


Pastafarians
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

UB Pastafarians is a club dedicated to promoting the history of satirical culture and science by paralleling contemporary and historical mainstream and satirical philosophies through collegiate community events as well as through investment in public and private schools through direct spaking events.




President
Gabriel Aristizabal
5164744128
Vice-President
Nicolas Pasqua
5164551470
Treasurer
Benjamin Leising
7164408250
Secretary
Marc Roizman
(518) 477-0069


Pilots Association
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2016-10-27

About Us:

To bring together and train aviation enthusiasts in a virtual environment as well as help each other understand aviation as a discipline and a hobby.



Club Advisor:  John L. Crassidis
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Vice-President
Sayre Stowell
5186059433
Secretary
Mohammadamin Pour
9173460719
Treasurer
Rafal Wojtanowski
8454902200
President
Garrett Munguia-Amabile
(516) 578-3507


Sci-Fi and Fantasy Club
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2016-02-24

About Us:

This club will provide a place for intelligent discussion of the various aspects of science-fiction and fantasy.  Members will be able to meet and discuss current events, interesting topics and debatable issues that are relevant to the science-fiction or fantasy community.




Treasurer
Christopher Schmidt
(607) 765-2831
President
Thomas Nordstrom
(716) 957-6389
Vice-President
Stephanie Richter
(716) 495-2194
Secretary
Alison Rogers
(201) 294-8864


Sikh SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Activities: Bhangra Night Cricket Tournament Chai Night Sikh SA social dinner. The mission of SIKH SA is to foster the expansion and dissemination of knowledge efficacy and appreciation of SIKH culture throughout the Student Association and the University at Buffalo community at large.




Vice-President
Parmveer Ratth
5162826330
Treasurer
Arjan Gujral
7167139574
President
Manveer Singh
8458635282
Secretary
Jasmeet Aujla
3157679813


Students for Justice in Palestine
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To raise awareness and educate about Palestine to the students, faculty, clubs and community members.



President
Rula Masoud
8607868908
Vice-President
Jenna Ayoub
(716)544-1135
Secretary
Heve Haji
(607)761-2361
Treasurer
Omer Rana
(716)400-3400


True Blue
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

True Blue provides services to the University at Buffalo in attempts to bring consistency and improvement to the attendance of the student sections at University athletic events. in doing so, this organization will attempt to make the athletic events a fun atmosphere while showing support for the athletic teams



Club Advisor:  Elaine Russell, , (716) 645-5038

President
Stephanie Wolcott
(631) 626-3441
Vice-President
Kyle Hughes
(518) 210-9428
Treasurer
Kevin McCormick
(585) 721-8464
Secretary
Zachary Eaton
(607) 725-6222


UB for Israel
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Goals and Aims 1. To celebrate and educate on Israeli culture through food music cinema technology etc. 2. To promote a wide variety of programs relating to social cultural and political aspects of Israel. 3. To advocate for Israels right to exist as a Jewish democratic state.






Undergraduate Society of Feminists
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2015-11-16

About Us:

We understand feminism, in the words of bell hooks, as "a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression". Our purpose is to educate the UB undergraduate community about gender justice and feminism, through community-building, discussions, and social activities encouraging critical approaches to gender in everyday life.



Club Advisor:  Christine Varnado

President
Alyssa Biniewski
(716) 548-2798
Vice-President
Lisa Gargiulo
(631) 332-9269
Treasurer
Pooryi Thigale
(716) 430-3424
Secretary
Kayleigh Brandstetter
(631) 704-5810


United Nations SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Educate the community regarding international issues; assist underprivileged through activism and fund raising. Activities: Community Service Model UN Speakers. Meetings weekly.



General E-mail:  

President
Junghwan Yim
(716) 410-3027
Vice-President
Abshiro Ali
Treasurer
Kirang Lee
Secretary
Isabelle Bertino
(716) 799-5138


Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2017-02-02

About Us:

Young Americans for Freedom



Club Advisor:  James Campbell, , (716) 645-8452

President
Michael Powers
(716) 346-9584
Vice-President
Ian Mac Taggart
(315) 879-4293
Treasurer
Kyle Brazell
(315) 481-4368
Secretary
Jacob Kontos
(716) 392-5871


Young Americans for Liberty
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Yal BUffalo is a Libertarian Club.  It is the University at Buffalo chapter of the National Libertarian activist organization. Young Americans for Liberty. Yal Buffalo seeks to educate and mobilize students to help further the Libertarian political ideology.




President
David Ross
(516) 288-4678
Vice-President
Jacob Zane
(585) 545-5132
Treasurer
Riley Oates
Secretary
Matt Tollner
(716) 474-3510