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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. 



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


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

President
Madi McEwen
(716) 986-2743
Vice-President
Anna Porter
(315) 729-2308
Treasurer
Shruthi Thomas
(845) 596-1493
Secretary
Vivian Vaisman
(914) 886-3622


Army ROTC
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of this organization is oriented towards familiarizing Army ROTC at UB and increasing visibility of Army ROTC on campus.




President
William Cannon
(845) 803-0380
Vice-President
Hassan Ishtaiaq
(716) 717-5570
Treasurer
Rodney Payamps
(718) 443-3393
Secretary
Adam Hunt
(315) 857-3650


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
Karan Boom Shah
(716) 986-5209
Vice-President
Chris Mincone
(631) 987-0648
Treasurer
Rachel Seah
(707) 567-7812
Secretary
Jessica Addesa
(716) 263-2870


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
Rowan Paris
(607) 342-3719
Vice-President
Kevis Kayitare
(716) 495-6920
Treasurer
Andrew Levitt
(516) 375-9019
Secretary
Daniel Eydlin
(718) 614-8757


Circle K
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Provide service to the College and community the opportunity for leadership and training on district and international levels.



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

President
Connor Mack
(516) 543-9611
Vice-President
Keishla Quezada
(845) 270-4108
Treasurer
Rutuja Sawant
(716) 292-9438
Secretary
Holly McCabe
(315) 807-6505


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

President
Nicole Caine
(440) 382-3398
Vice-President
Andrew Moran
(716) 536-5539
Treasurer
Jeremy Rojo
Secretary
Samuel Trzaska
(716) 474-7709


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:  

President
Reed Tighe
(845) 548-6280
Vice-President
Josh Veronica
(716) 861-6861
Treasurer
Sean Nickerson
(607) 483-3000
Secretary
Jennie Gibson
(585) 520-6369


Coptic SA
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-03-16

About Us:

The purpose of this organization is to educate others of the Coptic community and its rich ancient Middle Eastern Christian Culture




President
Mark Beshara
(845) 208-9896
Vice-President
Anirudh Ojha
(716) 445-9485
Treasurer
Monica Ghobrial
(716) 602-8053
Secretary
Nadin Zejnilovic
(347) 400-6470


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.




President
Aicha Wague
(917) 860-3454
Vice-President
Esther Osayi
(347) 792-6654
Treasurer
Angels D'Aurizio
(631) 305-6802
Secretary
Autum Carter
(716) 553-3083


Girl Effect
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

We are an activist group on campus promoting female education in third world countries in the hopes to alleviate poverty in the future. We are based on raising funds and awareness through our club meetings and events.



Office Location:  SU 373

President
Grace Oji
(914) 830-5939
Vice-President
Parveen Attai
(716) 392-9939
Treasurer
Katie Weaver
(716) 462-2323
Secretary
Madison Featherstone
(315) 506-5837


Gospel Choir
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Introduce and present gospel music on campus. Complement the offerings of the Music Department.



Office Location:  SU 302
General E-mail:  

President
Lena Kuffuor-Afriyie
(646) 707-1343
Vice-President
Kamory Beale
(716) 424-8118
Treasurer
Rudolph Walker
(917) 232-0086
Secretary
Zoe Vaughn
(585) 831-2222


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
Andrew Meyer
5164689985
Vice-President
Jordan Einhorn
9143238826
Treasurer
Deanna Traub
7163163115
Secretary
Carly Kleinman
9177976791


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:  

President
Young Ju Sun
(716) 256-9776
Vice-President
Jiwon Jung
(716) 288-8508
Treasurer
Doo Young Choi
(716) 413-9251
Secretary
John Kil
(585) 383-4033


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:  

President
Piers Whitaker
(301) 471-4223
Vice-President
Ashe Page
Treasurer
Kyle Herr
(631) 220-0602


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

President
Samiha Islam
(716) 262-5939
Vice-President
Isnino Iftin
(443) 469-4950
Treasurer
Hamza Tariq
(773) 431-3937
Secretary
Mohammed Siddiqi
(646) 714-9926


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

President
Samuel Boczarski
7163641342
Vice-President
Katrina DiGennaro
7167045095
Treasurer
Maxwell McManus
(716) 440-0313
Secretary
Kerry Brooks


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
(716) 861-1995
Vice-President
Jackie Kong
(716) 563-7886
Treasurer
Zakhar Kravchuk
(716) 429-6240
Secretary
Ryan Kaminsky
(347) 833-6990


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
Alex Paluch
Vice-President
Nicholas Pasqua
President
Gabe Aristizabal
Secretary
Benjamin Leising


Pilots Association
Club Status: Temporary
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.



President
Garrett Munguia-Amabile
(516) 578-3507
Vice-President
Claudia Fletcher
(347) 281-3320
Treasurer
Christopher Savaglio-Rodriguez
(516) 665-0444
Secretary
Aaron Schwab
(716) 771-9707


Sci-Fi and Fantasy Club
Club Status: Temporary
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.




President
Kerry Brooks
(518) 339-6530
Vice-President
Michael Siracuse
(716) 572-6517
Treasurer
Amy Falbo
(716) 803-7367
Secretary
Michael McLellan
(716) 698-7136


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.




President
Tanmeet Chawla
(914) 441-6015
Vice-President
Jasmeet Aujla
(315) 767-9813
Treasurer
Parmveer Ratth
(516) 282-6330
Secretary
Manjoyt Sandhur
(716) 429-6900


Students for Justice in Palestine
Club Status: Temporary

About Us:

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




President
Fadi Suboh
(716) 957-9031
Vice-President
Hamza Aamir
(607) 765-3435
Treasurer
Rula Masoud
(860) 786-8908
Secretary
Saeed Qadar
(585) 451-6364


Students for Life
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Peacefully spread awareness and respect for the dignity of human life from natural conception through natural death.






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




President
Casey Bunce
(315) 399-7685
Vice-President
Morgan O'Leary
(585) 690-9575
Treasurer
Kyle Hughes
(518) 210-9428
Secretary
Steph Wolcott
(631) 626-3441


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.




Secretary
Yossi Levy
5164445190
President
Eric Mandel
Vice-President
Joel Finkelstein
Treasurer
Zach Shapiro


Undergraduate Society of Feminists
Club Status: Temporary
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
Emily Rieger
(310) 601-0983
Vice-President
Coriama Veliz
(347) 847-9206
Treasurer
Alyssa Biniewski
(716) 548-2798
Secretary
Lisa Gargiulo
(631) 332-9269


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
Ledeebari Banuna
(716) 544-1848
Vice-President
Michael Gulotta
(516) 282-5145
Treasurer
Sooan Kim
(585) 978-0085
Secretary
Grace Golabek
(716) 936-5593


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

About Us:

To engage in activities that relate to the general principles set forth by Young American for Freedom, a project of the Young America's Foundation.  To provide and environment for the students of UB to learn about United States history, the United States Constitution, individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise and traditional American values.



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

President
Lynn Sementilli
(716) 604-7725
Vice-President
Alexa Archambault
(716) 534-0916
Treasurer
Timothy Zarecki
(518) 491-2515
Secretary
Haley Blonsky
(585) 519-1111


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
Elizabeth Vannari
(716) 328-3209
Vice-President
Connor Cook
Treasurer
Paul Reilly
Secretary
Brian Regan
(585) 802-5485