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Special Interest Council

Coordinator:

Afreen Tanisha -

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. 




Active Minds

Date Established: 2020-11-30

About us:

Active Minds is the voice for student mental health. It empowers students to be the driving force to change the perception about mental health issues. Our club is affiliated with the national organization, a rapidly growing network of more than 400 student-led chapters, parents, families, and school administrators all working towards one goal - to change the conversation about mental health. Active Minds envisions a day when society fully understands and respects issues of mental health. To accomplish this, we work to increase awareness, provide information and resources, and encourage help-seeking behavior. Our mission is to educate students so they knw where to turn for help; empower students to engage peers, administrators and communities on campus about mental health; teach student leaders to be the next generation of mental health advocates; and connect all who are passionate about college mental health to energize a movement for change.

Club Advisor:  Carissa Uschold-Klepfer


President:
Caitlin Kopinski
7163530673
Vice President:
Linda Alzarif
240-319-9484
Treasurer:
Jenna Szymkowski
716-336-1399
Secretary:
Gabrielle Gelinas
716-390-4822

Advocates for Girls' Education

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


Amnesty International

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:
Zanaya Hussain
7162756114
Vice President:
Jasmin Gill
9053214457
Treasurer:
Kevin Smith
716 866 7107
Secretary:
Zach Day
6176103406

Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC)

About us:

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



President:
Steven Pawlowski
716-725-5516
Vice President:
Jayden Ripic
607-343-2337
Treasurer:
Amy Choi
516-642-4106
Secretary:
Connor Finn
585-773-0385

Bulls Against Trafficking

Date Established: 2021-09-24

About us:

Raising awareness, spreading information, and educating students about human trafficking. 



Cake Club

Date Established: 2021-10-22

About us:

The purpose of the Cake Club is to unite students of different cultures through cake. The Cake club strives to provide a comfortable space for students to de-stress, meet others, and learn about different cultures. Cake isn't just food, it is enjoyed internationally but it holds a different meaning in every culture. 



President:
Winnie Lam
7188202401
Vice President:
Sarah Lo
9295758072
Treasurer:
Sonia Lee
9176248871
Secretary:
Janey Zhu
6462585025

Circle K

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


Vice President:
Joyce Cheng
6462810058
Treasurer:
Kayla Denizard
9143238745
Secretary:
Philip Oreste
5167494391

College Democrats

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:
Trevor Pashalidis
(585) 261-7033
Vice President:
Mei Maxwell
7167202350
Treasurer:
Tyler Herman
7168649716
Secretary:
Emma Covillon
3158366392

Crypto and DeFi

Date Established: 2022-03-08

About us:

The purpose of our club is to unite everyone with a common interest in crypto. Our main goal is to educate everyone on what crypto and decentralized finance is as a whole and dive deep into the systems on which they run. We want to place an emphasis on the utility of cryptocurrency and where we think the technology behind it is headed in the future. 



President:
thoma palloj
3475224213

Emergency Services Club

Date Established: 2019-11-07

About us:

To educate the populace regarding Emergency Services by providing information sessions and workshops (CPR, AED, Narcan, etc.) hosted by professional first responders. We also hope to unite students who have an interest in emergency preparedness or may want to pursue a career in emergency services.



President:
Khadija Hamed
7162909249
Vice President:
Evon Smith
3478497747
Treasurer:
Sabrina Lound
6315047527
Secretary:
Sofia Ruffo
5857131344

Gospel Choir

About us:

The purpose of this organization is to:
A. Introduce and present to All gospel music.
B. Enrich the quality of cultural life at campus and in the community.
C. Complement the offerings of the music department. 

Office Location:  SU 302
General E-mail:  


President:
Marilisse Diaz
8455593338
Vice President:
Nathaniel Mark
5167260933
Treasurer:
Precious Alamu
3473579301
Secretary:
Faith Aisogun
9179827526

Jewish Student Union

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:
Kayla Sabag
5167129840
Vice President:
Sari Arrow
5166557181
Treasurer:
Evan Klein
2019889676
Secretary:
Zach Day
6176103406

LGBTA

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:
Spencer Gough
4124631647
Secretary:
A Garry
716-225-9113

Model European Union

Date Established: 2022-05-20

About us:

The purpose of the Model European Union club will be to have students simulate the politics of the European Union and its legislative procedures. The club will educate its members about the member states of the European Union and why it is important. It will also allow students to establish lasting connections with people for other SUNY and global universities.



President:
Kaitlyn Flynn
Vice President:
Grant Ashley
Treasurer:
Emily Barber
Secretary:
Louis Taravella
(716)449-0047

Model United Nations

Date Established: 2022-04-26

About us:

Enlighten and expand a student's knowledge the role of the United Nations in solving critical world problems. Observe and practice through bi-weekly meetings how the United Nations today and all through history has impacted the world through policy making. To demonstrate and learn an appreciation for all world cutures. 



President:
Ethan Clark
7163284340

Muslim SA

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:
Nawal Ismail
5853625701
Vice President:
Laibah Mir
(716) 901-3987
Treasurer:
Tanvir Hasan
(716) 303-8253
Secretary:
Hana Muqtadir
(716) 275-1198

Pilots Association

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


President:
Shantu Barua
Vice President:
Hamza Nasir
5189026980
Treasurer:
Adrian Martinez
(516) 943-6793
Secretary:
Shreyas Sridhar
(929) 393-6607

Sikh SA

About us:

The purpose and mission of the Sikh Student Association 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:
Harlain Gill
7168678309
Vice President:
Kiran Kaur
7164005007
Treasurer:
Ravneet Sood
7169861148
Secretary:
Gurleen Rekhi
7169077346

Students for Justice in Palestine

About us:

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



Vice President:
Zayba Yasin
7164631075

The Underground Reader's Club

Date Established: 2022-05-10

About us:

Open to all Majors: We come together every fortnight to read all mediums and formats! We support students with resources that help them be well-rounded (and well-rested) individuals and also encourage mindful, non-academic literacy in the UB community.



President:
Nini Pandit
(716) 951-0603
Vice President:
Jannat Ferdous
(716) 553-3560
Treasurer:
Sreeja Muppidi
(716) 440-6398
Secretary:
Meg Negussie
(582) 955-3668

True Blue

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:
Nicholas Lividini
9144670310
Vice President:
Emma Stanton
6077385197
Treasurer:
Sarah Gualano
84526429866
Secretary:
Emma Deforest
(315) 317-2665

Turning Point USA

Date Established: 2022-03-15

About us:

To identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government.



President:
Chelsea Buitron
9143597554
Vice President:
Aaron Dillon
(585) 297-4187
Treasurer:
Tyrese Glenn
(631) 703-6456
Secretary:
James Hanna
(716) 989-8918

UB for Israel

About us:

Section 1: To promote and educate students, faculty, clubs and community members about a wide variety of social, cultural and political aspects of Israel.

Section 2: To advocate for Israel's right to exist as a Jewish, democratic state. 



President:
Joshua Oken
5162542637
Vice President:
Brandon Meyer
5165578731
Treasurer:
Ben Malekan
5165092156
Secretary:
Jill Silverstein
5166620806

Vegan Club

Date Established: 2021-09-24

About us:

1) To provide vegans and vegetarians on campus with an opportunity to meet fellow like-minded individuals. Activities include vegan potlucks, vising local vegan restaurants, attending farmers' markets and other activities requested by members. 

2) To organize outreach on the benefits of a plant-based diet-health benefits, saving our environment, and animal rights. These outreach events will include our vegan potlucks, guest speakers, tabling etc. 

3) To provide the UB community an opportunity to learn about veganism and the various issues that accompany them. Meetings will include table talks where the club will give particular topics and members will have an academic discussion to spread their knowledge on the issue. Anyone can ask questions to deepen their understanding of what it means to be a plant-based. Anyone can present on a topic if requested; our meetings, movie screenings, and speakers will be very informative. 

 



President:
Marissa DAntoni
3476951037
Vice President:
Nicole Tremsky
845-653-1976
Treasurer:
Nicholas Abbott
315-882-5345
Secretary:
Noah Jenkins
315-975-8642

Women's Healthcare and Wellness Association

Date Established: 2022-05-10

About us:

To promote and advocate for the healthcare and wellness of all women. We will provide people with updated sex-specific health information through a holistic approach to empower women in our community.



President:
Daysia Augustin
5854358391
Vice President:
Hana Samad
3159394735
Treasurer:
Dior Gillins
8452241676
Secretary:
Reilly Donovan
6075929039

Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)

Date Established: 2017-02-02

About us:

Young Americans for Freedom

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


President:
Connor Ogrydziak
3158251816
Vice President:
Justin Hill
6788008635
Treasurer:
Patrick Wilkinson
7168665318
Secretary:
Catherine Seidl
8609081242