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Special Interest Council

Coordinator:

Omar Carrera -

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

Club Status: Temporary

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:
Grace VerWeire
Vice President:
Muna Alsadam
Treasurer:
Emily Pelayo Perez
Secretary:
Cassidy Nelson

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:
Joame Lissade
Treasurer:
Jacklyn DeCady
Secretary:
Tamanna Inna

American Sign Language Club

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2019-11-05

About us:

To provide UB students with a place to learn, practice and become comfortable with ASL. Many people do not recognize that ASL is a language and we will bring awareness to that, as well as, the importance of Def culture, with which it goes hand in hand. We will promote openness and understanding of the culture, as well as, learning the language itself. We hope that students will find excitement in learning a new language and gain the confidence to communicate with those who may use it.



President:
Sabrina Kachianos
Vice President:
Victoria Mallia
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Treasurer:
Haben Berhe
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Secretary:
Sari Arrow

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:
Kevin Smith
Vice President:
Zanaya Hussain
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Treasurer:
Paul Dewan
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Secretary:
Jasmin Gill
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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:
Steven Pawlowski
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Vice President:
Cole Fredricks
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Treasurer:
Isabel Cubillo
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Secretary:
Connor Finn

Bulls Against Trafficking

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2021-09-24

About us:

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



President:
Mishaali Nadarajah
Vice President:
Mary Gannon
Treasurer:
Maryam Kirch
Secretary:
Shikha Shelat

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:
Aditi Kumar
(631) 820-5131
Treasurer:
Natalie Logan
Secretary:
Dylan Irwin
(631) 316-2899

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:
Trevor Pashalidis
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Vice President:
Mei Maxwell
Treasurer:
Max Urban
Secretary:
James Resnik
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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:  


Emergency Services Club

Club Status: Temporary

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
(716) 290-9249
Vice President:
Evon Smith
(347)-849-7747
Treasurer:
Sabrina Lound
(631)-504-7527
Secretary:
Sofia Ruffo
(585)-713-1344

Gospel Choir

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Brianna Dembo
Vice President:
Yao Bogue
Treasurer:
Kemoy Stewart
Secretary:
Jolynne Pierre

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:
Sari Arrow
Vice President:
Chloe Komorowski
Treasurer:
Josh Neuman
Secretary:
Kayla Sabag

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:
Remy Monami
Vice President:
Emily Bianchi
Treasurer:
Iam Monroe
Secretary:
Ainsley Helt

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:
Umar Ahmed
(716) 400-7439
Vice President:
Anam Hussain
Treasurer:
Fahim Noor
Secretary:
Nawal Ismail

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


President:
Shantu Barua
9293936607
Vice President:
Achira Boonrath
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Treasurer:
Dylan Saffir
Secretary:
Iftikhar Uddin
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Pre-Veterinary Association

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2021-10-01

About us:

Pre-Vet students that attend UB are forced to find opportunities and assistance elsewhere due to the lack of support they receive from pre-health advisors and superiors alike. A pre-vet club at UB would allow students interested in this field to communicate with their peers that are passionate about pursuing a similar career. Members of the club would be able to discuss their experiences in the veterinary field and how to find various opportunities that allow them to not only make their applications stand out, but also broaden their career options in regard to their professional speciality. This club would entail of weekly/biweekly meetings that would include discussions about applying to vet school, volunteering with animals of different interests, and fundraising/donating to animal shelters or rescues in need. 



President:
Karla Olazabal
Vice President:
Monica Adam
Treasurer:
Tori Cobane
Secretary:
Alexis Cohen

S.M.I.L.E.S

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2021-10-01

About us:

The purpose of UB S.M.I.L.E.S is to encourage students to motivate others' involvement in leading activism for environmental and social justice. Our intention is to gather people together in an environment where everybody's voice can be heard and respected while discussing sensitive and pressing issues facing today's society. In this club we will tackle topics such as egalitarianism, animal rights, environmental rights, mental health and so much more. We want to inspire our fellow students to help to make campus and the world around them a better place. We promise to make this club a safe place for all and to put S. M.I.L.E.S on as many faces as we possibly can. 



President:
Amanda Petrarchi
Vice President:
Nicole Tsangarakis
Treasurer:
Andrew Hablow
Secretary:
Darcy Butler

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.



Sikh SA

Club Status: Permanent

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
Vice President:
Kiran Kaur
Treasurer:
Arshpreet Grewal
Secretary:
Gurleen Kaur Rekhi

Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2020-03-09

About us:

A student group that advocates for safer drug education, harm reduction and promotes the scientific and therapeutic potential of psychedelics. An open and inclusive organization that seeks to actively work to end the war on drugs, fight for a sensible and compassionate drug policy and a more prudent drug culture.



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.



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:
Alyssa Gomez
Vice President:
Gabby Commesso
Treasurer:
Ethan Nhan
Secretary:
Tiffany Yang

UB for Israel

Club Status: Temporary

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:
Danielle Erdos
Vice President:
Galia Wechsler
Treasurer:
Joshua Oken
Secretary:
Sam Miller

United Nations SA

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

A. The purpose of the organization is to educate students at the University at Buffalo and members of the surrounding community to pressing international issues, specifically those dealing with human rights and the United Nations.
 
B. The purpose of this organization is to contribute to assisting the underprivileged through activism, fund-raising and education. 

General E-mail:  


Vegan Club

Club Status: Temporary

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 D'Antoni
Vice President:
Victoria Pimenta Reyes
Treasurer:
Shreya Ambatti
Secretary:
Quinn Kennedy

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:
Therese Purcell
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Vice President:
Ian Georgiev
Treasurer:
Connor Ogrydziak
Secretary:
Catherine Seidl