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Academic Council

Coordinator:

Nathen Cottom -

The Academic Council consists of clubs of an academic nature which allow students to meet other students of their major or interest of study. Academic clubs allow students to continue their learning outside of the classroom and network with professors and professionals, while participating in practical or simply fun events and programs that give students a break from their course load. Many Academic clubs often have guest speakers, aid in the preparation for graduate school or provide opportunities that will allow students to gain a competitive edge on their resume. Academic clubs also allow students to explore fields of study they are potential interested in, helping them to define their educational path.


American Sign Language Club | Anthropology Club | Association of Pre-Medical Students | Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Science Student Association | Communications Undergraduate Student Association | Economics | English Club | Entomology Club | Environmental Network | Exercise Science | Forensics Club | French Club | Korean Language Club | Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) | Multicultural Nursing SA | Nursing Student Organization | Philosophy, Politics and Economics Club | Political Science Undergraduate Student Association | Pre Meds Without Borders | Pre-Dental Association | Pre-Pharmacy Club | Pre-Physician Assistant Society | pre-Student Occupational Therapy Association Club | Pre-Veterinary Association | Public Health Club | Society of Future Actuaries | Sociology Club | Student Association for Speech and Hearing (SASH) | Undergraduate Biology Association | Undergraduate Geology Club | Undergraduate Psychology Association |


American Sign Language Club

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:
Sari Arrow
5166557181
Vice President:
Shamona McKenzie
3476857844
Treasurer:
Zac Nicholls
5161234567
Secretary:
Ilsa Kloiber
5161234567

Anthropology Club

Date Established: 2022-04-01

About us:

To provide information on Anthropology to not only undergraduate anthropology students, but also students who may be undecided about their major. To explore the realm of Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Linguistics. The path of Classics is also relevant when talking about Archaeology also. Our club will aim to have fun while also implementing a learning and open environment for questions. outings to museums will also be something we do as a group!!



President:
Mary Dixon
716-778-5222
Vice President:
Juliana Dorazio
5853697341
Treasurer:
Teresa Sciandra
716-760-329
Secretary:
Francesca Serra
917-283-8113

Association of Pre-Medical Students

About us:

We are a pre medical/pre health club dedicated to giving pre med and pre health undergraduates opportunities to prepare for professional school and meet like minded students. We offer a shadowing program, a volunteer program, and periodical meetings during which we have social and informational events.

Club Advisor:  Michael Morales, , 716-829-3965, 124 Sherman Hall South Campus, UB


President:
Anoop Nilam
(716) 335-2454
Vice President:
Sarah Bukahri
(716) 418-9714
Treasurer:
Michael Bobick
(716) 531-3715
Secretary:
Ethan Tong
(716) 901-2592

Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Science Student Association

Date Established: 2021-10-14

About us:

Our purpose is to foster meaningful connections with our peers, bring worthwhile experiences to students, and bring awareness to laboratory sciences within the Biotechnical and Clinical fields at the University at Buffalo. The laboratory sciences are one a field that many students are not familiar with, even though this field is very crucial in healthcare and in research and technological innovation. Our club would give undergraduates the opportunity to learn, not just from an educational aspect, but a social and professional aspect. We hope to provide the students with the opportunity to meet other students with similar interests and to educate students on the professional aspects that may not be known. 



Communications Undergraduate Student Association

Date Established: 2022-05-05

About us:

The objective of CUSA is to coordinate social, professional, and philanthropic events and projects to enhance UB's undergraduate communication students' experience. It is designed to increase interaction between undergrad communication students and their professors, their fellow undergrad students, and graduate students. It is also designed to increase the professional portfolios of students and aid them in securing a satisfying and fulfilling communication-related job. These goals will be accomplished through events including but not limited to; professional speaker events, marketing campaigns, PR campaigns, trips to professional events in the WNY region, tours of COM-centric businesses, sending students to the National Communication Association, hosting and attending job fairs, etc. 



President:
Dominick Matarese
6077680688
Vice President:
Natalie Pistor
(607) 434-3927
Secretary:
Claire Shivinsky
7163640368

Economics

Date Established: 2021-12-17

About us:

The purpose of the economics club is mainly to encourage undergraduates to pursue extracurricular research in the field of Economics. this club be done by providing students with the resources needed in order to get on track, including ideas for research, databases, and a general timeline for presenting at research fairs. We also want to provide an environment for economics students to work together and get to know each other, as well as a place to assist students with their classes if need be. 



English Club

Date Established: 2021-10-14

About us:

English Club's goal is to bring all of UB's readers, writers, and creatives to one space where all of our interests intertwine. Establishing opportunities for each member to learn and collaborate with one another, whether it is in person or online we all remain connected and mindful of one another. 



President:
Grace Osaba
7163059769
Vice President:
Amanda Amabile
6319654370
Treasurer:
Hiuyan Hoang
9178866877
Secretary:
Savannah Johnson
3157151205

Entomology Club

Date Established: 2021-12-15

About us:

To teach all about the importance of insects within our ecosystems, insect anatomy, and insect identification.



President:
Victoria Miller
7162254998
Vice President:
Jeanne Sebesta
6073724149
Treasurer:
Noah Gerstein
7166833793
Secretary:
Rebecca Kolsch
6313569336

Environmental Network

About us:

Promote environmental awareness and activism; promote awareness locally and globally; develop a network of environmental organizations.

Office Location:  SU 370
Club Advisor:  Ira Geffner,


President:
Tara Perreault
(716) 345-5921
Vice President:
Brendan Roller
(631) 565-2049
Treasurer:
Kadin Deisenroth
(585) 991-8184
Secretary:
Katie Trumble
(315) 944-5564

Exercise Science

About us:

UB's Exercise Science Club is to strive to elevate the standards of the members, to provide useful opportunities and experiences to students in the health professions as well as promote professional growth of club members and to increase awareness of health related issues in the community. 

Club Advisor:  Pedro Sotelo-Peryea


President:
Lexiana Odom
5759329055
Vice President:
Nayab Mesfun
5759329055
Treasurer:
Margaret Kalba
5759329055
Secretary:
Cassidy Burgner
5759329055

Forensics Club

Date Established: 2021-11-23

About us:

The purpose of the Forensics Club is to further the engagement of UB students who are interested in forensics and/or all associated subjects. Some of our main goals as a club are to network with those who work in the field, tour laboratories/offices, and participate in fun activities on campus (such as mock investigations, murder mystery dinners, working on real and fake case files, watching different forms of true crime media, guest lectures, etc. 



Vice President:
Lia Lamonica
7166280925

French Club

Date Established: 2021-12-08

About us:

The purpose of the French club is to promote the study of the French language and culture, increase awareness of Francophone culture, and have fun with French outside of an academic setting. 



President:
Adam Dounane
5188607653
Vice President:
Mia Jakubczak
7162888818
Treasurer:
Lindsay Leach
7162560060
Secretary:
Jessica Reale
5184770255

Korean Language Club

Date Established: 2022-04-01

About us:

Create a formal extracurricular activity for Korean language learning students at the University at Buffalo. Upper-level students will be able to help lower-level students with their language learning process as well as help each other. Main activities will include vocabulary and grammar review, as well as conversational practice. Once a month, there will also be a brief covering of current events in South Korea. The club will also try to connect with some Korean exchange students at University for language exchange. 



President:
Kaitlyn Flynn
(716) 725-9963
Vice President:
Hannah Smith
7165459759
Treasurer:
Hannah Kelly
315-775-7163
Secretary:
Ainsley Rose
(716)426-9445

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)

About us:

To provide underrepresented pre-medical students with knowledge skills and experience that are both prerequisite and concomitant to professional participation in healthcare fields. 



President:
Julia Quan
(585) 363-0943
Vice President:
Nayab Mesfun
5857037404
Treasurer:
Embely Farinango
3475356559
Secretary:
Nicole Agbo
8454212455

Multicultural Nursing SA

About us:

To meet the needs of minority students in the school of nursing; provide a channel of communication between minority students and administration. Meet bi-weekly 125 Kimball.

Club Advisor:  Adrian Juarez, , 716-829-3218


President:
Vanshika Khattar
(516) 661-1195
Vice President:
Marie Bacungan
6313179338
Treasurer:
Samantha Kinnaird
7165633001
Secretary:
Lily Phengsomphane
5854819446

Nursing Student Organization

About us:

Purpose is to aid in the preparation of nursing students for professional responsibilities on a school and community level. Provide unity and fellowship promote support for students.

Office Location:  Wende 08
Club Advisor:  Mimi Haskins, , 716-829-3231


President:
Elizabeth Mahaney
716-939-2016
Vice President:
Jillian Fisher
(845)-653-1385
Treasurer:
Griffin Sullivan
(716)-936-0206
Secretary:
Katie Annable
(585)-831-3686

Philosophy, Politics and Economics Club

Date Established: 2022-02-22

About us:

The purpose of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics club is to promote the new PPE program at UB and to serve as an organized body where all students can meet to discuss the disciplines of philosophy, politics, and economics and how the three intertwine to create what is known today as the modern American political landscape. 



President:
Michael Xenos
7166984611
Vice President:
Valerie Juang
9177179051
Treasurer:
Maddy McCormack
5855005923
Secretary:
Robert Caputi
6315533493

Political Science Undergraduate Student Association

Date Established: 2022-01-03

About us:

The mission of the PSUSA is to provide students of Political Science with a forum for discussion in an all-inclusive environment. The PSUSA also aims to expand students' knowledge of and participation in politics at the local, state, and national levels. The club is furthermore committed to raising political awareness and serving the community. 



President:
Emily Barber
Vice President:
Kaitlyn Flynn
Treasurer:
Paul Dolce
Secretary:
Jasmin Gill

Pre Meds Without Borders

About us:

Pre-Meds Without Borders is a medically based club focused on creating a platform to discuss heath care both in the U.S. and abroad. By establishing partnerships and coordinating with local non profits, we continue to provide a place for emerging leaders in the pre-medical field to make meaningful contributions in their community and the greater global community.



President:
Kamya Shah
3129006898
Vice President:
Danielle Hurtado
7162558358
Treasurer:
Paige Lammers
5854811127
Secretary:
Bhakti Kulkarni
5738234428

Pre-Dental Association

About us:

Provide information assistance opportunities to students interested in pursuing a future in dentistry or dental related professions. Foster kinship among members.

Office Location:  SU 325


President:
Zofia Rozmus
7164444453
Vice President:
Khrystyna Adam
3154391002
Treasurer:
Bryce North
5186986853
Secretary:
Jacob Barry
3154305181

Pre-Pharmacy Club

Date Established: 2019-11-05

About us:

The purpose of Pre-Pharmacy Club is to educate University at Buffalo Undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy. We will provide opportunities for student to further themselves in the field of pharmacy. Some of which would be resume workshops, informative panels, interview preparation , and more.



President:
sean kaw
315576892
Vice President:
fatimah alkhafaji
315576892
Treasurer:
sufyan el kortas
3155726
Secretary:
nina zheng
315576892

Pre-Physician Assistant Society

Date Established: 2022-05-05

About us:

To give pre-PA students opportunities and experiences for learning about the application process and the profession. This club will benefit the Undetrads of UB by offering educational opportunities and speakers as well as community outreach and service activities. These speakers will either be current PA's or representatives of colleges, offering a questions/answer session over Zoom about their PA program. Overall, it will serve as an outlet for those who want to pursue the PA path and what steps they can take to achieve this as it is an overwhelming process.



President:
Anna Testa
845-372-4571
Vice President:
Vienna Volpe
716-383-2122
Treasurer:
Fattimah Fakih
716-533-3388
Secretary:
Jacquelyn Williams
716-523-5863

pre-Student Occupational Therapy Association Club

Date Established: 2022-03-03

About us:

Provide pre-Occupational Therapy majors the opportunity to socially engage with each other and professional Occupational Therapy Major students. Provide pre-Occupational Therapy major students the opportunity to participate in community service efforts in the Buffalo area. Inform the University at Buffalo community of the role of occupational therapy professionals in the healthcare field. 



President:
Isabella Peralta
(845) 500-3156
Vice President:
Yelisse Jaramillo
(603) 439-1281
Treasurer:
Abby Obrist
(315) 885-8555
Secretary:
Riley Guy
(518) 817-2862

Pre-Veterinary Association

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:
Alexis Cohen
5184912173
Vice President:
Madison Niespodzinski
7164446789
Treasurer:
Tori Cobane
(315) 982-3285
Secretary:
Amanda Petrarchi
9175256744

Public Health Club

Date Established: 2018-11-16

About us:

The purpose of the Public Health Club is to provide undergraduate students interested in the field of Public Health a platform to network with other students and faculty, learn about various Public Health issues globally and in our community, and volunteer for Public Health related organizations. Additionally the club will act to inform and educate the University at Buffalo community on relevant Public Health  concerns.



President:
Puspa Sabu
5855008971
Vice President:
Alexa Lubin
5855008971
Treasurer:
Alexis Park
5855008971
Secretary:
Aria Grisham
5855008971

Society of Future Actuaries

Date Established: 2016-08-30

About us:

To organize students to create better networking opportunities, provide a better understanding of the actuarial field, assist with actuarial exam preparation and expand knowledge of statistical software commonly used in data analysis.

Club Advisor:  Dietrich Kuhlmann (716) 262-6186


Sociology Club

Date Established: 2016-10-05

About us:

To provide an organization for students who are interested in sociology to explore the issues in the field of sociology. To provide learning experiences to further prepare students interested in sociology. To create of a feeling of fellowship among sociology students. Provide services opportunities for students to give back to the community.

Club Advisor:  Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk,


President:
Heraa Arshad
(347) 679-2247
Treasurer:
Taspeya Hossain
7166458480
Secretary:
Nathaniel McMahon
7166458480

Student Association for Speech and Hearing (SASH)

About us:

To provide educate undergraduate students about graduate CDS programs, community service and how to make the most out of their degree.

Club Advisor:  Erin O’Brien Wilson,


President:
Helena Miller
(716) 545-1768
Vice President:
Kaitlyn Silvernail
(845) 522-4341
Treasurer:
Zoe Pezouvanis
(716) 907-5971
Secretary:
Veronica Duran
(914) 826-4633

Undergraduate Biology Association

About us:

The UBA aims to encourage experiential learning in the biological sciences through the promotion of community service and research. The club hopes to foster a positive environment for students to become more involved with the biological sciences and related fields.

General E-mail:  
Club Advisor:  Dr. Koudelka, , (716) 645-4904


President:
Brendan Roller
(631)565-2049
Vice President:
Kamya Shah
(312)900-6898
Treasurer:
Sanjida Riea
716-507-5017
Secretary:
Daniel Bedoya
914-215-4807

Undergraduate Geology Club

About us:

Develop and practice skills necessary to become competent and successful geologists. Prepare students for entering the field of geology.

Office Location:  Cooke 126
General E-mail:  
Club Advisor:  Dr. Jason Briner


President:
Christopher Garbutt
315-608-1068
Vice President:
Derek Zurenda
(315)800-7752
Treasurer:
Kit Cross
3157414453
Secretary:
Raheeb Hasan
3472418944

Undergraduate Psychology Association

About us:

To promote the study of and interest in psychology in and beyond the university setting.

Office Location:  Park Hall 212
Club Advisor:  Christa Greenberg, , 716-645-3650


President:
Emma Covillon
3158366392
Vice President:
Irena Cao
7183162635
Treasurer:
Hanaa Joumad
6467300747
Secretary:
Nicole Guzman
7165336024