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International Council

Coordinator:

Cassandra Ramsay -

The International Council consists of a wide array of diverse clubs celebrating the cultures and nationalities across the globe. Students are given the opportunity to learn about other cultures, lifestyles and traditions, in addition to celebrate these experiences first hand. Through dance, music, food, art, language, and so much more, the International clubs facilitate a welcoming environment for all students. The International Council organizes annual events such as International Fiesta, International Soccer Tournament, and International Iron Chef, which showcases the pride and heritage of the clubs and their traditions.




African SA

Date Established: 2018-05-11

About us:

To affirm our determination to achieve and maintain unity among the members, regardless of race, creed, color, sex or political belief; we assert our commitment to learning about African values and promoting a true image of Africa in the University and the Buffalo community. To foster the understanding of Africa in this University, and the surrounding communities. To promote a true image of Pan African Spirit in the University and Buffalo Communities. To encourage all African students in the University to participate in activities of the Organization.

Office Location:  371
General E-mail:  


President:
Rokhaya Sambe
(917) 999-8912
Vice President:
Daebreona Griffiths
(516) 509-9008
Treasurer:
Stephanie Sam
(646) 291-9358
Secretary:
Temilayo Anthony
(917) 391-3740

Balkan SA

Date Established: 2017-03-07

About us:

To promote the cultures, languages and traditions of the peoples of the Balkan Peninsula. This will allow students to develop different perspectives and learn about new cultures and regions around the world. Countries that will be represented will be Serbia, Albania, Romania, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Bulgaria. It will allow us to build a community for people from this region and allow students to hang out and have fun.



President:
Dzeneta Begovic
6468742633
Vice President:
Leyla Skopljak
7168804980
Treasurer:
Jozef Noka
9144264812
Secretary:
Nikolina Cejic
(607) 744-0475

Bengali Student Association

Date Established: 2020-02-19

About us:

The purpose of this organization is to establish an open environment that allows students to promote cultural awareness. We plan to host events that allow students to learn Bengali history, clothing, food, dance, music, language, literature and all that falls into the understanding of the culture.



President:
Sefati Rafah
9294352564
Vice President:
Nafisa Nawshin
3472089569
Treasurer:
Ameer Faisal
7164161701
Secretary:
Fardin Apurbo
7164959085

Caribbean SA

About us:

 

CSA is an international council organization that stands as a representation of the Caribbean population at UB. We foster conversations and events around educating everyone about different aspects of the Caribbean culture, through informative and fun events. We serve as a home away from home for all Caribbean and non-Caribbean students. We serve as a medium where UB students can meet different individuals who share common goal as themselves. Overall we serve as a family and like our motto says; Out Of Many We Are One!

Office Location:  SU 307
General E-mail:  
Club Advisor:  Juwan Thompson,


President:
Jessica Ellis
(516) 808-2187
Vice President:
Tangeniqua Washington
8608332425
Treasurer:
Justin Ivory
(347) 451-5970
Secretary:
Breanna Reeves
5852848246

Chinese SA

About us:

Promote cultural exchange and understanding among students at UB. Introduce Chinese cultural and intellectual heritage. Assist new students upon arrival at UB.

Office Location:  SU 372


President:
Ricky Dong
3476122711
Vice President:
Hongwei He
2075201872
Treasurer:
Winnie Lam
7188202401
Secretary:
Yifan Liu
7163386628

Filipino American SA

About us:

To educate all students on Filipino cultural topics and issues, whether they of Filipino descent or non-Filipino descent, unite and empower them with a united voice. We do hereby agree to uphold all regulations of the University at Buffalo, the Undergraduate Student Association (SA), and the State University of New York.



President:
Sam Urriza
Vice President:
Emma Dollopac
Treasurer:
Jacob Barry
Secretary:
Tina Li

Friends of Ukraine

Date Established: 2019-10-21

About us:

Friends of Ukraine is a cultural organization that seeks to celebrate and share Ukrainian heritage, culture, customs and language with the University community. This organization opens its arms to everyone who wishes to learn and enjoy Ukrainian traditions. Our goals are to honor, celebrate and perpetuate cherished traditions that have shaped our culture and to create a supportive network for students of the University.



President:
Gregory Hawuczyk
3152249113
Vice President:
Oleg Savka
5856430231
Treasurer:
Khrystyna Adam
3154391002
Secretary:
Eleanor byrne
6314617503

Himalayan Student Association

Date Established: 2022-02-22

About us:

The purpose of the club is to promote and give a sense of belonging to the Nepalese and Tibetan students in the UB community. Also, we want to educate and preserve the Nepalese and Tibetan culture at UB. 



President:
Tenzin Bhuti
3479358564
Vice President:
Chhime Lama
(718) 223-3705
Treasurer:
Kal Bhutia
9297321393
Secretary:
Tenzin Pema
9296660965

Hong Kong SA

About us:

Hong Kong SA seeks to promote the culture of Hong Kong through workshops and events to unite its members in a single identity and to foster relationships within the student body. Although Hong Kong  is part of China as of July 1 1997 there are various aspects that differentiate its organization separate from other Asian clubs.

Office Location:  SU 322


President:
Joan Liu
Vice President:
Edison Yu
Treasurer:
Jeff Ho
Secretary:
Krystal Cheung

Indian SA

About us:

We, the people of Indian origin, students at the State University of New York at Buffalo, aim to:

  • Promote the cultural and educational atmosphere of SUNY at Buffalo
  • Promote the general welfare of everyone, regardless of origin, at the University
  • Promote international understanding and the friendship between different student bodies

General E-mail:  


President:
Kajol Chudgar
8456743767
Vice President:
Ziana Shariff
4076946819
Treasurer:
Tenny Benny
8458250549
Secretary:
Megha Rajpurohit
7165448146

Indonesian SA

About us:

Promote cultural exchange and understanding. Introduce Indonesian intellectual and cultural heritage. Assist new students.

Office Location:  SU 373
General E-mail:  


President:
Zedechiah Tingiecieh
7169078657
Vice President:
Jessica Anastasia
7169079225
Treasurer:
Pak Hei Chan
(929) 319-6683
Secretary:
Abi Abisha
7164309930

Italian SA

Date Established: 2018-04-09

About us:

The Italian Student Association is a cultural organization that celebrates and shares the Italian heritage, culture, customs, and language with the university community. This organization seeks to form bonds between those who have similar backgrounds or those that want to learn more about Italian traditions.



President:
Alyssa Ascani
(516) 424-8464
Vice President:
Megan Polidori
(585) 978-5556
Treasurer:
Sophia Emma
(631) 804-3257
Secretary:
Carol Recinos Luna
(914) 643-1113

Korean SA

About us:

KASA strives to cultivate and promote  an interest in Korean and Korean-American history culture and many other facets of the Korean-American experience by providing opportunities for University at Buffalo students and other college students to come together on a social and cultural level.

Office Location:  SU 322


President:
Adrianna Jarvis
6463017243
Vice President:
Justeen Browne
3474719502
Treasurer:
Xi Lin
9173250368
Secretary:
Ngan Khuat
2673190389

Latin American SA

About us:

The Latin American Student Association of the State University at Buffalo is a student-run and funded organization. The goals of this organization are as follows:

  • To educate members the university community and the community at large about Latin American culture.
  • To educate about and treat issues that affect our communities.
  • To actively get involved in the community and provide support wherever necessary.
  • To actively work with other organizations both on and off campus to better our communities.
  • To honor celebrate and perpetuate the traditions and customs that have shaped our cultures and identities.
  • To create and maintain a support network for students at the university.
  • To promote academic excellence personal and intellectual growth and leadership development.
  • To create activities and events that promote diversity unity cultural awareness and respect.

Office Location:  SU 372


President:
Kevin Corrales
5166065765
Vice President:
Yaide Valdez
5857484217
Treasurer:
Adrian Alvarez
(914) 278-0909
Secretary:
Jonathan Zotamba
3475905230

Malaysian SA

About us:

Promote general welfare of Malaysian students; provide intellectual and cultural development in the college and community. Various activities fundraising.

Office Location:  SU 372
General E-mail:  


Organization of Arab Students

About us:

The Organization of Arab Students aspires to educate and promote understanding of the Arab cultures among the student body at the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo community. This will be implemented through provided educational and recreational activities in a friendly atmosphere that best serves all. 



President:
Mohrael Attia
7166238087
Vice President:
Ahmad Abu Ramadan
Treasurer:
Yousef Abd Elnaser Ahmad Abdallah
Secretary:
Lena Issa

Pakistani SA

About us:

The purpose of this club is to educate students and promote Pakistani culture.



President:
Nehaal Siddiqi
7169088436
Vice President:
Mansoor Ali
(716) 429-3669
Treasurer:
Fizza Imam
5857437827
Secretary:
Anushka Malhotra
5854300555

Singapore SA

About us:

To provide a common ground of understanding between individuals of various ethic origins at the University at Buffalo through social, cultural and educational activities. Members of the Singapore Student Association ("SGSA") will develop deeper understanding of Singapore. The organization also serves to unite Singaporeans in the University at Buffalo as well as to help them adjust to the American culture.

Club Advisor:  Paul Yong (716) 597-7052


President:
Johnathan Lim
5163616566
Vice President:
Andrea Lim
6265481202
Treasurer:
Zedechiah Tingiecieh
7169078657
Secretary:
Jer Maine Won
7169079333

Sri Lankan Student Association

Date Established: 2022-04-04

About us:

The purpose of our club is to help spread the Sri Lankan traditions and culture within the UB community. This will also be an opportunity for incoming UB students to easily get in touch with the Sri Lankan community at UB moreover, it will be a pillar to UB's success in spreading diversity. 



President:
Muhammed Thaaqib Muhammed Intikhab
7169947695
Vice President:
Joshane Fernando
716981529
Treasurer:
Alex Grover
5168531185
Secretary:
Semini Gunarathne
7165470182

Taiwanese SA

About us:

The purpose of the Taiwanese Student Association is to bring together, to assist, and to promote mutual interest and understanding among the Taiwanese in UB community. The Association shall also serve to promote of the Taiwanese culture in the UB Community.



President:
Mike Chen
7165790766
Vice President:
Joseph Lin
8658503666
Treasurer:
Shelly Lin
9097609971
Secretary:
Mabel Tsou
7165333404

Vietnamese SA

About us:

The Vietnamese Student Association aims to preserve and promote Vietnamese cultural and historical awareness at the University at Buffalo, and the surrounding community by providing programs and support for students to establish a common ground for cultural awareness

Office Location:  SU 376


President:
Christina Pham
7169076753
Vice President:
Anna Quan
(585) 500-0312
Treasurer:
Bella Nguyen
(716) 260-4204
Secretary:
Hannah Pham
(716) 864-0681