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International Council

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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

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Olivia Ogunlowo
Vice President:
Fatoumata Camara
Treasurer:
Cassandra Ramsay
Secretary:
Joy Ouma

Balkan SA

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Azra Muratovic
Vice President:
Albert Mashkulli
Treasurer:
Kashif Abdul
Secretary:
Nikolina Cejic

Bengali Student Association

Club Status: Temporary

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:
Afreen Tanisha
(716) 939-4379
Vice President:
Sefati Rafah
Treasurer:
Shames Saimun
Secretary:
Nafisa Nawshin

Caribbean SA

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Avana Francis
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Vice President:
Jessica Ellis
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Treasurer:
Jahsiem Ulerie
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Secretary:
Krystal Johnson

Chinese SA

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Rongsheng Xu
Vice President:
Samantha Nan
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Treasurer:
Huiwen Chen
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Secretary:
Huimin Weng
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Filipino American SA

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Laraine Arcangel
(845)-527-8698
Vice President:
Sam Urriza
(585)-755-2131
Treasurer:
Courtney Calunod
585-439-8771
Secretary:
Ruby Chen
(716)-461-9408

Friends of Ukraine

Club Status: Permanent

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 Hawuczk
Vice President:
Oleg Savka
Treasurer:
Khrystyna Adam
Secretary:
Anastasiya Bigun

Hong Kong SA

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Desmond Chan
Vice President:
Nolan Blaize
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Treasurer:
Samuel Kong
Secretary:
Kit Cheung

Indian SA

Club Status: Permanent

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
Vice President:
Aneesh Kompally
Treasurer:
Geethanjali Janga
Secretary:
Ziana Shariff

Indonesian SA

Club Status: Permanent

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
Vice President:
Jessica Anastasia
(716) 907-9225
Treasurer:
Johnathan Lim
Secretary:
Shayrial Abisha

Italian SA

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Nicholas Lividini
Vice President:
Alyssa Ascani
Treasurer:
Lydia Magnante
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Secretary:
Megan Polidori

Japanese SA

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

Maintain a spirit of community among the students at UB. Promote Japanese culture and encourage understanding in the community. Meetings held in 330 SU.

Office Location:  SU 373


Korean SA

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Caitlin Chan
Vice President:
Michelle Chen
Treasurer:
Jieyi Li
Secretary:
Tenzin Pema

Latin American SA

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Anais Puentes
Vice President:
Alexandra Cuatlayo
Treasurer:
Christopher Munoz Guzman
Secretary:
Laura Rivera Salgado

Malaysian SA

Club Status: Permanent

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:  


President:
Gausikan Raaj
Vice President:
Andrea Wen Hui Lim
Treasurer:
Rahul Thurairatnam
Secretary:
Renoy Ranjith

Organization of Arab Students

Club Status: Permanent

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
Vice President:
Yousef Alhorebi
Treasurer:
Jihan Ramadan
Secretary:
Michella Kobti

Pakistani SA

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

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



President:
Mansoor Ali
Vice President:
Aleena Tayyab
Treasurer:
Ahsan Khan
Secretary:
Nehaal Siddiqi

Persian SA

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2020-02-27

About us:

The purpose of having this organization is so other undergraduate students at UB can experience the Persian culture with their friends. We will promote our culture by having events and activities that will have UB students interact with their Persian and non-Persian friends. We want the undergraduate community to experience a culture that has such a rich history as well as having fun with the events that we would like to host.



Polish SA

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

The Polish Student Association exists to foster Polish and Polish-American culture and fellowship, to connect students with the local Polish community, and to celebrate Polish culture, heritage, and tradition.

Club Advisor:  Danuta Nycz-Nakamura, , (716) 860-0730


Russian Student Association

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2020-03-04

About us:

The purpose of this club is so that those interested in Russian culture have a place to further explore it. We also want to connect native Russian speakers from all Russian speaking countries to further show and celebrate their culture with the undergraduate students at UB. We will hold events for popular holidays, as well as movie nights, and events where we will introduce the cultures of Russian speaking countries.



Singapore SA

Club Status: Permanent

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
Vice President:
Andrea Lim
Treasurer:
Zedechiah Tingiecieh
Secretary:
Shaun Tay

Taiwanese SA

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Mora Shih
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Vice President:
Johann Chien
Treasurer:
Steven Wang
Secretary:
Roy Chang

Thai SA

Club Status: Permanent

Date Established: 2018-05-09

About us:

The establishment of the Thai SA is to play a significant role in the promoting Thai culture to the University at Buffalo staff and students through our public meetings and unique events. Many people miss out on Thai culture even though there are a lot of topics related to Thai culture. Therefore, we want people to relate Thai culture to their everyday lives. 



Vietnamese SA

Club Status: Permanent

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
Vice President:
Vanessa Ho
Treasurer:
Kristina Duong
Secretary:
Steven Le