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International Council

Coordinator:

Elise Helou - - 1.7166452950

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:
Aniyah Turner
(718) 954-2178
Vice President:
Ashley Wiah
917-838-0263
Treasurer:
Boubacar Sow
347-664-6713
Secretary:
Chrisunta Palma
917-291-9480

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:
Florida Mulaj
(914) 525-9309
Vice President:
Harun Hadzic
(716) 935-8834
Treasurer:
Milos Trivanovic
(716) 909-7004
Secretary:
Omran Omar
(585) 520-1965

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:
Patrice Cunningham
(631) 374-3563
Vice President:
Edlynn Williams
6468244770
Treasurer:
Yogeros Smith
3477776061
Secretary:
Jacky Ducheine
3475202204

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:
Molly Zheng
(917) 238-8387
Vice President:
Song Lin
(917) 929-6657
Treasurer:
Shiyao Wang
(646) 288-6261
Secretary:
Jiamin Li
(646) 239-0296

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:
Steven De Leon
(516) 776-2155
Vice President:
Jeanine Sealtiel
9145362744
Treasurer:
Mary Iris Lactaoen
(516) 532-8083
Secretary:
Shania Anunciacion
(347) 968-7877

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:
Taco Kwok
3473224898
Vice President:
Joanne Lau
(917) 893-2839
Treasurer:
Ivy Lin
3476366791
Secretary:
Shirley Lin
6464797038

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:
Aneri Dholakiya
Vice President:
Dhiral Patel
7162568016
Treasurer:
Ramya Sridhar
7169083834
Secretary:
Hasti Parikh
6313944926

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:
Givary Muhammad
6464170864
Vice President:
Annisa Nowicki
7164360982
Treasurer:
Aland Feltama
4256268182
Secretary:
Timothy Harianja
6073191774

Italian SA

Club Status: Temporary

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:
Alexa Federice
716-249-7344
Vice President:
Daniela Falcone
716-206-9344
Treasurer:
Rossella Giangreco Marotta
7164911528
Secretary:
Gabby Castricone
7162396178

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


President:
Kouta Hatasaki
716-275-3643
Vice President:
Yubin Xie
609-907-3031
Treasurer:
Brenda Coleman
347-243-6410
Secretary:
Kazuki Nakajima
717-361-7263

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:
Inha Jung
3193714386
Vice President:
Jeongyeop Lee
7164237654
Treasurer:
Yunho Lee
7164440967
Secretary:
Donghui Hur
9177425292

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.



President:
Ashley Naranjo
3472646586
Vice President:
Keven Ixehuatl Huitzil
3476123871
Treasurer:
Karishma Khemraj
5167322734
Secretary:
Alison Garcia
9178550750

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:
Andy Zheng
7186830669
Vice President:
Chaw Chuen Ng
7165178761
Treasurer:
Jessie Pei Wen Lim
7164725005
Secretary:
Jessica Kwan
6465959107

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:
George Kfouri
7169084949
Vice President:
Nour Haredy
9179957274
Treasurer:
Erika Wicher
7164621206
Secretary:
Dima Abas
8455459498

Pakistani SA

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

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



President:
Hamza Aamir
Vice President:
Humayoon Mohiuddin
Treasurer:
Omer Rana
Secretary:
Rijaa Khan

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


President:
Rafal Wojtanowski
845-490-2200
Vice President:
Michal Muzyk
716-748-1938
Treasurer:
Mateusz Tekien
7189386890
Secretary:
Hannah Couples
716-946-2618

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:
Tamara Lie
7169907056
Vice President:
Bill Tan
(716) 868-1823
Treasurer:
Joel Ang
(716) 352-6827
Secretary:
Josephine Tjia
(646) 236-9157

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:
Ping Chen Chen
7168671426
Vice President:
Yuan Chih Hu
6178667299
Treasurer:
Hsien Pin Ou
7163428068
Secretary:
Ken Wei Chang
7165972270

Thai SA

Club Status: Temporary

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. 



President:
Chetinai Kalamaphichit
917-270-6186
Vice President:
Kanyarat Lee
7163929767
Treasurer:
Emily Ng
(347) 567-1277
Secretary:
Achira Boonrath
7167309234

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:
William Le
(716) 400-4732
Vice President:
Minh Chau Le Cau
(508) 667-6530
Treasurer:
William Ye
(347) 634-2766
Secretary:
Daniellynn Ursua
(347) 684-9675

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