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Hobby Council

Coordinator:
Peter Jowdy -


The Hobby Council represents a wide range of activities for UB students to enjoy. Whether you want to learn a new hobby, or want to continue your passion, this Council is the place for you.  Our clubs range from music, fitness, creating, playing and anything and everything to help you unwind and relax after your academic studies. 



Academic Bowl | Anime | Archery Club | Badminton Club | BarbarianZ | Bollywood Dance and Drama Club | Bowling Club | Breakdance Club | Chess Club | Comics | Cosplay | Culinary Club | Dancesport | Debate Society | Gardening Club | Glee Club | Guitar Club | Ice Skating | Improv | Impulse Dance Force | Jam Club | Kickline | Knit and Crochet Club | Mock Trial | Outdoor Adventure Club | Photography Club | Piano Club | Pokemon Club | Poker Club | Skydiving | Smash Club | Step Troupe | Strategists and Role Players Association (SARPA) | Swing Dance Club | UB Poets


Academic Bowl
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose and mission of the UB Academic bowl is to foster friendly, academic competition within the UB community; to compete in team and individual academic contests regionally and nationally; finally, to work to establish such competition as a means towards achieving a complete collegiate education. 



Office Location:  SU 316
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President
Bradley Colby
(585) 402-9674
Vice-President
Brytton Burnside
(585) 317-1348
Treasurer
Brian Reagan
(585) 802-5485
Secretary
Michael Kuczkowi
(716) 796-9496


Anime
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

  1. To introduce Japanese culture through Japanese anime.
  2. To bring together people with our common interest in anime.
  3. To provide and maintain a source of anime, though a library, to donors.


Office Location:  SU 303
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President
Lucas Heldwein
Vice-President
Jeffrey Knorr
Treasurer
Kevin Tong
Secretary
Sullivan Campany


Archery Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Educate the student body about the art of archery and to establish a community with common interest in the sport. Through practice we want to promote the values of discipline focus and precision.




President
Joshua Kunkes
(716) 796-9385
Vice-President
Alex McCoy
(845) 867-8282
Treasurer
Bryan Hendrick
(585) 489-8207
Secretary
Jacob Light
(585) 216-7508


Badminton Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-03-07

About Us:

Badminton club not only involves playing badminton but also keeps our participating club members physically and mentally healthy through badminton.



President
Silas Hoffstaetter
(607) 229-2491
Vice-President
I Wu
(646) 501-5330


BarbarianZ
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2015-11-12

About Us:

  • To introduce the cultural movement of urban freestyle calisthenics to UB students.
  • to instruct group calisthenics workouts.
  • To educate UB students on the philosophy and culture of the calisthenics fitness movement. this includes but is not limited to the importance of community building, self-motivation, and attitude.



President
Elijah Tyson
Vice-President
Hnu Thaper
Treasurer
Oluwatobi Ojeyemi
President
Mardi Mangus
7168608021


Bollywood Dance and Drama Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2016-11-02

About Us:

To enrich the undergraduate experience of all of the students at UB by making them aware of Bollywood via the media of dance in a theatrical and lyrical form.



President
Helly Patel
(201) 442-9789
Vice-President
Parinieta Ahuja
(716) 491-8535
Treasurer
Prankur Sinha
(716) 398-6926
Secretary
Chitvan Chauhan
(716) 348-7095


Bowling Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of this organization is a way for students to pursue their interest in bowling as well as connecting and meeting with other peers.



President
Charles Guizzotti
716-225-3181
Vice-President
Tristan Stoner
(585) 490-2577
Treasurer
Amelia Witschi
(315) 480-2036
Secretary
Joshua Abraham
(419) 787-7036


Breakdance Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Established in 2006 by J.R. Noble, UB Breakdance aims to promote the diversity of UB through B-boying, performing for a number of different clubs and student associations.  With the further success of the organization, UB Breakdance will continue to extend its art, working with even more organizations in order to develop a better understanding of B-boying and Hip Hop within the community.



Office Location:  SU 302
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President
Justin Ceniza
(845) 531-1191
Vice-President
Joshua Rivere
(845) 553-2013
Treasurer
Lora Zhou
(646) 369-7719
Secretary
Lloyd Tanedo
(516) 499-0195


Chess Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2016-11-04

About Us:

To create an enjoyable chess environment for students what would like to play and learn how to play chess.




President
Toure Jacobs
(347) 899-5565
Vice-President
Jovanny Diaz
(646) 361-2444
Treasurer
Rovita Budhu
(516) 506-1706


Comics
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Have various topics of discussion and events that are about sharing our passion for comic books.



President
Jake Brand
(516) 508-8726
Vice-President
Ethan O'Leary
(585) 749-7187
Treasurer
Carlos Cevallos
(347) 622-9951
Secretary
Gabriel Cadalzo
(631) 806-0574


Cosplay
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To bring together people with a common interest in cosplay. To educate and share different techniques of cosplay, be they sewing crafting or anything else cosplay related. To assist in the creation or fabrication needs of any member who seeks help.



Office Location:  SU 377
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President
Kaitlyn Johnson
(716) 545-6858
Vice-President
Katelyn Mattison
Treasurer
Alyssa Mariani
Secretary
Jennifer Dudzinski


Culinary Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Instruct individuals how to bake and cook while exploring their talents within the culinary arts.  Club will serve as an outlet to help students relax and have a good social and mental experience; to retreat from the pressures of college life.



Office Location:  SU 373
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Vice-President
Jimmy Huang
(347) 884-2020
Treasurer
Lyon Lascu
(716) 870-9994


Dancesport
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2016-06-22

About Us:

The goal of UB Dancesport team is to provide undergraduate students an environment that encourages and supports the teaching, training and performance of ballroom dance, in addition to to joining students with a common interest.



Club Advisor:  Elizabeth Paradowski, (716) 909-8181

President
Victoria Anderson
(518) 935-7514
Vice-President
Kevin Carpenter
Treasurer
Alex Kurtov
(718)708-3635


Debate Society
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Debate Society will provide a structure for students to debate past and current topics or issues. The club will encourage students to actively research and evaluate current problems and present them in a parliamentary style debate.



Club Advisor:  Andrew Adam Sachs
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President
Angie Quilla
6317474361
Vice-President
Yagnavalkya Devarakonda
5857879619
Treasurer
Poorvi Thigale
7164303424
Secretary
Justin Francis
6317474361


Gardening Club
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2016-11-09

About Us:

The purpose of this organization is to promote a learning and interactive environment around gardening as a hobby through gardening.



Club Advisor:  Jessica L Kozlowski-Russell, , 716-829-5725
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President
Sasha Azeez
(845) 538-6493


Glee Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Purpose of club is to provide a chance for students to be involved in music singing and dance regardless of their field of study.




President
Shaun Marseille
(845) 641-6344
Vice-President
Jamie Light
(585) 645-2803
Treasurer
Michael Greene
(631) 578-3592
Secretary
Steven Gray
(716) 462-0166


Guitar Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2016-09-28

About Us:

To foster the study of and promote interest in the performance of guitar through: group lessons/seminars, performance opportunities, hosting guest performances, master classes and providing a space for guitarists of all styles and skill levels to interact, collaborate and share knowledge and experience.



President
Matt Porcello
(315) 523-3292
Vice-President
Holly Houenstein
(716) 949-1633
Treasurer
Conn Sullivan
(716) 783-5699


Ice Skating
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-03-07

About Us:

The purpose of this organization is a way for students to pursue their interest in ice skating or their desire to learn how to skate.



President
Haiyan Guo
Vice-President
Yi Li
Treasurer
Zhiying Yi
Secretary
Jingwen Zhou


Improv
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To explore different form of improvisational theater; to create a relaxed and open creative environment with fellow students and to share improv with the University at Buffalo campus and its surrounding community; above all to foster a sense of fun in our members and audiences. 



President
Jerasak Manivong
(585) 851-7043
Vice-President
Sadie Sunshine
(716) 425-6639
Treasurer
Julia Cerny
(716) 955-9274
Secretary
William Jack
(716) 548-6523


Impulse Dance Force
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of Impulse Dance Force is to provide weekly dance classes to current undergraduate students at the University at Buffalo, as well as opportunities to get involved in the school through community service, the Student Association, and social events.



Treasurer
Jeannie Davis
(518) 389-8135
President
Amanda Sauciunac
(716) 857-0128
Vice-President
Sam Ranalli
(315) 663-8144
Secretary
Bethany Ezard
(585) 413-7805


Jam Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The UB Jam Club is where Buffalo's musicians come together to play music and meet other music lovers. In a no-pressure free jam environment, musicians of every caliber can use Jam Club to hone their skills and perform.



Office Location:  SU 302
General E-mail:  
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President
Tyler Benson
Vice-President
Alex Nistico
Treasurer
Kevin Gaughan
Secretary
Luis Blanco


Kickline
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

UB Kickline is a student-run dance club that combines movements of cheerleading and dance in an organized line dance. The club encourages the participation of all UB students to help promote school spirit across UB's campuses, express themselves through dance and meet new people. 



President
Emily DeSantis
(631) 988-8886
Vice-President
Shery Galkin
(917) 528-8005
Treasurer
Victoria Dashley
(315) 214-1083
Secretary
Sarah Snyder
(585) 402-2007


Knit and Crochet Club
Club Status: Temporary

About Us:

the purpose of this club is to form an accepting community of people who share a common interest/craft (crochet, knitting, latch-hook, and other yarn-based activities), to meet and practice these crafts in a comfortable environment, and to teach those who which to learn these crafts how to do them.



President
Sarah Eloiseau
(347) 777-5854
Vice-President
Anna Kraut
(267) 885-3193
Treasurer
Alla Babiker
(518) 231-4155
Secretary
Gabrielle Sicherman
(315) 256-1231


Mock Trial
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

  1. To promote the reputation of UBMT within the American College Mock Trial community and beyond
  2. To promote interest in Mock Trial at the University at Buffalo
  3. To equip interested and qualified participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to be competitive in American Mock Trial Competition


Office Location:  SU 316
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President
Katie Raymond
(716) 909-4056
Vice-President
Alexa Federice
(716) 249-7344
Treasurer
Devashish Agarwal
(716) 848-0017
Secretary
Jared Roberts
(585) 297-0202


Outdoor Adventure Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The objectives of the OAC are to promote the enjoyment of the outdoors in a variety of venues and activities as well as educate about the aforementioned venues and activities and their associated safety thereof. The OAC will pursue these objectives through regularly scheduled meetings, activities, and projects.



Office Location:  SU 370
Club Advisor:  Russ Crispell, , 716-481-5406
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President
Kevin Van Hine
(607) 972-3559
Vice-President
Taylor Greene
(518) 334-2034
Treasurer
Spencer Rue
(914) 318-9958
Secretary
Gianna Razza
(516) 782-9343


Photography Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-02-06

About Us:

Educate students about the potential of photography by organizing trip to take picture and discussing different techniques and equipment.




President
Alex Graziose
(585) 737-4289
Vice-President
Skyler Rubin
(845) 522-0586
Treasurer
Wakil Pranto
(845) 554-9965
Secretary
Shannon Salem
(845) 392-4558


Piano Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of Piano Club is to establish several spaces for piano performances on campus, to facilitate musical understanding among students, to build a community to share ideas, skills and musical appreciation.



Office Location:  SU 302
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President
Hassan McCullough
(347) 678-7535
Vice-President
Dylan Degenhart
Secretary
Yuchen Sun


Pokemon Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of Pokemon Club is to unite with all of the Pokemon players at the University at Buffalo through the video games animated cartoons or card game.



Office Location:  SU 303
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President
Shane Murdock
(607) 752-6063
Vice-President
Zachary Ross
(716) 746-3600
Treasurer
Aidan Forero
(516) 384-9053
Secretary
Samuel Ramirez
(718) 664-8944


Poker Club
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-02-22

About Us:

This club will bring together individuals who enjoy playing poker in a social yet competitive environment and to hone the skills of UB Students.



President
Benjamin Freedman
(716) 534-5598
Vice-President
Cameron Smith
(716) 534-5868
Treasurer
Hsuan-Yun (Neo) Su
(623) 203-1595
Secretary
Jeffrey Gao
(718) 696-9060


Skydiving
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Allow members of the UB community to experience the sport of Skydiving; provide opportunity to share interest and further the bond created by skydiving together.




President
Jay Kammerman
516-672-5200
Vice-President
Kate Warner
3155305582
Treasurer
Mohammed Ashour
917-660-2374
Secretary
Sara McMonagle
516-353-3492


Smash Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To provide a space for fans of Super Smash Bros. series to come and enjoy the company of like minded individuals, to help aspiring competitors learn how to improve the game, and to foster friendships and community-building for the University at Buffalo Smash scene.



Office Location:  SU 303
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President
Jason Ripple
6316557149
Vice-President
Tyler Colosa
6312920150
Treasurer
Steven Wind
5164047670
Secretary
Paul Yoon
8454927342


Step Troupe
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Our mission is To uplift the spirit of the University at Buffalo in the form of step and dance techniques. We are a competing step team that performs at events at the University at Buffalo as well as other schools around the area. We also participate in competitions in and out of state.  




President
Jalah Ferguson
(718) 791-4422
Vice-President
Brittni Keith
(646) 823-7670
Treasurer
Tyler Carpenter
(716) 335-1919
Secretary
Payeton Jones
(585) 713-9612


Strategists and Role Players Association (SARPA)
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

In recognition of that historical, simulation, and role-play gaming is practiced by millions, the UB Strategies and Role Players Association exists to unify those gamers attending the State University of New York at Buffalo, and others from the surrounding community. The UB Strategists and Role Players Association will serve as a forum to meet other gamers, so that games, both short and long term, can be organized and enjoyed. 



Office Location:  SU 303
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President
Sean Teneyck
Vice-President
Brendan Loos
Treasurer
Jacob Kawecki
Secretary
Autumn Rosenhahn


Swing Dance Club
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To provide U.B. students and the surrounding Buffalo community with swing dancing lessons and the opportunity to enjoy, learn, and practice the art of swing dancing. 



President
Liam Weidner
(716) 783-0617
Vice-President
Colin Cess
(845) 542-0965
Treasurer
Jacqueline Gonya
(607) 761-5593
Secretary
Kimberly Vaeth
(631) 609-7809


UB Poets
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2015-11-19

About Us:

The purpose of UB Poets is to engage and foster the growth of the poetry community at the University at Buffalo through the implementation of writing and performance workshops along with the hosting of open mics and poetry slams.



President
Danielle Johnson
(716) 830-5742
Vice-President
Tom Dreitlein
(585) 719-5555
Treasurer
Jordan Einhorn
(914) 323-8826
Secretary
Connor Mack
(516) 534-9611