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Hobby Council

Coordinator:

Daniel Connolly -

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

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


President:
Abigail Grabowski
(716) 717-7296
Vice President:
RayNilsen Felix
(845)499-8064
Treasurer:
Lokin Dabbiru
(516) 455-2050
Secretary:
Ian Moore
(518) 308-8630

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


President:
Kyle Miller
9418079052
Vice President:
Jason Kubanek
(716) 352-9213
Treasurer:
Jeffrey Knorr
(518) 847-5094

Arts and Craft Club

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2018-04-13

About us:

The purpose of the Arts and Crafts Club is to provide students with a creative, comfortable atmosphere to enjoy and create arts and crafts outside of class. Our mission cater an outlet from club members' artistic and creative interests and foster a common bond between student at University at Buffalo. 



President:
Mingxia Lian
9172094673
Vice President:
Cheonghei Ngai
7168669267
Treasurer:
Jason Yin
5167213680
Secretary:
Yuan Meng
3478225937

Badminton Club

Club Status: Permanent

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
6072292491
Vice President:
Benson Wu
6465415330
Treasurer:
Daniel Li
6314874275
Secretary:
Jackie Kong
7165637886

Bollywood Dance and Drama Club

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Kushal Bhanushali
(716) 400-8889
Vice President:
Zahin Hossain
(585) 210-9291
Treasurer:
Karneeka Golash
(000) 000-0000

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


President:
Lloyd Tanedo
(516) 499-0195
Vice President:
Edwin Chiu
(718) 614-5768
Treasurer:
Orion Palacaberry
(347) 259-5143
Secretary:
Jamie Rosner
(516) 557-5965

Chess Club

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Joe Riccardi
3157264118
Vice President:
Daniel Moersdorf
9178287811
Treasurer:
Jhonny Sanchez Viracocha
8454617368
Secretary:
Katherine Sanchez

Comics

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

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



President:
Jeremy Kazimer
Vice President:
Tom Kowalski
(631) 662-2671
Treasurer:
Nathaniel Portnoy
Secretary:
Colin Walsh

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


President:
Jennifer Dudzinski
7165749391
Vice President:
McKenna Dziemian
5853317885
Treasurer:
Dahlia Alphonce
7168173780
Secretary:
Ocean Smith
3476232849

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


President:
Jing Lin
6463318302
Vice President:
Marina Akaic
7169036159
Treasurer:
Yuheng Lin
7168173250
Secretary:
Amani Mutua
7164329120

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.



President:
Morgan Nalesnik
(845)240-8569
Vice President:
Savannah Nichols
7166228564
Treasurer:
Jacob Wood
(315) 863-8682

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


President:
Makayla Roma
7165146003
Vice President:
Netra Mittal
7164453204
Treasurer:
Luke McDaniel
5859531613

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:
Phoebe Bicheler
7165482012
Vice President:
Mercury Caronia
5167175488
Treasurer:
Kiera Flaherty
(516) 309-1614
Secretary:
Deasha Wachman
(347) 861-3531

Ice Skating Club

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2019-03-14

About us:

The main purpose of the Ice Skating Club is to bring students of all skill levels together in order to foster an appreciation for ice skating. In turn, this will allow us to cultivate an environment ot promote physical and mental health while working towards promoting social bonds with likeminded peers.

 



President:
Samantha Ang
(716) 392-5092
Vice President:
Alexandra Wadhwani
(716) 949-3164
Treasurer:
Victoria Dib
(347) 552-1296
Secretary:
Irina Stadley
(774) 634-5596

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:
Khoi Bui
7168480963

Impulse Dance Force

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

Impulse Dance Force was founded in the Fall of 2004 by UB Alumni Samantha Sorrentino and Jaime Scheff. After observing a lack of dance classes available to non-dance majors, they sought to create a club that could incorporate any student at any level. Impulse is ran by students and functions much like a dance studio does. Every week we host numerous classes and at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters we put on a showcase for our friends and families. Styles of dance taught include jazz, ballet, pointe, tap, contemporary, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, and more! We welcome dancers of all skill levels! In addition, throughout the semester we host several social events and community service events – all great ways to meet your fellow IDF members and even help your community!



President:
Angela Trowbridge
(516) 512-4863
Vice President:
Elizabeth Beikirch
(716) 444-7317
Secretary:
Amy Sherman
(585) 764-5221

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:
Shery Galkin
9175288005
Vice President:
Angeleek Moquete
845-642-5708
Treasurer:
Gia Stanco
631-901-7343
Secretary:
Emily DeSantis
631-988-8886

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


Treasurer:
Patrick Higgins
(518) 888-6881
Secretary:
Joshua Borsykowsky
(516) 497-1616

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


President:
Taylor Greene
(518) 339-2034
Vice President:
William Meany
(518) 836-8475
Treasurer:
Alexa Ringer
(212) 222-4583
Secretary:
Olivia Courtney
(631) 609-5352

Photo Club

Club Status: Permanent

Date Established: 2011-04-17

About us:

To help students explore their creative side through the lens of a camera and share their images with one another.



President:
Jack Li
(347) 476-4944
Vice President:
Maximilian Kapitonoff
3477441447
Treasurer:
Sai Krishna Seethala
14843185431
Secretary:
Michael Chu
(716) 817-4513

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


President:
William Illig
7169495297
Vice President:
Aidan Forero
(516) 384-0953
Treasurer:
Steven Pittaro
516 427 2987
Secretary:
Max Kravec
3158630947

Poker Club

Club Status: Permanent

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:
Clarice Hong
3472255448
Vice President:
Gillian Marcus
7168033084
Treasurer:
Jason Niu
7168007375
Secretary:
Ngodup Gyaltso
(917) 324-1843

Pro DJs

Club Status: Permanent

Date Established: 2018-05-03

About us:

Our mission is to unite students from different backgrounds under the common goal of learning how to mix and produce music. We want to teach students the different genres of music and different software available to do so.



President:
Stephen Hancle
(917) 714-2258
Vice President:
Hector Sosa
6468249867
Treasurer:
Lisander Lopez
(347) 635-2593
Secretary:
Veronica Roman
3479819455

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


President:
Adam Israel
5182582060
Vice President:
Matthew Okruw
4044262628
Treasurer:
Matthew Welch
7164443215
Secretary:
Mitchell Kovach
5187642844

Spikeball Club

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2018-10-01

About us:

The purpose of this club is to spread awareness of the sport of Spikeball. Another purpose is to the more advanced and competitive Spikeball players a place to polish up their skills, while also serving as an educational place to help the beginners become more familiarized with the game.

 

 



Vice President:
Jett Klintworth
5857542712
Treasurer:
Jake Vladkya
8026730007
Secretary:
Alexa O Leary
8455319144

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:
Safiya Layne
3472630489
Vice President:
Temara Cross
7164801283
Treasurer:
Tiara Oglesby
5857947385
Secretary:
Anyah Carew
6462560425

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. 



President:
Autumn Rosenhahn
9189339816
Vice President:
Jake Nowak
7165345436
Treasurer:
Mitchell Kovach
5187642844
Secretary:
Lucas Potter
7169579997

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:
Kimberly Vaeth
6316097809
Vice President:
Julia Caserto
7162012592
Treasurer:
Amanda Bache
(518) 227-2822
Secretary:
Ishmam Nur
5134446201

UB Musicians

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

The UB Musicians 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:  


President:
Spencer Szeto
(347)738-3791
Vice President:
Stephen Malinowski
(631)792-3616
Treasurer:
Dylan Degenhart
(716)393-0261
Secretary:
Eric Mountain
(585)319-9730

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:
Mitchell Cappiello
(516) 509-3586
Vice President:
Daniel Gutierrez
(516) 582-0526
Treasurer:
Trinity Mohr
(716) 247-2718
Secretary:
Rachael Burdick
(315) 945-0747

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