Special Interest Council

Coordinator:
Erika Hollis -


The Special Interest Council uses an educational, social, cultural or recreational approach to look at various religious, political and social justice organizations. It also facilitates the interests of students that want to be involved in community service. These clubs showcase their interests through educational meetings, guest speakers, cultural events and social activities. All Student Association clubs are open to all Undergraduate Student and welcome people of varying viewpoints to join. 



Advocates for Girls' Education | Amnesty International | Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC) | Circle K | College Democrats | College Republicans | Entrepreneurship Club | Fashion SA | Gospel Choir | Jewish Student Union | Korean Folk Art Club (KFAC) | LGBTA | Muslim SA | Pastafarians | Pilots Association | Sci-Fi and Fantasy Club | Sikh SA | Students for Justice in Palestine | True Blue | Undergraduate Society of Feminists | United Nations SA | Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) |


Advocates for Girls' Education
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To raise awareness about the current conditions and hardships in third world countries that effect young girl's education.



Office Location:  SU 373
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President
Jenna Headd
1(7164) 444-0472
Vice-President
Lauren Heft
1(716) 547-8719
Secretary
Emily Reagan
(716) 374-0529
Treasurer
Anmol Patel
5183643214


Amnesty International
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the right to physical and mental integrity freedom of conscience and expression and freedom from discrimination within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Promote good will and justice among the people struggling against political judicial religious economical social cultural or emotional abuse.



Office Location:  SU 316
Club Advisor:  Dr. Tamara Thornton, , (716) 645-8419
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Treasurer
Bernard Dent
7163907126
Secretary
Archana Mohan
7164006833
President
Caitlin Mudra
7164654155
Vice-President
Elizabeth Kubiniec
7163487442


Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC)
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Encourage UB students faculty and staff to develop their full potential as Christians in today's world and society.




Vice-President
Lucas Tara
7169897093
President
Paul Meier
8454897197
Treasurer
Ethan OConnell
3156792344
Secretary
Madison Addesa
(716)482-5368


Circle K
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Circle K International (CKI) is the premier collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world. With more than 13,770 members in 17 nations, CKI is making a positive impact on the world every day.

Circle K clubs are organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. CKI is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, and determines its own service activities.

CKI blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other college students around the world. Projects such as the Six Cents Initiative, CKI’s International fundraiser that aims to provide water to the 2.2 billion children worldwide who lack safe drinking water, bring CKI members together to make a difference in the world.



Office Location:  SU 370
General E-mail:  
Club Advisor:  Bruce Pivetz, , (580) 399-4361

President
Connor Mack
5165439611
Vice-President
Omar Carrera
3478333604
Treasurer
Michael Chan
3479819342
Secretary
Nicholas Rai
5189158010


College Democrats
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

We are a political and social club at UB dedicated to Liberal ideals and political discussion/debate. We engage in volunteering. In addition we have many social outings such as camping road trips and day trips.



Office Location:  SU 316

Vice-President
Maura Sutherland
5857558146
Treasurer
Kira Ashton
5857210548
Secretary
Elisha Jackson
7165731808
President
Roberto Williams
914-602-9269


College Republicans
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Promote principles of the Republican party among members of the school campus and community. Educate students about the Republican Ideal. Develop political skills and leadership abilities.



Office Location:  SU 316
General E-mail:  

President
Spencer Woods
631-793-7136
Vice-President
Mikaela Schultz
716-498-6606
Secretary
Sidharath Agnihotri
(718) 737-3753
Treasurer
Allison Rusinski
7169064183


Entrepreneurship Club
Club Status: Temporary

About Us:

Our mission is to inform, support, and inspire students at UB to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. We will host networking events encouraging connections between student entrepreneurs on campus. The club plans to have entrepreneurs come in as guest speakers, and have the club go on business tours in the area. 



Club Advisor:  Hadar Borden, , Office SU 220

Vice-President
Toyosi Oladepo
(423) 773-0224
President
Lyon Lascu
7168709994
Secretary
Fatoumata Trawally
3474074157
Treasurer
Yadelli Ule
(718) 503-4964


Fashion SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of Fashion SA is to create a space were the students of the University at Buffalo can express themselves through fashion. Just like art and music fashion is a form of self expression and students can use this association as a forum to do that.




President
Bicana Brown
7163929461
Vice-President
Randi Noble
Treasurer
kiera Chibuzor
Secretary
Vianka Okoli


Gospel Choir
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of this organization is to:
A. Introduce and present to All gospel music.
B. Enrich the quality of cultural life at campus and in the community.
C. Complement the offerings of the music department. 


Office Location:  SU 302
General E-mail:  

President
Ugochinyere Ejiogu
(646) 399-7776
Vice-President
Oluwatoyosi Oladepo
(423) 773-0224
Secretary
Temara Cross
(716) 480-1283
Treasurer
Patrick Strickland
347-306-6223


Jewish Student Union
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Preserve and promote Jewish identity dignity and pride. Address problems affecting Jewish culture. Overcome stereotypes. Promote Jewish leadership through education.



Office Location:  SU 374
General E-mail:  

Vice-President
Alexander Shapiro
585356852
Treasurer
Elizabeth Roth
5164486650
Secretary
Marie Meltzer
(917) 589-2901
President
Deanna Traub
7163163115


Korean Folk Art Club (KFAC)
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Korean Folk Art Club also known as So-Ri-Mo-Ri focuses on promoting traditional and modern Korean folk art through practicing and learning Korean traditional farm dance known as Poong-Mul. Our main goal is to reach people with a part of Korean culture and through that we want people to learn and experience the unity of our club with us. KFAC makes many performances throughout the year: International Fiesta Club Fair Asian Bazaar KSA Korean Night and many more. We have also performed in other schools such as SUNY Binghamton Syracuse University Colgate University and some for the Buffalo community. In 1996 KFAC was recognized as permanent Student Association club; however it has over 15 years of history. Even in this time period KFAC has been very active and searching for the connection to other schools. Every Wednesday and Saturday KFAC holds meetings practicing Poong-mul and we have many other diverse activities and events throughout the year.



Office Location:  SU 371
General E-mail:  

Vice-President
Haein Lee
7165783611
Treasurer
Sooyeon Park
7167255402
President
Hyeonjae Lee
9497434235
Secretary
Inha Jung
3193714386


LGBTA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Lesbian/Gay and Bisexual Transgender Alliance. Establish a safe space on campus to facilitate understanding among all students; provide an organization sympathetic to concerns.



Office Location:  SU 323
General E-mail:  

Vice-President
Bucky Reynolds
(716) 525-3898
Secretary
Mia Hanson
607-425-6096
Treasurer
Katherine Mure
716-245-3860
President
Osama Ahmad
516-513-9260


Muslim SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Promote and strengthen cultural ties among Muslim students at UB. Support activities and better understanding and cooperation in the University and community.



Office Location:  SU 320
General E-mail:  
Club Advisor:  Faizan Haq, , 716-923-4390

Treasurer
Momena Siddique
7168168180
President
Rijaa Khan
7169487732
Secretary
Sefath Chowdhury
3477252045
Vice-President
Humayoon Mohiuddin
5853001737


Pastafarians
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

UB Pastafarians is a club dedicated to promoting the history of satirical culture and science by paralleling contemporary and historical mainstream and satirical philosophies through collegiate community events as well as through investment in public and private schools through direct spaking events.




President
Nic Pasqua
(514) 455-1470
Vice-President
Gabriel Aristizubal
(516) 474-4128
Treasurer
Danniel Badash
(516) 307-0311
Secretary
Mark Roizman
(518) 477-0069


Pilots Association
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2016-10-27

About Us:

To bring together and train aviation enthusiasts in a virtual environment as well as help each other understand aviation as a discipline and a hobby.



Club Advisor:  John L. Crassidis
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Secretary
Nathaniel Polichette
(716)-601-8217
Treasurer
Kathrine Hansen
(631)-896-2591
President
Sayre Stowell
(518) 605-9433
Vice-President
Aaron Mavumkal
(845) 300-6371


Sci-Fi and Fantasy Club
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2016-02-24

About Us:

This club will provide a place for intelligent discussion of the various aspects of science-fiction and fantasy.  Members will be able to meet and discuss current events, interesting topics and debatable issues that are relevant to the science-fiction or fantasy community.



President
Stephanie Richter
7164952194
Vice-President
Alison Rogers
2012948864
Treasurer
Christopher Schmidt
Secretary
Thomas Nordstrum
7163885571


Sikh SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose and mission of the Sikh Student Association is to foster the expansion and dissemination of knowledge, efficacy and appreciation of Sikh culture throughout the Student Association and the University at Buffalo Community at large. 




Vice-President
Arjan Gujral
7167139574
Treasurer
Ajay Ghotra
9179150945
President
Parmveer Ratth
5162826330
Secretary
Jasmeet Aujla
3157679813


Students for Justice in Palestine
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To raise awareness and educate about Palestine to the students, faculty, clubs and community members.



President
Rula Masoud
8607868908
Vice-President
Jenna Ayoub
(716)544-1135
Secretary
Heve Haji
(607)761-2361
Treasurer
Omer Rana
(716)400-3400


True Blue
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

True Blue provides services to the University at Buffalo in attempts to bring consistency and improvement to the attendance of the student sections at University athletic events. in doing so, this organization will attempt to make the athletic events a fun atmosphere while showing support for the athletic teams



Club Advisor:  Elaine Russell, , (716) 645-5038

President
Brian Hebbard
6077608781
Vice-President
Lindsay Wolcott
6316261079
Secretary
Robert Ryan
5164994645
Treasurer
Olivier Previl
(917) 789-2556


Undergraduate Society of Feminists
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2015-11-16

About Us:

We understand feminism, in the words of bell hooks, as "a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression". Our purpose is to educate the UB undergraduate community about gender justice and feminism, through community-building, discussions, and social activities encouraging critical approaches to gender in everyday life.



Club Advisor:  Christine Varnado

President
JaNiera Dale
347-735-2890
Vice-President
Phoebe Bicheler
716-548-2012
Secretary
Anisha Karim
631-522-3395
Treasurer
Fanny Munoz
914-299-3409


United Nations SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

A. The purpose of the organization is to educate students at the University at Buffalo and members of the surrounding community to pressing international issues, specifically those dealing with human rights and the United Nations.
 
B. The purpose of this organization is to contribute to assisting the underprivileged through activism, fund-raising and education. 


General E-mail:  

Secretary
Lucky Qu
3475067794
President
Bokyung Seo
71656853609
Vice-President
Aditi Jambavat
7165635455


Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2017-02-02

About Us:

Young Americans for Freedom



Club Advisor:  James Campbell, , (716) 645-8452
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Secretary
Nicholas Boulton
315 317 3434
President
Michael Powers
(716) 346-9584
Vice-President
Ian Mac Taggart
(315) 879-4293
President
Carly Bahringer
(716) 807-6463