Office of Student Engagement

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University Life & Services


Clubs & Organizations

Joining a student club or honor society is a great way to get involved during your time here at UB. Think about what you are interested in and what you really love to do. There are over 200 clubs and organizations including academic clubs, volunteer & service clubs, sports clubs, religious clubs, special interest clubs and more! See the Undergraduate Student Association or Graduate Student Association websites to learn more.

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Service Clubs and Organizations

Circle K (CKI) is an organization for college and university students who are responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to community service. This student club offers 1-3 volunteer opportunities a week, including a monthly Food Bank of WNY service project, Ronald McDonald and Buffalo ReUse. Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at 6:30 pm in 235 Student Union. The purpose of meetings is the organize community service events for the club to serve, as well as to make new friends. For more information, contact Barry Lee at Hope to see you there!

Alpha Phi Omega is a nationally recognized co-educational service fraternity. Open to men, women, undergraduates, graduates, and members of all nationalities, Alpha Phi Omega is an active participant on the SUNY @ Buffalo campuses. We are built on the pillars of Leadership, Friendship, and Service. APO is recognized through this the Office of Student Engagement and are in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America/Girl Scouts. Formal RUSH is typically held in the first two to three weeks of every semester. If interested, look for RUSH flyers at that time, look for our brothers wearing letters on campus, or feel free to visit our national website:, our local website: External Site Link Icon External Site Link Icon , or contact

UB Against Cancer/Relay For Life is a student-run Colleges Against Cancer organization which is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by working to implement the programs and mission of the American Cancer Society. How many college organizations do you know that involve the entire campus community and surrounding area? UBAC focuses on advocacy, cancer education, Relay For Life, and survivorship/caregivers. Join UB Against Cancer in organizing the largest fundraiser in the world today by joining us on Facebook, UB LINKED or emailing us at

Honor Societies

The Office of Student Engagement supports the efforts of these distinct Honor Societies.

Mortar Board National Senior Leadership Honor Society is a senior leadership honor society with a selection criteria based on evidence of distinguished leadership, scholarship, and service to the University. Members, selected in their junior year, represent many campus groups and are committed to taking a leadership role in building community on campus through the support and presentation of special leadership events. For more information on Mortar Board the national website: External Site Link Icon or contact the group at

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)) is an honors organization recognizing first- and second-year students for outstanding academic achievement. The mission of NSCS is to honor and inspire academic excellence and engaged citizenship for a lifetime. The benefits of membership include recognition, networking and career resources, the opportunity to apply for scholarships, leadership development, and social and service activities on campus. For more information on UB's Chapter of NSCS, please contact us or visit the national website: External Site Link Icon .

Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Scholastic Honor Society recognizes academic achievement of first-year students. Phi Eta Sigma is both a respected scholastic society at UB and a National society of over 300 chapters. The invitation to membership is offered only at the end of your first year at UB. Qualifications for membership include having a 3.5 GPA, 28-30 credit hours and no more than 20 transfer hours during your freshman year at the University at Buffalo. For more information on what the local chapter is doing, go to our UBLinked page External Site Link Icon or visit our national website: External Site Link Icon .

Sigma Alpha Pi The National Society of Leadership and Success is dedicated to bringing together like-minded, goal oriented individuals with the purpose of creating long-term positive change in students' lives. Any student may become a member of Sigma Alpha Pi. However, to be inducted as a member of the Society students must attend a series of speaker presentations, participate in a leadership training day, and participate in a success networking team. For more information, contact the chapter advisor via our email form or visit the national website: External Site Link Icon .

Tau Sigma-National Honor Society for Transfer Students is an academic honor society designed specifically to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. With 110 chapters across the nation we are able to recognize the academic achievement of the most outstanding transfers nationwide and, in the process, help universities better serve their transfer population. The invitation to membership is offered only at the end of your first semester at UB. Qualifications for membership include earning a 3.5 GPA for your first UB semester and having transferred with at least 24 credit hours. Local chapter website: External Site Link Icon , national website: External Site Link Icon

Office of Student Engagement| 235 Student Union | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY 14260 | Phone: (716) 645-6469 | Director: Phyllis Floro | E-Mail