Neighbor Resources

Learn about community groups and resources in our surrounding neighborhoods, express your concerns, or get closely connected with the work happening on campus. Here is where our neighbors can help enhance our connections to the community. 

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How Can We Help?

UB remains strongly committed to working with students, neighborhood residents and law enforcement to promote good citizenship and improve quality of life in University Heights. Learn more about what we are doing to make a difference.

We hope our neighbors will only ever have positive experiences with our students. But should you have a difficult encounter with one of our students, please complete the following information, and someone will respond to your concern.

Campus Construction

UB has launched a new website to highlight medical school’s move downtown, designed to provide the public with information about its impact on the community, on research and on patient care, as well as its impact on medical education at UB.

While the spotlight has been on construction of the new medical school building, the plan to revitalize UB's historic campus is moving ahead. UB’s South Campus Revitalization Plan is a major component of the UB 2020 Comprehensive Master Plan for the university’s three campuses,

Stay Informed

Our office produces two newsletters that contain valuable information for our neighbors.

UB Neighbor is our semiannual physical newsletter featuring community related stories and events. We also send out a monthly email newsletter with timely items of interest to the neighborhoods around our campus and the broader community.

Community Partners

The Office of Government and Community Relations collaborates with a number of community based and nonprofit organizations to support our goal of enhancing the connection of campus and community. Below are just a few of the community partners we work closely with.

The University Heights Collaborative (UHC) is a community-based group of residents and other interested people working together to maintain and enhance the quality of life for all in our neighborhood. 

The UHC meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center

The University Heights Tool Library is a great resource for students and community members. The tool library is a nonprofit program set up to lend tools out to community members to help them maintain and fix-up their homes and gardens. Tools can range anywhere from hammers, screwdrivers and shovels to power drills, circular saws and sanders. UB is a proud sponsor of the Tool Library.

Did you know?

Students can join for $20 a year!

The University at Buffalo is collaborating with the city of Buffalo's Project M.O.V.E. to host two Americorps VISTA members who will work with our community partners located near the Main Street campus. These members will act as community organizers who will help block clubs, business associations and community groups better plan, execute and evaluate their programs. 

The University Heights Business Association is a group of business owners and entrepreneurs working to maintain and enhance the local business community along Main Street in University Heights. The association works to identify resources for its members and the wider community and also sponsors beautification projects and events along the commercial corridor.

Four Neighborhoods, One Community is a planning effort designed to further integrate Medical Campus-wide planning efforts as well as those of the individual BNMC institutions with those occurring in the surrounding community, specifically Allentown, the Fruit Belt and downtown Buffalo. 

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood (BPN) is a unique public/private partnership working to transform a community through strategies centered on academic achievement and neighborhood revitalization. BPN encompasses five census block groups flanking Bailey Avenue.

Bailey Avenue Business Association

Bailey Avenue Business Association aims to foster a thriving business environment along Buffalo's Bailey Avenue business district.