Entity/Hierarchy System

The Entity/Hierarchy system is the official campus system of record to identify operating elements such as units, departments, majors and  courses. It has been in existence since the early 1980's and resides on a campus mainframe. It has pervasive links  to other campus systems and is updated regularly in response to changing campus  needs.

Please consult with your unit Chief Financial Officer (CFO) prior to requesting an Entity/Hierarchy change.

If you decide to move forward with your request, please use one of the forms below.

  • A general overview of basic Entity/Hierarchy concepts and  process for updating the system is located here:
    Entity Hierarchy Overview


For more information, please contact:

Laura Szefel lmszefel@buffalo.edu at 645-3511 

Mark Molnar mmolnar@buffalo.edu at 645-3854