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Our priority, first and foremost, is serving our students. As we work diligently to create an environment where students grow both intellectually and socially, we often find ourselves recognized for our innovation, leadership and professionalism. Following are a few of our most recent accomplishments, highlighting the dedication and commitment of our staff. 

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One of America’s Best Buildings

William R. Greiner Hall, a residential hall for sophomores on UB’s North Campus, won the grand prize for new construction as one of America’s Best Buildings of the Year (ABBY). Designed specifically to meet the needs of students, Greiner Hall features a cafe, multipurpose space, business center, entertainment lounge and a popular fireplace lounge. 

#1 for dining

In addition to being named the #1 dining hall in the entire SUNY system, the Crossroads Culinary Center received the prestigious Loyal E. Horton Dining Gold Award from the National Association of College & University Food Services. Crossroads - commonly known as “C3” — is a state-of-the-art residential dining center that consistently receives rave reviews from students.

A SUNY leader

UB is the largest, most comprehensive campus in the SUNY system, and is consistently ranked #1 in SUNY Student Opinion Surveys for our residence halls, health services and other programs offered through Student Life.

SUNY Program Awards

SUNY Peers continue to recognize the quality of our programs and services in 2015:

SUNY Council for University Advancement

  • UB Parent Fund - Judges Citation
  • Career Guide - Best of Category

Outstanding Student Affairs Programs

  • Assessment Bootcamp
  • Operation Student Safety

Highly respected professional staff

From residential life to university police, our professional staff continues to earn well-deserved recognition for their efforts. We are proud to say that members of our staff:

  • Receive prestigious statewide awards, including New York State Faculty Advisor of the Year
  • Hold leadership positions with professional organizations internationally, nationally, statewide and locally
  • Present on UB’s best practices at national and regional conferences
  • Contribute to nationally recognized publications

Recent Award Winners

Business First's 2016 Class of 30 Under Thirty

Jenna Smith, coordinator of assessment and marketing, Career Services

Factors considered for the fifth annual award program — career achievements, leadership and initiative, community engagement and each nominee’s potential to become a community leader on a grand scale.