Student Life

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Body, Mind, Spirit: A Holistic Approach to Education

At Student Life, we’re committed to providing an environment that sets our students up for a lifetime of success and well-being. Now, with a significant philanthropic investment from our alumni and friends who share our vision, we’re making it our priority to invest in facilities and programs that foster health, positive welfare and preparation for career success and fulfillment.

We are seeking a $10 million investment in student wellness and lifelong success.

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Here Is How We Propel Student Health and Wellness to New Levels

Imagine a new, even more vibrant UB where students experience state-of-the-art wellness and recreation facilities. A place where the UB community will come together for a comprehensive, holistic wellness experience that supports academic success and improves students’ lives. We endeavor to create this reality with a radically new Wellness Center—a vibrant gathering place where comprehensive fitness facilities, unsurpassed health care and innovative health-education programs converge in powerful new ways, all under one roof.

Here Is How We Accelerate Career Readiness to Power Lifelong Fulfillment

Our students are better prepared for life after graduation and more creative than ever before. But we aim higher, bigger and bolder: our target is lifelong career fulfillment. To attain it, we’re transforming how we define—and provide—career counseling, mentoring and services.

With philanthropic support, we will:

  • Turn campus jobs into career launch pads that teach students specific job skills— as well as general skills such as time management and teamwork—giving student employees a big advantage in landing post-graduation positions
  • Add services to help students navigate the often-daunting course of career planning
  • Modernize and expand our Career Center
  • Broaden career services for graduate students
  • Integrate academic and career coaching

Higher education has a long history as a path to success and fulfillment. Leading universities go even further, with a proud tradition of opening doors for first-generation and international students. Nowhere is that more true than at UB. With your support, we will make UB a shining example of a great 21st-century university.

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The Power of Your Investment

Nurturing and strengthening our students—and opening remarkable doors for them throughout their lives—is noble, visionary work. We invite you to make this bold dream a reality. To partner with us. To fund the change you want to see in the world of UB—and the world beyond.

UB Fund: Immediate Support for Students

When you give to the UB Fund, your gift today is made available to help support students today. It’s that immediate. Giving to the UB Fund helps ensure our students have everything they need to become thoughtful global citizens, with 100 percent of gifts used to enhance the student experience, including crucial support for research, study abroad, student emergencies and community service opportunities.

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