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See how SSS can enhance your academic experience.

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When you join SSS

You will connect with an SSS advisor who will help you chart your academic and professional goals, overcome obstacles and face challenges head-on. SSS students have access to a variety of academic, personal and cultural resources that help them grow as students and individuals. And as an added benefit, all of the services are provided free of charge. They include:

  • Academic support.
  • Personal development advising.
  • Financial literacy advising.
  • Career development.
  • Workshops on academic, career and personal topics.
  • Cultural events such as: cultural and historical sites in and around UB, Buffalo, and Western New York, dance performances, theatre, concerts, museums and sporting events to name a few with fellow SSS students.
  • Preparation for graduate and professional school, including help with researching your options, writing your personal statement, obtaining letters of recommendation, support for visiting graduate and professional schools in other cities, and loaning you test preparation materials (for such tests as the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, PCAT, etc.)
  • Tutoring through Tutoring and Academic and Support Services.
  • Alignment with other University student and academic support services.
  • A smaller academic and support environment.

All SSS students are asked to:

Meet with their SSS adviser at least two times per semester either in-person, by phone, or virtually.

And attend at least one SSS workshop, cultural event, or complete an online SSS On-Demand module per semester.

How will these services help me?

Supporting your success is at the core of our mission, and we’re proud of the positive impact our advisors have made on our students. Here are some measures of our success:

  • We serve students from all majors, so you have a home here.
  • Our graduation rate is higher than the national average.
  • Our students remain in good academic standing thanks to our support.

We invite you to join our program and see how it will benefit your UB journey.

Apply Today

Admission to our program is free and open year-round. You will not know for sure if you are eligible until you apply, so fill out our application today!

How to Become an SSS Student:

  1. Submit your application and proper federal tax forms (parent/guardian's federal tax 1040 forms for a dependent student, or individual federal 1040 tax forms for an independent student) to SSS.
  2. Receive acceptance decision.
  3. Attend a Welcome Meeting within 30 days of acceptance.
  4. Complete an in-person or online orientation.
  5. Welcome to the SSS family!

Questions about your application? Email us at sssinfo@buffalo.edu or visit us in 127 Capen Hall.

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