Support UB’s Best and Brightest

Private funding from visionaries who know the value of an incomparable academic experience and the importance of attracting and retaining top students play a key role in transforming the Honors College and the entire University. We invite you to join fellow Honors alumni and friends in supporting the UB Fund for the Honors College by giving today.

Additional Giving Opportunities

If you wish to speak with someone directly about additional giving opportunities or including the Honors College in your estate planning, please contact:

Patrick McDevitt.

Dr. Patrick F. McDevitt

Academic Director

University Honors College

Phone: 716-645-3020


Here is How Your Investment Helps Students

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Participating in diverse activities outside of the traditional classroom, students are able to build competencies based on nationally recognized criteria from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). These competencies help form career readiness including:

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Oral/written communications
  • Teamwork/collaboration
  • Digital technology application
  • Leadership
  • Global/intercultural fluency
  • Professionalism/work ethic

Academic Enrichment Activities

Providing support for student participation in academic enhancing activities such as dance intensives, field schools and alternative break programs enable students to transfer skills and knowledge gained in the classroom to new a context.


Allowing students to attend national professional conferences where they can present their research and meet with fellow students and professionals in their desired field of study.


Giving funding to Honors scholars who obtain valuable, unpaid internships in their field of study or industry. Due to financial constraints, students often forego excellent internship opportunities when a stipend is not provided by the sponsoring entity. Internship grants help to bridge the financial gap and afford the opportunity for meaningful, practical experience.

Research and Creative Projects

Working closely with faculty, students have the opportunity to develop their own research and creative projects during their undergraduate career. These funds provide grants that allow students to excel and represent UB in cutting-edge research both nationally and internationally.

Study Abroad

Offering students invaluable academic and life experiences. Support helps to defray travel expenses and/or tuition.