The Intercollegiate Athletics component is a vital part of the university community’s strong commitment to and support for intercollegiate athletics.
UB has a long and proud history of participating in intercollegiate athletics, dating back to the late 1800s. The Athletics Component facilitates greater student involvement. It enhances the quality of student life and increases opportunities for student interaction with peers from other like institutions. It also puts UB in the national spotlight, which helps in the recruitment and retention of students along with development efforts.
Provides employment opportunities to UB students in a variety of areas.
Provides funding for women’s athletics
Contributes toward operating dollars to assist the 16 NCAA Division I teams to compete effectively.
What is my money going for?
Funding for intercollegiate athletics operating expenses, personnel, and grants-in-aid for 16 competitive sports teams.
Does the money support sports other than football?
The fee supports much more than football. The Athletics fee, along with other funding sources provides support to 16 varsity sports (football, softball, women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, wrestling, women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's cross country, women's soccer and men’s and women’s track and field (indoor and outdoor)) and the administrative areas necessary to carry on the program, such as academic services, compliance, and training.
Effective Fall 2024, UB will discontinue the domestic health insurance plan offered by the university to our students. Additionally, we will no longer mandate health insurance for domestic students attending the University at Buffalo. Health-related programs may require students to have health insurance. Please check with your academic program about specific health insurance requirements. Learn more about the change.