Complete 500 hours of service while attending UB and receive a recognition cord for you to show off at graduation.
UB The Impact Challenge is a call to UB students to get involved in the Buffalo community before they graduate from college. For students who complete 500 or more hours of volunteer work at UB or in the surrounding Buffalo community, the Student Engagement office offers recognition cords to acknowledge the dedication these students have to giving back to others.
Community service hours entered into UBLinked will be approved for the UB The Impact Challenge if they meet at least one or more of the following criteria:
If you aren’t sure if your activities will count as service, let us know! We are happy to provide guidance on what activities or service opportunities will count towards this experience.
Have you completed 500 hours of volunteer work and are ready to finish the challenge? Submit your hours today! We encourage students to track their hours as they go, rather than trying to remember all of their service activities throughout the year.
We recommend that students who are graduating in May, August, and December apply by April 1 in the spring before they intend to graduate to ensure that their application is reviewed in time for the distribution of cords. These cords are typically given to students at the Pillars of Leadership Award Ceremony at the end of April each year.