Student Conduct and Advocacy Service Changes

Published March 19, 2020

As the university continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, we are asking our entire university community to take proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of  the UB community.


While the university remains open, the Student Conduct and Advocacy suite located in 9 Norton Hall is closed to walk-in visitors and in-person appointments.  Virtual appointments are available by phone or various video conference applications upon request.  Appointments may be scheduled Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Student Conduct and Advocacy


Student Conduct and Advocacy staff will be working remotely during this time.  When you contact the office, it is helpful to share all the information that you have, including your UB person number, so that we can help you as quickly as possible.  For example:

  • If you are contacting the office about a hold on your student account, share what the hold is regarding.
  • If you have already been working with a staff person in Student Conduct and Advocacy, share who that person is.
  • If you were referred to the office by a campus partner, share who that person is.


Student Conduct Referrals

If you have received a student conduct referral to the Student-Wide Judiciary or for an administrative hearing, this matter may be resolved through a virtual appointment via phone or video conference.  Contact the office to schedule an appointment or for further direction.

Community Service

All campus community service sites have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. We are currently in the process of reviewing all community service student conduct sanctions to determine next steps on a case-by-case basis and will reach out to you soon.  Please monitor your UB e-mail. If you were assigned community service through a local municipal court, you are encouraged to contact that court directly.

BAckground CHecks

Student conduct history reports for a job, internship or another school remain available, but processing these requests may take longer than usual.  Please contact the office.

Student Advocacy

If you are having an academic or non-academic issue and would like to consult with the Students’ Advocate, complete the online Students’ Advocate Contact Form.  Once the submission is received and reviewed you will be contacted with further direction.

Students in Distress

Referrals regarding students of concern will be received and reviewed on a regular basis.  If you are concerned about a student who may be in distress or is exhibiting disruptive or concerning behavior, submit a referral.

Remember, any emergency – including concern for your safety or for the safety of others or if you believe a student is considering suicide and requires immediate intervention – should be reported immediately to University Police at 716-645-2222.

Emergency Funds

We recognize that students may face hardship during this rapidly evolving situation.  Emergency fund applications will continue to be received and reviewed during this time.  Once the application is reviewed, you will be contacted with instructions to schedule a virtual appointment to discuss your application.  During this time, response time and processing of approved applications will take longer than usual, possibly 2-3 weeks.

How can you help students in need?

Unanticipated circumstances can prevent students from continuing their education and achieving academic success. Contribute to the Student Emergency Fund Today

Student Remembrance Ceremony

The annual Student Remembrance Ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2020 has been canceled. 

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Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6154; Fax: (716) 645-3376

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