Student Conduct and Advocacy

Formerly known as Judicial Affairs & Student Advocacy

a group of students sitting under a tree on south campus.

Student Conduct and Advocacy helps maintain a safe campus by enforcing rules and regulations, managing conduct, and providing support resources to UB students.

Student Conduct and Advocacy Team

Our multidisciplinary team provides direct support to students, advises faculty and staff, and helps maintain a safe community.

Meet Our Team

Professional Staff

  • Elizabeth A. Lidano, MSEd College Student Development, Director
  • Colleen M. Connolly, MS Counseling, Associate Director for Student Support
  • Michelle L. Russell, MSEd Counseling, EdM Higher Education Administration, Associate Director
  • Benjamin L. Fabian, MS College Student Personnel Administration, Assistant Director for Student Support
  • Michael B. Hilburger, JD, Assistant Director
  • Teresa Dean, BA Communication, Office Manager

Graduate Assistants, Part-Time Staff & Student Leadership

  • Jessica Tamulonis, PhD School and Counseling Psychology Candidate, Part-Time Student Support Coordinator
  • Carley Lester, EdM Student Affairs Administration Candidate, Community Service Coordinator and Students' Advocate
  • Kapila Kapoor, JD Candidate, Chief Hearing Representative, Student-Wide Judiciary
  • Tyler O'Neill, JD Candidate, Assistant Chief Hearing Representative, Student-Wide Judiciary
  • Ross Melnik, MPH/MBA Candidate, Chief Justice, Student-Wide Judiciary

Featured Information

If you have been the victim of a bias-related incident — or you know of an incident that has occurred — we encourage you to take the appropriate steps. 
UB students are members of a community and are required to know the rules and regulations, as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
The State University of New York at Buffalo is committed to clear and concise policies on substance abuse, and a strong program of counseling, treatment, rehabilitation and re-entry programs for all campus University employees and students.
Unanticipated circumstances can prevent students from continuing their education and achieving academic success.  UB has two unique resources to connect students to emergency funding. 
The Good Samaritan Policy eliminates disciplinary consequences for you and the people you are with if you call for help when drinking or using drugs. 


University at Buffalo
9 Norton Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

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


Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Get Involved with the Student-Wide Judiciary

Student Justice positions are responsible for conducting reviews or conducting hearing panels with students.  Positions are open to any major/class level.

University Hearing Representatives are responsible for drafting complaints and conducting student hearings. Positions are open to current law students.

For more information and instructions to apply, contact Student Conduct and Advocacy.

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