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 & Student Leadership

  • Carley Lester, Community Service Coordinator and Students' Advocate
  • Kapila Kapoor, Chief Hearing Representative, Student-Wide Judiciary
  • Tyler O'Neill, Assistant Chief Hearing Representative, Student-Wide Judiciary
  • Ross Melnik, Chief Justice, Student-Wide Judiciary

Featured Information

UB students are members of a community and are required to know the rules and regulations, as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
Unanticipated circumstances can prevent students from continuing their education and achieving academic success.  UB has two unique resources to connect students to emergency funding. 


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.