Student Engagement

Also includes units from the office formerly known as Campus Life: Athletic Bands, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Outdoor Pursuits, and Student Activities.

students gardening as part of a community service project

The Student Engagement office supports and develops students' understanding and appreciation of self, others and community through programs and services.

About Us

Empower yourself to make the most out of your UB experience while gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to be a positive leader in a global society. Whether it's joining an organization, serving the Buffalo community, sharpening leadership abilities, participating in spirit events or kayaking on Lake LaSalle, Student Engagement fosters learning and development for all UB students by supporting the following areas of student involvement:

  • Athletic Bands
  • Community Engagement
  • Fraternities and Sororities
  • Leadership Programming
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Student Governance
  • Experiential Learning/Student Employment Program
  • University Pride and Traditions

Meet Our Team

  • Phyllis Floro, Director of Student Engagement
  • Terri Budek, Associate Director - Experiential Learning
  • Jude Butch, Senior Associate Director of Student Engagement
  • Russ Crispell, Assistant Director - Outdoor Pursuits
  • Susan Davis-O'Rourke, Coordinator - Experiential Learning
  • Rachel DiDomizio, Coordinator - Community Engagement 
  • Delaney Douglas, Graduate Assistant - Community Engagement 
  • Luke Hausmesser, Assistant Director - Student Organizations and Leadership
  • Jim Mauck, Assistant Director Student Engagement, Director - Athletic Bands
  • Allison McCarthy, Coordinator - Leadership Programming
  • Shannon Myers, Experiential Learning Graduate Assistant
  • Sarah Nordland, Graduate Assistant - Leadership Development
  • Darlene Robb, Management and Daily Operations
  • Kerry Spicer, Associate Director - University Pride and Traditions
  • Pam Stephens-Jackson, Assistant Director - Fraternities and Sororities
  • Laura Woods - Graduate Assistant - University Pride and Traditions


Student Engagement

Student Life

University at Buffalo
235 Student Union, North Campus

Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6469

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Whether you are looking to meet new people, try something new, volunteer or anything in between, the office of Student Engagement has something for you.

Ways to Engage

Stop by one of our events. Check back often because these opportunities are always changing.

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Immersive Opportunities

Our signature opportunities often require a greater time commitment, but also include additional take-aways, such as: academic credit, internship placements, certificates, badges and resume-worthy experiences.

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This course is offered for students at the beginning of their leadership journey. UBE102 will present the fundamentals of leadership while allowing time for self-awareness and discovery.
Learn outside the classroom. Gain confidence. Articulate the skills and experiences that can shape your life and boost your career.
Students can be honored during Volunteer Appreciation Week — and receive service cords for graduation — when you complete 500 hours of service while attending UB.

Support for:

Joining a fraternity or sorority is an opportunity to serve the community at UB and beyond. It’s a commitment to scholarship and leadership. And it’s a privilege that you will enjoy for the rest of your life.
Join the UB Marching Band and you’ll be right in the middle of the action as you bring the sights and sounds of the band to life.
Whether you want to take a hike, boat, go to the gym or just hang out with your friends, you’ll enjoy all the ways to have fun indoors and out, right here on campus.
At UB, we recognize that clubs and organizations are an invaluable part of the university community. We are proud to support campus groups by offering a variety of programs and services designed to help them.
Use UBLinked to get involved, track involvement and participation on campus and even create a co-curricular transcript of your involvement.
Post a Student Volunteer Opportunity

UB works with the Service Collaborative of WNY to connect volunteers with one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities.

Register your agency and post volunteer opportunities with the Service Collaborative

NFTA Passes Available

NFTA passes are available for students in need of public transportation assistance for one-time and ongoing service commitments.

> Request your NFTA Pass on UBLinked

(UBITName and password required.)