Student Engagement

Student Engagement provides experiences that inspire UB pride, empower students to make the most of their UB experience, and help students be engaged contributors in a global society.

Fall 2020 Updates and Info

What to expect: Fall 2020

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Service Areas

Athletic Bands

Athletic Bands — including the UB Marching Band, Dazzlers and Color Guard — entertain crowds at popular events on- and off-campus throughout the year.


  • Jim Mauck, Assistant Director Student Engagement, Director - Athletic Bands

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Community & Civic Engagement

Community & Civic Engagement provides opportunities for students to be active participants in the UB community and throughout the Buffalo-Niagara region.


  • Rachel DiDomizio,  Assistant Director – Community & Civic Engagement
  • Hannah DeGraff, LEAD Coordinator for Community & Civic Engagement
  • Preston Arment, Graduate Assistant
  • Andrea Adinolfe, Graduate Intern


Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life provides opportunities for students to be part of a community, have fun with friends, and learn valuable skills.


  • Pam Stephens-Jackson, Assistant Director - Fraternities and Sororities
  • Kelsey Michener, Graduate Assistant


Greek Life Review

2019: Greek Life Review Committee findings.

2020: new membership requirement, Hazing Prevention 101 Course. 

Leadership Education

Leadership Education helps prepare students for lifelong success through a variety of programs that promote leadership skills, independence and problem-solving.


  • Sarah Nordland, LEAD Coordinator for Leadership Education
  • Kelsey Michener, Graduate Assistant
  • Andrea Adinolfe, Graduate Intern


Pride and Traditions Programs

Pride and Traditions Programs promotes school spirit and pride through a variety of programs, events and experiences.


Student Governance and Organizations

Student Governance and Organizations acts as a liaison between the student governments, and provides valuable support for the 500-plus clubs and organizations recognized at the University.


  • Thomas Vane, Assistant Director - Student Governance and Organizations
  • Preston Arment, Graduate Assistant


Student Mentorship Initiatives

Student Mentorship Initiatives enables students to participate in experiential learning opportunities including unique career preparation initiatives.


  • Susan Davis-O'Rourke, Assistant Director – Mentorship Initiatives
  • Lee Bemiller, LEAD Coordinator for Mentorship Initiatives
  • Sophia Wilson, Graduate Assistant
  • Ally Sievers, Graduate Intern


NFTA Passes Available

Students in need of public transportation assistance for service commitments can request an NFTA Pass on UBLinked

(UBITName and password required.)


Student Engagement

Student Life

University at Buffalo
150 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6469


In response to COVID-19, our hours of operation and services may have changed. Check the link below for the latest information.


  • Phyllis Floro, Director
  • Jude Butch, Senior Associate Director
  • Darlene Robb, Business Manager

Please see the service areas for a list of staff in each specific area.


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.

Expand Your Interests

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.


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Posting Student Volunteer Opportunities

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

Register your agency with the Service Collaborative