Student Engagement

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
  • 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 
  • Jim Mauck, Assistant Director Student Engagement, Director - Athletic Bands
  • Shannon Myers, Experiential Learning Graduate Assistant
  • Sarah Nordland, Graduate Assistant - Leadership Development
  • Darlene Robb, Management and Daily Operations
  • Pam Stephens-Jackson, Assistant Director - Fraternities and Sororities
  • Thomas Vane, Assistant Director - Student Governance & Organizations
  • Laura Woods - Graduate Assistant - University Pride and Traditions


Student Engagement

Student Life

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

Phone: (716) 645-6469

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 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

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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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Imagine living with your new best friends, walking to class together every day, and getting exclusive access to leadership opportunities. That’s what you’ll find in Leadership House, which is open to a limited number of highly motivated first-year students.

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

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