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.
Student Engagement assists student organizations by providing a range of education, services, and support, including but not limited to:
Students can learn how campus groups contribute to UB’s community, tradition and pride — and see firsthand how they can get involved.
If you represent a campus organization, there are a number of ways you can connect with new students and introduce them to your group:
To be eligible to participate in any recruitment opportunity, your student organization must be recognized through UB’s official recognition process by registering your student organization annually and having an up-to-date profile in UBLinked. Please contact Student Engagement if you have questions about your eligibility.
We are thrilled to introduce our latest initiative: Club Coaching!
This program is open to all student organization officers who have specific questions about running a student organization, or just want to gauge that they’re on the right track. With over 14 years of dedicated experience advising and empowering student clubs, our team is ready to guide you through club leadership every step of the way.
Whether it's mastering the art of running effective meetings, crafting unforgettable events, boosting your recruitment strategies, ensuring your constitution is rock-solid, navigating UBLinked, acing elections, smoothly transitioning your club officers, or resolving conflicts – we've got you covered. Your success is our mission, and we want to work alongside you to make it happen. Schedule a one-on-one meeting with our passionate team by selecting "Club Coaching" on Navigate. Your club's success story is waiting to be written, and we can't wait to be a part of it!
There are several policies for student organizations to ensure student success and University compliance. Each policy below will provide student organizations with the information required to effectively function. These policies will aid student leaders in successfully leading their organizations and familiarize them with key rules related to student clubs and organizations.
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The University at Buffalo recognizes that organized student groups are a valuable part of the student educational environment. Student organizations further the University’s educational mission. They are responsible for making positive contributions to the primary educational mission of the University and are expected to encourage the intellectual and social development of their members. Following these guidelines will assist all recognized clubs and organizations in being successful partners in providing educational and social enrichment.
New student organizations must be officially recognized/sanctioned in order to:
Student governments can serve as official recognizing agents for new student organizations. All organizations must comply with all the formal rules and regulations related to the student government’s recognition process. To learn more about receiving recognition by one of these recognized student governments, please contact them directly:
Student organizations seeking recognition from a university department or office are required to perform the following in order to be formally recognized:
It is important for students and faculty or staff advisors to understand their responsibility and potential liability when entrusted with money. Following these guidelines will assist all recognized clubs and organizations in being fiscally responsible.