2023-2024 Academic Year
Alika Turton is a junior political science major with a concentration in American politics and public affairs. A native of Queens, N.Y., she has a strong passion for leadership and politics, especially politics impacting education.
Adopting a philosophy that successful leaders embrace their uniqueness and capabilities to help their community and those around them, Turton has served in numerous roles at UB. She is an EOP program ambassador and a member of the Residence Hall Association (RHA), having previously served as Richmond Hall Council’s president. She is also a member of RHA’s regional board—the Northeast Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (NEACURH)—serving as the associate director for National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and a voting member on the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) NRHH Board of Directors. In addition, she is the creative director for the Student Association club UNICEF Unite. Turton has received the Outstanding Service to RHA Award, the award for RHA Program of the Year and the Outstanding Service award to NACURH NRHH. Additionally, she was inducted into NACURH’s Advancement Society.
As student representative to the UB Council, Turton seeks to enhance the relationships among members of the university community, increase the number of students in leadership, bring new and improved resources to students, and explore avenues to improve and innovate the UB student experience.
Outside of her leadership positions and undergraduate studies, Turton enjoys spending time in the arts, where she expresses her creativity through scriptwriting, acting, singing and songwriting, among other interests.