New York State is mobilizing students from SUNY and CUNY to work through non-profit organizations to aid in the reconstruction and revitalization efforts of communities across Puerto Rico damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

This experience, funded by SUNY and the Governor’s Office, will place 500 SUNY and CUNY students in two-week sections from mid-June to late-August doing hands-on, physical work in damaged areas. If you are selected for this experience, you will receive a stipend, scholarship to register for credit, lodging, food, transportation on the island, and airfare provided from a New York City-area airport. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit SUNY Stands with Puerto Rico for more information and to apply. Space is limited and applications are due Thursday, May 17 by 11:59 p.m.

If you are selected for this experience, as a UB student you will also receive pre-departure preparation and support to register for credit. If you have questions, please contact Charlie Baxter.

Date: May 21-24 & May 25
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 - 1:00 p.m.

This one-week workshop is open to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all majors. Participants will work with global experts to develop social, technological, business, educational, and policy innovations to address food inequities in the Global South. Global experts include Tanveer Dar, State Project Manager of Rural Livelihoods for the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Biraj Patnaik, Regional Director of South Asia for Amnesty International, and Jim Sumberg, Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK. The challenge will be delivered in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, a specialized agency working with over 194 member states in 130 countries.

Participation in the event includes a full-week of breakfast and lunch, team-building activities, interaction with expert global stakeholders, and a chance to win funding to support further development of your ideas. You will be required to attend the entirety of the workshop, Monday-Thursday May 21-24 from 8am-5pm and Friday, May 25 from 8am-1pm.

Application Due: Friday, June 8,2018
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one student for the SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship awarded by the Association of Council Members and College Trustees Scholarship. This award recognizes students for excellence in their academic performance and extraordinary commitment to their campus and/or community.

The scholarship amount is $1,000 with an additional $250 given in the student’s name to the charity of his/her choice. 

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s nominee

  • GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Undergraduate status (including graduating seniors)
  • Must have helped to identify a need on the campus or in the community, and worked to provide a service or solution to address that need. 

Blackstone LaunchPad is currently seeking motivated students to serve as our Blackstone LaunchPad Ambassadors for Student Engagement and Recruitment (BLASERs) in order to increase awareness for the opportunities that LaunchPad provides. 

The BLASERs aspire to forge new paths for entrepreneurship as they promote Blackstone LaunchPad throughout our campuses, Buffalo community, and beyond. Students who participate will gain valuable professional development opportunities, such as workshops and leadership assessments.

Interested students will receive 3 (or 2) course credits through the College of Arts and Sciences or School of Management.  

Students may apply here: