Special Interest Clubs

These clubs allow groups of students who share common interests to carry out activities as organized bodies for educational or recreational purposes.

List of Special Interest Club Officers (Updated 10/31/2017)

List of Special Interest Clubs

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Argentine Tango Club


The club’s mission is to provide the graduate student community and the larger Buffalo area an opportunity to learn to dance Argentine tango and explore other dances at little to no cost. The club offers free weekly practices, three social dances, and two tea time milongas each semester. Our mission is to explore music, dance styles and culture as we learn to dance and teach what we learn to others Tango
Cognitive Science Graduate Student Association Cognitive science is a broad field that includes research from a variety of different disciplines: psychology, linguistics, philosophy, computer science, anthropology and neuroscience. The purpose of the Cognitive Science GSA is to provide a space for students across various disciplines who are interested in cognitive science to meet and exchange ideas. This includes discussing articles, hosting interdepartmental, cognitive science social events, screening cognitive science-related films and presenting one another’s research.
Computational Science Club
Global Health Club To create a local and global community interested in Public Health issues of global relevance, maintain an ongoing conversation about these issues, with the goal of enhancing our members’ knowledge and increase professional opportunities with the field of Global Public Health. We will hold monthly seminars to allow faculty, students and guest speakers from various disciplines to speak at interactive meetings, and we will host an annual Global Health Day, which offers the UB community and the general public the opportunity to attend a series of lectures by experts in the field of Global Public Health. GHC
Graduate Poetics Group The Graduate Poetics Group (GPG) is a student organization whose purpose is to support Poetics activities, poetry scholarship, and literary arts related to activities at the University at Buffalo. It was founded in 2007 and is hosted in the English Department. It is open to all graduate students at UB, including MA candidates, and currently has students from many departments including Comparative Literature, English, Media Study, Philosophy, and others.
Intercultural Understanding Club Intercultural Understanding Club is dedicated to bridging the gap between different cultural groups within the diverse University communities. ICU aims to hold seminars, meetings, cultural interactions, cultural and art exhibitions based on dialogue, tolerance, love and respect as universal values. Since misunderstanding mostly stems from lack of information, ICU aims to overcome this lack of information by its inclusive and diverse activities.
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)  The MSTP GSA Club serves to increase the camaraderie, network and career resources of current and aspiring physician scientists, and to provide opportunities for outreach and communication with physician scientists who are active in research and clinical responsibilities.
Spanish Learners Club

Not yet recognized for 2017-2018

The purpose of Spanish Learners Club is to bring together native and near-native Spanish speakers with those that are in the process of learning Spanish, providing the opportunity for new language learners to practice and develop their Spanish speaking skills with Movie-Dinner nights, Game-Dessert nights, Grammar-Dessert nights, and our weekly Spanish Conversation Table. Mesa de coversación en español UB
UB CFA and Investment Research Association The UB CFA and Investment Research Association (UB CIRA), founded in December 2014, welcomes students university-wide and is designated to cultivate an environment of finance and investment research university-wide. We help student with their finance study, specifically preparing for the CFA test. UB CIRA will cooperate with UB students, faculty, and staff to improve students’ practical and working skills in the financial industry, with five branches: Microeconomics Research Team, Macroeconomics Research Team, Industry Research Team, Quantitative Research Team, and CFA Tutoring Team.
UB Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (UB-EERI)


The UB-EERI Student Chapter is devoted to the expansion and dissemination of knowledge related to earthquakes as well as the improvement of earthquake-resistant design, and the implementation of seismic hazard mitigation procedures. This organization deals not only with technical aspects of structural design, but also with socio-economic issues of earthquakes such as preparedness, response, search and rescue procedures, and recovery measures in order to minimize loss of lives and property.
UB Primatology Club


The mission of the University at Buffalo Primatology Club (UBPC) is to enhance the reputation of UB as a center for primate studies, foster connections between undergraduate and graduate students who share an interest in nonhuman primates, and bring students of all majors together to encourage inter-disciplinary collaboration. We aim to achieve these goals through hosting an annual symposium, inviting speakers to lecture about their research, and holding events to enhance education. We also hope to aid the community by investing our time in activities related to community service. UB-Primatology
UB Society of Feminists (UB-SoFem)

Not yet recognized for 2017-2018

The University at Buffalo Society of Feminists (UB-SoFem) promotes equality and understanding of feminist-based issues through education, awareness, and activism. UB-SoFem will work with UB students, faculty and staff to encourage their empowerment around issues of inequality on the micro, mezzo and macro levels. The feminist platform for which we advocate extends to social, political, economic and cultural issues. UB-SoFem is a feminist-based organization that welcomes perspectives and individuals from all disciplines and professions. For more information contact: Jennifer Schweitzer

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