GSA Summer Hours

Please note that as of Monday, May 15th GSA will be on summer hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm, closed on Friday (closed for lunch daily 1:00 – 2:00pm)

Open office walk-in hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30am to 11:30am.

Regular business hours will resume with the start of the Fall semester on Monday, August 28th.

UB Brand Compliance Request

University Communications has been working to ensure brand compliance when it comes to institutional trademarks, both in name and visual applications. We periodically monitor usage among all members of the UB community, including any initiatives of faculty, staff or students. This is to avoid any legal issues using protected trademarks unofficially, as well as limit possible confusion between student and administrative or academic programming.

We are therefore requesting all student groups to monitor their properties, including websites, social media platforms, UBLinked profile listing, merchandise, and any other platforms or visuals that reference the club’s name to confirm trademarks are being used correctly and take the appropriate actions to correct any brand infringements.

Specifically, by October 1, all student groups must verify the following and take corrective action, if necessary:

  1. Review/correct club name
    1. Read through student club naming guidance
    2. Do not use University at Buffalo or UBuffalo in club name
  2. Review/correct club mark or logo
    1. Read through student club guidance
    2. The spirit mark template is the only permissible trademark for use in club logos
    3. If the club does not use the template, remove any other trademarks in club logo

May Events

Check out some of the great events GSA has to offer this month!  Provided by your mandatory student activity fee.

Shifting Tides: The Past, The Present, and The Future of Black Literary Archives

Join the Scholars for the Preservation of the Black Literary Archive on a sensory voyage through time to examine black literary archives’ past, present, and future at the University at Buffalo. This show honors the accomplishments of black authors and invites visitors to engage in more in-depth conversations on the representation of black identity in the archive, both in terms of its material and immaterial presence as well as its absence. What demands do we impose on the historical artifacts that contain or suppress black subjectivity? What are our expectations regarding the form or legibility of these objects? What predictions can be made regarding the intergenerational processes that will continue to shape the presence of black writers in future literary lifecycles? In this archival exhibition, we will investigate these and other concerns.

Location: Poetry Collection of the UB Libraries
420 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260 

Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Mandatory Club Re-Registration Rules Have Changed!

Please note that as per the announcement listed in the SG&O Bulletin dated April 11th, clubs now have to COMPLETE elections BEFORE they can re-register for university-wide recognition for the 2023-2024 academic year.  The new Executive Board will be responsible for registering the club on UBLinked.

Out-going E-board, please update your club’s UBLinked roster, which will grant the new E-board permissions to re-register.

The re-registration window for GSA clubs will be open from August 15th until October 15th.

GSA Job Posting: Application Deadline April 28th

The GSA is currently hiring a Programming Coordinator to serve through the end of the next fiscal year (July 31, 2024).  The full description of the position is attached.  If you are interested in this posting, please email the required materials listed to the GSA Vice President, Jennifer Schechter, at by Friday, April 28th in order to be considered.  Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students who have paid their mandatory student activity fee and must be able to serve for the full term of the position.


GSA Officer Election Results

The GSA Election Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2023-2024 GSA Officer Election vote:


Isaac Kolding: 146
Jennifer Schechter: 120
(22 abstentions)

Vice President:

Sarah MacDougall: 248
(36 abstentions)


Melanie March: 167
Joshua Joseph: 83
(36 abstentions)

These elected candidates will officially take office on June 1, 2023.

Thank you to all of the graduate students who participated in the vote!


GSA Election Committee

Elizabeth Vohwinkel (EC Co-Chair)
Andrew Brown (EC Co-Chair)
Stephine Hunt  (EC)
Emily Lapan (EC)
Morgan Redington (EC)