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)

Josh Allen Tickets for Non-Undergraduate Students

GREAT NEWS!!! The upcoming Student Choice Speaker event featuring Josh Allen has opened up tickets for non-undergraduate UB Students! On April 19, starting at 8pm, Buffalo Bill’s quarterback Josh Allen will join us with Steve Tasker in a night of Q&A with questions from UB Students!!!

Starting on Friday 4/7 @ 9am, you can reserve tickets by going to while supplies last.

This opportunity is completely FREE!

We hope to see you at the event!

UB Ticket Office Resumes Normal Operations

We are pleased to announce that the UB Student Union Ticket Office is back up and running as normal. You may begin to send in your event/ticket requests as you have done in the past.

Over the last month, UB student governments representatives have worked with the Ticket Office and the UB Information Security Office to ensure the software system that the Ticket Office uses has been properly secured and that all possible threats have been addressed.  The recent AudienceView security breach was caused by an employee with credentials who entered a malicious code into the system. This employee no longer works at AudienceView and Mandiant (a third-party remediation vendor) has confirmed that the code is no longer running.

According to the UB Information Security Office, there is little AudienceView could have done in ways of an insider threat and that a rouge employee can introduce this issue. We are happy to know that AudienceView did not have a vulnerability that was exploited or an unpatched system that was taken advantage of.  Because of this, we feel as though there is no valid technical reason not to continue to move forward with the AudienceView software at this time.

I would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding during this incident to ensure that all your personal information was safe and secure.

The URL for the full background is as follows:

John Kisker
Interim Director
Student Unions
Student Life, University at Buffalo
228 Student Union  /  (716) 645-3077





UB’s May 4th Inclusive Excellence Summit: Registration Now Open!

Registration is now OPEN for UB’s May 4th Inclusive Excellence Summit!

Highlights of this FREE summit include:

  • A thought-provoking keynote: “Confronting Ourselves: Promoting Diversity, Cultural Competence, and Inclusive Excellence,” delivered by nationally renowned scholar Dr. Derek Greenfield.
  • Dynamic workshops and panels that spotlight practices, research, and initiatives across the university that support belonging, diversity and inclusion, presented by UB students, staff, and faculty.

Visit the Office of Inclusive Excellence website to learn more about the summit and register TODAY! The registration deadline is April 21.

UB’s Inclusive Excellence Summit is sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the LGBTQ Faculty Staff Association, the Minority Faculty and Staff Association (MFSA), and the Professional Staff Senate Inclusion and Diversity Committee. Please contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence at or 716.645.6200 with any questions.

NCFDD Institutional Membership Renewed

We are pleased to inform you that the University at Buffalo’s Institutional Membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) has been renewed! The NCFDD is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. For more information, see UB’s NCFDD webpage.

The NCFDD provides a variety of virtual programs and resources including:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator        
  • Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
  • Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
  • Access to Multi-Week Courses
  • Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, & moderated writing challenges
  • Monthly accountability buddy matches
  • Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges
  • Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings.

To claim your free Institutional Membership, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Choose University at Buffalo from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select “Activate my Membership”.
  4. Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (
  5. Go to your UB email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.

If you have questions about the membership, please contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence ( If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at