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 11/15/2019)

List of Special Interest Clubs

Club PageClub Description
Computational Science ClubThe purpose of the Computational Sciences Club is to bring together students who do computational studies in UB, to share their research perspectives, organize seminars/workshops, promote collaboration, and nurture awareness in job market. This club is an excellent platform to share information on computational tools, engage discussion on available resources at UB, and learn state-of-the-art computational tools across different disciplines in science and engineering.
Graduate Poetics GroupThe 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.
Graduate Students of ColorThe mission of the Graduate Students of Color (GSC) shall be to support and build a community that promotes the success of graduate students of color, while also educating the university about issues affecting the underrepresented community and giving back to the Buffalo community through community service.
UB Group for International Graduate Students (UB GIGS)UB Group for International Graduate Students (UB GIGS) aims at bridging the gap between the International student community and the rest of the university community. We seek membership not only from ESL (English as a Second Language) and/or international graduate students, but also from “allies,” any graduate student who is willing to work towards our goal to bring changes in U.S. higher education systems. We have two missions. First, we would like to bring awareness of being ESL and/or international graduate students at the University at Buffalo by providing a place of cultural solidarity; our goal is relieve the sense of isolation of being numerical and cultural minorities in the UB community. Second, we advocate ourselves, targeting at communicating with UB’s non-international graduate students, faculty members, and the university administrative staff in order to bring changes in the current educational environment and the commitment to foster global citizens. Activities we plan to sponsor include, but are not limited to, welcome meetings, cuisine meetings, mentorship programs, and long-term advocacy and recruitment events.
LGBTQ+ ClubThe LGBTQ+ Grad Club is a collaborative, unique, and social space for graduate students who identify as LGBTQ+ as well as those who are friends and allies to the queer population of graduate students on UB’s campus. This is a new club that has been established for students who wish to make friends, discuss challenges, bridge connections, and involve themselves in university and community events within the LGBTQ+ graduate community and beyond. This semester the club has plans to table for National Coming Out Day, host a viewing party for presidential debates on LGBTQ+ issues, hold a Thanksgiving pot-luck dinner, have coffee-house social hours and more. The current members are excited to see the club grow with involvement from all disciplines and departments on campus!
MD/PhD The MD/PhD 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. 
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.