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 10/11/2023)*

*highlighted clubs are updated

List of Special Interest Clubs

Club Page Club Description

GradSWE at UB

GradSWE at UB is the Graduate Student section at the University at Buffalo Section of the Society of Women Engineers organization. It provides resources and events tailored to the needs of graduate students while supporting SWE’s vision for a world with gender parity and equity in engineering and technology. We are a group dedicated to the academic and professional excellence of graduate students at the University at Buffalo. We welcome all graduate students at UB.

Graduate Poetics Group

**not currently recognized**

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.

Graduate Students of Color


The 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.

The GSPHA is a group of graduate students with interest in careers in the health professions. The goal of the GSPHA is to create a space for graduate students pursuing health professions to gather, network, gain insight into the professions and explore the academic path. We will strive to hold useful events such as workshops and socials that will benefit our members as well as social events to encourage networking and build peer support. This group will allow graduate students entering their programs to find research opportunities, clinical and volunteer experiences, and receive advice on courses, standardized tests, and application processes. These events may include formal speakers, advice sessions with former students who have pursued similar academic and career paths, and other helpful workshops. Ultimately, students will be able to find a support group with similar interests to keep one another motivated and to improve the overall graduate experience.

UBQ Club

The UBQ 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!