Multicultural Activities and Clubs

The school and the university offer extracurricular opportunities to foster and support a culture that values diversity

SPHHP Activities

Student Global Health Initiative

The Global Health Initiative is a student-organized group for people interested in global health issues.The Global Health Initiative is a student-organized group for people interested in global health issues.The Global Health Initiative is a student-organized group for people interested in global health issues.By joining the student-organized Global Health Initiative (GHI), you’ll be a part of a community that maintains a global health dialogue within the School of Public Health and Health Professions and beyond. You’ll be the first to learn about graduate student opportunities in global health, including fieldwork, internships, employment, receipt of grants and access to datasets.

Ongoing conversations about global health take the form of journal clubs, lectures, seminars, meetings and symposia.

The GHI is open to all graduate students interested in global health and related disciplines. All members have voting privileges. The club meets a minimum of twice a month during the academic school year, with the exception of final exam months, December and May.

UB Activities and Clubs

Intercultural & Diversity Center

The Intercultural & Diversity Center’s (IDC) mission is to educate students through programs and events that increase their understanding of the multi-faceted aspects of diversity and the advantages of being at the University at Buffalo, a diverse institution. The center provides opportunities to engage in dialogue, celebrate differences and commonalities, and promote awareness about diversity and how it affects our beliefs, perceptions and the global society.

People of Color Council

The People of Color Council (POC) focuses on celebrating, preserving and educating students about the cultures of the minority population in America. POC clubs are also active in the Buffalo community and are united with a common goal—to increase minority representation at UB, SUNY and state levels. 

  • Asian American Student Union
    Support and encourage Asian American culture within the UB community.  Contact ubsa-aasu@buffalo.edu.
  • Black Student Union
    Educate members and non-members about issues that affect the Black community, preserve Black culture and increase admission of Black students to UB. Contact ubsa-bsu@buffalo.edu.
  • Lesbian/Gay and Bisexual, Transgender Alliance
    Establish a safe space on campus to facilitate understanding among all students; provide an organization sympathetic to concerns.
  • Native American Peoples’ Alliance
    Assist in the recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation of Native American students at UB.
  • PODER Latinos Unidos
    Preserve Latino culture, dignity and pride; aid Latino students at UB and increase admission to UB and other universities.