Student Leadership and Engagement

Campbell Student Union 400
(716) 878-4631

Student Leadership and Engagement is committed to an inclusive student-centered environment that creates educational experiences for students and that promotes leadership, involvement, learning, and success. The office collaborates with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community leaders to provide innovative and purposeful programs to prepare students for a diverse and changing world.

Activities and Organizations

Activities and Organizations supports more than 70 student organizations on campus, registering all student organizations and overseeing the recognition process required of all new student organizations that seek to be affiliated with the college. The office provides numerous services to all student organizations, including advisement, co-sponsorship opportunities, and leadership development. Buffalo State is dedicated to enhancing the development of students through membership in campus-approved Greek organizations. Each fraternity and sorority offers students the opportunity to be part of their close-knit communities that promote leadership, service, and academic excellence. Staff support initiatives dedicated to scholarship, service, community advocacy, philanthropy, safety, and wellness.

Campbell Student Union

The Campbell Student Union is located in the center of campus and is the hub for student activity at Buffalo State. The building houses a number of amenities, including the Buffalo State Welcome Center, Barnes & Noble at Buffalo State Bookstore, retail and residential dining, lounges, and meeting rooms. Hundreds of events take place there annually including many hosted by student organizations. The student union also houses the offices of the Bengal Card Office, Dean of Students, Student Leadership and Engagement, United Students Government, and several student organizations.


New Student Orientation programming enhances the experience of first-year students, transfer students, and their families in their transition to Buffalo State. A comprehensive collegewide orientation program introduces students to a wide range of opportunities available at Buffalo State and integrates them into life at the college.

ROAR to Success

The Recognizing Opportunities Achieving Results program (ROAR) provides advocacy and customized support to first-year students. This effort is designed to ensure that first-year students have what they need to be successful, which aligns with the college’s mission to empower students to succeed. Currently, any prospective first-year students who confirm their attendance at Buffalo State and are not enrolled in any other support programs on campus are eligible to participate. Students who are accepted to Buffalo State through the Honors Program, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), or as international students are currently ineligible for services through the Roar to Success program.