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Campus Collection Drive for Afghan Evacuees: November 15-December 8: The Buffalo State College community is demonstrating its commitment to supporting the resettlement of the estimated 350 Afghan evacuees who are coming to Buffalo by contributing to a significant campus collection drive of items needed to re-home our new neighbors. Please consider organizing a team to collect requested items found on the Welcome Kit list (PDF, 178 KB) or WNYRAC list of large donation needs. We ask that you review the lists carefully as to be certain that you are donating requested items. Donations can be brought to South Wing 110 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 8:30 and 1:00 a.m. and 2:30 pm and 4:00 p.m. starting Monday, November 15, and concluding Wednesday, December 8.

Social Justice Faculty Externship Presentation: November 23: Please join the Equity and Campus Diversity Office and the Civic and Community Engagement Office for an important social justice conversation as Vida Vanchan and James Golden discuss their 2021 Social Justice Faculty Externship experience with partners Jericho Road Community Health Center and Open Buffalo on Tuesday, November 23, at 9:00 a.m. in Bulger Communication Center 216 or online via Microsoft Teams. The externship is an opportunity for faculty members to engage in learning opportunities with community organizations that provide leadership in addressing issues of social justice and to extend that learning to students through curricular change. Partner organizations also benefit through faculty time and attention to a project using the faculty member’s skills and experiences. Dr. Vanchan, Dr. Golden, and their partners will share learning and explore outcomes of the collaborations, as well as foster discussion about the integration of social justice into curriculum for Buffalo State College students. Please register online to join this presentation.

Save the Date: 150th Anniversary Celebration of Community Engagement, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:00 – 1:30pm, at the Campbell Student Union Social Hall.

Importance of Self-care in Social Justice work: Come out to Caudell 209 on Tuesday, December 7th between 12:15 - 1:30 pm to make Christmas cards for patients at Roswell Park. We will be bringing supplies to make cards, but feel free to bring your own. Our goal is to uplift patients in Roswell and let them know that they are not alone during the holiday season. 

Civic Engagement Series with Johanna and Desiray: ALL EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 12:15 - 1:30 PM IN CAUDELL 209.                                        February 8 - Valentine Cards, February 24 - Supporting our Elders; March 8 - Food Aid for Students; March 24 - LGBTQ+; April 5 - Privilege and Intersectionality;     April 19 - Legalization of Marijuana; May 3 - Self Care                              

Buffalo State NYPIRG Student Empowerment Workshop: "Student Loans and YOU." December 9 th 12:15 - 1:30 in Bulger 216. Learn About: 1.Student Loan Basics; 2.Different Types of Loans Available to you; 3.Repaying your loans and repayment plans. RSVP by clicking this link: https//








  • The Civic and Community Engagement Office has established a service challenge to commemorate Buffalo State’s 150th anniversary.  We hope you will join us us in celebration of the institution’s mission, identity, and commitment to being an urban-engaged campus! Individual students, faculty, and staff who complete 150 hours of community service between May 17, 2021 - August 31, 2022  will be recognized for their civic and community-engaged efforts.   For more information and to register, please visit 150th Anniversary Service Challenge.

  • SUNY Buffalo State joined more than 300 college presidents and chancellors in committing to full student voter registration and participation in all elections through the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN), 2021!

  • Alia Williams, '22, has been named a 2021-2022 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact!  Congratulations, Alia! 

  • We are so excited to share the news!  Buffalo State has earned 'Voter Friendly' Designation!

  • Check out our new Community and Civic Engagement LibGuideThis additional resource was created to support our community-engaged faculty in teaching, research, and scholarship!

  • Log into BengalLink to find volunteer opportunities!

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