Bengals Dare to Care, Saturday, September 25, 2021
Join President Conway-Turner for a morning of service alongside Buffalo community organizations and members. Be a part of the campus' civic, urban engaged anchor mission in action. Register today!
Save the Date: Anne Frank Project 2021: Believe. Inspire. Achieve. The 13th Annual Social Justice Festival will take place on October 13, 14, 15 at SUNY Buffalo State. In person and remote sessions are being offered. Look for more updates in the program of events in October. See current Program of Events.
In Spring 2020, the campus submitted an application for Buffalo State to receive a Voter Friendly Campus designation for March 2021-December 2022.
The Voter Friendly Campus designation program was started through the partnership of Campus Vote Project and NASPA in 2016. The Higher Education Act of 1965 requires institutions to distribute voter registration forms to their students. However, beyond that, instructions and guidance are vague. The Campus Vote Project and Young Invincibles have created a more measurable (and manageable) set of guidelines for schools to follow to create a more voter-friendly campus. The goal of the Voter Friendly Campus program is to help institutions develop a strategy to engage students and set clear goals so a path can be created in advance of upcoming elections. These activities can be institutionalized for years to come, keeping students engaged as they enter, and move through their time at school.
Higher education’s focus on civic engagement not only helps students to better understand their impact on those around them, but it also creates better students. Encouraging and assisting Buffalo State students to vote will establish participatory habits that will last well beyond their collegiate experience. Incorporating democratic engagement into campus life creates structure and stability for students as they explore what their political beliefs are and how they would like to engage in the democratic process.
Bengals Dare to Care is on Saturday, September 25, 2021! Join President Conway-Turner for a morning of service alongside Buffalo community organizations and members. Be a part of the campus' civic, urban engaged anchor mission in action. Register today!
Are you interested in developing your leadership and civic skills? Would you like to get involved in both campus life and the surrounding community? Does coordinating community service projects while making new friends sound exciting to you? If you answered "YES" then join us! Fill out your Student Civic Leadership Board application today!
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 LibGuide! This 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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