The mission of the Residence Life and Housing office is to support, complement, and enhance the academic mission of the College through its provision of a dynamic residential life program that encourages and provides opportunities for individual growth and development for a diverse residential population. Residence Life strives to provide facilities that are clean, well maintained, safe, attractive, and available at a reasonable cost— sustained through comprehensive facilities and financial planning. We welcome your inquiries, comments, and suggestions.
The Veterans and Military Service Office is responsible for coordinating support services for veterans including recruitment and advisement, admissions and financial aid counseling, orientation, 9/11 bill packaging and liaison to student veterans organization. The office assists current and prospective students who are veterans, servicepersons, or dependents or survivors of veterans with Veterans Affairs educational benefits. Information on current regulations affecting educational benefits, tutorial assistance and dependency allowance also is provided.
Buffalo State ensures access to on-campus academic programs, services and activities on campus to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with guidelines established by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Disability Services Office provides advocacy and coordinates appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities. To receive services, students must contact the Disability Services Office, provide appropriate documentation and meet with staff. Together, students and staff plan for support before assistance is given.
The Career and Development Center (CDC) provides a full range of services including comprehensive career planning and job search counseling. These services will help graduate students plan their career, identify internships and employment opportunities, write effective resume and cover letters and practice their interviewing skills. In addition to a website listing full-time, summer, part-time jobs and internships, the CDC sponsors job fairs, on-campus interviews, employer information sessions, job search workshops and maintains reference files. The CDC also houses the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center, where students can find one-time and long-term community volunteer opportunities and can identify service-learning graduate coursework options.
Buffalo State’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) was established during the spring of 2012 with the consideration that there is a constant and imminent need to provide for the representation of graduate students and the promotion of graduate students’ interests on Buffalo State’s campus.
All full and part-time matriculated graduate students at Buffalo State who pay the GSA fee are members of the GSA. The budget created by this mandatory student fee may fund graduate students’ research and scholarship, participation in professional organizations, travel for professional purposes and conferences, and the creation and presentation of professional posters and documents related to the research and scholarship. All qualified applications are reviewed by the GSA executive board.
Elections for executive board members take place during each spring semester while elections for Senators take place each fall. Elected Senators shall represent the voice of the graduate students from all departments within their own academic school. The Senators will make known to the Senate the needs and concerns of the graduate students whom they represent.
GSA meetings are held monthly during the spring and fall semesters and are open to all members.