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Student Resources to Re-Connect, Re-Engage, and Re-New at Buffalo State College

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As Buffalo State resumes fully in person operations for the 2021-22 academic year, we look forward to reconnecting, reengaging, and renewing as a community once again. During this transition, the Division of Student Affairs is committed to supporting your academic success and helping you find your place at Buffalo State.




Use the following information as a guide to help you Re-Connect with the campus, services, faculty, and friends, Re-Engage with the academic, learning, and campus environments to get the most out of your college experience, and Re-New you. Take time to focus on yourself and your well-being to maximize your potential.

Watch the official fall 2021 welcome videos from Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Timothy Gordon:

For additional videos related to reconnecting, reengaging, and renewing with the campus community, go to the Student Affairs | Re-Connect, Re-Engage, Re-New YouTube channel.




Reconnect with the campus, services, faculty, and friends.

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Connecting Students and Faculty Through Paw Pass

Paw Pass is an opportunity for students and faculty members to connect outside of their typical interactions in the classroom or during office hours. Paw Pass is a complimentary one-time-use meal ticket that can be used by a faculty member to take a student to the Bengal Kitchen, located in the Campbell Student Union, for a meal. Faculty members can pick up a pass in their dean’s office and present it when they come to the Bengal Kitchen with their student guest.

Learn more about the Bengal Kitchen hours, location, and special events on the Buffalo State Dining website.

Student Organizations

Student Leadership and Engagement supports more than 70 student organizations on campus.

Sign in to Bengal Connect to view and join student organizations and upcoming events.

Bengal Stripes Leadership Program

The Bengal Stripes Leadership Program aims to help you develop your skills to be personally, professionally, and academically successful at Buffalo State and beyond. The program offers a series of workshops, personal development programs, civic and active engagement with the college and community.

Sign up to participate in the Bengal Stripes Leadership Program. 

United Students Government

The United Students Government (USG) at Buffalo State provides activities, representation, and services for students.

Learn about USG services and how to join USG.

Emergency Relief Program

The Emergency Relief Program provides financial assistance to eligible students facing an unforeseen emergency event. 

For more information, email, or visit the Dean of Students Office at 311 Campbell Student Union.

Milligan's Food Pantry

Milligan’s Food Pantry aids students experiencing food insecurity and it is available to all currently enrolled students. Learn how to place an online order at Milligan’s Food Pantry.

For more information, email, or visit the Dean of Students Office at 311 Campbell Student Union.

Sexual Violence Prevention and Support

Buffalo State is committed to sexual violence prevention and providing support and assistance to members of our campus community who are, or who have been, impacted by sexual violence, including gender-based discrimination, harassment, stalking, relationship or dating violence, or sexual assault. Learn about Title IX Compliance.

For emergency situations, call the University Police Department at 716-878-6333, or call Crisis Services at 716-834-3131.

Buffalo State Care Team

The Buffalo State Care Team investigates issues that involve students of concern who may have expressed the potential to harm themselves or others. Students and members of the campus community are encouraged to submit a report about students of concern, which will be sent to The Buffalo State Care Team to investigate as soon as possible within 1 business day.

However, for emergency situations, call the University Police Department at 716-878-6333.



Reengage with the academic, learning, and campus environments to get the most out of your college experience.

Academic Advising

Academic advising at Buffalo State is focused on your success as a student. Academic advisers and students share responsibility for quality academic advisement. Learn how to find your academic adviser's name and contact information.

Academic Affairs

The Provost is responsible for academic affairs. For academic questions, contact your dean or department.

Academic Commons

Visit the Academic Commons, located on the first floor of the library, for resources to support your studies. The Academic Commons includes the Writing Center, the Math CenterSubject Tutoring, the Educational Opportunity Program’s Academic Center for Excellence (EOP-ACE), the Advising Center, and Student Accessibility Services.

Bookstore Orders

View instructions for how to successfully order your textbooks and course materials from the Barnes & Noble Buffalo State Bookstore.

Career Development and Exploration

The Career Development Center aims to assist you with career exploration, preparing your resume, and enhancing your interviewing skills. Learn about career development workshops, events, and services for students.

To find current job and internship openings, sign in to Buffalo State’s online job board BengalLink and view all local and national full-time, part-time, summer, volunteer, internship, and work-study vacancies.

Restorative Justice Center

The Student Conduct and Community Standards office appointed additional Restorative Justice Center ambassadors to facilitate community circles and to provide additional student drop-in hours for support. Learn more about Restorative Justice.

Student Conduct Advising

The Student Conduct and Community Standards office increased the Conduct Advisers available to support and guide you during the student conduct process. Learn more about Conduct Advisers.



Renew you. Take time to focus on yourself and your well-being to maximize your potential.

Fitness Center

The fitness center is located on the second floor of the Houston Gym and is free to full-time undergraduate students. Visit the fitness center to support your physical health and combat stress. The fitness center has state-of-the-art exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, StairMasters and weight machines. 


Participate in organized intramural activities for friendly competition. View the intramurals schedule

Health Promotion Events, Programs and Workshops

Attend Health Promotion events, programs and workshops to learn tips for making informed and responsible decisions about your health and wellness. View upcoming Health Promotion events and programs.

Nutrition and Dietetics 

Nutrition affects our mental health and wellness. View an informational nutrition advice video from Dr. Carol DeNysschen, a professor and the department chair of Health, Nutrition and Dietetics, about how nutrition affects our mental health and how to best start eating healthier. Dr. DeNysschen's main advice is to use college as a time to introduce healthier eating habits, start small, and don't give up!

Buffalo Parks

Visit Buffalo's historical parks for relaxation, exercise and rejuvenation. Learn more about Buffalo's Parks.

Mental Health Wellness

If you find yourself struggling with mental health issues such as performance anxiety, relationship problems, or more serious problems such as alcohol and other drugs abuse, sexual assault, depression or thoughts of suicide, you could benefit from counseling services.

For help, call The Counseling Center at 716-878-4436.

Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Buffalo State is committed to sexual violence prevention. Learn about signs of relationship violence.

For help, call The Counseling Center at 716-878-4436.

For emergency situations, call the University Police Department at 716-878-6333, or call Crisis Services at 716-834-3131.

Managing Depression or Suicidal Thoughts

If you are experiencing feelings of depression, which may include sleeping too much or too little, significantly increased or decreased appetite, increased irritability, low energy or low motivation for activities you used to enjoy, feeling worthless, feeling hopeless, experiencing intrusive thoughts of death or dying, speaking to a counselor can help. Call the Counseling Center at 716-878-4436 for a confidential consultation with a licensed mental health professional. All services are free to registered Buffalo State students.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, contact any of the following help lines:

Learn more about helping a friend who is suicidal and managing depression and suicidal thoughts


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