In 2006, three male undergraduates from the UB Boxing Club, motivated not by their sport but by a shared goal to combat sexual violence, started the UB Men's Group. The group is now a peer-run, university-advised program sponsored by UB Student Affairs' Student Wellness Team.
On Monday, gay rights in the United States reached another milestone with the government expanding recognition of same-sex marriages in federal legal matters. On March 13, Buffalo will also hit a marriage-equality milestone. 'I DO Love Buffalo,' a new organization, will host its business premiere and first event expo geared toward, but not limited to, the
UB's Black Student Union (BSU) has big plans for Black History Month, including birthday celebrations for Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two pioneers for black equality. BSU has several events lined up, such as a leadership conference for local high school students, its annual health fair with local health organizations, community service events that will be held every other weekend and a Valentine's Day candy-gram and raffle, according to Christina Dunn, an activities coordinator for the club and a sophomore sociology and communication major. To conclude the month's festivities, the club will continue its tradition of hosting Black Explosion. "It's a fashion and cultural show where we take any theme or idea that we want and run wild with it," said President Greg Bellonton, a senior psychology major.
Chelsea Sullivan, a junior English major, did not enjoy being around girls in high school. She had always preferred the company of a small, male group of friends. Now, Sullivan has a sisterhood. She is an active member of Delta Phi Epsilon (DPE) and is currently the vice president of special events for the Inter-Greek Council (IGC). She has been steadily involved for the past two years. DPE is one of the six sororities that form the Panhellenic Council under IGC.
Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) was almost shut down in 2010. The pre-health honor society, which was still SA-affiliated, had only three nationally inducted members and was only started to "crawl back up" that year, said AED President Shanelle Raugh, a biochemistry and psychology double major. Now, the club consists of dozens of members who help each other prepare for professional health schools after graduation.
Minahil Khan, a sophomore communication and political science major, was 8 years old when her parents won the lottery for a green card to come to America.