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Volunteers at Bengals Dare to Care Day 2017

You can make a difference at Buffalo State, a recognized national leader in community engagement. From Bengals Dare to Care Day to academic service-learning opportunities, Buffalo State students make a difference in our community every day.

Our award-winning Civic and Community Engagement Office heads up these efforts on campus by creating long-term, meaningful partnerships with community agencies through service-learning, volunteering, and other experiential opportunities for students. In addition, the office offers a wide-range of both long- and short-term volunteer opportunities for students including alternative breaks, leadership programs, community service days, and more.

You can make a difference too.

Student alternative break volunteer during a trip to New Orleans

Register for a virtual information session on November 14 at 7:00 p.m 

  • Connect with current Buffalo State students and hear their service-learning and community engagement stories first-hand.
  • Our session leader will be Laura Hill Rao, director of Civic and Community Engagement.
  • Learn all about our mission to be Buffalo’s urban engaged campus and how you can get involved as a student.

Bengals At Work

Drew Kahn, director, Anne Frank Project

Drew Kahn in Rwanda

“Involve me, and I will learn.” Buffalo State’s Anne Frank Project uses theater and story-building as a vehicle for social justice and applied learning in all disciplines.

Hear from Drew

Kaicherise McRae, ’17

Kaicherise McRae Headshot

Proud alum Kaicherise McRae says she found her “why” in life thanks to her extensive involvement on campus working with fellow students.

Hear from Kaicherise

Rael Brown, senior

Rael Brown teaching nutrition

Service-learning is part of the dietitian education program. Students work with Buffalo community partners, such as Tapestry Charter School, to share nutrition facts and information.

Hear from Rael

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