STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

COMMITTEES IN STUDENT AFFAIRS

Grant Allocation Committee (GAC)

The availability of campus auxiliary services contributes enormously to the quality of life at Buffalo State and enhances our ability to recruit and retain students, staff and faculty. The Auxiliary Services Grant Allocation Committee was formed to oversee the distribution of funds generated by the College's auxiliary services, including, but not limited to, the bookstore, food services, concessions, vending and residence hall services.

The Grant Allocation Committee is charged with soliciting and reviewing proposals for campus programs and activities, and for distributing those funds allocated to support them, with a goal of enriching the intellectual, social, and cultural needs of the Buffalo State community.

Engel Student Humanitarian Award

The Engel Student Humanitarian Award was created to recognize a Buffalo State College undergraduate student who has demonstrated personal character through altruism, volunteer service and the giving of oneself to the campus and the larger community. The recipient of the Engel Humanitarian Award receives a monetary award of $2,500.

Homecoming & Parent's Weekend

Homecoming at Buffalo State College is a time when the college becomes what Ernest Boyer calls a "celebrative community." During Homecoming, the campus community comes together around rituals which affirm our traditions, such as the pageantry of selecting a king and queen, the excitement of a pep rally, the fun and energy associated with a parade and the spectacle of a football game. Homecoming communicates the role of the college to its various publics by honoring outstanding alumni and celebrating faculty, staff, and student excellence through events that involve students, parents and the local community in its traditions. Our vision is to make Homecoming one of two major campus-wide events, on a par with Commencement, through appointment of a steering committee that operates at the level of the President.

President's Medal/SUNY Chancellor's Medal Committee

The President's Medal is the highest honor awarded to an undergraduate student by Buffalo State. This award is given to a student who has demonstrated a commitment toward meeting the goals of higher education as set forth in the college's mission statement. This award recognizes an outstanding member of the senior class who has demonstrated excellence in the areas of achievement, citizenship, leadership, and community service. A grade point average of at least 3.5 is required for consideration for this prestigious recognition.

Student Health Advisory

SHAC is the primary avenue for student and campus community input into the planning, delivery and evaluation of health, counseling and prevention services. The purpose of SHAC is to form a partnership of faculty, staff and students to regularly assess the full range of student's health related needs, and scope of responses available to address those needs. Selected members of the surrounding community of health care should be represented at SHAC meetings. A sufficient number of students should be included to ensure an appropriate level of input and representation.

Who's Who Among/ Mildred Campbell Student Recognition

Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities has a 66-year-old tradition of furthering the aims of higher education by recognizing and rewarding academic excellence on a national level. Once again this year, Buffalo State will be among the more than 1,900 institutions participating in the program. As a lifetime benefit, students selected for inclusion in Who's Who are entitled to use a free reference/placement service when seeking post-graduate employment or fellowships.