On July 29, 2011 -- following a year-long community planning process -- representatives of neighborhood communities near to campus, elected State and local officials and Buffalo State College adopted a resolution forming the Committee on University and Community Relations.  The goal of the Committee is to build a successful and effective campus-community coalition as an important strategy in dealing with the problems commonly associated with student misconduct and miscommunication between Buffalo State College students and residents in the off-campus neighborhoods contiguous to the Buffalo State campus. 

The Committee conducts open sessions on a frequent basis, meeting at least quarterly to develop programs aimed at improving the quality of life in neighborhoods off-campus where Buffalo State College students reside.  While Committee meetings are open to the public, efforts are made to encourage attendance by individuals most directly affected by the conduct of student-residents in the neighborhoods near to campus.

The Committee on University and Community Relations develops programs and practices based on the experience of other higher education entities such as the Universities at Albany and Buffalo, as well as Canisius College in Buffalo.  

For More Information About the Committee on University and Community Relations

Questions about the work of the Committee can be addressed to Hal D. Payne, Vice President for Student Affairs, by telephone at 716-878-4704 or by email to 

How Should Neighborhood Community Residents Respond to Student Misconduct?

The Committee on University and Community Relations aims to develop a long-range plan for preventing and responding to disruption in the neighborhood communities near to Buffalo State College. If disruption occurs before the Committee completes its work, residents are advised to follow the guidance offered at the following website:

Questions about responding to student disruption can be addressed to Charles B. Kenyon, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, by telephone at 716-878-4618 or by email to