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Special Clubs and Programs

Transfer Peer Mentor Program

This program is designed especially for new transfer students in their first semester at UB. The idea is to pair up new students with returning UB students who had transferred to UB. It is a great way to get to know other students and learn about the student culture on and off campus. There are plenty of campus faculty and staff willing to help new students, but there is nothing like getting the perspective from one of your peers. We encourage all new transfer students to consider signing up for this program at your orientation session. It’s fun and rewarding!

Transfer Honor Society

In 2001, UB established a charter of the National Transfer Honor Society—Tau Sigma. You will be eligible for membership in the honor society if you complete 12 or more credits in your first UB semester and earn a 3.5 or greater GPA. You will pay one-time membership dues of $45, and each spring new members are inducted in a formal ceremony. Tau Sigma sponsors activities throughout the year aimed at helping new transfer students make a smooth transition to UB life. Tau Sigma is run by a few elected student leaders and it is a great way to get involved, meet other students, and develop leadership skills.

The Advanced Honors Program

The Advanced Honors Program is designed for academically high-achieving upperclassmen, usually juniors and seniors with a minimum overall GPA of 3.5. Current UB students can apply to the program after having completed at least 60 credit hours. Transfer students should complete one semester at UB before applying.

As an Advanced Honors Scholar, you’ll receive priority registration, your own faculty mentor, and advisement from Honors College staff. In addition, in your senior year, you will work with your mentor on a senior thesis of your own design. Upon graduation, your transcript will include a special notation as an Advanced Honors Scholar. For more information, contact the University Honors College at 716-645-3020.

Last updated: August 20, 2014 1:18 pm EST