Special Clubs and Programs

How to get involved when you get here.

UB has many programs designed especially for the transfer student community. Getting involved is a great way to connect with the campus and your fellow UB students.

Transfer Peer Mentor Program

If you’re interested in getting to know other students, consider signing up for our Transfer Peer Mentor Program during your orientation. You’ll be paired with returning UB transfer students, who will give you insight on what life is like on and off campus. We encourage all new transfer students to sign up for this fun and rewarding program!

Transfer Honor Society

In 2001, UB established a charter of the National Transfer Honor Society: Tau Sigma. Tau Sigma sponsors activities that help new transfer students make a smooth transition to UB. Tau Sigma is run by elected student leaders and is a great way to get involved, meet other students and develop leadership skills.

Transfer students are eligible for membership in Tau Sigma if you complete 12 or more credits in your first semester at UB and earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher. You will pay one-time membership dues of $45. New members are inducted in a formal ceremony each spring.

The Advanced Honors Program

The Advanced Honors Program is meant for academically high-achieving students, usually sophomores and juniors with a minimum GPA at UB of 3.5. Students can apply to the program after completing at least 45 credit hours (which includes AP, IB and college credits). Transfer students are encouraged to apply as they are applying to UB. Deadlines are Oct. 1 and March 1.

For more information and to apply, visit the program’s website or contact the University Honors College at 716-645-3020.

Last updated: October 10, 2016 9:36 am EST