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Best Buddies

The mission of Best Buddies Colleges is to provide an opportunity for college students to be matched in a one-to-one friendship with individuals who have intellectual disabilities. College chapters are active on 298 campuses worldwide. Each chapter is a registered student organization on their college campus.

BSC Best Buddies meets once a month on campus to have fun, organize outings, learn, have fun, network, eat, have fun, raise money and have fun (our main goal, can you tell?). Joining Best Buddies means that you commit to participating for one year and having weekly contact with your Buddy by telephone, in person or by e-mail, and attending monthly meetings. Best Buddies is a USG funded student organization.

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Best Buddies Event Calendar

Saturday, May 11
‘Evening Under the Stars’ Closing Ceremony- Thank you for a great year!

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Assembly Hall
Formal Attire Preferred

Saturday to Sunday, April 20-21
Best Buddies Friendship Walk

12:00 PM
Albany, NY
*This is an overnight trip, please make arrangements with the e-board

Sunday, April 14
Buffalo Bisons Game

12:30 PM
Coca-Cola Field
*20 spots available

Saturday, March 16
Zumba Party
1:00 PM  to 3:00 PM
Student Union Assembly Hall 1

*Taught by a certified instructor. Wear your Best Buddies shirt!

Faculty Advisors

Lynne Sommerstein

Lecturer, EXE



Kathy Doody

Assistant Professor, EXE

In the News

Ice Skating Event - October 2014

In a first for the Buffalo State Chapter of Best Buddies, a Buffalo State sports team partnered with Best Buddies to provide a fun afternoon for everyone.  Organized by Best Buddies Secretary Charles Lapierre, the members of the Buffalo State Hockey Team supported Buffalo State students and buddies with developmental disabilities to try their hand or renew their skills at ice skating.  Over forty people participated at the Buffalo State Ice Arena.  The noise level indicated that all were having fun!  We send a big thank you to the Buffalo State Hockey Team for helping to make a great event that we hope becomes a tradition.   Buffalo State Best Buddies is a chapter of the international organization which pairs college students with individuals with developmental disabilities for one to one friendships.



Letter: Best Buddies promotes one-on-one friendships

posted in the Buffalo News: February 20, 2013

If you are looking for a good time and to socialize with a great group of people, then Best Buddies could be the group for you. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization that is focused on pairing up one-on-one friendships between a student and an individual with a disability. Continue...

Best Buddies Program Earns National Honors

posted in the Buffalo State campus news: August 10, 2012

The Buffalo State chapter of the Best Buddies program was named Outstanding College Chapter of the Year during the 23rd annual Best Buddies International Leadership Conference held July 20–23 at Indiana University. Continue...

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