Erie County Employee Education Program Semester Handbook

Erie County Employee Education Program
Jeffrey Bloomberg, M.F.A., M.Ed.
Research Coordinator/ECEEP Coordinator
Collaborative Research Initiative
Institute for Community Health Promotion
Office of Sponsored Programs, SUNY Buffalo State
Bacon Hall 103/114
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Voice: 878-3551
Fax: 878-4806
Student Guidelines: ECDSS-ECEEP
Course Limit 3
ECEEP Program Eligibility 3
Textbooks/Materials 3
Orientation for New and Transfer Students 4
Billing/Finances 4
Financial Aid 5
Tuition Refunds 5
Parking Regulations and Student Parking Permits 6
Student Guidelines: SUNY Buffalo State
Academic Advisement 8
Academic Probation 8
Intellectual Foundations Requirements 8
Registration Dates and Times 10
Online Course Withdrawal 11
Leaves of Absence 11
Banner Registration 12
Class Schedule Information 13
Student Directory Information 13
Change of Name/Address/Phone Number 13
Mandatory Immunizations 14
Buffalo State Identification Cards
Student Transit Pass 14
Butler Library Hours 15
Holidays/Vacation Dates 15
Emergency/Weather Closing Information 15
Buff State Alert System 15
Commencement 16
ECEEP Programs of Study
B.S. Business Administration 18
B.S. Social Work 19
Master of Public Administration 20
Buffalo State Graduate Thesis Completion Policy 21
Adult Education Assistance 22
Helpful Website Addresses 25
Academic and Student Support Services/Phone Numbers
Student Guidelines
ECDSS Employee
Education Program
Course Limit
All students (Undergraduate and Graduate Levels) enrolled in the Erie County DSSEmployee Education Program are restricted to six academic credits (two courses) for both
Fall and Spring semesters, and three credits (one course) for the Summer Session. Please
note that this course limit is subject to change by the ECEEP Coordinator each semester,
before registration begins. Only courses within your major and the electives recommended
by your academic advisor are covered under the program.
Students can petition the ICHP/CRI Erie County DSS-EEP Coordinator (Jeff Bloomberg, in writing to provide a justification to register for more than six
academic credits only if the additional credits will result in the actual conferral of an
academic degree. The petition will be reviewed by ECDSS/Human Resources
Administration personnel prior to a decision being rendered.
Students applying for the (two course limit) waiver must document their need for additional
course requests. Please obtain an official written justification from your Buffalo State
departmental academic advisor, and graduate studies or undergraduate studies, in order to
qualify for the waiver.
ECEEP Program Eligibility
Participants in the Erie County Employee Education Program need to actively pursue their
degree in order to maintain their program eligibility. Undergraduate and graduate students
who do not register for at least one out of three semesters in a twelve-month period will
not be considered active Program students, and their eligibility will be discontinued.
However, this will not preclude discontinued students from future participation. Should a
student decide to return to the program, the student may re-enter by reapplying to the County
for continued program eligibility. For more information, contact Jeff Bloomberg
( at 878-3551.
Note: If at some point you are no longer employed by Erie County
DSS, you must immediately contact Jeff Bloomberg at the e-mail
address or telephone number shown above, to be removed from our
student roster.
Books and required materials will be available at the Reception Area located in the left-hand
corner of the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Buffalo State in the Student Union.
For courses in which materials are required (i.e., Design), the County will pay for, or
reimburse you for, required materials. If you register for a class in which materials are
required you must follow this procedure:
1. Contact Kathy Hanaka in the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Buffalo State at 878-5509 to
determine if needed materials are available through the bookstore. If they are, she will
arrange for you to pick them up and charge the program’s account.
2. If the materials are not available in the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Buffalo State, or
you request them after the deadline below, you must purchase them on your own and you
will be reimbursed (less the sales tax).
To receive a reimbursement, submit the original receipt(s) along with a copy of the course
syllabus to Jeff Bloomberg, ICHP/CRI, Bacon Hall 103, before the last day of classes. Please
remember that since the sales tax is not reimbursable, you will only be reimbursed for the
cost of the materials.
You are required to pick-up your books/materials in person and should present your Buffalo
State ID card at that time. You may begin picking up your textbooks in the bookstore starting
on the first day of classes (January 25, 2016) and thereafter at any time the bookstore is
open. No requests for textbooks or materials will be honored prior to this date. If you
drop a course, the textbooks for that course must be returned as soon as possible.
All textbooks must be picked up by February 6, 2016. No requests for textbooks will be
honored after that date. Students should visit the bookstore’s website to view their current
hours of operation at:
Although your books and written materials are prepackaged by the bookstore, you are
personally responsible for making sure that you have all required books and materials for
your courses. Ask your professors, check your syllabi, and check your bag of books before
leaving the store. After the semester deadline date to pick up your texts has passed, you
will be personally responsible for acquiring and paying for any books and materials that you
want or need, and you will not be reimbursed.
If you need additional information regarding textbook distribution for this semester, contact
Kathy Hanaka at 878-5509.
Orientation for New and Transfer Students
Attendance at the SUNY Buffalo State orientation session is a mandatory college
requirement that cannot be waived by the ECEEP program. Fees will vary based on the
semester and academic level and must be paid in advance, but will be reimbursed to you
upon submitting your proof of payment to our office in Bacon Hall 114. Please allow 4-6
weeks for a check to be processed and mailed to your home address.
Due to the college billing process, we cannot prevent the initial semester “tuition and fees”
bills from being electronically billed directly to you. Because you are a participant of a group
payment program, you should disregard the first two tuition and fees “eBills” that you
receive at the beginning of each semester. If you receive additional eBills that warn of late
fees or registration cancellation, immediately contact Jeff Bloomberg,
( or 878-3551.
Financial Aid
All current students or new student applicants are required by ECDSS to apply for financial
aid. You are to complete the FAFSA form available on the SUNY Buffalo State web site and
then forward a copy of your FAFSA confirmation page to the ECEEP office. If you are
notified that you will be receiving financial aid, please contact Jeff Bloomberg
( or 878-3551.
Tuition Refunds
Students who are receiving financial aid or have dropped or withdrawn from classes
are responsible for the return of any refund checks for the classes involved.
Refunds are based on the date that your withdrawal information is received by the Registrar.
Non-attendance does not constitute official withdrawal. Fees are not refundable once
classes start. The last date of the Spring semester to drop without financial penalty is
Sunday, January 31, 2016 before 11:59 p.m.
After this date, full liability for tuition and fees is incurred (see the “Tuition Refunds”
section of the college website or catalog).
Students who either drop or withdraw from classes are responsible for the return of
any refunded tuition and fees for the classes involved.
If you receive any checks in the mail from SUNY Buffalo State, you must contact Jeff
Bloomberg immediately ( or 878-3551 for further instructions.
Mail the check within five (5) working days of the date you received it to:
Jeffrey Bloomberg
ECEEP Coordinator-SUNY Buffalo State
Bacon Hall 103
SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222
2. It is very important to return all textbook materials to Jeff Bloomberg at the address
shown above so the ECEEP program will not be charged for them.
Parking Regulations and Student Parking Permits
Parking Permits
Parking permits are no longer handled by ECEEP or by Student Accounts – all permits
are now issued on-line through the Parking Services Office. We have copied the
information below for you and have provided the link to the parking permit application.
Please note that if you apply for your permit before the deadline each semester, it will be
billed to your student account and ECEEP will pay as we have done in the past. If you apply
after the deadline, you will have to pay and submit the receipt to our office for
If you have questions about the parking procedure, you should contact the parking office at
878-3041. If you have any questions regarding payment please call Jeff Bloomberg
( or 878-3551.
Also, just a reminder that the ECEEP contract only pays for one (1) permit per student for the
academic year.
If you will be getting a new vehicle, you must remove and retain your campus parking
permit before turning in your old vehicle, or a $35.00 replacement fee will be charged to
Parking Services has gone green! Applications for faculty, staff,
and student parking permits are now accepted online. Parking
rules and regulations may be found at:
You will be able to log on to the system with your campus username
and password. Through the deadline date (on their website), all permits requested by
students will be billed to your student account. Permits can be sent via US Mail to the
student's address of record or picked up in the Parking Services office, Chase 126,
during regular business hours. A valid ID must be shown when picking up the parking
permit. After the deadline date, all permits will be required to be paid by debit or credit
card at the time of the request.
Student Guidelines
Buffalo State College
Academic Advisement
Undergraduate Students
All matriculated Erie County Employee Education Program undergraduate students who
intend to register for courses this semester: it is strongly recommended that you obtain a
signed “Record of Advisement” prior to registration. To get your form signed, you must
arrange an appointment with your advisor. Please remember that only courses within your
major and the electives recommended by your academic advisor are paid for under the
Graduate Students
Graduate Students are not required to have a signed advisement card, but are responsible for
their own course registrations and obtaining advisement. However, we do recommend that
you contact your advisor for assistance with course selection. If you have any academic
questions, also, please contact your advisor.
Academic Probation
Students whose cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 are automatically classified as “on
academic probation.” The cumulative GPA is determined at the end of each semester and is
included on the term grade report. Students on probation have until the completion of the
next regular semester to raise the cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher. Failure to do so by that
time may result in dismissal from the college and from ECEEP.
Intellectual Foundations
The Intellectual Foundations Program promotes an understanding of the continuity of human
history, the depth of inherited knowledge, the validity of diverse modes of inquiry, the value
of artistic expression and the richness of our collective experience.
The purpose of the Intellectual Foundations Program is to develop the skills and habits of the
mind required for a life of intellectual curiosity and civic engagement.
New and transfer undergraduates who entered Buffalo State College during the summer 2014
or fall 2014 and later must complete the Intellectual Foundations 2014 program. An AA/AS
degree does not waive IF 2014 requirements for transfer students. The core is already
reduced with the one CORE SUNY minimum General Education Transcript Addendum
(GETA) approved class.
Intellectual Foundations 2014 (IF 14)
Basic Written and Oral Communication 6 Credits
CWP 101 (3): must earn a minimum grade of C
CWP 102 (3): must earn a minimum grade of C
Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning 3 Credits
Select one course from this area
*Can satisfy major/minor requirements
Cognate Foundations 12 Credits
Select one course from each area
Arts (3)
Humanities (3)
Natural Science (3)
Social Science (3)
*Courses must be outside of the primary major prefix
Foundations of Civilizations 9 Credits
Select one course from each area
American History (3)
Western Civilization (3)
Non-Western Civilization (3)
*Can satisfy major/minor requirements
Diversity 3 Credits
Select one Course from this area
*Can satisfy major/minor requirements
Global Engagement 0-6 Credits
Select option(s)
Intellectual Skills and Competencies 0 Credits
Writing Across the Curriculum (Infused)
Critical Thinking (Infused)
Information Management (Infused)
Total Maximum Number of Credits 33-39
For more information, please visit the Intellectual Foundations website below at:
Registration Dates and Times
Advance Registration
If you are a matriculated undergraduate student and do not participate in registration, you
will be assigned to the last day “Final Registration” and you will be personally responsible
for the $40.00 late registration fee. Erie County will not pay this fee and it cannot be
Advance Registration Dates:
(Registration for continuing students)
November 4, 2015 to January 8, 2016
You can begin registering at 6:00 AM on your assigned day.
BANNER is available to students 24/7 (except for scheduled maintenance)
Please note that dates, course listings and other information
concerning Registration are subject to change without notice.
Visit the Banner home page or the Registrar’s website: to obtain the most up-to-date
Final Registration Date*
(Graduate, Non-matriculated and Late Registration students)
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Late Registration (with late fees)*
Monday, January 25 – Sunday, January 31, 2016
*If you register for the first time during Late Registration or the Drop/Add period, you will
be personally responsible for paying the late fee that will be assessed.
Drop/Add Period* (All students)
Monday, January 25 – Sunday, January 31, 2016
(*Books will be available 48 hours after Drop/Add.)
Late Course Additions
If you attempt to register for a course within your major and find that it is closed, you must
request permission from the instructor and department chairperson to enroll in that section.
It is your responsibility to contact the instructor and to register in Banner. Please be
sure that you identify yourself as an Erie County Employee Education Program student. If
you add a course after the Drop/Add period you must immediately notify Jeff Bloomberg
( or 878-3551.
Online Course Withdrawal
After the Drop/Add period you may only “officially withdraw” from a class. This action
will result in a “W” being entered on your official college record.
Students must withdraw from courses Online in Banner. To withdraw from a course, sign
on to Banner. Your click path is: Student—Registration—Add or Drop Classes—Select
Term. The new course withdrawal option will first appear on the Add or Drop Classes
screen after the drop/add period is over.
If you have not completed all the appropriate withdrawal procedures by the date listed below,
you will receive an “E” grade (failure) for the course. The deadline for withdrawal from a
course for the Spring semester is April 1, 2016.
Please be responsible and be sure to drop or withdraw from your class in Banner as soon as
possible. If you do not, Erie County still has to pay for a portion or all of your tuition and
fees, and you could be dropped from the ECEEP active participant roster.
Leaves of Absence
Undergraduate Students
If you are a matriculated student and do not register for at least one course during either the
Spring or Fall semesters, you will be required to submit a college Leave of Absence form.
An application for leave of absence must be obtained from, and signed by, the chairperson
of your department. Undeclared students should contact Academic Advisement at 878-5336
to obtain a Leave of Absence form.
Failure to complete this process may prevent you from being eligible to register for course
work in subsequent semesters.
If you need to file for a non-medical Leave of Absence for the Spring semester, you must do
so by Friday, May 6, 2016.
Students who are on a Leave of Absence are provided with a date of return to the college as
part of the Leave of Absence process. If you fail to reactivate your status by that semester,
you will be terminated. Students who have been terminated must reapply for admission
through the Admissions Office, and must meet any new college requirements that may be in
effect at that time. While on leave, you will continue to receive a notice to register.
You may reactivate your student status by registering for classes for the semester you
wish to return. For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office at 878-4811.
Graduate Students
Formal filing for a Leave of Absence is not required for graduate students. However, if you
do not register for three (3) consecutive semesters (including the summer session), you will
be terminated. If that occurs, you will have to reapply for admission and must meet any
new college requirements. For more information, contact The Graduate School at 878-5601.
Banner Registration
Registration for all courses at SUNY Buffalo State is web-based through Banner, which is
the SUNY Buffalo State student information and registration system.
In order to register for Spring 2016 classes, you will need to know your Banner ID and PIN
(Personal Identification Number and Password). To find your Banner PIN, use the “Lookup
Banner ID” link from the BANNER login page:
If you do not know your Banner PIN, please contact the Computing Help Desk at 8784357, or visit them in person at the E.H. Butler Library. You must present a valid
Buffalo State ID card for any account-related issues when visiting the Help Desk, which is
located on the lower level of the lobby, next to the Information Commons. If you do not
have a Buffalo State ID card, please go to Butler Library and obtain one.
From the Banner system, you will receive an assigned day to begin registering for Spring
semester classes.
Starting on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, students may see their registration start date in
BANNER under “Registration Status.” Registration dates will run from November 4, 2015
through January 31, 2016.
HOLDS: As always, a hold will prevent you from registering. Any holds should be resolved
before registration begins. You must remove the hold with the office that placed it.
Class Schedule Information
Up-to-date course listings are available at:
This site will be updated every week. Students can also search for classes by using the links
in Banner.
Spring classes begin on Monday, January 25, 2016
Student Directory Information
SUNY Buffalo State will produce a student directory listing all undergraduate and graduate
students. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of students will be included in this
Any student wishing to be unlisted and thereby withhold publication of his/her name,
address and telephone number in the directory, must report to the Dean of Students Office
(CU 306), present valid I.D, and complete a withholding form by September 15, 2016. A
withholding form must be completed each academic year. Contact the Office of the Dean
of Students at 878-4618 for more information or to arrange an evening appointment.
Change of Name/Address/Phone Number
It is important to keep the college informed of any changes in personal information so that
records can be kept current. Follow the procedures described below to record changes.
Undergraduate Students
1. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 878-4811 to request a Data Change Form be mailed to
you, or pick up this form from the Moot Hall lobby. Complete and return the form so that
you continue to receive all official correspondence of the college—including your
registration information.
2. In addition, you MUST contact Jeff Bloomberg ( ECEEP
Office, Bacon Hall 103, 878-3551 to ensure that your program records are current and that
you receive the ECEEP Handbook each semester.
Graduate Students
1. Contact The Graduate School, GC 204, at 878-5601 and request that a Data Change Form
be mailed to you, or pick up this form from their office. You should complete the form
and return it accordingly so that you continue to receive all official correspondence of the
college—including your registration information.
2. In addition, you MUST contact Jeff Bloomberg (ECEEP
Office, BA 103) or 878-3551, to ensure that your program records are current and that
you receive the ECEEP Handbook each semester.
Mandatory Immunizations
Please remember that you must comply with the new College immunization regulation if you
were born on January 1, 1957 or later. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this
regulation, please call the Weigel Health Center at 878-6711 immediately.
To avoid any confusion as to your birth date (which could result in class registration
cancellations) and to supply necessary emergency information, Weigel Health Center
requests that you contact them to set up a student health file. There is also a health
requirement concerning meningitis that students must be in compliance with to register for
classes. To submit your information, fill out the form at:
Please Note: If you are an evening student taking more than 12 credit hours per semester,
you must also complete the on-line student health insurance waiver to avoid being charged
the mandatory student health insurance fee. For more details and information, please go to
their website:
Then click on the “Insurance Information” link on the left hand side of the page.
Buffalo State Identification Cards
Student identification cards are required in order to use a number of college facilities,
including the college library. New students may obtain a Buffalo State Bengal Card at the
Butler Library Information Commons. Call 878-6303 for additional information. Be sure to
bring along a valid picture ID card.
Student Transit Passes
The NFTA Buffalo State Student Transit Pass program provides undergraduate students
with unlimited access to the NFTA Metro Bus and Rail System, plus three campus circulator
shuttles. Details regarding the routes and schedules may be found at the NFTA website:
A Student Transit Pass, along with a current Buffalo State photo ID card, is required to use
any of the services. Transit Passes must be obtained from the E.H. Butler Library
Information Commons. Passes cannot be obtained from the ECEEP office.
Butler Library Hours
The regular library reference hours are shown below:
Monday – Thursday
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
12:00 Noon – 10:00 PM
*The second and third floors will close 30 minutes before the library closes. Patrons may
check out books at the front desk until 15 minutes before closing. At that time, incoming
doors are locked and photocopy services cease. Call 878-6302 for a recording listing current
library hours.
Holidays/Vacation Dates
Butler Library and their Study Quad area may be open limited hours or closed on the
following dates. Call 878-6302 for their current hours or you may visit their website at:
Monday, January 18, 2016:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(no classes)
Monday/Tuesday, February 15 & 16, 2016:
Presidents Day Recess
(no classes)
Monday, March 21 through
Saturday, March 26, 2016:
Spring Recess (no classes)
Emergency/Weather Closing Information
In the event of a possible school closing, the college recommends that you listen to
announcements made on local radio and television stations. If you are not satisfied by these
reports, you may telephone 878-5000 for BSC closing information.
Buff State Alert System
Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to sign up for Buff State Alert, a service
that sends emergency messages via text, voice, or e-mail. This free service connects students
with the most up-to-date information concerning weather-related campus closings, oncampus crises, and other need-to-know info at
Failure to make application by the deadline date may prevent your name from appearing on
the commencement program and create undue delay in the granting of your degree. All
students MUST fill out an application form in order to attend the commencement
Undergraduate Students
Students expecting to qualify for a degree in May must file an application with the
Registrar’s Office, Moot Hall, (878-4811) by Friday, February 5, 2016.
Graduate Students
Students expecting to qualify for a degree in May must file an application with The Graduate
School, GC 204, (878-5601) by Monday, February 1, 2016.
Please notify Jeff Bloomberg ( or 878-3551 as soon as your
graduation application has been approved, so we can update your record.
The commencement ceremony is held each year at the end of the Spring Semester. All
degree requirements must be completed before students may participate. If you have any
questions about the ceremony, contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 878-4324.
ECEEP Programs of Study
B.S. Business Administration
B.S. Social Work
Master of Public Administration
About the Program
The bachelor of science degree in business administration prepares students for leadership
roles in management and marketing in both domestic and international business, and public
and nonprofit organizations. During the first two years of the program, students acquire a
foundation in accounting, economics, and computers, as well as in the arts, humanities, and
social and natural sciences. The last two years are devoted to upper-division courses in
management, marketing, human resources, law, finance, production and operations
management, and a capstone course in business strategy. Upon acceptance into the program,
students will be required to choose and complete a 15-hour concentration in one of the
following areas: management, marketing, or international business.
About the Business Department
302 Chase Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4239
Fax: (716) 878-3009
Admission Requirements
Transfer students are accepted into the program on a competitive basis. No freshmen are
accepted directly into the program. Students interested in business as a major may be
admitted as a pre-business major (0424) until completion of entrance requirements. Prior to
acceptance into the program, students will be required to attain competency in mathematics
and English composition, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Transfer students must take all concentration courses, the six hours of upper-division
business elective courses, BUS 430, and BUS 460 at Buffalo State. Transfer courses with D
or less will not be accepted into the major.
Program Requirements
Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33-39 cr
Total Required Credit Hours in Business 60 cr
About the Program
The social work program prepares students for social work practice at the first professional
level. Consistent with accreditation standards, the social work courses cover the following
areas: human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services,
intervention methods, research, values and ethics, diversity, social and economic justice,
populations at risk, and field instruction.
Social work is an upper-division major that builds on a liberal arts base. Academic evaluation
includes GPA, class performance, and conduct that is ethical and professional. Interested
students should contact the department for specific information on these academic standards.
About the Social Work Department
C115 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5705
Fax: (716) 878-3240
Admission Requirements
At the time of application, students are required to have:
1. Completed 45 credit hours
2. Attained a minimum GPA of 2.5.
3. Successfully completed the SUNY Buffalo State required college Writing (CWP101/102),
Intro to Statistics (Math 311), in addition to Human Biology (BIO101).
4. Progress toward completing the liberal arts foundation (a recommended course in each of
the following areas: sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, economics,
history, philosophy, literature, and the arts). However, at a minimum, must have a course in
*Evening courses are available.
*Evening and weekend field education is NOT available.
*The Social Work program is designed to begin in the fall semester. The program may accept
a student in the spring semester. During that semester, the student prepares for the Social
Work major fall start by completing college required or social work major prerequisite
About the Program
This program prepares individuals for positions of leadership and management in public and
nonprofit organizations. The program provides students with an advanced course of graduate
study concentrating on the conceptual, technical, professional education, and skills required
for administrative and leadership positions in governmental offices and nonprofit
The program blends three essential components of training to prepare graduates for a career
in the public or nonprofit sector:
1. In-depth knowledge of the public and non-profit sectors.
2. Professional or craft knowledge in the administration of governmental and non-profit
3. Exposure of students to the world of practice by means of a project or practicum.
Totaling 36 credit hours, the M.P.A. program includes six required core courses (18 credit
hours), two tracks sharing the common core (15 credit hours each), one in Public
Administration and one in Nonprofit Administration, and 3 credit hours of a project.
About Public Administration
Classroom Building B218
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6116
Fax: (716) 878-3369
Admission Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA
of 3.0 (4.0 scale), or a master's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum
cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree but do not meet either of the above criteria may be
considered for admission if they attain a minimum quantitative and verbal score of 152 on
the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or complete 6 credit hours of 500-level coursework at the
college as an accepted pre-major student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
Two letters of reference, with at least one attesting to academic abilities.
A letter of intent describing the applicant's educational objectives, background in statistics
and/or methodology, interest in the MPA program, career goals and the choice of track
(public administration or nonprofit) in which to concentrate.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in the
Graduate Catalog.
Buffalo State Graduate Thesis Completion Policy
Graduate students who have 24 or more earned hours and who do not complete their
capstone requirement by the end of the term in which they have registered, will receive an IP
(In Progress) grade on their transcript.
The student can extend the project for 4 semesters, not including summers. This is done
through a Request for Continuation Form submitted to the original master’s project
instructor. After four semesters a further continuation is charged at the rate of one graduate
credit hour tuition.
Once a student has (a) earned 24 or more graduate hours, (b) registered for at least 1 graduate
capstone requirement credit and received an IP grade, and (c) not completed the capstone
requirement within two years, the student must register for the 722 Thesis/Project
Extended—non-credit-bearing course but billable for 1 credit at existing graduate tuition
rates, until the thesis or project has been completed.*
If the student does not register for the 722 course, he or she will become a non-matriculated
student and will have to reapply for admission to the Graduate School and pay all other
appropriate fees.
722 courses will receive a grade of NR. Once a student has completed the thesis or project,
that grade will be changed to the appropriate grade.
*Please note that this fee will not be covered by the Erie County Employee Education
Adult Education Assistance
Compiled by: Lori L. Till, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Academic Skills Center
878-4104 Fax: 878-3473
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm – call for appointment
Academic Standards Office
878-5222 Fax: 878-4037
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm – call for an appointment
Academic Support Programs
South Wing-310B
878-5303 Fax: 878-3473
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm – call for appointment
Admissions Office
Moot Hall-110 878-4017 Fax: 878-6100
Hours: Mon.-Wed.-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm /Thurs. 8:30am-6:00pm
Barnes & Noble Book Store
Campbell Student Union
878-5509 Fax: 878-3063
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-7:00pm / Friday: 8:30am-3:30pm
Burchfield Penny Art Center@ BSC
BPAC: 390
878-6011 Fax: 878-6003
Hours: Tues.-Wed.-Fri.:10:00am -5:00pm /Thurs. 10:00 am-9:00pm
Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00pm
Admission: SUNY Buffalo State Students with ID - FREE
Butler Library E.H.
Bengal ID Office
@ 878-5152
Circulation & ID Cards: Lower Lobby @ 878-6303
Equipment Loan:
BUTL-157A @ 878-6237
Information Commons: BUTL-180
@ 878-6236
Reference Services: Lower Lobby @ 878-6300
Research Help 24/7
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 7:00am-1:00am / Sunday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Study Quads often available: 24/7
Career Development Center
Cleveland Hall-306 878-5811 Fax: 878-3152
Hours: Mon.-Wed.-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm / Thurs. 8:30am-6:00pm
Counseling Center
Weigel Health Center-219 (2nd floor) 878-4436 Fax: 878-3003
Care Line: Counseling services during business hours @ 878-6889
Crisis Services: 24 hr. helpline after 5:00pm @ 834-3131
Hours: Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-8:30am-5:00pm / Thursday: 8:30am-6:00pm
Campus Dining Services
Campbell Student Union- 223 878-4218 Fax: 878-3663 878-3486
Hours: Multiple venues:
Student Union - Monday-Saturday: 7:00am-10:00pm
Library - Monday-Friday: 8:00am-8:00pm
Science Bldg. - Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-7:00pm
College Writing Program
South Wing-100 878-5451
Hours: Vary each semester
Fax: 878-4037
Disabilities Services Office
South Wing-120
878-4500 Fax: 878-3804
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm/Thurs. 5:00-6:00pm (by appointment)
Educational Opportunity Program
South Wing-710
878-4225 Fax: 878-4080
Hours: Mon.-Tues.: 9:00am-5:00pm / Wed.-Thurs.: 9:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Financial Aid
Moot Hall-230
878-4902 Fax: 878-4903
Hours: Mon.-Tues.-Wed.-Fri. 8:30am-5:00pm/Thurs. 8:30am-6:00pm
Graduate School
Cleveland Hall-204 878-5601 Fax: 878-5630
Hours: Mon.-Wed.: 8:15am-5:00pm / Thurs.: 8:15am-6:00pm
Friday: 8:15am-4:30pm
Office of Student Life
878-4631 Fax: 878-6511
Student Union Information Desk
Hours: Mon.-Tues.-Wed.: 8:30am-5:00pm / Thurs.: 8:30am-6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Orientation & New Student Programs
Porter Hall-14J
878-5336 Fax: 878-3821
Hours: Mon.-Tues.-Wed.-Fri.: 8:30am-5:00pm / Thurs.: 8:30am-6:00pm
McNair Scholars Program
Fax: 878-4524
Parking Services
Chase Hall-126
Fax: 878-3384
Hours: Mon.-Tues.-Wed.-Fri.: 8:30am-5:00pm / Thurs.: 8:30am-6:00pm
Performing Arts Center
Rockwell Hall-210
Fax: 878-4234
Registrar’s Office
Moot Hall-210
878-4907 Fax: 878-3419
Hours: Mon.-Tues.-Wed.-Fri.: 8:30am-5:00pm / Thurs.: 8:30am-6:00pm
Residence Life
Campbell Student Union-222 878-3506/3000
Fax: 878-6000
Service Learning Office
Cleveland Hall-306 878-3152/878-5811
Fax: 878-3003
Hours: Mon.-Tues.-Wed.: 8:30am-5:00pm /Thurs.: 8:30am-6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-4:15pm
Student Accounts Office
Moot Hall-260 878-4121/4301
Fax: 878-4063
Hours: Mon.-Tues.-Wed.-Fri.: 8:30am-5:00pm / Thursday: 8:30am-6:00pm
Student Life Office
Campbell Student Union-400 878-6511 Fax: 878-5600
Student Union Information Desk
See: Office of Student Life
United Students Government
Campbell Student Union-402
878-6701 Fax: 878-6600
University College
Twin Rise-100 878-5906 Fax: 878-4037
Hours: Mon.-Thurs.: 8:30am-5:00pm / Fri.: 8:30am-4:30pm
University Police
Chase Hall-119
878-6612 Fax: 878-3135
Emergency @ 878-6333
Weigel Health Center
878-6711 Fax: 878-6727
Medical Services:
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-6:00pm / Fri.:8:30am-5:00pm
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-8:00pm / Fri.: 8:30am-5:00pm
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Veterans and Military Services
Academic and Student Support Services/Phone Numbers
Academic Skills Center*
Academic Standards*
Academic Advisement Center*
Banner Help Line
Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Kathy Hanaka)
Business Department
Career Development Center*
ICHP/Collaborative Research Initiative
ICHP/Center for Development of Human Services
Commuter Services*
Computer Information Systems Department
Computing Help Desk
Counseling Center*
Dean of Students*
ECEEP Office –
Jeffrey Bloomberg
Jeanne Vargo
Educational Opportunity Program*
Educational Foundations Department
Emergency/Snow Closing Information Line
Financial Aid*
The Graduate School*
Public Administration Program (MPA) Dr. Laurie Buonanno
Institutional Advancement Office
International Education*
Student Life Office*
Public Safety*
Registrar’s Office*
School of the Professions
Social Work Department
Special Programs*
Student Accounts*
Student Life Office*
Student Union*
Parking Services Office*
University College
Weigel Health Center* (Immunizations)
*Offices designated by an asterisk are open until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays whenever classes are in session.