UB Honors Council members in the lobby of the Honors College.

Honors Student Council

The Honors Student Council, or HSC, strives to foster a close-knit community of UB Honors Scholars. All scholars in the Honors College are by default members of HSC and encouraged to participate in any HSC meetings and events.


  1. Regularly hosting a wide variety of events that reflect the diverse perspectives of Honors scholars,
  2. Defining and leading service initiatives, to help sustain interest in Honors’ culture of service,
  3. Supporting academic and professional growth of students by providing a platform through which to connect students of similar interests and aspirations,
  4. Fostering a mutually beneficial relationship between current Honors scholars and alumni, and
  5. Connecting Honors scholars with the greater Buffalo community.

Honors Student Council Officers

Portrait of Devashish AgarwalDevashish Agarwal - President - da48@buffalo.edu
Hi everyone! I'm Devashish Agarwal and I'm HSC President this year. I'm an international student from Agra, India so if anyone wants free tickets to the Taj Mahal, I'm the guy to call. I'm a sophomore computer science major with minor in management. I like being busy and involved and thus am part of 8 different clubs (and on the executive board of 3), Residence Hall Association, Student Association and definitely, Honors College and Council. I love making friends, so if you find a random guy walking up to you and saying hi, it is probably me. Just in case that does not happen, you'll usually find me in the Honors lounge. Feel free to say hi. I'm very excited to be part of Council this year and more excited for everyone in Honors because of the awesome events we are going to put on. I want everyone to make great friends and build a strong Honors community. I'm a proud HoNerd and want everyone to be too;) Feel free to email me or Facebook message me to know more about getting involved in Honors and in UB. Go Bulls.

Kayleigh Reed - Secretary - krreed2@buffalo.edu
Hi, my name is Kayleigh Reed. I am a sophomore English and Classics studies double major. I'm so excited to work with everyone in Honors Student Council this year, as we work towards increasing involvement, providing great activities, and promoting Honors pride! I'm always in the Honors lounge or Lockwood Library studying and catching up on my Latin. Also, I'm learning how to box with UB Boxing and I'm spending the fall tutoring English Language Learners and refugees at Lafayette High School. I have a passion for refugee resettlement causes and access to quality education in the City of Buffalo. In my role as Secretary, I want to go above and beyond to help my peers and engage the Honors community in engaging activities and service opportunities, while keeping track of our records. I'm dedicated to efficiency, commuter outreach, and service. I encourage everyone to come to a general body meeting, service day, or activity and see what we're all about!

Portrait of Meghan CreenMeghan Creen - Treasurer - mfcreen@buffalo.edu
Hello all! My name is Meghan and I am going to be the treasurer for Honors Student Council. I am a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major with a minor in Spanish. I was a general body member last year, and am looking forward to getting more involved in HSC. One of my goals for the year is to increase involvement with the many events of the Honors College, including our many service days and family dinners. I am very excited to meet some new people and to have another great year with HSC. Feel free to email me with any questions! I look forward to getting to know you better and getting involved in everything HSC has to offer!

Portrait of Michael FioricaMichael Fiorica - Director of Student Activities - mfiorica@buffalo.edu
Hey guys! I'm Michael Fiorica and I am a sophomore studying English, Political Science, and Philosophy at UB. After graduation, I hope to work abroad before going to Law School. I'm looking forward to getting involved with Honors as a participant in the Greiner SIH Program, a Colloquium TA, and a Connections mentor. But definitely the most exciting part of this year will be organizing activities for HSC. We're gonna be hiking, dancing, racing, kayaking, and solving mysteries this year, so I hope to see you at one of our events!

Portrait of Jacob SchupbachJacob Schupbach - Director of Advertising - jpschupb@buffalo.edu
Hey y'all! I'm Jacob Schupbach and I am the Advertising Director for Honors Student Council! I'm a junior Business Administration and Studio Art dual major with an art history minor. I love all things social media, and have been working with GMR Marketing as the digital chair HBO Campus agent for the past two semesters. I will also be working for UB Communications this year, so be sure to share your adventures at UB using #UBuffalo, #Good2BeBlue and of course #UBHonors! Feel free to stop me to chat if you see me in passing. Also, full disclaimer, there is a 120% chance I will be your friend if you tell me a cat related joke.

Makenzie DePetrillo - Director of Public Service - medepetr@buffalo.edu
Hi! My name is Makenzie DePetrillo and I am a sophomore psychology and health and human services double major with a minor in counseling. One of my favorite things to do since I’ve arrived at UB has been giving back to the Buffalo community, which is why I wanted to become your Director of Public Service. This year, I’m really hoping to increase involvement in our service days, as well as encourage students to pursue volunteer opportunities within their field of interest. If you ever need to contact me, there’s a good chance you can find me in the Honors College (either working at the front desk or studying in the lounge). Or, you can feel free to send me an email if you have any questions about HSC and getting involved, or suggestions for future community partners! I look forward to meeting and working with you all!

Additional positions include Members-at-Large and community liaisons. These students have agreed to represent the interests of scholars from residential or academic communities.

HSC Events

Honors Student Council hosts various social events throughout the year to help keep Honors Scholars connected. Previous events include:

If you are a current Honors College Scholar, please check out UBLinked and the weekly Honors Highlights Email for more information on events and meetings.

Last updated: September 04, 2015 5:15 pm EST