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 junior computer science major with minor in management. I like being busy and involved and thus am part of many different clubs (and on the executive board of 3), 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.

Portrait of Lauren CzolgoszLauren Czolgosz - Director of Activities
Hi guys! My name is Lauren Czolgosz and I am a junior here at UB. I am a health and human services major with a concentration in social gerontology and a public health minor. I want to eventually go to nursing school, and upon graduation work as an RN in a hospice care or nursing home setting. The Honors College is by far my favorite part of my college experience here at UB, I have made so many friends through Honors and I hope that some of the events that I have planned for this year will help you to do the same! From decorating pumpkins, to trivia night, to having Elevenses at 11pm, we are in for some super fun times this year-- hope to see you there!

Portrait of Meghan CreenMeghan Creen - Treasurer
Hello all! My name is Meghan and I am going to be the treasurer for Honors Student Council. I am a junior Biomedical Engineering major with a minor in Spanish. I was the treasurer last year too, 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 student nights. 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 Allen HosteAllen Hoste - Director of Public Service
Hello! My name is Allen Hoste and I am a senior pharmacology and toxicology major and hopeful future doctor. I am serving as this year's Director of Public Service for Honors Student Council. This year I really hope to not only improve attendance at the Day of Service events, but to expand the locations and organizations we work with. My end goal is to help you find a community partner that you are passionate about so that you will continue to give back beyond the extent of our event. I believe that by giving back to the community, you not only improve the lives of those you help, but you also improve yourself. If you ever have any questions, concerns, ideas, or input in general feel free to contact me! I look forward to working with you to help improve our community both inside and outside of UB!

Portrait of Jimmy CorraJimmy Corra - Director of Advertising
Hi, everyone! My name is Jimmy Corra and I am a senior economics major here at UB. In addition to my role as the director of advertising for HSC this year, I am also an Honors Colloquium TA and serve on the Honors Council. Around UB, I am involved in student government and advocacy, serving as the chief of staff for the Undergraduate Student Association and the UB Council student representative. I'm highly looking forward to sharing and promoting all of HSC's events with you this year; make sure to keep your eyes on the bulletin boards around campus and the residence halls, read your Honors College Highlights each week and follow UB Honors on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! See you all around campus!

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: November 01, 2016 2:31 pm EST