UB Honors College students participating in community service in Buffalo.

Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing

The Honors College Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing (SIH) is a living and learning community designed for students who seek to continue their civic engagement experiences in the city of Buffalo as sophomores. In addition to living in Greiner Hall, students enroll in two academic courses, participate in social activities in the residence hall, and take part in service learning opportunities. Through a pathway of self-discovery, students are inspired to think about their education, professional goals, strategies for leadership development, and
the future in new and innovative ways. Please complete the application and submit electronically to honors@buffalo.edu by Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2:00pm.

Student Benefits




Information Sessions for 2018-2019

Information sessions will be available for those interested in learning more about the program.


" My service learning experience this semester was pivotal in my personal, educational and professional development. It allowed me to come to a better and more complete understanding of the career path I have chosen while giving me the skills necessary to excel both professionally and beyond.”

-Courtney Kodweis: Sisters of Charity Hospital

“As much as BEAM opens up doors for young students in Buffalo, it has also opened up doors for me and has opened up my eyes. It was truly a learning experience to see these young students get so involved and I learned about the strength I have as a leader. Despite having different ideas and ways of looking at things we came together and accomplished our goals.

-Rosemary Evans: BEAM

“I can honestly say that working with Habitat for Humanity or doing any type of service not only benefits the community but the volunteer as well. Every time that I work with Habitat I am more inspired to improve my community and the lives of the people around me.”

-Stephanie Klajbor: Habitat for Humanity

Last updated: September 10, 2018 3:36 pm EST