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Program Tracks

Program Tracks

Each student that enrolls in the Bengal Stripes Leadership program will be required to select a track to complement the core material. Selection of the track wil be based on interests of the student and what outcomes they have in the completion of the program. Students will select their track in their enrollment application as well as in their advisement session with Student Leadership and Engagement. Each track will comprised of two workshops taught by campus stakeholders with expertise in that area.

Civic Engagement

If you want to use your leaderships skills to impact social justice issues in the community, like housing, food security, environment, or education, the Civic and Community Engagement track might be right for you.  You’ll explore the root causes of community issues and learn the tools to organize, act, and advocate for change in your community.

Primary Contact:

Aurora Schunk, Civic and Community Engagement (

Diversity and Inclusion

Description to be provided soon!

Primary Contact:

To be announced


The Entrepreneurship track awakes the entrepreneurial spirit and curiousity for students interested in starting their own business. After experiencing the two workshops, students will be able to:

  • Have a better conception of what entrepreneurship is and what it takes to start a business.
  • Understand the entrepreneurial journey through the lenses of local entrepreneurs and previous program participants.
  • Gain confidence using the resources and tools that are available at BSC for those who are interested in developing a business idea and/or starting a business.
  • Join the Buffalo State College INC.ubator program and be able to enter the annual business plan competition.
Primary Contacts:

Karina Loera-Barcenas, Small Business Development Center (

Susan McCartney, Small Business Development Center (


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Student Leadership and Engagement

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Campbell Student Union 400 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4631 •  Fax: (716) 878-5600