A Seat at the Table

USA Diversity Committee presents “A Seat at the Table.” Come join us in our virtual celebration of Women’s History Month by recognizing Women in Power. Together we can educate and empower! The event will be held on March 20th from 1:30- 3:30pm via Zoom. Speakers, stories, raffles, food, and prizes. All are Welcome!


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Virtual Workshop Series

The ALANA Student Center is sponsoring virtual workshops this semester focusing on the topics of Allyship and Identity. Participants will be able to join via zoom and learn new skills, strategies, and information to help make our community more inclusive and culturally competent.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the ALANA Student Center at asc@canisius.edu.

Advocacy for Self and Others

Join UNITY for a meeting about LGBTQ+ advocacy in school, professional life, healthcare, law enforcement, and more! Hear from Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Ms. Fatima, Program Director of Physician Assistant Studies and Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Larson, Chief Beaty of the Canisius Public Safety department, and Associate Professor and UNITY advisor Dr. Reitsma. Come to listen, learn, ask questions, and join in a discussion about how to advocate for yourself and LGTBQ+ identifying people in a variety of settings. Zoom link: https://canisius.zoom.us/j/99308509227


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Bill Davis Scholarship Information Session








The AJCU Conference on Diversity and Equity (CDE) awards the Bill Davis Scholarship in honor of the late Mr. Bill Davis, director of the Upward Bound project at Loyola University of Chicago from 1969-1990, and one of the founding members of CDE.  This scholarship commemorates Mr. Davis’s commitment to education, public image, and student of color motivation. There are three (3) $500 scholarships available. The Bill Davis Scholarship is for students who identify as African American, Latinx, Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

The ALANA Student Center is hosting information sessions for students to learn more about the scholarship and to receive assistance in submitting the application. If you have questions or concerns, contact us at asc@canisius.edu.

Please note: The sessions will be held in the ALANA Student Center – FH-008.

Hip Hop Songwriting Workshop

The ALANA Student Center will be sponsoring a Hip Hop songwriting workshop with Bert & Det. This event will teach students non-cognitive skills of self-awareness, empathy, and verbalizing emotions through hip hop songwriting. This event will cover poetry vs. lyricism, song structure, creative writing, and hip hop as an emotional release. Students will learn how to structure a song, select the right beat, and channel complex emotions and stress through hip hop song writing. This event will conclude with a competition for the best writing 16-bar verse of which the winner will be rewarded a prize of $250. Sign up for the competition here: https://forms.gle/ocBapfB7h69aTUYw5.

This event will take place on Thursday, March 18th at 7pm via Zoom. The Zoom ID is 945-9042-1112.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the ALANA Student Center at asc@canisius.edu.

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Canisius Giving Day Selfie Challenge!!

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Today is the big day – Canisius Giving Day is here! Post a selfie on social media and use the hashtags #CanisiusGivingDay and #OneCanisius and you could be one of ten lucky winners who will get to award $100 prize to the area on campus you love most! You can also be chosen at random to win a #OneCanisius swag package!


The Canisius Pre-Law Committee is now taking applications for next year’s Raichle Pre-Law Scholarships, Hon. Michael F. Dillon Pre-Law Scholarship, Hon. Charles S. Desmond Pre-Law Scholarship, the Anthony ’84 and Lisa Shelley Scholarship, and the Hon. Ernest L. Colucci Scholarship.  Students who will be juniors or seniors in the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible to apply.  A copy of the application form with application instructions can be obtained from Robert Klump, Director of the Raichle Pre-Law Center, klumpr@canisius.edu.

 A GPA of 3.00 and demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in law are minimum requirements.  Further information about the scholarship requirements is available on the application form.

The deadline for completed applications is:

Friday, March 19, 2021

goPuff Free delivery this semester!






goPuff is waiving its $1.95 delivery fee for Canisius students!

Canisius College Athleitcs is excited to announce our partnership with delivery service goPuff to help our students stay healthy & safe this semester:

Please enjoy FREE DELIVERY on all goPuff orders through the rest of the Spring 2021 semester. With goPuff, students can get daily essentials like food and drinks, cleaning supplies, electronics, personal protective equipment & more delivered in just minutes. This exclusive offer waives goPuff’s $1.95 delivery fee on every order through June.Click here to take advantage of this limited time offer! Once you sign up, add everything you need to your bag and use promo code canisius to waive the $1.95 delivery fee on every order through the rest of the semester.

Canisius College Athletics – Balanced Body Foods New Store!

Balanced Body Foods, Proud Partner of Canisius College Athletics has a new location!  Located at 969 Ellicott Street in downtown Buffalo,  you will be able to pick up online orders, purchase fresh meals out of their retail coolers and there is a full-service shake bar!  Located in the heart of the medical corridor to help support our medical community, the location will be open Monday through Friday.

**Soft Opening special – buy 5 meals get 1 meal or protein shake for free.

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Canisius Giving Day


Canisius Giving Day is this Wednesday, March 3! And in just 24 hours, thousands of Canisius alumni, faculty, staff, and friends will come together and support students like you by investing in the programs, teams and scholarship support that define your Canisius education.

During this past year, it has been apparent how supportive and resilient the Canisius community is and that is why on Canisius Giving Day we will show that together, we are One Canisius, unified to support one another during this challenging time.

Enjoy the official Giving Day video featuring some of your fellow classmates, and check out how the day unfolds at canisiusgivingday.com

Student Health Office

As our campus is opening up, the Student Health Center is opening as well. The Student Health Office is located in the basement of Frisch Hall, with clinical hours of 9am-4pm beginning 8/31/20. Clinic is open Monday through Friday when undergraduate classes are in session.  Student Health closes daily from 12 to 1 pm for lunch.  If you are in need of medical care, contact our office first by calling 716.888.2610. Due to COVID 19 walk in appointments are not available.  Most visits will be virtual using our telemedicine platform, Doxy.me.


If you are in need of care after hours, WellNow provides Virtual Medical Care 24/7. Register through www.wellnowvirtualcare.com to  start your virtual  visit consultation. Visits are convenient, private, and secure. With most insurances accepted, or a flat-rate fee of $75 for a self-pay visit, their medical team provides timely and expert medical care.


Well Now also offers urgent care visits at one of their many locations throughout Western New York.  The campus shuttle will transport students to Well Now 7 days a week.

Are you doing a year of service? We want to recognize you at graduation!

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Are you doing a year of service with an organization like Jesuit Volunteer Corps or AmeriCorps next year?

If so, we’d like to recognize you at graduation!  Every year, Canisius honors the students who are committing to a year of service by reading their names at Baccalaureate Mass, Commencement, and in the Commencement ceremony program.

If you’ve been accepted to a year of service -OR- are planning on doing a year of service but are awaiting the final placement details, please email Kaitlyn Buehlmann at buehlmak@canisius.edu with:

  • Your Name
  • The program you’ll be serving with
  • Your placement site (ex. Catholic Charities)
  • The City and State you’ll be serving in

All information must be submitted by Wednesday April 8 at the latest so that this information can be included in the commencement program before it goes to print.

Are you interested in a year of service but haven’t applied yet?  There’s still time!  Email Kaitlyn Buehlmann at buehlmak@canisius.edu if you have any questions or want to learn more about a program that would be a good fit for you.

RAISE Benefit

The annual RAISE Benefit is happening this Tuesday-Thursday, March 10-12 in the Old Main second floor lounge to support students participating in international service-immersion experiences to Jamaica, Poland, El Salvador and the US-Mexico Border.

Purchase basket raffle tickets Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-4pm and Thursday from 10am-2pm.

Also happening during these times: bake sale, 50/50 split, and grilled cheese/soup for lunch for $5 from 11:30-1pm.

Raffle and auction items include Jeff Skinner Autographed Sabres Hockey Stick, Canisius swag, sports tickets, restaurant gift cards, and much more!


The RAISE Benefit Dinner is on Thursday March 12 from 5-7:30pm in the Montante Cultural Center.  The dinner includes an all-you-can eat food tasting from around the world, live Latin music, cash bar, 50/50 split, and the basket raffle/silent auction!

Student tickets are $10 and can be purchased at canisius.edu/RAISE