Our Mission

To maintain and enhance the quality of life within the University Heights by working with residents, property owners, block clubs, UB staff and students, law enforcement, business owners and elected officials in order to coordinate and develop resources and responsibilities within the community.


The University Heights is a unique, diverse, and affordable community located in the northeast corner of Buffalo. The Heights has seen incredible change since it’s original development in the early 20th century. It remains a highly walkable and dynamic neighborhood, with vibrant commercial districts filled with local small businesses, an eclectic mix of historic homes, a multitude of parks, and access to public transit.

Get Involved

The UHC is an umbrella organizations for the many block clubs in the neighborhood as well as acting as a sponsor for the Capen Garden Walk, University Community Farmers Market, and the University Heights Tool Library. Learn how you can get involved with these and other neighborhood initiatives.

News & Events

DIY Little Libraries Workshop

April 29, 2016
Learn by doing at this FREE DIY Workshop! Help us construct 20 little libraries that will be auctioned off to support the work and the missions of the Tool Library and the Foundry Join us for a DIY Little Libraries workshop series free and open to the public for teaching the ins and outs of […]
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Great American Cleanup 2016

April 18, 2016
The Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program, engaging more than 5 million volunteers and participants every year to create positive change and lasting impact in local communities. Local affiliate Keep WNY Beautiful and the University Heights Tool Library want to help local efforts and will be providing a […]
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2nd Annual University United Festival

April 18, 2016
Join the University District community for the 2nd Annual University United Festival on Sunday, June 12th from 10AM – 7PM. The festival will include a parade down Bailey Avenue from 10AM to 11AM. If you would like to participate in the parade, you need to fill out an appplication and waiver. Download the parade application […]
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Relax, Reuse and Rejuvenate at the University Heights CoLab!

April 15, 2016
Well it’s been a pretty packed month at 9 West Northrup. From our month-long art expose from the artists at People Inc., to our first (and hopefully not our last!) Beginner’s Guide to Meditation from the talented Janet Deese of the Illumination Wellbeing Center. Check out her web page at http://www.illuminationwell.com/. Beginner’s Guide to Meditation  People […]
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ReTree the District Spring 2016 Media Advisory

April 14, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marcene Robinson, marcener@buffalo.edu University at Buffalo 716-645-4595 Media Advisory: ReTree the District to welcome spring with 200 new trees in University District BUFFALO, N.Y. – Hundreds of volunteers will return to Buffalo’s University District for the fourth round of ReTree the District. Community members and University at Buffalo faculty, staff and […]
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