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Join us in supporting the RUNWAY fashion show, a beacon of diversity and inclusivity at Buffalo State University. This event not only empowers our students to showcase their unique talents but also provides educational programming throughout the Spring semester, equipping students with the skills needed for successful careers in fashion.


RUNWAY goes beyond a fashion show; it inspires our students to engage actively in their communities, championing social responsibility both on campus and in Buffalo. This event exemplifies cross-campus collaboration, uniting the Fashion and Textile Technology Department, Art & Design Department, Africana Studies Program and Theater Department at Buffalo State University.


RUNWAY serves as a platform for raising awareness about crucial issues like race, social equity, ethics, and environmental sustainability. We mobilize fashion to raise money for scholarships and non-profit organizations that fight for what we believe in. Fashion and Textile Technology (FTT) students actively participate in activism on campus and within the Buffalo community.


The 2024 campus and community programing will focus on mental health. 


We welcome your interest in becoming a part of this impactful initiative and supporting our commitment to empowering the next generation of fashion leaders while fostering positive change in our communities and beyond.

For more about the mission and history of the event, click here.

Please email Katie Welsted, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Buffalo State University ( to find out more information on sponsorship and how you can get involved.


Buffalo State University boasts a diverse and inclusive student body, representing a broad spectrum of backgrounds and experiences. Our student demographics reflect a rich tapestry of cultures, with a significant mix of ethnicities, nationalities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our commitment to fostering diversity is evidenced by our student population, which includes individuals from various age groups, races, ethnicities, genders, and socioeconomic statuses, creating a vibrant and inclusive academic community that values and celebrates differences.



American Indian or Alaskan Native - 1%

Asian - 7%

Black or African American - 30%

Hispanic - 20%

International - 1%

Multi-Racial - 8%

White - 34%


Pell Recipient

Recipients - 58%


Male - 25%

Female - 75%

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Top 5 Cities

Buffalo - 53%

Bronx - 17%

Brooklyn 14%

Rochester - 9%

New York - 6%

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