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State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo (U.S.)

Buffalo, New York

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[Flag of New York] image by Eugene Ipavec, 25 May 2009
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Description of the flag

A photo of the flag is available at, which clearly shows it as a blue flag with the seal in white, and UNIVERSITY AT arched above it, and BUFFALO written below it. The seal can be also found at

"The official university seal is a circular plaque, with "University at Buffalo" and "The State University of New York" surrounding an inner plaque. On the inner plaque is an American bison (locally called a 'buffalo'), signifying the university's local origin, mounted on an escutcheon that is supported by the palm leaves of victory. The escutcheon itself contains two inescutcheons, bearing the initials U and B, and 1846, the year of the university's founding. A chevron separating the inescutcheons is charged with the flames of wisdom."
Valentin Poposki, 24 May 2009


[Flag of New York] image located by Paul Bassinson, 14 April 2016

The university seal at is not identical to the one on the flag; the date has been moved from the shield down to the ring, and replaced with another inescutcheon. Possibly the seal was changed between 2004 and now.
Eugene Ipavec, 25 May 2009

Variants and logo flags

[Flag of University at Buffalo] [Flag of University at Buffalo] images located by Paul Bassinson, 14 April 2016

These appear to be variants of the logo flag of the University of Buffalo.
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Paul Bassinson, 14 April 2016

[Flag of University at Buffalo] image located by Paul Bassinson, 14 April 2016
This appears to be another former flag of the University of Buffalo. This is the flag that Challenger astronaut Gregory Jarvis carried with him on the Shuttle, which escaped the disaster somehow unscathed. The Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986.

In this picture dated May 19, 1986, there appears to be a flag of SUNY Buffalo in the background.
Paul Bassinson, 14 April 2016