Griff Pride and Benefits

Take advantage of the endless benefits of being a Griff for life with alumni discounts, education opportunities, career services, and more!

Benefits of Being a Griff

Canisius has partnered with Van Wagner to bring our constituents exclusive benefits and perks on behalf of our local and regional partners. All Canisius students, alumni and employees are eligible for the following perks offered by our corporate partners. Stay tuned for updates, as more "Benefits of Being a Griff" will be added soon!

Blue & Gold Bookworms

The Canisius University Alumni and Friends only bookclub. The Blue & Gold Bookworms is a virtual, on your own time book club that you can be a part of anywhere in the world. Members are engaged through thoughtful discussion questions and insightful commentary on the featured books. On a recurring basis, members vote on what book to read in the upcoming months. Sign up here to join!

Alumni Scholarships

The Blue & Gold Alumni Scholarship offers newly graduated seniors and recent alumni a 10% discount towards a qualifying Canisius graduate program. For more information of the scholarship visit here or to check eligibility contact Financial Aid at 716-888-2300.

Canisius Community Family Program

The Office of International Student Programs sponsors a program that pairs an international or out-of-area student with American families from the Canisius University community.  The family should provide a support network for their international or area student. The student does not live with the family. Any faculty, staff member, alumnus, or friend of the Canisius community is welcome to join the program.

Career Development

Take advantage of the FREE, lifetime career development services for alumni, such as resume writing, mock interviewing, and evaluations on what career is best for you that are provided by The Griff Center for Student Success. To make an appointment, contact the Griff Center by phone at 716-888-2174 or by email at

Center for Professional Development

Canisius University undergraduate and graduate Alumni can receive a 20% discount on any Center for Professional Development program. Use this promo code at checkout: CALUM1870.

Class Auditing Program

Canisius offers a rate of $60.00 for alumni who are interested in auditing an undergraduate class. For those who wish to audit a graduate class, the rate is 50% of the tuition. To register, call the Registrar's Office at 716-888-2990.

Computer/Library Facilities

Alumni can use the computer lab and library at the college. To obtain a library card, contact the library directly at 716-888-2900. Alumni can obtain a computer pass (2wk. off-peak hours) through ITS, 716-888-2440.

Griffin Subscriptions

To subscribe to the Canisius University newspaper, The Griffin, please contact The Office of Alumni Engagement at or check out their online edition here.

Online Job and Resume Posting

The Griff Center for Student Success is excited to announce the launch of a new recruiting platform for Canisius alumni and students. Handshake is a modern career portal that allows you exclusive access to opportunities that employers want Canisius talent for. Create your account at HandShake, by clicking on “Canisius Alumni Login.” You can also use this site as an employer to hire fellow Griffs! Go to and click on Employers.

Requests for Transcripts

For assistance on accessing transcripts, please contact Student Records and Financial Services. Their phone number is 716.888.2600.

Requests for Health Information

For assistance on accessing previous health information, please contact Student Health. Their phone number is 716.888.2610.

Wyndham Garden Discount 

Stay closer to Canisius for less during your next Buffalo visit. The newly renovated Wyndham Garden is offering a discounted rate to Canisius University alumni for $110.00 per night. The Wyndham Garden Hotel is 2.1 miles away from Canisius University and 9 miles away from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Use the code “Canisius University” to receive complimentary fitness center access and a hotel shuttle to the downtown area.  Call the front desk at 716-845-0112, or contact Sara Khalil, Sales Manager, at 716-845-2005 or