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About Campus Activities

Group of Cornell students and staff holding giant letters spelling "NACA Live"
Some of the Campus Activities staff with members of the Student Programming Council attending the 2023 NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) Live conference.

About Campus Activities

Campus Activities provides vibrant and supportive opportunities that promote and nurture student learning, the practice of leadership, social responsibility, interpersonal skill-building and self-awareness through experiential learning.

Our mission is to provide students with opportunities designed to promote individual growth, creativity, and personal connections through experiential learning.

We bring students and student communities together to:

  • Foster and create a sense of belonging

  • Gain an understanding of, and an appreciation for, diversity
  • Promote health and well-being
  • Foster personal awareness
  • Actively engage in and prepare for their roles as global citizens
  • Cultivate students’ active engagement in Cornell University through registered student organizations, volunteer and employment opportunities, as well as participation in events, programs, workshops, and training

Meet the Campus Activities Team

Bri Winkleblack (she/her)

Office Manager

521 Willard Straight Hall
Bri (she/her) can help:
  • Answer any general student organization questions
  • Provide CampusGroups support 
  • Guide you through registering room reservations through 25Live
  • Serve as a Campus Activities resource
Bri also directly advises the Campus Activities student staff.

When she’s not working you can find Bri spending time outdoors with her dog Knox or traveling to new areas.

Vasile (Alex) Trusca

Program Coordinator

521 Willard Straight Hall

Main responsibilities:

  • Graphic design lead of Campus Activities
  • CampusGroups onboarding and feature implementation 
  • Student Organization support and yearly renewal
  • Campus Activities email support
  • Large event marketing, mapping, and advertising for the Campus Activities team
  • Advises the Guild of Visual Arts student organization which owns its own art studio in Willard Straight Hall

Daniel Hart

Engagement Success Specialist

Daniel is a specialist on student organization funding processes and structures. Main responsibilities include:

  • Integrate CampusGroups processes
  • Develop resources for student organization funding

Daniel graduated Cornell in May 2023 with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and will begin working as a Consultant for EY in November. Outside of work you can find him out hiking, traveling, or hanging out with friends.

Denice Cassaro

Assistant Director

527 Willard Straight Hall

Denice supports the following initiatives:

  • Leadership Workshop Series
  • Campus Activities Community Connection newsletter
  • New Student Organization Registration Process
  • Student Organization Conduct and Community Standards Liaison

Denice is an Assistant Director in Campus Activities where she is dedicated to providing vibrant and supportive opportunities that promote and nurture student learning, the practice of leadership, social responsibility, interpersonal skill-building and self-awareness through experiential learning.

Jessie White

Assistant Director

528 Willard Straight Hall

Jessie supports the following University-recognized organizations:

  • Cornell Concert Commission
  • Cornell University Program Board
  • Slope Day Programming Board
  • Cornell University Class Councils (First Years & Sophomores)
  • A Cappella Advisory Committee (ACAC)

Jessie's primary focus and experience is with large-scale event planning. She often works with production teams, contracts and agents, and more to bring concerts and shows to Cornell.

Kyle Schillace (he/him)

Associate Director

526 Willard Straight Hall

Kyle (he/him) supports the following University-recognized organizations and Campus Activities initiatives:

  • Umbrella organizations, including the Student Programming Council and Club Sports Council
  • Campus-wide programming initiatives including Weeks of Welcome, Stop By the Straight!, Homecoming Spirit Week, and more
  • Senior Convocation
  • Marketing, branding, & communications for the office and student organizations
  • CampusGroups support

Karli Buday

Director of Campus Activities

523 Willard Straight Hall

Karli is the Director to Campus Activities within Campus and Community Engagement. The Campus Activities Team strives to focus on promoting and nurturing student learning, social responsibility, and community membership through experiential learning and student involvement. In addition, the office directly works with over 1,000 student organizations to provide mentorship through the year.