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Have a question for the Center for Activities, Recreation & Leadership? Contact us.

Rob DeFazio
Associate Dean for Student Life
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(716) 375-2190

Mary Frac
Mary Frac

Assistant Director
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(716) 375-2294

Margot Hickey
Margot Hickey
Intramural, Recreation & Club Sports
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(716) 375-2113

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A student challenges the climbing wall in the Sandra A. and William L. Richter Center on campus.


The Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership (CARL) provides students with the opportunity to attend on-campus events, participate in recreational activities and grow as individuals through different leadership programs.

We're located in the Sandra A. and William L. Richter Center on campus, where some of our many events take place.


The Campus Activities Board (CAB), a part of CARL, coordinates the schedule of activities and events on campus. Open mic nights, organized bus trips and a campuswide kickball tournament in the spring are just a few of the things offered to our students throughout the year.

Be sure to follow the Campus Activities Board Instagram page and Twitter page to stay up to date on all of our awesome events.


Not only do we offer many different club sports and intramural opportunities, but with the central location of the Richter Center, many of our students take advantage of the basketball courts, racquetball courts, rock wall, and weight and cardio equipment.

Join us on the Richter Center's Facebook page and the SBU Recreation Twitter page to stay up to date on events and activities.


Through CARL, every student has the opportunity to develop leadership skills. Each year there is a year-long Freshman Leadership Program. Each student receives a mentor for support and participates in different leadership-developing activities such as team-building exercises, workshops, networking events and student leadership panels.

Students Drive CAB to entertainment

The Campus Activities Board is a campus club committed to planning, booking and creating student events on and off campus. Learn more.