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Explore! Connect! Lead!

As an ESF student, you have access to over 40 ESF student organizations and more than 300 at Syracuse University. Participating in these professional, recreational, service and social affiliations will enrich your educational experience.

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Becoming involved in campus activities and organizations can and should be much more than attending an occasional meeting or social event. When capitalized upon, out-of-class opportunities can provide a forum for leadership, skill development and personal growth. Take full advantage of your ESF education. Complement your superior academic experience with out-of-class involvement. Should you have any questions regarding involvement, please don't hesitate to contact the Director of Student Involvement & Leadership.

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership


The Student Involvement and Leadership Office serves to support and promote the development of the whole student through co-curricular involvement, community building, and leadership development. 


The Student Involvement and Leadership Office seeks to enrich and empower the students of SUNY-ESF to become active and successful citizens of the world.


  • Provide inclusive social, cultural, and educational opportunities for all students on campus through a variety of involvement opportunities including workshops, trainings, educational sessions, student-led programming, and recognition opportunities.  
  • Provide consulting, advising, and leadership opportunities for student association, student organizations, faculty and staff advisors, and other students and colleagues of ESF.
  • In collaboration with various Student Affairs offices, provide educational, social, and recreational activities to promote balance, wellness, and healthy lifestyles to help students increase their productivity in the classroom and their overall satisfaction with the college experience.
  • Cultivate a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful climate for all students and their families.
  • Offer on-campus and off-campus events for students, faculty, staff, and families that recognize and celebrate the achievements of students and the ESF campus.

The Future

Whether your plans lead to self employment or working with others, well defined organizational, communication, and management skills will be vital. Such experience is gained through student organization membership, attendance at skill-building seminars, and volunteer services.

"The effectiveness of the undergraduate experience relates to the quality of campus life. It is directly linked to the time students spend on campus and to the quality of their involvement in activities. It is not an exaggeration to say that students who get involved stay enrolled." Ernest L. Boyer

"There is substantive evidence that (students) who participate in campus activities are more likely to succeed in college than those who do not." Lee M. Uperaft

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Contact Us

110 Bray Hall is the place to go for information and assistance.

Office Hours

  • Academic Year
    Monday- Friday 8am - 4:30pm
  • Summer
    Monday-Thursday 8am -4pm
    Friday 8am - Noon

Laura D. Crandall, MS
Director of Student Involvement & Leadership
110 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY  13210
(315) 470-6660