The Office of Campus Activities is the hub for your campus involvement. We are here to get you connected! You can contact us by any means listed below:
Office of Campus Activities
3210 Chestnut Street
Student Organization Resource Center (SORC)
Lower Level of Creese Student Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-895-1328 (Main Line)
The Office of Campus Activities (OCA) supports student engagement in co-curricular pursuits that complement academic, co-op, and professional experiences. Additionally, OCA facilitates involvement in student organizations, leadership programming, social and educational activities, and alternative spring break. We do so at the University City and Center City campuses.
In our daily work, we:
- Champion student interests
- Provide time to encourage, counsel, and advise
- Develop rapport to educate through challenge and support
- Articulate policy
- Foster student learning and growth
OCA does not work in a silo or vacuum – we collaborate effectively with campus partners to ensure student success. These stakeholders include, but are not limited to:
| • Office of Commuter, Graduate & Transfer
Student Programs and Services (CGTSPS)
|• Event Services and Retail Management|
|• Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC)||• Office of Alumni Relations|
|• Office of the Provost and Faculty Senate||• Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP)|
|• Recreational Athletics and Club Sports|| • Office of New Student and Family
|• Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL)||• Office of Spiritual and Religious Life|
|• Undergraduate / Graduate Student Governments (USGA / GSA)||• Residential Living Office (RLO)|
| • Lindy Center for Civic Engagement
|• Enrollment Management (EM)|
|• Steinbright Career Development Center||• Public Safety|
Office of Campus Activities Staff:
Ed started at Drexel University in June 2010 after serving as the Director of MBA Student Activities at New York University. In that role, Ed supported the MBA student government, student organizations, new student orientation, and event planning. Prior to NYU, Ed worked at Quinnipiac University (QU) in the Office of the Student Center and Student Leadership Development for 7 years, including 3 as Director. While at QU, Ed advised fraternities and sororities, student media groups, student government, and campus activities, and was instrumental in creating an extensive leadership development curriculum. Ed has a bachelor's degree in speech communication from Millersville University and a master's degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. Originally from Easton, PA, Ed is energized by partnering with Drexel students to support their engagement and connection to life outside of the classroom. In his free time, Ed enjoys running, playing and watching all types of sports, and he volunteers as a leadership presenter for his fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa.
Amber Cardamone, Assistant Director of Campus Activities
Amber advises the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC), a group of undergraduate students responsible for policy creation and allocation of the full-time undergraduate Student Activity Fee. Her primary responsibilities, beyond advising SAFAC, include oversight of day-to-day financial transactions of student organizations from their Drexel University accounts, meeting with students and student organizations, execution of contracts on behalf of student organizations and Drexel University Student Life, and support for Campus Activities programs and initiatives. Amber supervises the Administrative Assistant of Campus Activities and reports to the Director of Campus Activities.
As Coordinator, Andrea executes financial transactions on behalf of student organizations, as well as advises The Good Idea Fund, tracks capital purchases, and assists student organization leaders through event planning and financial management. Prior to this role, Andrea served as Administrative Assistant, where she interacted regularly with students, processed student organization finances and deposits, and supported the Campus Engagement team in the Student Organization Resource Center. Andrea joined Drexel University in 2007 as a Residential Desk Coordinator in the Office of Residential Living. Prior to Drexel, Andrea received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management in May 2007 from Virginia State University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in the Higher Education Administration program at Drexel and will complete her studies in September 2012. Andrea enjoys spending free time with her daughter Maliyah, family and friends, and has a passion for dance.
Tashina Henry, Administrative Assistant of Campus Activities
Tashina provides front line quality customer service for individuals and student organizations that enter the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) and provides administrative support for the Office of Campus Activities staff, SAFAC Office, and Office of Campus Engagement colleagues. She is also responsible for management of the daily functions of the SORC, including but not limited to aesthetics, supplies, bulletin boards, and resource rentals. Tashina reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Activities.