Mission

The Office of Campus Activities empowers students to cultivate connections, discover their potential, and create a sense of belonging at Catholic University by providing a supportive and equitable environment through a commitment to holistic growth and experiential learning.

Vision

The vision of the Office of Campus Activities is to be the heart of engagement for students at the Catholic University of America.

Professional Staff

  • Steve Kreider
    Steve Kreider Director of Campus Activities

    kreider@cua.edu

    Attending Penn State for his undergraduate degree and The University of Memphis for his graduate degree Steve has a variety of experiences including residence life, student conduct, leadership development, and of course campus activities. Outside of work Steve is very actively involved regionally and nationally with Ultimate Frisbee playing, coaching, and serving as the Executive Director for DC's professional women's team the DC Shadow. Steve and his wife also run a Flower Farm called Little Walter's Flower Farm so if you're looking for fresh cut flower bouquets let him know and he can bring one into the office for you.

  • Maddy Quidzinski Headshot
    Maddy Quidzinski Assistant Director for Student Leadership

    24quidzinski@cua.edu 

    Originally from Wisconsin, Maddy made her way to the nation’s capital to attend Catholic U for her undergraduate degree in Psychological and Brain Sciences and went on to receive her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University. While at Catholic, she was involved with various organizations and leadership experiences such as Residence Life and Student Government. As a higher education professional, she is passionate about supporting the student experience through increasing student accessibility, activities, and engagement. Outside of her role, Maddy enjoys attending sporting events, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends both here and back home.

     

  • PJ Connolly Headshot
    PJ Connolly Assistant Director for Student Organizations

    68connolly@cua.edu 

    PJ is a Catholic U alumnus from the class of 2019. As a student, he was involved on campus through student orgs, PEERS, Residence Life, Events & Conference Services, and the Office of Campus Activities -- where he now finds himself once again! He believes that getting involved on campus is one of the best ways for people to meet new friends, find what they are passionate about, and discover new things about themselves. He is a big fan of football (go Ravens), Marvel superheroes, and all manner of outdoor activities, and will gladly talk about these topics for hours on end with anyone willing to listen. Feel free to stop by!

  • MacKenzie Garrity Headshot
    MacKenzie Garrity Assistant Director for Campus Events

    garrityme@cua.edu 

    During her undergraduate studies at Montclair State University, MacKenzie immersed herself in her extracurricular involvement. From working and being involved with various departments and different organizations on campus, her interest and passion for higher education grew. She then pursued her Master's in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Leadership in Higher Education at Rider University; her thesis focused on burnout in undergraduate students through over-involvement. While at Rider, she also advised multiple organizations while holding an assistantship in Auxiliary Services. MacKenzie is a dedicated fan of the New York Mets, enjoys discovering new coffee shops around DC, and as a New Jerseyan, will gladly discuss the age-old taylor ham versus pork roll debate (it's taylor ham). 

Student Staff

Our Student Staff are the first people you see in OCA, they are your go-to source for any questions you have and will always welcome you to the office as our front desk staff. In addition to working at our front desk they also are part of one of our functional teams working to plan great events, support our student organizations, manage the Orientation program, and provide great leadership programs. 

Events & Marketing

The Events & Marketing team brings you all sorts of great events including DC Nite Out and Trivia Nights, as well as our annual events for Women's History Month, the University tree lighting ceremony "Light the Season" and much more.

  • Daneev Imbert
  • Liam Jamolod
  • Eliana Todd
  • Ryan Tufford

Leadership

The Leadership team helps coordinate all of our various leadership programs.

  • Kayla Tingley (Student Coordinator)
  • Sydney Clark

Student Organization Services

The Student Organization Services team oversees everything student organizations from training to event support and even all of the financial management

  • Justine Talamayan
  • Larissa York
  • Curtis Bommer
  • Anisa Ellis
  • Ryan Downing

Orientation

While we select 80 student Orientation Leaders to serve throughout the Orientation program, each year 2 students serve as student coordinators who spend an entire year planning all of the details of the Orientation program

  • Cat DeMassi
  • Maddy Mustin