About Graduate Association of Recreation and Leisure Studies

History 

The Graduate Association of Recreation and Leisure Studies (GARLS) was founded in 1992 when the association grounded its constitution. The mandate of the group is to promote a sense of community among Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) graduate students and to provide a formal channel or voice through which RLS graduate students may be represented in other areas of university affairs.

Purpose

As expressed in the objectives, there are opportunities for peer-mentorship, mutual support both personal and financial, networking through contact with alumni, and academic and administrative representation. Perhaps at the heart of the association is a strong sense of social cohesion established through lively events organized by GARLS.