The Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) 2019 Conference Team cordially invites you and your students to join us in Connecting Theory, Practice, and Purpose in Raleigh, NC, November 2-4. In acting upon our values of inclusiveness, professionalism, and collegiality, SACSA has always emphasized creating a conference environment that is welcoming and enriching for the future of the profession, our graduate students. The 2019 Conference will continue in that tradition, and we request your assistance in sharing these opportunities with your students.
Graduate Student Symposium (GSS)
The GSS is a pre-conference workshop taking place Saturday, November 2, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The symposium will feature a host of personal and professional development sessions facilitated by seasoned professionals. This year’s symposium will include dedicated tracks for first-year and second-year Masters students as well as doctoral students.
The poster session is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students to gain experience presenting course projects and research. Knowing that many students are at internship sites during the summer, the Call for Posters will be open until September 5, 2019. Students can submit poster sessions at https://www.sacsa.org/page/confprograms.
Case Study Competition
Student affairs is an applied field that requires continual opportunities to apply theory to practice. The SACSA Case Study Competition provides your students with an additional occasion to apply what they are learning in the classroom. The case study also supports the development of collaborative skills as the students work in pairs. Finally, of equal value to the cash prizes is the valuable feedback session with the panel of judges where all participants can discuss the case with senior-level professionals. Students can sign up for the case study during registration and space is limited!
Cost is always a potential barrier for graduate student participation. The SACSA’s Newest committee will be awarding two travel grants designated specifically for graduate students. Travel grant applications will open in early September. Students can contact Alli Lake, email@example.com, for more information.
To support your attendance alongside your students, SACSA will continue the faculty travel grant program. Any program that has ten students attending the conference will receive one free faculty registration. Faculty can register in advance and notify Thomas Bruick, Conference Registration Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org, after ten students have completed registration. Once student registration is verified, the faculty member will be credited the conference registration costs.
Register for SACSA 2019 Today!
Conference registration can be completed at https://www.sacsa.org/page/Conference. Student registration is $215.00 for non-members and $170.00 for SACSA or NASPA student members. Note: SACSA membership is $25 for students. Therefore, it is financially beneficial to become a student member and then register, total cost of $195.
Early registration rates end October 4th!
We look forward to seeing you in Raleigh!