Register now for the 2016 NIRSA/ACUI Collegiate Marketing Institute!

By Nick Zumbrun

The 2016 NIRSA/ACUI Collegiate Marketing Institute is going to be the best one yet! NIRSA continues its partnership with the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) to offer an event packed with brilliant new ideas and ways to enhance your marketing efforts on campus. The Collegiate Marketing Institute only comes around […]

August 24, 2016|Categories: Professional Development|Tags: , |

Don’t miss the 2016 NIRSA Facilities Institute’s early bird deadline!

By Nick Zumbrun

The 2016 NIRSA Facilities Institute presented by Mondo is just around the corner! Why pay extra to attend when you don’t have to?

The 2016 Institute is taking place October 19–21 in Tempe, Arizona, and the Program Committee has worked hard to provide attendees with the best possible experience. Participate in educational sessions […]

NIRSA and Human Kinetics will only continue to produce flag football officiating materials

By Mary Callender

For over 36 years, NIRSA has produced Sports Officials Clinician Kits for the training of intramural officials. The Association believed it was important for it to be a one-stop shop for members looking for officiating resources. Early on, NIRSA was able to purchase National Federation of High School (NFHS) rulebooks, ASA rulebooks, and […]

August 24, 2016|Categories: Publications|Tags: , |

Apply to be on staff for regional soccer tournaments

By Laura Thomas, NIRSA Championship Series Soccer Work Team Chair

Human beings innately crave connection—and so connection, as we all know, is extremely important to us NIRSA members. It is why many of us got into this profession in the first place. At least, I know it was an important reason for me.

I am excited […]

August 23, 2016|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , |

Check out the 2017 regional basketball host sites!

By Haley Thomas

NIRSA Championship Series regional basketball is pleased to announce eleven outstanding sites for the 2017 season! The excitement begins February 10–12 with the first regional championships and will continue up through March 17–19 when the last tournaments will take place. Ultimately, the fate of these tournaments will lead to Columbus where The […]

August 23, 2016|Categories: Sports|Tags: , |

Launch your school year with the NIRSA Basketball

By Heidi Cleary

Students are back in rec centers and eager to play ball. So why not spoil them with brand new NIRSA basketballs?

Every NIRSA basketball purchased saves your institution money since they’re being offered at a reduced price over the regular TF-1000™ Classic ZK basketball or the Spalding® TF-500™TF-1000, which do not have the […]

August 23, 2016|Categories: Member Benefits, Partners, Sports|Tags: , , |

Fall is NIRSA award season—nominate an outstanding colleague or apply today!

By Keeley Naughton

Every year, NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation seeks to honor and highlight members who have made an impact by recognizing their outstanding service and achievements. NIRSA awards are presented annually at the NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo. This allows as many members of the NIRSA family as possible to celebrate and […]

August 22, 2016|Categories: Awards|Tags: , |

New Members – August 2016

Join us in welcoming our new professional, student, institutional and associate members who are now part of the NIRSA community. The following members joined NIRSA as of August 17, 2016. […]

August 19, 2016|Categories: Membership, Networking|Tags: , , |

Recognize a deserving colleague for their service to NIRSA!

By Keeley Naughton

Service comes as second nature to collegiate recreation professionals who strive daily to serve their campus communities by providing and promoting opportunities for health and wellness. Stephanie McAlpine, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation at University of Texas at Arlington, was recognized as a 2016 NIRSA Annual Service Award winner for her outstanding leadership […]

August 16, 2016|Categories: Awards|Tags: , |

NIRSA Associate Member Schelde North America gets a new name

By Heidi Cleary

Longtime associate member of NIRSA Schelde North America recently changed its company name to SNA Sports Group. SNA Sports Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium team sports equipment. It is famous for its volleyball net systems and portable basketball goals. Going forward, NIRSA student and professional members will now be […]

August 15, 2016|Categories: Membership|Tags: , , |

Oh, the places you’ll go at the 2016 NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute presented by Mondo!

By Brittany Rejda

Are you starting to build or renovate a rec facility, or do you manage and operate a facility? If so, you’ll want to be in Tempe, Arizona from October 19–21 for the 2016 NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute presented by Mondo!

There are a lot of good reasons to attend the Facilities Institute—everything from in-depth educational sessions and […]

Apply today for a NIRSA Foundation Scholarship or Professional Member Travel Stipend!

By Chris Muller, Associate Director at The University of Texas at Arlington and NIRSA Foundation Board Member, and Breeana Myatt, NIRSA Foundation Coordinator

The NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo is the premier event for those involved in collegiate recreation. It offers fantastic opportunities to learn and connect with others in the field. The NIRSA Foundation is […]

August 9, 2016|Categories: NIRSA Foundation|Tags: , , |

Exploring the how and why of the Board’s recent statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion

By Stacey Hall, Ph.D., RCRSP, CRSS, 2016-2017 NIRSA President and Campus Recreation Director at the University of New Hampshire

Hello fellow NIRSA Members and thanks for tuning in to another edition of the NIRSA President’s Notes. Last time, I talked a little bit about the fiduciary role of the NIRSA Board of Directors; this time […]

Announcing new NIRSA regional webpages and email addresses!

By Jessica Gentry, Associate Director – Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Region III Representative, and Vice Chair of the NIRSA Member Network

The Member Network is excited to announce each region now has its own website for all things NIRSA! We have been actively working with our NIRSA Headquarters teammates […]

August 9, 2016|Categories: Membership, Networking|Tags: , |

Members on the Move – August

Congratulations to the following movers and shakers within NIRSA!


August 8, 2016|Categories: Membership|Tags: , , , |

Apply for a NIRSA leadership position

By Keeley Naughton

NIRSA will hold elections this winter for President Elect and At-Large Director on the Board of Directors, as well as for the following Member Network positions: NIRSA Student Leader, Regional Student Leaders in all Regions, and Regional Representatives for Regions I, III, and V.

Stan Shingles, Assistant Vice President at Central […]

August 5, 2016|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , |

University of Oregon interns visit NIRSA Headquarters

By Rebecca Reeves

On Wednesday, July 13, interns from the University of Oregon visited NIRSA Headquarters. The 12 interns, who hailed from various home institutions, each had a chance to introduce themselves to HQ staff and explain their interests within collegiate recreation as well as the projects they were working on as a part of their […]

August 5, 2016|Categories: Membership|Tags: , , , , |

Apply for a USTA Tennis Ace Award!

By Nick Zumbrun

It’s time to honor and reward NIRSA members and institutions for promoting the USTA Tennis On Campus program! The NIRSA/USTA Tennis Ace Award is reserved for NIRSA professionals and institutions that have helped grow and promote the USTA Tennis On Campus program. The awards will be presented at the 2017 NIRSA Annual […]

August 5, 2016|Categories: Partners, Sports|Tags: , |

Meg Rapp will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Rec Facilities Institute

By John Raskauskas

Meg Rapp, an architect associate at Populous, Inc, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 2016 NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute presented by Mondo! This institute will take place from October 19 – 21 in Tempe, Arizona and registration is now open.

Meg’s varied project experience provides a unique perspective […]

Submit a Pecha Kucha™ presentation for NIRSA 2017!

By Peter Tulchinsky, Director of Campus Recreation at the University of Mississippi and 2017 Conference Program Committee member, and Kristen Gleason, NIRSA Director of Professional Development

After a positive reception at the 2016 NIRSA Annual Conference, the Conference Program Committee is excited to bring Pecha Kucha™ presentations to NIRSA 2017 as well! Now through […]

August 3, 2016|Categories: Conference, Professional Development|Tags: , , |