News and Updates for NIRSA and Collegiate Recreation

Website Update: The NIRSA website is open for business

Open your browser and type in “” or “” and you will automatically be directed to the NIRSA website where the Association is open for online business. Here you can find timely resources, connect with colleagues, join or renew membership, and register for NIRSA events.

So what’s really going on?

In December, the NIRSA website crashed […]

January 19, 2015|Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2015 NIRSA Annual Conference registration

NIRSA2015-Logo01-2502015 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo
March 30–April 2 | Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas

While NIRSA Headquarters continues toward resolving issues related to the NIRSA website, to register for NIRSA 2015 you can do so online or head over to and download the NIRSA 2015 Registration Form PDF and fax it to NIRSA Headquarters at 541-766-8284. We’ll send you a notification of receipt as soon as we can.


December 3, 2014|Professional Development|0 Comments

You won’t want to miss the 2015 NIRSA Honor Award Banquet

Every year, the NIRSA Honor Award recognizes a NIRSA professional member who has made incredible achievements in the collegiate recreation field and demonstrated exemplary service to the Association over the course of their career. The NIRSA Honor Award Banquet also occurs annually—at the conclusion of the NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo—to give NIRSA […]

January 23, 2015|Awards, Conference|0 Comments

Attend the All Conference Social at NIRSA 2015

The NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo is the biggest event of the NIRSA calendar. This year, student, professional, and associate members will gather at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas from March 30–April 2 to help “Move Our Values Forward.” And have you heard the exciting news yet? The All Conference Social, […]

January 23, 2015|Conference|0 Comments

Register today for the 2015 Emerging Recreational Sports Leaders Conference

The Emerging Recreation Sports Leaders Conference provides young people with the skills necessary to have meaningful careers in the field of collegiate recreation. Through networking opportunities, resume critiquing, mock interviews, and educational sessions, young leaders gain perspective, resources, and knowledge on how to attain their career goals. The 2015 ERSL Conference will take place […]

January 23, 2015|Professional Development|0 Comments

Check out the Career Opportunities Center in Grapevine!

Are you recruiting or looking for a graduate assistantship or full-time position in campus recreation? If so, the Career Opportunities Center is the place for you! The COC at the NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo is a space for registered employers and candidates to network via mailboxes, presentations on specific employment opportunities, […]

January 23, 2015|Conference, Member Benefits, Networking|0 Comments

Read new research on the benefits of campus recreation

By Scott Forrester, Ph.D.

The NIRSA Foundation is committed to supporting the future of collegiate recreation through funding research and professional development opportunities for its members. For years, the Foundation and the collegiate recreation profession has championed the benefits of participation in campus recreational sports, activities, facilities, programs, and services. While there was a time when […]

January 23, 2015|Member Benefits, Research & Assessment|0 Comments

NIRSA Championship Series Basketball offers great opportunities for players and officials

The NIRSA Regional Basketball Championships, which will feature twelve exceptional sites this year, are just around the corner! Participating teams are hoping to secure a bid to the 2015 NIRSA National Basketball Championships, which takes place April 17–19 at North Carolina State University. Winning teams from each regional championship will be entered into the NIRSA […]

January 23, 2015|Sports|0 Comments

The 2014 NIRSA National Flag Football Championships kicked off the New Year

By Scott Flickinger, Boston University

The 2014 NIRSA Championship Series Flag Football season culminated in the national championship tournament, which was held January 2–4 at the University of West Florida. While the whole weekend was wet and overcast, the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the 79 teams—11 Co-Rec, 31 Men’s, 15 Women’s, and 22 […]

January 15, 2015|Sports|0 Comments

The 2015 NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation is full

Registration for The School opened at noon, EST on Wednesday, January 14. Space in The School is limited to 48 attendees and enrollment is based on first-come, first-served via online registration. Within 35 minutes of registration opening, the 48 available slots for this event have filled.

NIRSA will maintain a wait list for the first […]

January 13, 2015|Professional Development|0 Comments

NIRSA 2015 lassos outstanding preconference workshops and events

The 2015 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo takes place at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas from March 30–April 2—and on Monday, March 30 there should be a preconference workshop or event that appeals to each and every NIRSA member! From workshops to facility tours to fitness certifications, the preconference offerings will have you dusting off your spurs and hunkering down for a day of engaging education.


January 12, 2015|Conference|0 Comments