To recognize a NIRSA member who exemplifies the hard work and dedication that goes into the continuing creation of a diverse and inclusive community, please submit a nomination for this award by Tuesday, November 15.
By Brooke Turner, Assistant Director of Competitive Sports at The University of Alabama
Fall is upon us and that means it’s finally time for NIRSA Championship Series events! I don’t know about you, but I just can’t wait to get on the road again with officials to expose them to a whole new world. […]
By William Trent, Graduate Assistant for Marketing & Social Media at James Madison University
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician, diplomat, and activist
I am so excited to introduce you to three NIRSA student members whose futures are so bright I’m wearing sunglasses while writing […]
Apply for financial assistance to attend NIRSA 2017. The deadline to apply for a NIRSA Foundation Scholarship—student or professional—or a NIRSA Foundation Travel Assistance Stipend is October 17.
The deadline for NIRSA Annual Service Award nominations has been extended until September 28. Nominate a deserving colleague today.
By Nazifa Islam
Earl Cabellon started his career in collegiate recreation as a student at the University of Rhode Island (URI). It was there that he—someone who already “subscribed living an active lifestyle”—first became invested in the field. He says, “campus recreation appealed to me as a student because of the overall mission—which is to […]
The educational content for NIRSA 2017 is coming into focus. With capacities limiting the Program Committee to accept only 30% of the proposals received, the standard of 2017 sessions is sure to be extremely high.
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 September 14, 2016.
We are thrilled to announce that the American Heart Association has become an associate member of the Association. We encourage individual and institutional NIRSA members to select associate members when choosing their preferred vendors.
By Stephanne Musser, Assistant Director of Fitness Programs and Services at The Ohio State University
Every year, NIRSA recognizes remarkable NIRSA member institution facilities with the honor of Outstanding Sport Facility Awards. This award recognizes the innovative designs of new, renovated, or expanded collegiate recreational facilities.
Facilities that apply must demonstrate excellence in a number of […]
By Margie Wallington, Fitness and Wellness Programming at Ball State University
Do you have a mentor who’s inspired your interest in the field of collegiate recreation? Do you know someone who continues to deepen your commitment to the students you serve? Someone who embodies the following quote by John Quincy Adams: “If your actions inspire […]
By Nick Zumbrun
The early bird registration deadline for the 2016 NIRSA/ACUI Collegiate Marketing Institute—which is taking place from November 9–11 in Las Vegas—is Wednesday, September 28. Don’t miss out on early bird rates—register now. Also, make sure to reserve your room at the Mirage before October 17 to take advantage of […]
NIRSA will continue to use a lottery-style selection process—which was first implemented in 2014 —for Open-Division registration. On October 4 at 11:00am EST, a three-hour window for registration will open.
By Timothy “TC” Collins, Coordinator of Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs at California State University-Monterey Bay
Hello NIRSA family, I have outstanding news! The 2017 Emerging Recreational Sports Leaders Conference Program Committee is now accepting presentation proposals! The Program Committee—composed of myself; Barry Greene, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at California State University, […]
Over 100 universities have already participated in SportRisk's new benchmarking database! By investing in this tool you can compare against accepted best practices in campus rec and see how you compare relative to other schools.
By Keeley Naughton
Having championed the phrase “It’s more than competition,” the NIRSA Championship Series produces events known not only for their outstanding student athlete performance but also for the development opportunities they provide student officials and professional staff. Don’t miss out on the chance to send student officials and professional staff members to this year’s […]
The 2017 NIRSA Triventure won’t happen without the help of generous and dedicated volunteer members! Apply by October 12 to be a part of—and the catalyst for—an outstanding event.
NIRSA and Human Kinetics will continue to produce and sell flag football materials—including the Rules Book and Officials’ Manual, clinician kit, and online course—but have discontinued the program to offer clinician kits in other sports.
The NIRSA Assembly, the think-tank of the profession, addresses the role of campus rec in supporting civil discourse and civic engagement.
The NIRSA Foundation is proud to again join forces with the #GivingTuesday movement, a global day of giving to celebrate generosity worldwide.