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

The 2015 NIRSA Triventure is heading to Indianapolis!

The first NIRSA Triventure—a co-location of the Recreation Facilities Institute, Aquatics Institute, and Fitness & Wellness Institute—took place in 2013 and the event was a huge success! More than 230 NIRSA members attended the first NIRSA Triventure in 2013 and the feedback was incredibly encouraging.

Ryan N. McCallum from the Colorado School of Mines said “It […]

January 28, 2015|Professional Development|0 Comments

Registration for the 2015 Student Organizations Institute will open in April

The Student Organizations Institute offers higher education professionals and student organization advisors an opportunity to further their understanding of the principles related to a number of topics including advising, risk management, and student conduct. Attendees are treated to traditional institute-style instruction as well as group breakout sessions that make for excellent networking opportunities. Registration […]

January 28, 2015|Professional Development|0 Comments

Registration is open for the 2015 NIRSA Collegiate Sport Clubs Institute

If you haven’t already, mark your calendars—the 2015 NIRSA Collegiate Sport Clubs Institute is taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 10–12! This institute is a wonderful chance to learn, explore, and network with sport club experts from across North America—and registration is now open.

The Institute’s Program Committee, chaired by Ryan Bradshaw of George […]

January 28, 2015|Professional Development|0 Comments

Members on the Move – January 2015

Congratulations to the following movers and shakers within NIRSA! […]

January 28, 2015|Networking|0 Comments

Start 2015 inspired

By Stephanie McAlpine, 2014-2015 NIRSA Championship Series Committee Chair

What inspires you? What motivates you to achieve your goals and keep pushing forward on a daily basis? On my campus, it’s the first week of classes for the spring semester and the Maverick Activities Center (MAC) is packed with thousands of students, faculty, and staff. Amid the […]

January 27, 2015|Leadership|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