Over the past few months, some of our more savvy members may have noticed that how they connect with other NIRSA Members online has undergone some changes.

Now we proudly deliver an enhanced service as an improved member benefit: NIRSA Connect.

NIRSA Connect is built on responsive design technologies adopted by our membership connections partner, Higher Logic. Their Bootstrap Upgrade Project has been an ongoing, months-long process to make their software — and therefore our software — more user-friendly. Highlights from the new software that you can immediately enjoy include:

  • Adaptive layout. This means the layout will look good no matter what device you’re on, or what orientation you’re using.
  • Content stacks. When possible, we’ll show off multiple columns to help you get to the information you want. However, on smaller devices content will magically stack so you can easily scan it.
  • Streamlined navigation. Whether you’re on a desktop or mobile device, we’ve streamlined the navigation at the top to help you find what you’re looking for. Post a new message, upload a new library, or share a website link to the right community in just a few clicks!
  • New NIRSA Profile page. If you’re familiar with nirsa.me, you’ll love the new profile page. Just login to nirsa.me or click “Login” on the NIRSA Website and you’ll see all your information, communities, committees, connections — as well as an opportunity to pair your NIRSA Profile with your LinkedIn profile page.
  • New NIRSA-riffic design. Our new overall design is meant to inspire leaders in collegiate recreation as they communicate with each other. It pulls subtle inspiration from our other websites including our main website and BluefishJobs.

As you’re exploring NIRSA Connect, don’t forget to update your profile! If you’re going to NIRSA 2015 in Grapevine, Texas, your name badge will have a unique QR code that lets other attendees easily find your NIRSA Profile. Expanding your professional network at the Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo has never been easier!

In addition, you can manage your community settings, update your privacy settings, and find members with similar (or different!) interests and responsibilities. So what are you waiting for? Get started building or expanding your network: check out the new look of NIRSA Connect today!

If you have questions or feedback about NIRSA Connect, let us know!