Update, February 28: The deadline to submit a 2017 NIRSA Collegiate Sport Club Institute presentation proposal has been extended from March 1st to March 13th!

The 2017 NIRSA Collegiate Sport Club Institute is heading to Virginia Beach, VA from June 21–23! The institute will be invaluable to all recreation professionals, student leaders, and vendors. Educational sessions and roundtable discussions will be led by experts in the field with roundtable discussions also including representatives from national and sport governing bodies. The institute is all about learning and sharing new ideas and insights regarding how to successfully develop, manage, and improve collegiate sport clubs.

This institute is a wonderful chance to learn and network with sport club professionals from across North America. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain more knowledge on how to better the sport club programs at your institution—registration for this event will open in early 2017.

The topic areas, and their respective sub-topics, for this institute will be the following:

  • Risk and Safety Management: Athletic training/sports medicine, concussion education & management, hazing prevention, alcohol education & policies, and travel/lodging policies
  • Student Development: Officer development, leadership education, councils/executive boards, and student staff supervisors
  • Event Management: Facility usage/agreements, insurance, marketing and publicity, and staff supervision
  • Financial Management: Budgeting, fundraising, allocations, and coach stipends
  • Program Administration: Coach/advisor involvement, assessment, alumni relations, tiers, point systems, recruitment, and retention

The NIRSA Collegiate Sport Club Institute Committee would like you to share your knowledge and ideas with your peers! They invite you to submit a presentation proposal for the 2017 Institute! Are you doing anything new at your campus or have any lessons you’ve learned that you’d like to share with your colleagues? Submit a presentation proposal now to teach others about the latest trends and best practices. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 1.


  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Assistant Director of Professional Development Brittany Rejda.
Professional Development Coordinator at | NIRSA Profile

Nick Zumbrun is currently the Professional Development Coordinator at NIRSA.