The NIRSA Research & Assessment Committee is pleased to announce that the NIRSA Institutional Data Set (IDS) is now open for data collection! NIRSA professional members are strongly encouraged to contribute their respective institution’s data for the 2018-2019 school year. Data collected in the platform will inform the production of the new Space Planning Guidelines for Campus Recreational Sports Facilities.

Additionally, NIRSA’s Facility Construction and Renovation Survey is now available within the IDS and will also serve to supplement NIRSA’s Space Planning Guidelines. The strength of the IDS and other member resources are dependent on the participation of members across the Association. Please consider participating today!

NIRSA’s benchmarking resources, which include the Institutional Data Set and Salary Census, are supported through donations to the NIRSA Foundation.


  • For questions regarding the NIRSA Foundation, please contact NIRSA Foundation Coordinator Kameron Carroll. For questions regarding NIRSA’s benchmarking resources, please contact NIRSA Research Coordinator Ruben Guzman.

Adrienne Ansel is currently the Student Supervisor of Fitness at Bowling Green State University and a member of NIRSA's Research and Assessment Committee; she can be reached at