Collegiate recreation professionals value tradition, and we believe promoting our history and values is essential to maintaining pride amongst members and continuing to grow the Association. To this end, the NIRSA History & Legacy Work Group was appointed and began their work in September of 2020. And now we need your help to achieve our goal of collecting, preserving, and sharing NIRSA and its members’ stories!

Please consider filling out this form and sharing your stories and images with us! We want our members to help us document NIRSA’s long history. We ask that you write your NIRSA story in 150 words or less. If we end up needing additional information, we’ll contact you.

We know that history can unite people around shared experiences. In fact, the stories and perspectives you share today will inform our NIRSA membership in the future. So please consider sharing stories about your time with the Association. Thank you for agreeing to shape NIRSA history!


  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Meetings & Events Director Sierra Smith.
NIRSA History & Legacy Work Group

The NIRSA History & Legacy Work Group strives to identify ways to continually honor our past while looking to the future and documenting our association's living history.