Serving on a NIRSA committee or work team is a great way to give back, gain experience, and network with colleagues beyond your campus. Complete an application to serve by the Wednesday, February 10 deadline!

Applying is easy

There is one application and it includes a comprehensive list of all committee and work team opportunities for NIRSA, the NIRSA Foundation, and the NIRSA Championship Series. You can select up to three groups you’re interested in being a part of this coming year. Additionally, applicants are asked to state why they’re interested in these groups. This information will provide the selection committee with knowledge about the applicant’s experience and interests so they can formulate well-rounded committees and work teams. Members currently serving in a one-year position on a committee or work team who wish to continue their service need to reapply to be considered for the upcoming year.

There is truly something for everyone, so please consider submitting an application today!

New for 2021-2022

Timeline change for awards committees

Beginning this year, the NIRSA award committees will be part of a separate application process set to launch in the spring. This change has been made to reduce the term length of these award committees from one year to six months, running from July–December. During an evaluation of the awards committees it was determined that most of the work happens in the late summer/early fall, so the opportunity for a shorter time commitment is fitting. All award committees, with the exception of the Honor Award Committee, are a one-term commitment. Honor Award Committee members will serve for two terms. If you’re interested in applying for an awards committee, keep an eye out for the application to launch in April!

Awards committees include:

The Career Development Committee

Beginning in 2021, the Student Professional Development and Career Services committees will be combined into a new Career Development Committee. The new committee has expanded charges to develop NIRSA’s career resources year-round to provide both virtual and in-person events and resources that will assist students and professionals in their campus rec journey.

Additional opportunities

The NIRSA Championship Series Committee Chair & Vice Chair application will close on February 10. You can find more information and a link to the application on the Get Involved webpage.


There is truly something for everyone—apply today!


  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Leadership Programs Coordinator Chelsea Hansson.
Leadership Programs Coordinator at NIRSA | NIRSA Profile

Chelsea Hansson is the Leadership Programs Coordinator at NIRSA.