2016 Student Organizations Institute

June 27-30, 2016 • University of Denver

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This event is now over. Please contact NIRSA Professional Development if you need any information regarding this event.

Student Organizations InstituteThe Student Organizations Institute offers higher education professionals and student organization advisors the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the principles in training advisors, risk management, legal issues, student group conduct, and other topics related to working with student organizations.

This institute will include a balance of traditional institute-style instruction, as well as small group breakout sessions and other networking opportunities.

Whether you have direct responsibilities in overseeing student organizations or you are involved with advising student group leaders, you will be able to interact with facilitators and other participants—learn about general and specific topics related to the culture, structure, resources, tools, and techniques and improve the management of student organizations and their activities on your campus.

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Registration online via the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) website.

Register for 2016 Student Organizations Institute


 Registration Pricing Early Bird
on/before May 13
after May 13
NACA, ACUI, ASCA, or NIRSA Member $590 $675
Individual Non-Member $740 $845
Delegate Housing Extra Night: $50
Commuter Registration Fee: $425

The Student Organizations Institute is presented in partnership by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI); the Association of Student Conduct Administration (ASCA); the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA); and NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation.


Nelson Hall will be your home during the institute. The suites are air conditioned with two to four bedrooms per suite that share a bathroom and a common entry area. The following amenities are provided in the sleeping rooms or are available in the residence halls:

  • A bed, desk, chair, dresser, closet and linen packet for each guest
  • Refrigerator and microwave in each suite
  • Laundry rooms and vending machines in the common areas
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (with university-issued credentials)

By Car

DU’s campus is easily accessible from I-25, the main route running through the Denver metro area north/south. Campus lies just south and west of the intersection of I-25 and University Blvd.

Parking On Campus
All individuals are responsible for posting a parking pass in the vehicle window and to park in designated lots. Permits will be available at housing registration and are $8 per day. Vehicles without the proper parking pass are subject to ticketing.

By Air

The closest airport is Denver International Airport (DEN).

Taxi, limo, town car, and shuttle services are located on the Fifth Floor of the Denver International Airport (DEN). Super Shuttle provides service to campus for approximately $35 (www.supershuttle.com). The physical address of Nelson Hall (the residence hall) is 2222 South High Street, Denver, CO 80210. A 24-hour advance reservation is required on shuttle trips returning to DEN. Additional information regarding airport transportation can be found at: http://www.flydenver.com/parking_transit.

For more information, contact NIRSA Director of Professional Development, Kristen Gleason.