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Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education
Collegiate Recreation Program Standards & Health Promotion Services Standards

NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation is a proud member of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS).

CAS promotes standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs in order to maximize the quality and effectiveness of higher education services. As a CAS Member Association, NIRSA provides a representative to CAS meetings and participates in collaborative projects that achieve our shared goal of fostering healthy, productive learning environments.

NIRSA members have free access to the most current version of:

Within the Collegiate Recreation Programs CAS Standards:

  • Provides a metric for assessing the quality of recreational programs
  • Provides guidance in planning or revising aspects of recreational programs
  • Assists in advocacy efforts to obtain additional resources
  • Assists in staff training and professional preparation of recreation program specialists
  • Informs campus colleagues, administrators, and constituents about the role of recreation programs
CAS Standards

The complete CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education, 10th ed. (2019), can be purchased on the CAS website. For more information, please contact NIRSA Research.

Collegiate Recreation Programs Standards at NIRSA Connect
Health Promotion Services Standards at NIRSA Connect

All CAS Standard Topics

If you would like to recommend additional content being made available as part of your NIRSA Membership, please send a note to NIRSA Research.

  • Academic Advising Programs
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Programs
  • Assessment Services
  • Auxiliary Services Functional Areas
  • Campus Activities Programs
  • Campus Information and Visitor Services
  • Campus Police and Security Programs
  • Campus Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Programs
  • Career Services
  • Case Management Services
  • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Programs
  • Clinical Health Services
  • College Honor Society Programs
  • College Unions
  • Collegiate Recreation Programs
    Available to NIRSA Members
  • Conference and Event Programs
  • Counseling Services
  • Dining Services Programs
  • Disability Resources and Services
  • Education Abroad Programs and Services
  • Financial Aid Programs
  • Fraternity and Sorority Advising Programs
  • Graduate and Professional Student Programs and Services+

  • Health Promotion Services
    Available to NIRSA Members
  • Housing and Residential Life Programs
  • International Student Programs and Services+
  • Internship Programs
  • Learning Assistance Programs
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Programs and Services
  • Master’s Level Student Affairs Professional Preparation Programs
  • Multicultural Student Programs and Services
  • Orientation Programs
  • Parent and Family Programs
  • Post-Traditional and Commuter Student Programs and Services
  • Registrar Programs and Services
  • Sexual Violence-Related Programs and Services
  • Student Conduct Programs
  • Student Leadership Programs
  • Student Media Programs
  • Testing Programs and Services
  • Transfer Student Programs and Services
  • TRIO and College Access Programs
  • Undergraduate Admissions Programs and Services
  • Undergraduate Research Programs
  • Veterans and Military-Connected Programs and Services
  • Women’s and Gender Programs and Services

All CAS Cross-Functional Frameworks

For more information, please contact NIRSA Headquarters.