The latest policy and legislative issues are shaping our campus communities and impacting how our members operate each day.
NIRSA, NASPA, and ACHA are jointly supporting research that focuses on wellbeing and student success. The application is now open and will close January 3. Submit your proposal today!
In today’s heightened political environment, policy changes are made quickly and with little communication from policy decision makers. It's critical to the success of higher education and NIRSA to be proactive regarding these policies.
"Staying informed on current local, state, and federal legislation is extremely important for all NIRSA members," explains Andrew Chadick, Senior Associate Director of Programming and Assessment for University of Texas at San Antonio Campus Recreation.
In continuing to advocate for the needs of members and our strategic values, NIRSA recently signed on to two bills related to mental health in higher education.
Even the smallest law can have major ramifications, and it’s my goal to help my colleagues understand what issues are out there. This way, they can be better prepared to anticipate issues.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has made their final rule, updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)’s overtime pay requirements. The final rule increases the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions.
Jessica Kirby, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, has been selected to receive a 2019 NIRSA Research Grant!
Kim Curtin, Ph.D., Fellow at the University of Alberta, has been selected to receive a 2019 NIRSA Research Grant!
As we grow into our second year of the newly-reimagined Government Affairs Committee, some may be wondering how government affairs connects to campus recreation. You may even ask yourself, “Who cares?” Well, you should.