CSNAP Student Conference

CSNAP Student Conference

 

Started in 1994 by NCCV (see History), this event brings civically-engaged student leaders together to network, share ideas, and develop skills that help them be more effective in their efforts, while networking with their peers across the state. Workshops, speakers, and activities address topics such as volunteerism, leadership, service-learning, social entrepreneurship, and advocacy.

Since 2018, CSNAP is hosted biennially, rather than annually. CSNAP is held in November on even-numbered years. On the odd-numbered years, the Community Change Collegiate Challenge (4C) is held. CSNAP moves around the state to different campuses in the network. The schedule includes a Friday evening gathering and a full day on Saturday. During the Saturday program, we present the annual student awards and scholarships. Learn more about our awards for students.

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CSNAP 2022

November 18 & 19 hosted by NC A & T State University, Greensboro, NC

Call for Workshop Proposals

Deadline: October 7, 2022

NC Campus Engagement seeks workshop proposals for the 2022 CSNAP student conference. All workshops will be delivered during break-out sessions on Saturday, November 19. 

Workshops are 60 minutes.

Now more than ever, leaders are needed to address the pressing issues facing our nation and world. We seek proposals for workshops that will:
* help college student leaders develop leadership and advocacy skills

* help students explore important community issues and topics
* increase student knowledge of current social issues
* introduce participants to community and civic engagement initiatives or programs that could be replicated on other campuses.

Priority will be given to workshops that prepare students to be active citizens and advocates on the front line of social change, or that present new ways for students to be engaged problem-solvers in their communities.

Workshops should be interactive, as much as possible, to deepen learning.  You may consider building in opportunities for dialogue and discussion and reflection. You may explore integrating visual media, creative arts, etc.  
Team presentations are encouraged but be sure you can effectively share the information you prepare and meaningfully integrate each presenter in the time allotted. 

Undergraduate students who are leading workshop sessions are encouraged to identify a faculty/staff member who will review and provide feedback on a run-through of their session before the conference.
 

Team presentations are encouraged but be sure you can effectively share the information you prepare and meaningfully integrate each presenter in the time allotted.  We allow only up to FOUR presenters on each  proposal. You may submit multiple proposals.

Who should attend?

Students and student leaders who care about civic and community engagement, social change, and service. All college students are welcome, even if your campus is not currently a member of the NC Campus Engagement network. Faculty and staff may also attend.

 

What does “CSNAP” mean?

The name CSNAP (say “see – snap”) captures the big ideas we hope participants will explore: Citizenship, Service, Networking, and Partnerships.

Can a student lead a CSNAP workshop?

YES! The majority of CSNAP conference workshops are led by students. Start planning now, as the Call for Workshop Proposals goes out in September for an early October deadline.

Workshops are 60 minutes. We seek proposals for workshops that will:

  • help college student leaders develop leadership and advocacy skills
  • increase student knowledge of current social issues
  • introduce participants to community service ideas or programs that could be replicated on other campuses.
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Previous CSNAP Host Campuses

Click on the date to view or download the program booklets from 2003.

2020 – Cancelled due to the COVID pandemic and restrictions on gathering.

2018 – Fayetteville State University

“The Power of Youth Civic Courage:  From the Civil Rights Movement to Today”

2017 – Winston-Salem State University

“Civic Pathways: How Will You Make Change?”

2016 – UNC Asheville

“Believe There is Good in the World:  Be The  Good In the  World”

2015 – UNC Pembroke

“Leadership  Through  Sustained Dialogue”

2014 – NC State University

“Raising Our Voices and Taking Action”

2013 – Central Piedmont Community College & Queens University of Charlotte

“Be the Change”

2012 – UNC Wilmington

“Becoming Citizens, Becoming Community”

2011 – Wake Forest University

“Connect the Dots”

2010 – NC Wesleyan College & Johnson C. Smith University

“Burst the Bubble”

2009 – Western Carolina University

“Color Outside the Lines”

2008 – High Point University

“The Power is Yours”

2007 – East Carolina University

“The Student  Citizen: Rock the Boat”

2006 – NC State University

“Constructing a Better World Through Students in Action”

 

2005 – Appalachian State University

“The Power of You”

2004 – Duke University

“Building relationships. Improving communities. Gaining awareness”

2003 – UNC Greensboro

“Visions of STARS: Students Taking a Responsible Step”

2002 – Appalachian State University

“Blueprints: Models for Action”

2001 – UNC Chapel Hill

“Getting to the Core of Service”

2000 – Meredith College

“Solutions, Education, Reflection, Vision, Empowerment”

1999 – Elon University

“Make the Connections”

1998 – Elon University

“Deep Impact”

1997 – Elon University

“Partnerships through Action”

1996 – Wake Forest University

“Fired Up for Action”

1995 – Elon University

“From Spark to Fire”

1994 – (hiatus)

1993 – Elon University

“Connecting Campus & Community “