CSNAP Student Conference

CSNAP Student Conference


Started in 1994 by NCCV (see History), this event brings civically-engaged student leaders together to share ideas and develop skills that help them be more effective in their community change 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.


CSNAP 2022 (Rescheduled to Fall 2023)

We will reimburse payment to all who have registered. We are looking forward to hosting a Spring webinar series in 2023 to showcase the outstanding presentations that were accepted. Stay posted for details.  

A special thanks to the team in the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement at NC A & T State University for all their hard work in helping plan the conference. We look forward to them hosting the event in the future. 

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 – Elon University

“Connecting Campus & Community “