CSNAP Student Conference
Started in 1993, this event brings college students together to network, share ideas, and develop skills that help them be more effective leaders of community and civic engagement efforts. Workshops, speakers, and activities address topics such as volunteerism, leadership, service-learning, social entrepreneurship, and advocacy.
CSNAP is hosted each year in November by a different campus in the network. The schedule includes a Friday evening gathering and a full day on Saturday. During the Saturday program, we recognize Community Impact Award recipients from each member campus and present the Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award to one outstanding student in the state. The Marshall Alternative Break Scholarship is also presented. Learn more about our Awards.
For 2019 we are suspending our traditional student conference to host the Community Change Collegiate Challenge (4C) a one-day immersive experience in deliberative problem solving.
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 Campus Compact 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 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 50 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.