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The Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS) is a social science peer-reviewed journal.  It focuses on publishing rigorous, relevant, and respected scholarship related to postsecondary education co-curricular campus activities, and translating such scholarship to practice.  It especially encourages submissions from practitioners throughout higher education.

 Typical submissions to the journal cover topics such as:

  • Student and leadership development within campus activities
  • Programming within a diverse and multicultural campus
  • Advising students and their organizations
  • Campus programming, governance, and/or funding boards
  • Assessing the effects of student involvement in campus activities
  • Navigating political and legal issues in working with students
  • Professional development for staff and faculty who work with students

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Latest Issue: Vol. 2, Issue 1 - Spring 2020

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Considering the Nature of Theorybuilding in the Field of Campus Activities: Advice from the Journal Editorial Board

- JCAPS Editorial Board

Helping Student Leaders Engage Allies

- Brian Bourke, Murray State University 

CAS Standards for Campus Activities Programs: A Review of the Contextual Statement and Standards 

- Gayle Spencer, University of Illinois & William Smedick, John Hopkins University 

It's not the Player, It's the Game: A Pilot Study of Bullying Experiences in Campus Gaming Communities 

- Evan Falkenthal, University of Portland & Andrew M. Byrne, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obisbo

Optimizing Student Learning Outcomes of Collegiate Recreational Sports Participation 

- Leeann M. Lower-Hoppe, Ohio State University & Scott A. Forrester, Brock University & Daniel J. Elkins, Illinois State University & Brent A. Beggs, Illinois State University

The Stability in Student Organizations Over Time

- Benjamin V. Rosa, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & Omari H. Swinton, Howard University & Gerald Daniels, Howard University

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