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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

Latest Issue: Vol. 2, Issue 2 - Fall 2020

JCAPS Fall 2020

Lessons from a Pandemic: The Value of Campus Activities Professionals

- JCAPS Editorial Board

Academic Experiences, Perceptions of Curricular Diversity, and Academic Performance: A Study of Undergraduate Christian Students in Faith-Based Student Organizations

- Christy Moran Craft, Kansas State University & Yang Yang, Kansas State University

A Descriptive Study of Student Involvement in First-Generation-Z Students at a Public Midwestern University

- Ashleigh Goedereis, Washington University in St. Louis & Pietro A. Sasso, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

A Chilly Climate: Experiences of Women Student Government Association Presidents

- Jamie L. Workman, Valdosta State University & Karla Hull, Valdosta State University & Taralynn Hartsell, Valdosta State University & Teresa Weimann, Valdosta State University

Understanding Gains from On-Campus Cultural Events

- James H. Tuten, Juniata College & Kathryn M. Westcott, Juniata College & William J. White, The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona

Big 10 Institution Campus Recreation: A Review of Current Values, Policies, and Practices

- Oliver W.A. Wilson, Pennsylvania State University & David Guthrie, Pennsylvania State University & Melissa Bopp, Pennsylvania State University

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