NACA® The Journal of Campus Activities Practice & Scholarship - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: Call for Papers

Special Issue – February 2023
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
Call for Papers

We are excited to announce a call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship. NACA has recently released an updated Research Agenda to support the work of campus activities professionals that includes a more specific focus on and integration of values related to equity, diversity, and inclusion and student belonging. With this update in mind, JCAPS will dedicate the February 2023 Issue to these topics.


We seek manuscripts describing empirical research, scholarship-to-practice descriptions, or media/resource reviews (formats described here) that address questions such as:

  1. How can campus activities professionals cultivate environments which holistically include and support all students – particuarly those representing systemically underserved communities?
  2. How can campus activities professionals move beyond programming that is representative of the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of students to more holistically address the marginalization and oppression experiences by minoritized populations?
  3. How can campus activities professionals lead and guide efforts to challenge systemic oppression on their campuses?
  4. How can campus activities professionals respect and affirm the intersecting identities of students?
  5. In what ways do campus activities professionals negotiate their own identities (from privileged and minoritized lenses) as they support student programming?


Special Guest Editor: Mamta Accapadi, Ph.D.


Mamta Accapadi is a student affairs educator whose career has been devoted to the goals of inclusion, community, and social justice. She has been a particular advocate for first-generation students, low-income students, and children of immigrants, reflecting her own background as a child of immigrants who went on to earn three degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.


Accapadi serves as vice provost for university life at the University of Pennsylvania. She previously served as vice president for student affairs at Rollins College from 2013-2020, following four years as dean of student life at Oregon State University. She has held prior positions at the University of Houston, The University of Texas at Austin, and Schreiner University. She earned a PhD and MEd in higher education administration and a BA in microbiology from The University of Texas at Austin.


  • Initial submissions made to JCAPS by August 1, 2022
  • Review of initial submissions and dispensation decisions to authors by October 1, 2022
  • Relevant revisions by authors due to JCAPS by November 1, 2022
  • Final review for inclusion in Special Issue and dispensation decisions by December 1, 2022

Articles may be accepted for inclusion in future JCAPS issues even if not accepted into the Special Issue.

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