NACA® Student Organizations Institute - Virtual Student Organizations Institute
Virtual Student Organizations Institute 2020

June 22-24, 2021

If you manage student organizations, whether a new or seasoned professional, the Virtual Student Organizations Institute offers you opportunities to learn valuable skills and practices from experts and colleagues in the field. Hosted by ACUI and NACA, this virtual format will explore best and promising practices, learn strategies for online engagement, policy and conduct, inclusive practices, and assessment, and connect with peers.

By participating in this experience, you will:

  • Gain strategies and skill sets that support advancement in the area of student organization management;
  • Learn relevant trends impacting student organizations in higher education—including student organization policies, inclusive practices, and best & emerging practices;
  • Develop competence in assessment, organizational leadership and management, risk management, and adapting in the changing landscape of higher education; and
  • Create a network of peers who can support you through your journey.


  • Deep Dive - general sessions led by 1-2 subject matter experts
  • Breakout - session led by 1-2 subject matter experts that is offered against small group discussions
  • Small Group Discussions - facilitated roundtable-style session that is offered against breakout sessions
  • Interactive Workshop - engaging sessions intended to walk participants through practical applications and/or provide them with tangible takeaways
  • Informal Networking - optional unstructured opportunities for attendees and presenters to connect

(all times in ET and are subject to change)

Tuesday, June 22

Wednesday, June 23

Thursday, June 24

12:00 p.m.

Opening Welcome

12:00 p.m.

Deep Dive 2: Supporting & Engaging Advisors

12:00 p.m.

Deep Dive 3: DEI for Student Org. Managers

12:30 p.m.

Deep Dive 1: Student Org. Training & Leadership Development

1:00 p.m.

Informal Networking

1:15 p.m.

Interactive Workshop: Registration Timelines

1:45 p.m.

Interactive Workshop

1:45 p.m.

Breakout & Small Group Discussions

2:30 p.m.

Breakout & Small Group Discussions

3:00 p.m.

Breakout & Small Group Discussions

Breakout - Assessment

Breakout - Involvement Timelines

Breakout - Policies & Best Practices

Small Group - Club Sports/Programming Boards/Greek Life/Club Councils

Small Group - Virtual Fundraising

Small Group - Making Your School's Learning Management System Work for You

2:45 p.m.

Interactive Workshop: Risk Management

3:15 p.m.

Closing Panel: Student Org. Leader Needs

3:45 p.m.

Informal Networking

3:45 p.m.

Happy Hour

4:00 p.m.

Informal Networking

Registration Opens: March 10
Registration Deadline: June 14 (late registration fee of $100 after this date)
ACUI/NACA Member Registration - $225
Non-Member Registration - $325

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