15 Feb 2020
by Gayle Spencer, William Smedick

CAS Standards for Campus Activities Programs: A Review of The Contextual Statement and Standards - JCAPS Vol. 2 Issue 1

The purpose of this review is to highlight the differences in the new contextual statement and standards from past editions, as well as to discuss and provide examples of how CAS Standards can be utilized by Campus Activities Professionals.

The Council of the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) was founded in 1979 to create standards of professional practice that further the development of environments that foster student learning and development. The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) was one of the nine founding members of CAS. The tenth edition of the CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education was released in spring 2019. This edition includes an updated Contextual Statement as well as the Standards and Guidelines for Campus Activities Programs.