2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region III Spring Conference

April 13 – April 14, 2018
University of Richmond

We invite you to join us for the 2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region III Spring Conference at University of Richmond in Richmond, VA, April 13- 14, 2018! Peer educators and advisors from across the region will gather to share, learn and inspire.

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About

The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Regional Spring Conference is a great opportunity for your peer education group to: 

  • Get new program ideas on a variety of health & wellness issues relevant to working with college students 
  • Gain new knowledge and skills to support your peer education efforts 
  • Network with other peer educators & advisors from across the region
  • Learn how to revitalize, recruit and reenergize your organization
  • Learn more about how the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA can support your efforts

There are numerous opportunities for student and advisor networking throughout the conference experience, both social and educational.  At this regional conference, peer educators gain the opportunity to connect with other peer educators in their own backyard, while advisors gain valuable time to discuss collaborative prospects for education and creating change across campuses. Whether you are able to bring your entire peer education group or just yourself, this experience is an incredible and rewarding opportunity to build and support our collective efforts in prevention and education.

 

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BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate

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Call for Programs

The BACCHUS Region III team invites you to submit a program proposal to present a 60-minute breakout session at our Spring Conference. Proposals from peer education groups and advisors are given preference. Proposals from other staff, faculty and prevention professionals are also welcome.

Session topics may include advising skills and issues, peer education group issues, student leadership and development, nutrition and fitness, promoting mental health and wellness, sexual health and relationships, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, or sexual violence prevention and response. The Call for Programs will be open soon!

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Health and Safety

    All topics related to health and safety at Institutions of Higher Education are welcomed!

    • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
    • Sexual Health and Relationships
    • Mental Health
    • Nutrition and Fitness​
    • Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

  • Peer Education Group Issues

    • What are strategies to recruit and retain peer educators?
    • What models of peer education groups structure exist and how do they work?
    • How can peer educators evaluate their program effectiveness?
    • How can peer education groups involve a broader range of student sub-groups?
    • What makes a peer education retreat successful?
    • How do peer education groups deal constructively with conflict within the group?
    • What strategies and resources can peer education groups use to justify their work and funding to administrators and student government?

  • Student Leadership and Development

    • What skills are needed for peer educators to be effective leaders?
    • What strategies can student leaders utilize to motivate peer educators?
    • What skills are needed to create change in peer education groups and on campus?
    • How can student leaders work productively with advisors and campus administrators?
    • How do peer educator student leadership skills translate to future academic pursuits and careers? 
    • How can your work as a peer educator translate to the student affairs profession?

  • Advising Skills and Issues

    • What lessons can new advisors learn from experienced ones?
    • How can advisors operate a peer education group with minimal resources?
    • How do advisors maintain excitement and engagement within the peer education group?
    • What are strategies for recruitment of new peer educators?
    • How can advisors better align learning objectives with peer educators’ projects?



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Submission Timeline
  • February 19, 2018
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • March 2, 2018
    Program Notifications Sent

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Questions?

Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region III Spring Conference.

Laurie Jevons
Assistant Director of BACCHUS Initiatives
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext 1251
Email: [email protected]

Registration

Registration is based on NASPA instutional membership status. If your peer education group is part of a college or university that is an institutional member, you and your group can register as many advisors/students as you would like at the member rate.

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Registration Fees

Registration
01/01/2018 to 03/30/2018
NASPA Member
$89
Non NASPA Member
$109

Questions?

Laurie Jevons
Assistant Director of BACCHUS Initiatives
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext 1251

Policies

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Registration is based on NASPA institutional or individual membership status. If your peer education group is part of a college or university that is an institutional member, you and your group can register as many advisors/students as you would like at the member rate. If you or your institution are not members, visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

Registration will be open soon!

Additional Info

Nominate an Outstanding Student, Advisor, Peer Education Program, or Peer Education Group here. The deadline to submit your award nomination is February 19th, 2018.

Applications are now being accepted for the Region III Student Advisory Committee position. Learn more about the position here. The deadline to submit your materials is April 16, 2018.

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