CSNAP Student Conference 

"The Power of Youth Civic Courage: From the Civil Rights Movement to Today"

November 9-10, 2018 

Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC


Click here to register
Compact members: $75/pp
Non-Members: $100/pp 

The registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Registration closes October 22. 

Registered participants (only!) may also RSVP for the Friday night gathering at no additional charge. The Friday night meal and program is 5:30 - 8 p.m. RSVP here.

Special Guest
Mychal Denzel Smith

Mychal Denzel Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching (Nation Books, 2016) and a 2017 NAACP Image Award Nominee. His work has appeared, online and in print, for publications such as the Washington Post, The New Republic, New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, Bookforum, The Nation, The Atlantic, Paris Review, Complex, GQ, Guernica, Literary Hub, Pitchfork, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, and many others. He has appeared as a commentator or MSNBC, CNN, Democracy NOW!, NPR, and numerous other national/local radio and television outlets. He is featured in and was a consulting producer for "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story," the Paramount Network docuseries executive produced by Jay-Z. In 2014 and 2016, TheRoot.com named him one of the 100 Most Influential African-Americans in their annual The Root 100 list. He is a fellow at The Nation Institute.

Mychal will speak during the Friday session and serve on the Saturday morning panel conversation between youth activists and Civil Rights Movement veterans. 

Marshall Alt Break Scholarship

Any student attending CSNAP may apply for a Marshall Alternative Break Scholarship. Selected students can receive up to $250 to support their participation in an alternative break service trip in the current or upcoming school year.  Deadline to apply is Oct. 26. Learn more.


Fairfield Inn & Suites, Fayetteville North 
4249 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28311

Book online here

To get the conference rate, book your room by October 18.

Highlights from the 2017 CSNAP at Winston-Salem State University. 230 college students from 28 colleges and universities participated.

Highlights from the 2016 CSNAP at UNC Asheville.


Started in 1993, this annual conference brings students together to network, share ideas, and develop skills that help them be more effective leaders of community and civic engagement efforts. Topics include volunteerism, leadership, service-learning, social entrepreneurship, advocacy and activism. During the day, the Community Impact Award is presented to students selected by each member campus, and the Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award is presented to one outstanding senior student in the state.

The event is hosted each year in November by a different campus. The schedule includes a Friday evening gathering and a full day on Saturday. 

Who should attend CSNAP?

Student leaders, especially of groups and organizations working towards community change. Each member campus should also plan to send its Community Impact Award winner. Space is limited and a registration fee is required.

For a list of previous student conferences, including materials and highlights, see Past Student Conferences.

Brief history of the NC Campus Compact Student Conference:

1993 -  Elon University hosts first student conference in North Carolina for civically-engaged students       
2002 – NC Campus Compact becomes the student conference host
2012 – Name changed to CSNAP Conference (Citizenship, Service, Networking, And Partnerships)

Support NC's student leaders by sponsoring the next CSNAP Student Conference! Learn more.