This annual conference brings students from across the region to network, dialogue and develop skills that help them be more effective civic engagement participants and leaders. Topics include volunteerism, leadership, service-learning, 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 early November by a different campus in the network. 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.
November 11 - 12, 2016 at UNC Asheville
Students or campus staff can lead a workshop at the conference. Submit your workshop via the Call for Workshop Proposals!
Call for workshop proposals closes Sept. 30
Registration ends Oct. 21
($75/pp - member schools / $95/pp - non-member schools, includes Friday night and Saturday conference)
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Registration/Check-in
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Opening Session, Alumni Hall
10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. - Student Workshops Block I
11: 20 a.m. – 12:20 a.m. - Student Workshops Block II
12:30 – 1:50 – Lunch & Award Presentations, Alumni Hall
2 – 3:50 p.m. - Showcase Block
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Closing Session
Thank you to the 2017 sponsors! (click on the logo to visit their website)
Featured Showcase Presenters:
Each organization will present three times during the Showcase block so attendees can learn about three orgs.
Design for Change USA
Rachel Carson Council
Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE)
Movement of Youth
Sustained Dialogue Institute
Comfort Suites Outlet Center
Group rate: $150 for double room
Call 828-665-4000, press 0 and request to reserve a room under the NC Campus Compact block
Be a sponsor or exhibitor!
Friday Special Event (optional)
An Evening with Asheville artist Jonathan Santos
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (dinner is provided)
Poet, Soul Singer, Songwritter, Cultural Organizer, and Innergy Artist, Santos extends his journey aimed at Collective Change Through Self Transformation with song, poetry, breath, and movement. Let's come together and CREATE to change the world!
Originally born in the big apple, with family Ancestry out of the Mississippi Delta and Puerto Rico by way of NYC, growing up and traveling throughout Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, and settling in the South Eastern U.S to hone his craft and further education at an HBCU, Jonathan "Santos" has a passion for and genuine insight into the complexities of the social construct of race, culture, and privilege as they play out in communities here in the U.S. An artist committed to creating works of inspiration and awareness around intra and interpersonal communication, social as well as environmental justice. A consistent theme in his work is “I’m Changing the World by Changing Me”.
Santos is founder and Cacique of GlocalSoul Edutainment, an arts based business who’s mission is to deliver Life Changing, Entertaining and Educational Programing Empowering healthy collective and individual social change and self transformation. Programing encompasses curriculum custom for pre-K through College.
GlocalSoul Edutainment puts on the Young Artist Spotlight; a monthly event showcasing the talents of local youth and more seasoned artist who are young at heart, sharing intergenerational encouragement. In collaboration with The Hop Ice Cream Cafe in Asheville, participants celebrate their sharing in front of a supportive audience with a free scoop of Iocally made ice Cream!
CSNAP 2015, November 6-7
CSNAP 2015 was hosted by UNC Pembroke and featured a full-day leadership training on the principles and process of "sustained dialogue." The training was delivered by facilitators from the Sustained Dialogue Institute. Read the event re-cap or check out the conference program for more information.
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
2003 – NC Campus Compact becomes the student conference sponsor
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.