Started in 1993, this annual conference brings students from across the region to network, dialogue and develop skills that help them be more effective participants in and leaders of community and civic engagement 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 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.

Save the Date!
CSNAP 2017
November 10 -11, 2017 at
Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC

Call for Workshop proposals opens August 1
Registration opens September 1

See highlights from the 2016 CSNAP at UNC Asheville, November 11-12, 2016.


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.