Started in 1993, 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.

CSNAP 2016
November 11 - 12, 2016 at UNC Asheville 

Saturday Agenda - preview the conference program!

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. - Social Change 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 Social Change Showcase Presenters:

Each organization will present three 30-minute sessions during the Showcase block so attendees will have the chance to rotate and learn about three different organizations.

Design for Change US
Rachel Carson Council
Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE)
Movement of Youth
Sustained Dialogue Institute
The Campus Kitchens Project
Service-Learning Community Engagement - Future Directions Project

Directions & Parking:

Directions to UNC Asheville

Parking Permit

Campus Map

Parking is available in lots P21 and P22. You must print the parking permit and place it on the driver's side of the dashboard.

After you park, walk up the hill to the right of Brown Hall to reach University Heights. The Highsmith Union is located left of Brown Hall. There will be signs to direct you to Highsmith Union from the parking lot.

Lodging Option:

Comfort Suites Outlet Center
890 Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC, 28806
Group rate: $150 for double room
Call 828-665-4000
The conference room block closed on November 2. You will need to call the hotel to determine if there are still rooms available at the regular rate. 

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, Songwriter, 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!

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.