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
Rudolph Jones Student Center

#CSNAP18

Registration is closed. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Chad Fogleman

The registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday. 

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.

Agenda

Download a preview copy of the program. No need to print. All registrants will receive a copy upon arrival. 

8:30 a.m.    Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m.    Opening Session & Panel of Activists

11:10 a.m.  Workshop Block I (50 minutes)

12:10 p.m.  Lunch & Award Presentations

1:30 p.m.   Workshop Block II (50 minutes)

2:30 p.m.  Workshop Block III (50 minutes)

3:30 p.m.   Afternoon Break 

3:45 p.m.  Theater of the Oppressed Experience (30 minutes)

4:15 p.m.  Closing Session

4:30 p.m.  Adjourn

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. 

CSNAP Service Opportunities

Collection Drive to Support Hurricane Victims

Please bring any of the items listed below for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeastern North Carolina which serves seven counties impacted by the hurricane including: Bladen, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Robeson and Sampson.

Below is a list of the most needed items.  

Encourage the Troops

Fayetteville State is located near Ft. Bragg military base. During the conference you will have the opportunity to write cards/notes to encourage currently deployed troops. This project is in collaboration with the Fayetteville chapter of  Operation Supply Drop (https://weareosd.org/). Cards will be provided.

The staff of the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning at FSU will ensure that all the items are distributed to their community partners.

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.

Driving and Parking

Driving Directions to the Rudolph Jones Student Center
(Bldg #692 on Campus Map)


Traveling I-95 South from Durham, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Greenville:

Take Exit 56 - to Hwy 301 (Business 95). At the first intersection (Sandpiper Seafood will be on the right), turn right on Grove Street which will undergo a name change at the 3rd traffic light, becoming Rowan Street. After the next (or fourth traffic light from the Sandpiper) and as you go over the train overpass, get in the right lane and exit off Rowan to the right BEFORE the next traffic light you can see (which is on Bragg Boulevard). This is a short exit ramp to a traffic light through which you will proceed straight ahead to Murchison Road. FSU is approximately 1 mile ahead, on the right.

Traveling I-95 North from South Carolina, Lumberton, Whiteville:

Take Exit 49 to Highway 53 - there is a "Fayetteville State University" exit sign. Turn left at the exit traffic light and follow Highway 53 (Cedar Creek Road) for several miles, past the Monsanto Plant, and a Winn-Dixie shopping plaza. At the next traffic light, proceed straight through, crossing "old" Highway 24 or Clinton Road. Turn left at the next light onto "new" Highway 24 which becomes Grove Street. Continue through the next intersection (Sandpiper Seafood will be on the right), staying on Grove Street which will undergo a name change at the 3rd traffic light, becoming Rowan Street. After the next (or fourth traffic light from the Sandpiper) and as you go over the train overpass, get in the right lane and exit off Rowan to the right BEFORE the next traffic light you can see (which is on Bragg Boulevard). This is a short exit ramp to a traffic light through which you will proceed straight ahead to Murchison Road. FSU is approximately 1 mile ahead, on the right.

Traveling Highway 24 West from Clinton, Jacksonville, Havelock:

As you enter Fayetteville's city limits, stay on Hwy 24 (which becomes Grove Street) through three intersections (Sandpiper Seafood will be on the right at the third light). Stay on Grove Street which will undergo a name change at the 3rd traffic light, becoming Rowan Street. After the next (or fourth traffic light from the Sandpiper) and as you go over the train overpass, get in the right lane and exit off Rowan to the right BEFORE the next traffic light you can see (which is on Bragg Boulevard). This is a short exit ramp to a traffic light through which you will proceed straight ahead to Murchison Road. FSU is approximately 1 mile ahead, on the right.

Traveling East, Northeast from Charlotte, Rockingham, Laurinburg:

Connect with Highway 401 North, through Raeford. After passing Seventy-First High School on your left, within a few miles you will approach the 401 By-pass which is a T-intersection to the left. Turn left and continue on the By-pass, passing by all the shopping centers, i.e., Home Depot, Target, Best Buys, Cross Creek Mall, Wal-Mart Superstore, etc. After the Wal-Mart Superstore traffic lights , you will go under an overpass and proceed through the next 3 traffic lights. The fourth traffic light is the Murchison Road intersection: landmarks include a Hardee's on the left side of the street, and two gas stations opposite. Turn right on Murchison Road. At the second traffic light or approximately-4 miles, you will see the FSU football field on the left at Langdon Street.

Traveling East, Southeast from Greensboro, Chapel Hill, through Sanford:

Approaching Fayetteville on Highway 24, continue through the town of Spring Lake. As you approach Fort Bragg (just past Jersey Mike's, the Biscuit Kitchen, and Dunkin' Donuts on the right), there is a major intersection with Highway 210/87. Take the left turn on to Highway 210/87 which cuts across Fort Bragg. This becomes Murchison Road as you enter Fayetteville city limits. After approximately 8 miles, and at the fifth traffic light within the city limits, you will see the FSU football field on the left at Langdon Street.

Parking

The link to the map is above. Available in LOT Z across from the Rudolph Jones Student Center. Enter through Parking Lot Y on the right (Mary T Eldridge St) and go around to enter Parking Lot Z. Parking is also available beside the student center in parking C2. Parking is free and no pass is necessary. After parking, enter the Rudolph  Jones Student Center on the ground floor and proceed upstairs to Floor 2  where you will find the conference check-in. Elevator is available, if needed.

Lodging

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

The block of rooms is full at the conference rate but you can call the hotel to see if there are any available rooms. 

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.

About CSNAP

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.