This annual conference brings students from across the state 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. 


November 11 - 12, 2016 at UNC Asheville
Asheville, NC 

Call for workshop proposals: Aug. 1 - Sept. 30
Registration: Sept. 1 - Oct. 17
($75/pp - member schools / $95/pp - non-member schools, includes Friday night and Saturday conference)

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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 

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 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)

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