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Excellence

In Student Affairs Regional Conference

Reflect  |  Reimagine  |  Reach

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About the Conference

Wednesday,
December 5, 2018

Pre-Conference

&

Thursday,
December 6, 2018

Conference

Join us for the Rutgers Excellence in Student Affairs conference to Reflect, Reimagine, and Reach.

We will be honoring the amazing practices that our Student Affairs staff and faculty have implemented in improving the overall experience of our students.

We recognize that our capacity to do more and create more evolves each year, and this year’s conference seeks to capitalize on our imaginations,
and our innovations that energizes and mobilizes our students staff and faculty.

Share your experience using #RESAC18 on Twitter and Instagram.

Red Talk Nominations

RED Talks are succinct presentations in the style of TED Talks, and should speak about one’s story and impact on their personal and professional journey. The purpose of RED Talks is to showcase individuals whose experiences and personal/professional stories speak to the theme of the conference, Reflect, Reimagine, and Reach.  We hope that our presenters’ stories are direct, accessible, and engaging for our audience of Student Affairs professional staff, faculty, and students. Eligible nominees would be undergraduate students, graduate students, or professionals whose journeys have taken them through Student Affairs and can serve as inspiration and motivation to our audience.

Program Proposals

We have opened up our call for program proposals. If you are interested in presenting at the 2018 Excellence in Student Affairs Regional Conference, you can submit your proposal through the link below. We encourage those interested to craft their presentations around the conference themes and to challenge yourself in exploring how your work has reached boundaries, been re-imagined, or how you have reflected back on work and made changes for the future. We welcome innovation, creativity, and experimental concepts that may introduce new ideas into our work as Student Affairs professionals. Please share with colleagues who may be a great fit and willing to share their knowledge.
Priority Deadline: Preference will be given to submissions sent by August 31st, 2018
Submission deadline: September 14th, 2018

Location

Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Livingston Student Center
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway NJ 08854

If you are a visitor who needs to park (and do not have a Rutgers permit), we have reserved lots 105, 112, Green & Yellow near the Livingston Student Center (LSC), for the event.

Experience sessions in

Education

Education

Speakers

Speakers

Workshops

Workshops

Activities & more

Activities & more

Ticket Pricing

Create connections, reconnect with colleagues, spark inspirations, and reflect on experiences.
Whether a professional or graduate, we invite you to join us for this year’s conference.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions
about physical access for this event, please contact saconference@rutgers.edu.

$25

Graduates
(RU/Non-RU)

$50

Professionals
(RU Employees)

$110

Professionals
(Non-RU Affiliates)

Past Speakers

Imam Khalid Latif

Imam Khalid Latif

Imam Khalid Latif is the University Chaplain for New York University, Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU, and a Chaplain for the NYPD. He is also the co-founder of Honest Chops, the first-ever all-natural/organic halal butcher in NYC, the Muslim Wedding Service, an agency specializing in providing charismatic and inspirational marriage officiants for wedding ceremonies, and a partner in the MKO Group, an investment group that owns and operates multiple Edible Arrangements franchises in Manhattan.

Robert Kearney

Although 25-year-old Rob Kearney is one of the smaller athletes competing in this year’s World’s Strongest Man this year the Massachusetts native feels he’s the dark-horse of the competition and is looking forward to turning some heads. Kearny used strongman training to challenge his strength and energy once he realised a career in American Football was out of his reach. “I’ve always loved strength sports and every child dreams of being a professional athlete,” Kearney says.

Why the Rutgers Excellence in
Student Affairs Regional Conference?

#1 — Networking:
Conferences bring together people from all different areas who share a common discipline or field, and they are a great way to meet new people in your field. Collaboration is the way to approach networking.

#2 — Expand Knowledge:
No matter the level of experience, everyone can learn a new idea. There are tremendous and very real benefits to leaving your office, attending a this regional conference and expanding your knowledge on topics related to your field.
#3 — Gain Inspiration:
Uncover ideas and spark inspiration from listening to RED Talks, speakers, and educational sessions while being in the company of other higher educational professionals.
#4 — Trends and Issues:
Learn industry trends and how they’re implemented, how other professionals are utilizing trends or dealing with trends and issues to stay relevant.
#5 — Fun and Exciting: 
People who include fun in their lives tend to be happier, healthier, and less stressed. We can better serve our students when we take the time for our own well-being, to be fully immersed in the conference experience, open our minds, and have fun.

Past Red Talks

Jazmine DeWees

Tiana Marie Ford

Benjamin Worobey

Facts about Rutgers

Students

Students

Students from all 50 states and 115 countries.

Staff

Staff

More than 14,500 full-time and part-time staff.

Alumni

Alumni

More than 500,000 alumni live in all 50 states.

Research

Research

Nearly 300 research centers and institutes.

Student Centers

Student Centers

6 Student Centers – Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Student Organization

Student Organization

500-plus student organizations.

Fraternities & Sororities

Fraternities & Sororities

80-plus fraternities and sororities.

Big Ten®

Big Ten®

Member of the Big Ten® Athletic Conference.

Sponsors

NASPA

Sponsorship Opportunities

Student Affairs professionals from institutions throughout the region will join us on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus in December.
The 2017 conference had almost 300 attendees.
If you are interested in connecting with higher education professionals from Rutgers and other colleges and universities in tristate and beyond,
consider sponsoring the 2018 Excellence in Student Affairs Regional Conference.
We offer unique opportunities to engage with this captive audience representing a variety of campus units including
Dining Services, Residence Life, Recreation and Fitness, Student Centers, and Student Involvement just to name a few.
Questions on sponsorship? Please email saconference@rutgers.edu.