2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region I Spring Conference

March 24, 2018
9:00am
University of Rhode Island

We invite you to join us for the 2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region I Spring Conference at University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI, March 24, 2018! Peer educators and advisors from across the region will gather to share, learn and inspire.

About

The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Regional Conference is a great opportunity for your peer education group to: 

  • Get new program ideas on a variety of health & wellness issues relevant to working with college students 
  • Gain new knowledge and skills to support your peer education efforts 
  • Network with other peer educators & advisors from across the region
  • Learn how to revitalize, recruit and reenergize your organization
  • Learn more about how the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA can support your efforts

There are numerous opportunities for student and advisor networking throughout the conference experience, both social and educational.  At this regional conference, peer educators gain the opportunity to connect with other peer educators in their own backyard, while advisors gain valuable time to discuss collaborative prospects for education and creating change across campuses. Whether you are able to bring your entire peer education group or just yourself, this experience is an incredible and rewarding opportunity to build and support our collective efforts in prevention and education.

 

Presented By

BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate

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Call for Programs

BACCHUS Region I invites you to submit a program proposal to present a 60-minute breakout session at our Spring Conference. Proposals from peer education groups and advisors are given preference. Proposals from other staff, faculty and prevention professionals are also welcome.

Session topics may include advising skills and issues, peer education group issues, student leadership and development, nutrition and fitness, promoting mental health and wellness, sexual health and relationships, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, or sexual violence prevention and response.

The Call For Programs Deadlie is Friday, February 9, 2018.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Health & Safety

    All topics related to health and safety at Institutions of Higher Education are welcomed!

    • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
    • Sexual Health and Relationships
    • Mental Health
    • Nutrition and Fitness​
    • Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

  • Advising Skills and Issues

    Share tips and tricks of the trade with other campus advisors

  • Peer Education Group Issues

    Have you recently restructured, re-branded, or overcome some other peer group issue? Share what you learned from that experience.

  • Student Leadership and Development

    What do you do on your campus to develop your student leaders? Submit to present your knowledge with the rest of Region I.



Submit Your
Proposal Online

Submit Proposal
Submission Timeline
  • February 9, 2018
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • February 23, 2018
    Program Notifications Sent

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Questions?

Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region I Spring Conference.

Mallory Jordan
BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Assistant Director

Registration

Registration is based on NASPA institutional or individual membership status. If your peer education group is part of a college or university that is an institutional member, you and your group can register as many advisors/students as you would like at the member rate. If you or your institution are not members, visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

Registration will be open soon!

Registration Fees

Registration Deadline
12/15/2017 to 03/16/2018
NASPA Member
$89
Non NASPA Member
$109

Questions?



Email: bacchusadmin@naspa.org
Phone: 202.265.7500

Venue


University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

Please join Region I for a day of learning at the University of Rhode Island. More information to come!

There is are two hotel block for the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region I Spring Conference. The first is at Hampton Inn South Kingstown - Newport Area. The second is at Holiday Inn.

Hampton Inn Information:

There is a 10 room hotel block runs from March 23-25, 2018. You must use the group code to receive the the rate of $129/night. The group code is BCS.

The deadline to book hotels is Sunday, February 25, 2018. You can book hotel rooms online here or you can call 401-788-3500.

Holiday Inn Information:

There is a 10 room hotel block runs from March 23-25, 2018. You must use the group code to receive the the rate of $89/night. The group code is BCS.

The deadline to book hotels is Friday, February 23, 2018. You can book hotel rooms online here or you can call 401-789-1051.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hampton Inn South Kingstown - Newport Area
20 Hotel Dr, South Kingstown, RI 02879
401-788-3500
$129/night
Holiday Inn
3009 Tower Hill Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02874
401-789-1051
$89/night
  • Travel

    Boston Logan International Airport

Additional Info

The deadline to nominate an Outstanding Student, Outstanding Advisor, Outstanding Program, or Outstanding Peer Education Group is February 9, 2018.

Applications are now being accepted for the Region I Student Advisory Committee position. Learn more about the position here. The deadline to submit your materials is April 16, 2018

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