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MessagefromPresMessage from the President
Committee Update
Tanisha Jenkins, President

Greetings SACSA!

As we overcome challenges and seek opportunities each and every day, we are honored to have the privilege of educating the next generation. Therefore, it is critically important for us to gather together on November 3-5 in Myrtle Beach, SC to continue to build ways to educate, advocate, cultivate, and heighten our purpose in student affairs.

As we build on the history of SACSA, let us not forget about the resiliency of our colleagues in the Carolinas. In the coming days, we will share information about how we can best serve and support our friends during this crucial time. Remember, SACSA Serves and SACSA Cares!

It is vital that we are all engaged in the governance of our Association, so please do not forget to vote on the recommended changes to the bylaws and the election of new officers. The deadline to vote on both is Friday, October 12.

Our conference planning committee has worked diligently and Myrtle Beach is ready and awaiting our arrival! I look forward to meeting you at the BEACH!

With SACSA Love,

Tanisha L. Jenkins

AnnualConferenceAnnual Conference
Meet Us at the BEACH!
Meet us at the B.E.A.C.H.!

Register for the 2018 SACSA Annual Conference before rates increase on Friday, October 5, 2018! SACSA is partnering with the South Carolina College Personnel Association (SCCPA) and NASPA Region III to host its annual conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Myrtle Beach is ready to play host. You'll have the opportunity to reflect on our conference theme, Building Ways to Educate, Advocate, Cultivate, and Heighten our purpose in Student Affairs. We want you to join us to discuss important issues and connect with colleagues. Speakers include Dr. Cleveland Sellers, Dr. Dafina-Lazarus (D-L) Stewart, Dr. Kevin Kruger and a panel on Social Mobility.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 is the last day to save $25 on all registration rates.

Register Now

Due to popular demand, we've added more rooms for SACSA at the conference hotel, so consider bringing a delegation from your institution! The Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort offers two double beds or one king bed are $150 per night. Conference rates are available through October 12, 2018.

SACSA is pleased to introduce our lineup of guest speakers for the annual conference. Our guest speakers have a variety of experience in higher education and are excited to share their knowledge with conference attendees.

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2018 Undergraduate Symposium

Do you consider yourself as an advocate for students?
Are you mentoring a student who is interested in the field of student affairs?
Are you looking for a way to support the future of our field?

The 2018 Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) Conference with NASPA Region III and the South Carolina College Personnel Association (SCCPA) is hosting the fourth annual Undergraduate Symposium on November 3rd from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Undergraduate Symposium is only $50.00. Students who attend both the Symposium and conference will only pay the student rate and have the $50.00 waived.

The Symposium will serve as an opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about the student affairs profession in community with current student affairs professionals, graduate students, faculty, and their peers while also connecting with SACSA leadership. Students attending the symposium will examine the current landscape of higher education; reflect on their undergraduate leadership experiences; gain insight into the graduate school search process; and learn tips for networking and "working" the SACSA/NASPA Region III Conference.

To register your students, click here.

Be an advocate for the future of our profession and support a student as they discover their purpose in Student Affairs . If you have questions or need more information, please contact Christopher Ndiritu, SACSA Undergraduate Symposium Coordinator
Call for Resolutions!

Call of Resolutions! Our  annual  conference is upon us and we are soliciting resolutions from the membership. Please submit resolutions by email no later than Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to  Alicia Golston

Endorsed resolutions will be presented during the annual conference for a vote by the membership.

CareerServicesCareer Services
2018 SACSA Conference Career Resource Center

The 2018 SACSA Conference Career Resource Center (CRC), hosted by the SACSA Career Service Committee, will be providing opportunities for Career Chats, Career and Professional Development Resources, Position Postings, Resume Reviews, Mock Interviews and Debriefs, and Complimentary Headshots. So please come stop by while you are in between sessions and events! 

If your institution has any professional development or positions postings that you would like to be highlighted in the CRC, please email your information to Alicia C. Golston . We prefer if you send this information in PDF format. 

If you are interested in volunteering for the Conference Career Resource Center or opportunities to serve on the Career Service Committee, please contact Gerald Harris.

We look forward to seeing you in the CRC! 

ServiceSACSA Service for Hurricane Recovery

Backpack Buddies Project

At the SACSA Conference we will have a Backpack Buddies project to support Hurricane Recovery. We want to fill as many backpacks as possible to help individuals impacted by Hurricane Florence.
How can you help? 
  • Donate Personal Care Items & Backpacks: Baby wipes, soap, deodorant, comb/hairbrush, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste, chopstick, hand sanitizer, bath towels, and nail clippers.
  • Promote the project: We need your help to tell others in your department and on your campus about the SACSA Hurricane Recovery backpack drive. Start a collection on your campus and bring collected supplies to the conference. Each and every donation makes a difference in the lives of those impacted by the hurricane. 
SilentAuctionConference Committee
Seeking Silent Auction Items!

We are currently seeking items for the annual SACSA Silent Auction benefiting the SACSA Foundation. We are looking for universities, companies, or other organizations to donate items that will be open for bidding during the annual conference. 
Do you have a fantastic vendor that might be interested in participating? We welcome those suggestions as well! 

Past donations have included items such as artwork, gift certificates, books, or university-themed gift packages. We also have received larger donations including TV's, plane tickets, hotel accommodations, and event tickets. Feel free to get creative with your donation! 

If you or your university/company would be interested in participating, please contact  Preston Reilly as soon as possible. 
CSAJCollege Student Affairs Journal
Call for Associate Editor


The College Student Affairs Journal (CSAJ), which publishes articles related to research, concepts, and practices that have implications for both practitioners and scholars in college student affairs work, is currently accepting applications for an Associate Editor position. The Associate Editor serves as an integral part of an editorial team by assisting with the review of submitted manuscripts, managing featured areas of the journal, and ensuring the quality and timeliness of published material through the selection of appropriate, well qualified and responsible reviewers.

The Associate Editor is expected to:
Ensure a high-quality, fair, and timely review process. Develop pipelines to promote quality submissions. Identify appropriate referees, secure their agreement to perform reviews, and ensure that the reviews are submitted in a timely manner. Oversee the manuscripts for assigned area of the journal. Ensure a complete and accurate record of the status of each manuscript under their area of responsibility. Lead the review team to manuscript recommendations. Based on a synthesis of reviews and a reading of the manuscript, write a short evaluative and constructive report reflecting the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript for the authors and the editor. Evaluate the relative importance of the issues raised by the reviewers. When recommending revisions, provides specific priorities for the author(s); make suggestions regarding conflicts between reviewer evaluations; and make a recommendation to the Editor regarding the final decision on the manuscript. Assist in the development and maintenance of the roster of manuscript peer reviewers. Participate in editorial board meetings and conference calls to discuss strategies for soliciting papers, reviews of papers in the pipeline, and other editorial matters. Participate in the annual editorial board meeting for the journal. Assist the CSAJ Editorial Board to maintain the journal policy. Promote and serve as an ambassador for CSAJ both inside and outside of SACSA.