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Saturday November 1st, 2014

Come one, Come all to the
32nd Annual Resident Assistant Conference. 
The Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities
would like to invite you to attend. 


This year’s conference theme is:
“Mission I'Mpossible!” 

RA Conference Participants will be able to:

  • Identify multiple levels of diversity, including the ongoing development of their identity, and ways to create an inclusive community.
  • Describe ways to educate residents about healthy habits in relation to alcohol/substances, nutrition, stress, fitness, relationships, conflict resolution.
  • Create a network of student leaders and professionals
  • Identify and apply strategies in the areas of customer service, community building, motivation, leadership, conflict management, ethics, boundaries, etc.

Our theme this year is “Mission I'mpossible!”  We are encouraging all programs to incorporate the theme somehow.  Like last year, the RA Conference committee has pre-determined “tracks” to give the participants a better way to plan their day.  The symbols are as follows.

    The RA – All things related to the RA position.  Examples include (but are not limited to): programming, confrontation, dealing with difficult students, burn out, motivation; etc.
    10 Social Justice & Diversity – Examples include (but are not limited to): GLBT issues, race, ethnic and culture issues, gender issues; etc.
    11 Wellness - Examples include (but are not limited to): mental health, long distance relationships, healthy lifestyles; etc.
      Community Building and Programming – Ideas utilized to build and maintain a succesfull and healthy community. Programs could include: Passive programming, or active community building ideas.

    Professional Track - is geared towards all current student affairs professionals. This track will be both engaging and thought provoking, with an end goal of sharing and expanding knowledge (This session for Professional Staff by Professional Staff).


    There are several opportunities to be actively involved in our conference this year:

We are currently accepting program proposals. Program proposals are due by 5:00 PM on Monday October 14th, 2013. Presentations will be 50 minutes in length. Please note: Depending on the volume of program proposals, some proposals will not be accepted. You will be notified by Friday October 18th at 5:00pm if your program has been accepted.

We are also accepting submissions for poster presentations. This is another option for individuals to present successful programs, initiatives and ideas! Foam core boards and tacks will be provided. Proposals for poster presentations are due by 5 PM on Monday October 14th, 2013.

Registration is also open for our case study competition. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to hone skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and student affairs. In pairs, participants will design and present the best possible solution to a challenging hypothetical situation in the field of higher education to a panel of judges. There is no additional fee to participate, Monday October 14th, 2013


    Conference Timeline:

    8:30am- 9:15am
    Check In / Continental Breakfast, Union Fireside Lounge
    Opening Remarks & Welcome, Union Fireside Lounge
    Session #1
    Session #2 / Optional: Case Study Competition
    Lunch and Keynote Address Union Ballroom
    Keynote Speaker
    Poster Session, Union Fireside Lounge
    Session #3
    Session #4

    Closing Remarks Edwards, Blue Room Presentation of Case Study Awards Raffles Post-Assessment



Program Proposal


Case Study


Poster Presentation



    Both attendees and presenters must register for the conference.  The conference cost includes a continental breakfast, a buffet-style lunch, and conference materials. The costs are as follows:



    By registration deadline of 10/22/14


    Late registration
    (any day after 10/22)


    Accepted presenter fee



Registration Deadline is October 1st, 2014. 
Registration after the deadline will be subject to a $15.00 increase per person.

  • For participants who submit a program proposal and are asked to present, the fee is $30.00 per presenter.
  • * If your institution would like to bring special “giveaway’s” for the raffle, please provide those to the staff tabling the “Check In” table.

    Please note, we are unable to process credit card payments.We must have payment or a P.O. number to accompany the registration form. 
    Please make checks payable to B.A.S.C./RA Conference

    Mail Check or Purchase Order number to:
                                           RA Conference
                                           Residential Life/Learning Communities, College at Brockport
                                           350 New Campus Drive, Brockport NY 14420

Driving Directions and Parking:

From points east:

  • From NYS Thruway Exit 45 (Victor) take I-490 through Rochester and west to exit 8 for Route 531.
  • Take 531 to the end at Washington Street. Follow signs to Brockport (six miles) by taking Route 31 west.
  • Follow signs to the College. Enter the campus at Commencement Drive.

From points west:

  • From NYS thruway Exit 47 (LeRoy) take Route 19 north to Brockport (about 13 miles).
  • Follow signs to the College. Enter the campus at Commencement Drive.

From points south:

  • From Interstate 390 north, take I-490 west.
  • Follow directions from points east, above. Exit 8 is one mile west of I-390.

No parking permits are required. All lots have open parking on the weekends.
Printable Campus Map (pdf)

RA Conference Planning Committee consists of:

Kat Dennehy, Assistant Director, Residential Life/Learning Communities

Tracy Gavin, Coordinator, Student Townhomes, Chair

Coty Cowles, Resident Director-Morgan Hall, Registration Coordinator

Joe Goings, Resident Director-Thompson Hall, Event Coordinator

RichSigal, Resident Director-Mortimer Hall, Program Coordinator

Daniela Bulos, Mark Avery, Liz Hermann, and Nick Greene- Student Representatives


If you have any questions, please contact
We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, November 1, 2012!



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