2016 NASPA Strategies Conference: Mental Health

January 21 – January 23, 2016
Orlando, FL (Orlando World Center Marriott - Orlando, Florida)

The 2016 NASPA Strategies Conference: Mental Health, which occurs simultaneously with the 2016 NASPA Strategies Conferences: Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention and Violence Prevention, focuses on giving student affairs practitioners the tools to effectively address college student mental health through a variety of integrative approaches.

NASPA Strategies Conference: Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Prevention

NASPA Strategies Conference: Violence Prevention


Colleges and universities are not isolated from the complexities of today’s world and today’s student arrives on campus with similarly complex mental health and well-being concerns. Colleges and universities consistently report an increase in both the number of students with mental health problems and the complexity and severity of issues. If left untreated, these problems impact students’ emotional and social development as well as their academic success and retention. Mental health and well-being are precursors to meaningful learning, making it critical for institutions of higher education to develop services that are accessible to students while removing stigma from help seeking behaviors.

Student affairs administrators, faculty, resident directors, and counselors are often on the front lines with distressed students, and they - along with many other campus constituencies - are searching for ways to best serve students' individual needs and those of the student body as a whole. Because mental health issues present in various campus settings and they affect not just the individual student but the campus as a whole, successful approaches require collaboration between campus departments and between a college and the local community.

Learning Objectives

Attend this conference to:

  • Evaluate the scope of student mental health problems on campus and better understand current trends and issues within student mental health;
  • Discover and compare ideas to promote increased access and education to mental health services for students;
  • Engage in conversations about innovative and effective programming to support student mental health;
  • Understand the keys to successful cross-campus collaboration in mental health services;
  • Explore ways in which mental health intersects with both violence prevention and response and substance abuse on campus to develop and enhance prevention, intervention and response.

The 2016 Strategies Conferences: Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention, Mental Health, and Violence Prevention will feature three distinct programming tracks each tailored to meet the needs of practitioners with specific roles integral to prevention. This year, the tracks include:

  • Title IX Coordinators,
  • Wellness and Health Promotion Directors, and
  • Senior Student Affairs Officers.
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If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor at tgillmor@naspa.org.


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Wellness and Health Promotion


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Faculty
  • Graduate
  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level
  • Undergraduate


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Call for Programs

The Call for Programs deadline is now closed.

The conference planning committee is seeking proposals that enhance and progress the field of mental health on college campuses. Presenters will be asked to identify the intended audience for their session; beginner, intermediate and advanced. Additionally, the conference planning committee will select programs based upon the programs' relationship to the conference themes and learning outcomes.  Special consideration will be given to programs that address integrative approaches.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Scope: The continuum of student mental health problems on campus

    • What are the current issues in student mental health on campus and how are they being addressed?
    • How are you assessing and identifying the scope of student mental health problems on campus? 
    • What innovative approaches do you employ to address the breadth of mental health problems on your campus?

  • Access and Education: Frameworks for comprehensively providing access and education for mental health

    • How are your campus efforts meeting the needs of all groups, including veterans, first generation students, students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, and students with visible and invisible disabilities?
    • How can your campus develop or expand access to mental health resources?
    • What strategies on various stages of the prevention continuum have you found to be effective? What has not been effective?
    • How do you evaluate new programs and products to address collegiate mental health issues?
    • What strategies do you employ to gain support from administration and faculty?
    • What strategies has your campus utilized to sustain or expand mental health services and resources to students? 

  • Successful Programming: Programming to support student mental health

    • What programs exist to remove stigma associated with help seeking behavior?
    • What programming exists on a campus-wide basis to support and promote mental health?
    • What innovative programs and/or services have been created on your campus to support students' mental health during transitions (e.g., first-year, sophomore, junior, and senior, veteran programming)?
    • What innovative programs involving collaborative efforts by Disability Services and Counseling Centers are available?
    • What kind of training exists to disseminate knowledge and skills to key stakeholders needed to create a campus environment that promotes student mental health?
    • How have you involved students in promoting mental health and reducing the stigma associated with help seeking behaviors?

  • Collaboration and Coordination: Successful reciprocal relations between counseling, health, wellness, student affairs services and faculty

    • What is your model of collaboration, and how does your infrastructure synchronize efforts to serve students with mental health concerns? Do integrated counseling and health centers work? If so, how have you successfully implemented this model?
    • What inter-department or inter-division prevention and intervention services have been implemented in order to promote students' mental health and well-being (e.g., career services, athletics, academic support, student activities, public safety, etc.)?  
    • Who is included when creating and implementing policies and procedures related to mental health?  How do they collaborate?
    • Who on campus is screening students and how are at-risk screening results communicated among campus services?
    • What changes, generally, in disruptive or unhealthy student behaviors have you observed, and how have you addressed them throughout the campus?
    • What do senior student affairs officers, presidents, parents and others want to know and what can counselors legally tell them?
    • What new initiatives has your campus implemented to address issues related to staffing, hours of operation, training of faculty, or wait time for students?
    • What role does the community play in your efforts?
    • How do you access local, state, regional, and national resources to help address mental health concerns on campus?

  • Mental Health, Violence Prevention and Substance Abuse: The intersection of mental health with both violence prevention and response and substance abuse

    • What programs are used on your campus to treat and support students with multiple mental health and/or alcohol and other drug problems?
    • What systems and programs are in place to prevent and address violence on campus?
    • How is your campus responding to policy changes and recommendations?
    • How do you balance your resources among prevention, intervention and crisis response?
    • What actions is your campus taking to create learning environments that foster equitable participation of all groups in prevention and support services offered?
    • How do you “connect the dots” for students of concern between campus prevention programs, departments, and response teams? 

Submission Timeline
  • July 14, 2015
    Call for Programs Opens
  • September 24, 2015
    Extended Call for Programs Deadline
  • October 23, 2015
    Presenter Notifications
  • October 30, 2015
    Presenter Confirmation Deadline

Writing Tips

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


Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2016 NASPA Strategies Conference: Mental Health.

Ann Quinn Zobeck
Senior Director of BACCHUS Initiatives & Training
Phone: 303-871-0901
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Wed, Jan 20

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Preconfence Workshops

Thu, Jan 21

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Preconference Workshops
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Conference Welcome and Plenary Speakers: Creating and Sustaining Healthy Campus Communities
Claire Budgen and Martin Mroz, Co-Chairs - 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges: 10 Years After the Edmonton Charter
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
A Collaborative Campus-Wide Public Health Approach to Addressing Student Mental Health
Collaborating with Campus Safety Officials
Current and Future Direction for Prevention in Higher Education
Developing a Campus Bystander Culture through Social-Change Leadership Development
Gatekeeper Training: an Innovative Approach to Educating the Community on Mental Health Issues
Learning from our History for Effective Campus Strategies: Mandates for the Fu
Making the Case for Health Promotion to Senior Leadership
Mindful Collaborative: Building Sustainable Models to Promote Mental Well-Being and Resilience
More than a Hangover: Consequences of Alcohol Use by Student Athletes
Reaching Everyone: Developing an Outreach Model that Connects with all Students
The Culture of Respect CORE Blueprint Pilot Program: An Innovative Model to Address Campus Sexual Assault
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Mini-Institute Sessions
AIMing for Success with NIAAA College AIM
Building a Bystander Intervention Initiative to Enhance Mental Health
Building Bridges Beyond Walls: Diversity and Collaboration in University Communities
Building Capacity for Collegiate Recovery-A Road Map to Success
College Mental Health and Law Enforcement: Working Together for Better Student Care
Dispatches from the Field: Maintaining Prevention and Response After a Climate Survey
Moving Beyond Compliance: How to Choose Prevention Strategies that are Effective
Reframing Mental Health: Positive Approaches, Positive Outcomes
Shifting from Reactive to Proactive: Utilizing Social Justice and Ecological Approaches in Sexual Violence Prevention
Successful Campus and Community Frameworks to Address High Risk Alcohol Use
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception and Poster Sessions
An Exploration Factors Contributing to National Non-Medical Use of Prescription Stimulants Among College Students
Examining the Impact of Institutional Efforts on Student Drinking
Getting Graphic: Comics as Educational Tools for the Prevention of Sexual Violence
It's On Us: Implementing a Nationwide Violence Prevention Campaign on your Campus
Perfect Storm: How Substance Abuse and Personality Characteristics of Successful Law Students Elevates Risk
Recognizing and Responding to Sub-Clinical Presentations of Major Personality Disorders to Reduce Disruptive Behaviors
Relaxation Station: Making Biofeedback-Relaxation-Training Available to a Large Number of Students
The Color of Drinking
Wearing the Message: Using T-Shirts to Further the Conversation

Fri, Jan 22

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hours
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Best Fans in America: Working to Change the Culture of Tailgating
Building a Community of Support: Training Campus Staff as Anti-Violence Advocates
Don't Blame it on the Alcohol: Preventing Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault
EIT: An Innovative Approach to Preventing Student and Campus Crises
Leveraging Senior-Level Support for Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Health Promotion
More Than We Can Bear: Black Mental Illness on White College Campuses
Not Alone: Collaboration Results in 3000+ Graduate Students Screened for Mental Health
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Circles of Safety for Higher Education©
Promoting Wellness: Reducing Stress
Stand Up BC: A four year Approach to Engaging Students in Prosocial Bystander Behavior
Understanding the Need for College-Specific Data on the Health of LGBTQ Students
9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Mini-Institute Sessions
Creating Comprehensive Recovery Supports on a College Campus: Lessons from the Field
Getting Unstuck: Identifying and Managing “Organizational Relapse” in AOD Prevention Programs
Innovative Counseling Center Programs to Promote Resiliency
Integrating Bias Prevention and Response: An Intersectional Approach to Violence Prevention
Integrating Recent Research Recommendations and Public Health Models into Violence Prevention Programming
Measuring Success/Evaluation for Violence Prevention: Innovations Challenges and Lessons Learned
Red Watch Band: A Bystander Intervention Approach to Reduce High Risk Drinking and Death Prevention
Understanding and Implementing Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations and Adjudications
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Conference Break
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Joint Alcohol & Other Drug Knowledge Community and Wellness & Health Promotion Knowledge Community Meeting
1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Exhibitor Educational Sessions
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Best Practices vs Desperate Practices: Meeting the Demand for College Counseling Services
Developing a Disability Ally Program
Enhancing Performance and Reducing Stigma through Sport Psychology Approaches to Mental Health
“Everyone Drinks in College!” Using Injunctive Norm Education to Correct Misperceptions
Hard Choices: Implementing AOD Best Practices and Innovation in the Face of Institutional Resource Scarcity
Hearing Board Training: Building a Collaborative and Trauma Informed Approach
How Multi-Dimensional are we on Wellness? A Closer Look
Innovative Strategies for Violence Prevention and Intervention with Fraternities and Athletes
Measuring Change: Sexual Assault Reporting
TinyShifts: Using Brief and Engaging Videos to Promote Coping Skills and Help-Seeking
Using Interactive Theatre and Skill-building to Interrupt and Prevent Interpersonal Violence
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Plenary Sessions
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
College Pet Program’s Impact on Students’ Stress Levels and Feelings of Connection
Designing and Implementing Sexual Climate Surveys for Actionable Information and High Response Rates
Dismiss or not to Dismiss?: Perspectives on Addressing Students in Distress
Help Prevent the Misuse, Abuse, and Diversion of ADHD Prescription Stimulants Among College Students
Innovative Prevention Strategies and Coalition Building in an Activist-Oriented Community
Motivational Interviewing for Campus Police
Progress and Pitfalls of Collaborative Campus Community Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy Implementation
Successes in Peer-to-Peer Coaching: The GRIT Program
Supporting Mental Health Needs of Commuting College Students
The Ripple Effect: Including Affected Students in Collegiate Recovery Communities
We Don't Haze: New Resources for Hazing Prevention

Sat, Jan 23

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Conference Closing and Plenary Speaker: From Compliance to Courage – Leading Transformational Change in Integrative Prevention
Luoluo Hong, PhD, MPH, Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and Designated Title IX Coordinator - San Francisco State University
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
A Comprehensive Framework for Student Mental Health
A Positive Approach to Sexual Violence Prevention: Consent and Sexual Communication Education
Creating Brave Spaces for APIA Students and Allies to talk about Mental Health
Creatively Enhance Prevention Efforts with Limited Resources
Getting the most out of 360 Proof: Partnerships, Programs, and Perspectives
It's Your Call: Integrating an On-Campus Crisis Hotline to your University's Sexual Misconduct Response Services
Leveraging State-Wide Partnerships: Successes and Lessons Learned from Oregon’s Collegiate Recovery Collaboartion
Strategic Drinking: Exploring the Culture of Pregaming and Implications for Practice
The Refresh Program: An Effective Sleep Cognitive Behavior Therapy On-Line Program for College Students
True Strength: Engaging Men about Interpersonal Violence and Healthy Masculinity
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Case Managers: Who are they and why do we have so many of them?
College Students in Recovery: Stories of Hope
Evaluating Success of Culture Change Based Sexual Violence Prevention Programs: Three Strategies
How Colleges are Engaging Men in the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence
How Mental Health Impacts Scholarship Recipient Degree Attainment and Financial Aid Eligibility
Intersections of Mental Health, Student Affairs, and Prevention
It Takes a Campus: Raising a Coalition to Support Alcohol Misuse/Abuse Prevention
Not your Average Committee: Coordinated Community Response Team
Reexamining what we know about African American College Student Alcohol Use

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Pre-conference workshops at the 2016 NASPA Strategies Conferences: Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention, Mental Health, and Violence Prevention are shared listed below. There is an additional registration fee to attend pre-conference workshops and they may be added to your conference registration at any time. At this time, if you know you will attend a pre-conference workshop, please register for the generic pre-conference workshop through our registration system. You will be contacted prior to the conference to select the pre-conference workshop of your choice.

BASICS Symposium
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and
Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Dr. Michael P. McNeil
, Executive Director, Alice! Health Promotion, Student Health Insurance, & Immunization Compliance, Columbia University

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Building on the successes of the three previous symposiums, the 2016 BASICS Symposium will be held in conjunction with the NASPA Alcohol and Other Drugs Abuse Prevention Conference.  The symposium is geared toward those who have experience and training in managing or overseeing BASICS programs.  There continues to be a benefit for campuses using BASICS to come together to share lessons learned, present updates on ongoing research, develop strategies for evaluating efforts, and more.  This symposium will help facilitate dialogue and advance our work.  The symposium will consist of panel presentations and small group discussions addressing how to manage and oversee BASICS.  Networking opportunities will also be provided.

The goals for the symposium are:

  • Identify applicable adaptations related to BASICS 

  • Discuss training and staffing models for managing BASICS

  • Apply assessment and evaluation strategies to measure effectiveness of BASICS 

  • Discuss strategies to utilize BASICS for other substances, including marijuana and other drugs

  • Explain non-disciplinary approaches to use BASICS

  • Demonstrate knowledge of online system management tools related to BASICS

  • Apply strategies for working with special or higher-risk populations beyond the BASICS paradigm

  • Discuss funding and management strategies to sustain the long-term viability of BASICS on campus

  • Meet other practitioners to increase professional network

  • Challenge status quo of your BASICS program and of your campus for national change

Wellness and Health Promotion Directors’ Pre-Conference Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and
Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Delynne Wilcox
, Assistant Director, Health Planning & Prevention, The University of Alabama
Connie Boehm, Director of Student Wellness, The Ohio State University

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Targeting Wellness and Health Promotion Directors, this pre-conference workshop and the corresponding tracked sessions will provide an opportunity for primary leaders of campus health promotion and wellness to share the knowledge and understanding of effective and innovative strategies with one another and with invited upper-level administrators.  Invited speakers and participants will discuss pertinent wellness issues such as Title IX requirements, college student drinking, and student mental health.  Participants will leave with a collection of evidence informed practices and ways to collaborate to enhance comprehensive wellness efforts.

SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: Practical Applications for Colleges and Universities

Thursday, January 21st • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Richard Lucey, Jr.
, Special Assistant to the Director, SAMHSA/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Robert Reff, Director, Prevention and Health Promotion, Oregon State University
Sally Linowski , Associate Dean of Students, Off Campus Student Life and Community Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework is a planning process to guide the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities. This interactive pre-conference session will include an overview of the Strategic Prevention Framework and its five steps; examples of how two campuses use this planning process’s five steps, including successes, challenges, and outcomes; resources; and ample time for attendees to share their experiences and learn from the experiences of others.

Responding to Suicide Clusters on College Campuses

Thursday, January 21st • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

M. Dolores Cimini
, Assistant Director for Prevention and Program Evaluation, University of Albany, SUNY
Sheila Krishnan, Campus Prevention Specialist, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Victor Schwartz, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine Medical Director
The Jed Foundation
Marian E. Trattner, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Counseling and Mental Health Center, The University of Texas at Austin

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During this pre-conference workshop, participants will learn from experts in suicide prevention and college mental health about our current understanding of suicide clusters on college campuses and in other settings. Presenters will discuss the epidemiology and demographics of suicide clusters; what we know about settings in which clusters are more likely to occur; and how to reduce the risk of contagion through effective communication, intervention, and postvention on- and off-campus. A panel of clinicians who have experienced suicide clusters on their campuses (or have worked with campuses that have experienced clusters) will discuss their experiences and lessons learned about managing a campus response to a cluster; planning for postvention after a cluster; and communication and media reporting.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand the epidemiology and demographics of suicide clusters; what we know about the settings in which clusters are more likely to occur.

  • Participants will learn how to effectively communicate on and off-campus and in the media to diminish the risk of contagion and clusters occurring.

  • Participants will learn how to plan for postvention after a cluster, as opposed to a single suicide.

  • Participants will learn strategies for managing the campus response to a cluster.

Partnering Athletics and Campus Constituencies for Integrated and Comprehensive Substance Abuse Initiatives

Thursday, January 21st • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Mary Wilfert
, Associate Director, Sports Sciences Institute, NCAA
David Anderson, Professor, Director, Center for the Advancement of Public Health, George Mason University
David Wyrick, Associate Professor, Faculty Athletics Representative, Director, Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness, University of North Carolina Greensboro

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Consistent with the NCAA’s mission are the aims of student affairs professionals: safeguarding students’ well-being and equipping them with the skills to succeed with their sport and other activities, in the classroom and throughout life.  This session highlights strategies to address substance abuse prevention within athletics, relying on campus collaboration and evidence-based programming, incorporating insights and resources based on decades of experience and research.   The focus is on integrating prevention science and cultural competence to promote comprehensive substance-abuse prevention.

Life After Compliance: Creating Comprehensive Prevention and Advocacy Programs on Campus

Thursday, January 21st • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Jill Dunlap
, Director, CARE Advocacy Office, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lauren Klein, Consultant/Educator, Prevention Innovations Research Center
Drew Rizzo, Assistant Director, RESPECT Program, Emory University
Carmen Hotvedt, Assistant Director for Violence Prevention, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Leaders from the Campus Advocates and Prevention Professionals Association (CAPPA) will engage attendees in activities and in-depth discussion about campus prevention and response to gender-based violence. Topics covered include an overview of evidence-based and promising practices, identification of campus stakeholders, how to build program infrastructure and other factors to consider when implementing effective and robust prevention and advocacy programs. Challenging “compliance-first” frameworks, this session will provide tools to advance social change efforts and campus support services that help demystify compliance.

·       Participants will learn about several evidence-based practices for sexual violence prevention, advocacy and response, including how to analyze, implement and evaluate promising practices

·       Participants will learn and discuss pragmatic, realistic methods for creating infrastructure and capacity to implement evidence-based practices within their particular institutions.

Participants will complete a semi-structured strategic planning process, inventorying what their institutions’ current prevention/advocacy/response efforts are, priority areas as well as gaps in programming, policy and reach, and what tangible resources to access to address those gaps.


Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee.  If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration.  Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

If you are a current member of AUCCCD or IACLEA and not a member of NASPA, you are eligible for a discount to register at the member rate. NASPA thanks AUCCCD and IACLEA for their partnership and is pleased to provide this benefit to their members. In order to receive the discount, you will need the discount code: AUCCCD16-AUCCCD16 or IACLEA16-IACLEA. There will be a place for you to enter the code at checkout.

Registration Fees

Early Bird
before 11/06/2015
11/07/2015 to 12/10/2015
after 12/11/2015
NASPA Member
NASPA Student Member
3-Hour Preconference Workshop
6-Hour Preconference Workshop


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Membership Coordinator
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Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183


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Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is November 6, 2015, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing.  No refunds will be given after this date for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to refund@naspa.org .

Group Registration: NASPA offers discounts for attendees registering in groups of two or more individuals. To apply for this discount please contact NASPA at events@naspa.org . Please include in the email your name, the conference you're registering for, your institution name, and how many individuals you're registering. Our membership department will contact you once they've received this information.

Purchase Orders: Purchase orders will NOT be accepted for registration. There is now a Bill Me option online if you need to submit paperwork to your accounting office to have a check cut for your registration payment. Please use that option when registering online.

Registration Questions? Contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail at events@naspa.org .


  • Luoluo Hong, Ph.D., MPH

    Luoluo Hong, Ph.D., MPH

    Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and Designated Title IX Coordinator
    San Francisco State University

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  • Daniel Eisenberg, Ph.D.

    Daniel Eisenberg, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy - School of Public Health
    University of Michigan

    Speaker Bio


If you would like to exhibit at the 2016 NASPA Strategies Conference: Mental Health please fill out the exhibitor application form and e-fax back all 3 pages to 202-204-8443 or scan and e-mail to skesek@naspa.org by December 8, 2015. Questions? Contact Szymon Kesek by phone at 202-903-0657 or via email at skesek@naspa.org.

Gold Level
  • ACHA - American College Health Association
  • AUCCCD - Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors
  • IACLEA - The Leading Authority For Campus Public Safety
  • SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • SPRC - Suicide Prevention Resource Center
  • VTV Family Outreach Foundation
  • Campus Clarity
  • E-checkuptogo
  • Everfi
  • Association for Student Conduct Administration
Silver Level
  • Caron Treatment Center
  • KNKT
  • Medicat


Orlando World Center Marriott

Orlando World Center Marriott
Orlando, FL

All conference activities will take place at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

NASPA arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Orlando World Center Marriott starting at $219/night (not including 12.5% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.


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