2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region II Spring Conference: Yes, and…

March 24, 2018
University at Buffalo

We invite you to join us for the 2018 Region II Spring Conference at University at Buffalo on March 24! Peer educators and advisors from across the region will gather to share, learn and inspire. The conference will be held in Diefendorf Hall, Buffalo, NY 14215. Parking is available anywhere on campus.

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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.


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BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate


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Call for Programs

BACCHUS Region II 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.

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 II.

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Proposal Online

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Submission Timeline
  • March 9, 2018
    Call for Programs deadline

Writing Tips

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


Sat, Mar 24

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Conference Registration & Snacks
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Conference Opening & Welcome
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Opening Plenary
Jane Fischer, Administrator of FredASSIST at SUNY Fredonia
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CPE Train the Trainer:
Rachael Novick, Training Coordinator
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout 1
Starting a Campus-Based Peer Support Hotline: Points to Consider
Craig A. Kimmelblatt, University at Albany
Mental Health 101
Marie Cascarano, Montclair State University
Peer Education Roundtable
Professional Panel: Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care in Sexual Violence Response and Prevention
Jamie Core, University at Buffalo
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Breakout 2
Walk-A-Mile In Her Shoes
Jordan Loeb, DeSales University
Keeping Up With the Marauders
Johanna Simpson, Millersville University
The Anxious Student: What do I do? What do I do?
Jolene Meisner, Mansfield University
West Virginia’s Opioid Epidemic and the Extending Chaos
Sarina Branson, West Virginia’s Opioid Epidemic and the Extending Chaos – WV State
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch and Award Ceremony
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout 3
Positive, Accessible, and Trauma-Informed: Improving Our Sexual Violence Prevention and Sexual Education
Abigail Crosby, University at Buffalo
Expanding Peer Services: Development of a Peer Wellness Coaching Program
Sarah Nolan, University at Albany
Keep Calm and POW!er On: Effective Strategies for Stress Management
Kaitlin Anderle, Marywood University
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Improv Session
4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Conference Closing


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.

CPE Train the Trainer will take place concurrently with the Region II Spring Confrence. This training is recommended for advisors and staff. The fee for this training will be $295. Registration for this training will include other conference sessions and meals. The CPE Train-the- Trainer course will provide Peer Education group advisors the opportunity to become an offical facilitator of the CPE Course for their campus and students. This training will take place following the conference opening session from 10:00am-3:00pm. Registration is now closed.

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Registration Fees

Registration deadline
12/15/2017 to 03/09/2018
NASPA Institutional Member

CPE Train the Trainer

Registration deadline
12/15/2017 to 03/09/2018
NASPA Institutional Member



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Rachael Novick

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View Registration Policies

Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to rnovick@naspa.org.


  • Jane Fischer

    Jane Fischer

    Administrator of FredASSIST at SUNY Fredonia

    Speaker Bio


Comfort Inn University

Comfort Inn
Buffalo, NY

A block of rooms have been reserverd at Comfort Inn University.  To Reserve a room under the room block, please click here.

A reservation can made over the phone, at 716-688-0811, utilizing the code "Wellness Education Group Block"

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Comfort Inn
1 Flint Rd, Buffalo, NY 14226

Additional Info

Nominate an Outstanding Student, Outstanding Advisor, Outstanding Program, or Outstanding Peer Education Group. The nomination deadline is March 7, 2018.

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

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