BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region II Spring Conference

April 01, 2017
Montclair, New Jersey

We invite you to join us for the 2017 Region II Spring Conference at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey April 1, 2017! Peer educators and advisors from across the region will gather to share, learn and inspire. The conference will be held in the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences. A campus map can be found here.

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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.

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Proposal Online

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Submission Timeline
  • February 17, 2017
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • February 23, 2017
    Program Acceptances Announced

Writing Tips

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


Full Schedule

Sat, Apr 01

8:15AM – 9:00AM
Breakfast and Conference Registration
9:00AM – 9:45AM
Conference Opening and Welcome
10:00am – 11:00AM
Breakout 1
Spreading the Word: How to Recruit, Engage, and Keep Great Student Leaders for Your Peer Education Program
Craig A. Kimmelblatt, University at Albany
How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: Training the Peer Educator
Jamie Core, University at Buffalo
Beauty Versus the Beast: Making Peace with Our Bodies
Sarah Davis, Marywood University
Musical Mindfulness
Matthew Trovato, DeSales University
11:15AM – 12:15PM
Breakout 2
Tobacco-Free Red Hawks Cessation Groups
Marie Cascarano, Montclair State University
A Day in the Life of my Super Ability
Emily Robinson, West Virginia State
Happy First Villanova Birthday!
Kristy Sillay, Villanova University
S.T.A.R - Stop The Abusive Relationships
Kaelan Keller, Frostburg State University
12:30PM – 1:45PM
Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Jane Bogart, Columbia University Medical Center
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Breakout 3
Safer Sex Olympics
Marie Cascarano, Montclair University
Peer Education Roundtable
Peer Career Advising: A New Direction for Peer Education
Craig A. Kimmelblatt, University at Albany
WV Consortium Project
Robin Tabor, West Virginia State University
3:15PM – 4:15PM
Breakout 4
Advisors Round Table
Get Woke, Stay Woke
Theresa Tantay-Wilson, Rutgers University
Bulk or Sulk
Michael Romano, DeSales University
Resiliency Boot Camp
Carly Thorne, Slippery Rock University
4:15PM – 4:45PM
Awards and Closing Session


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 is now open!

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Registration Fees

Regular Registration
01/02/2017 to 03/17/2017
NASPA Member
Non NASPA Member


NASPA Main Office
Registration Issues/Questions
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Phone: (202) 265-7500 ext. 1183

Laurie Jevons
Program Questions/General Informatio
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Phone: (202) 265-7500 ext. 1251


View Registration Policies

Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by March 24, 2017, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined. We are unable to change payment methods after the initial payment is processed. With prior approval, anyone registered but who cannot attend may send a substitute. Substitution information must come in writing from the registered participant. The institutional membership status of the substitute must be the same as the registrant in order to have the same registration fee applied. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, registration fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather-related travel delays or other issues in regard to personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences. NOTE: All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to bacchusadmin@naspa.org. Due to our food and beverage requirements, no refunds will be granted after March 24, 2017. Registration Questions? Contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail at events@naspa.org.


Montclair State University- Center for Environmental and Life Sciences

Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Holiday Inn Totowa
One Route 46 West Totowa, New Jersey 07512
$115/ night (use code "BRC" when making reservations)

Additional Info

The submission form for Award Nominations is now open! Nominate an Outstanding Student, Outstanding Advisor, Outstanding Program, or Outstanding Peer Education Group. The nomination deadline is March 17, 2017.

Applications are now being accepted for the Region II Student Advisory Committee position. Learn more about the position here. The deadline to submit your materials is April 10, 2017.

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