If you manage student organizations, whether a new or seasoned professional, the Virtual Student Organizations Institute offers you opportunities to learn valuable skills and practices from experts and colleagues in the field.

Hosted by ACUI and NACA, this virtual format will explore best and promising practices, learn strategies for online engagement, policy and conduct, inclusive practices, and assessment, and connect with peers.


By participating in this experience, you will:

  • Gain strategies and skill sets that support advancement in the area of student organization management.
  • Learn relevant trends impacting student organizations in higher education—including organization policies, inclusive practices, and best and emerging practices.
  • Develop competence in assessment, organizational leadership and management, risk management, and adapting in the changing landscape of higher education.
  • Create a network of peers who can support you through your journey.
SOI 2021


Below you will find the tentative schedule. More details will be made available as finalized. Please note that all times are Eastern.

Tuesday, June 22

Wednesday, June 23

Thursday, June 24

Session Types

The Student Organizations Institute will offer different session types to amplify learning styles and opportunities:

  • Deep Dive - General sessions led by 1–2 subject matter experts
  • Breakout - Session led by 1–2 subject matter experts that is offered against small group discussions
  • Small Group Discussions – Facilitated roundtable-style session that is offered against breakout sessions
  • Interactive Workshop – Engaging sessions intended to walk participants through practical applications and/or provide them with tangible takeaways
  • Informal Networking – Optional unstructured opportunities for attendees and presenters to connect 


Registration includes access to all educational sessions, networking opportunities throughout this virtual event, and resources shared by faculty, presenters, and attendees. Please find the cancellation policy here.

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Regular Registration (through June 14)

  • Member: $225
  • Nonmember: $325

Late Registration (June 15–21)

  • Member: $325
  • Nonmember: $425