Student Resources

hey, students!

This page is designed for students to have one spot to gather all the information they need to get involved with Collegiate Recreation on their campus, in their region and around the country. If you have any questions about getting involved, reach out to a professional on your campus or to your MIRSA State Student Leader!

What's this nirsa thing?

NIRSA'S MISSION

NIRSA is a leader in higher education and the advocate for the advancement of recreation, sport, and wellness by providing educational and developmental opportunities, generating and sharing knowledge, and promoting networking and growth for our members.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

As a student, you have the opportunity to become a member of NIRSA. Student members within NIRSA have several unique opportunities:

  • Discounts from partners
  • Limited access to NIRSA’s research data
  • Discounts on NIRSA professional development events
  • Network through NIRSA Connect: Discussion forum & resource library
  • Access NIRSA’s Member directory
  • Voting privileges
  • Eligibility for NIRSA awards and scholarships

What's this region III thing?

Within NIRSA, there are seven regions, Michigan is located in Region III. Other states that are a part of Region III are: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. Regionally, the states work together to put on events such as NIRSA Region III Lead On and the NIRSA Region III Basketball Tournament.

As a student, consider attending Region III Lead On. This conference is a renowned experience designed and hosted by students for students. At the conference, you will have the opportunity to network with professionals and students in collegiate recreation, attend relevant sessions and learn more about the field. The conference is held annually in a different location in Region III.

WHAT'S THIS MIRSA THING?

MIRSA is our state association. MIRSA is an acronym for Michigan Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. Our state association is comprised of both professionals and students within collegiate recreation and related fields. There are committees within MIRSA continuously working to improve our association and provide a first-class experience for the members.

Our association currently hosts a state-wide conference annually in a different location in Michigan. There are sessions that directly pertain to students and attending is a great way to take your involvement in collegiate recreation to the next level.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

state

  • Attend annual MIRSA State Workshop
  • Session Monitor at MIRSA
  • Present at MIRSA
  • State Tournaments
  • State Student Leader
  • Nominate your supervisor for an award
  • Become a MIRSA student member

regional

  • Attend Lead On Conference
  • Present at Lead On
  • Lead On Planning Committees
  • Volunteer/Officiate ​Regional Tournaments
  • Regional Tournament Planning Committees
  • Region III Student Leader

national

  • Attend NIRSA conferences
  • Apply for NIRSA assembly and committees
  • Present at NIRSA
  • Volunteer/Officiate National Tournaments
  • Become a NIRSA student member