NIRSA Championship Series

NIRSA Championship Series

Long Term Vision: Series 2.0

NIRSA Series 2.0 Narrative
Series 2.0 Long Term Visions
NIRSA Series 2.0 Planning Process

The NIRSA Championship Series is dedicated to providing experiential learning through sport.

Supported by hundreds of NIRSA member volunteers, the Series offers a variety of regional and national championships for college students in an effort to contribute to a culture of health and wellbeing that positively impacts student success.

Our Principles

To ensure the integrity of the Series, staff and volunteers will:

  • Support the mission, vision, and strategic values of NIRSA

  • Lead with open and honest communication

  • Provide and promote student and professional development

  • Commit to the NIRSA Championship Series brand promise

  • Manage fiscal and other resources responsibly

  • Foster a culture of assessment and research


NIRSA intentionally sought to make this planning process as inclusive as possible; the varied scope of individual lenses and experiences put forth allowed for identification of the priorities most needed by the Series.

To do this, the Task Force directly engaged with NIRSA members and participants during the data gathering and feedback stages of the planning process.

Developed by the 2018-2019 NIRSA Championship Series Task Force

Co-Chair: Randall Ford, Chair NIRSA Championship Series Committee, The University of Texas at Austin

Co-Chair: Valerie McCutchan, Director of National Sport Programs, NIRSA HQ

Amanda Deml, University of Oregon

Marty Dempsey, University of Florida

Scott Flickinger, Cornell University

Dan Hazlett, Host, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ashley Lax, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Stephanie McAlpine, University of Texas at Arlington

David Peters, Florida State University

Gene Sherry, Georgia Southern University

Ben Shrunk, North Carolina State University

Jacob Tingle, Trinity University

Brooke Turner, University of Alabama

Mark Williams, University of Notre Dame

Nicole Jackson, NIRSA HQ

Need more information?

For more information contact NIRSA Director of National Sport Programs, Valerie McCutchan, or reach out to the current NIRSA Championship Committee.