SRAP 2013

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“SRAP Arcade: Powering Up to the Next Level of Leadership” took place on November 2, 2013 at Cal Poly Pomona. The conference focused on recognizing and appreciating geek and nerd culture with the hopes of encouraging student leaders to develop more inclusive communities. Overall, SRAP was a huge success with 360 student leaders and 43 professional staff members from 14 institutions attending. A very special thanks to Cal Poly Pomona for their dedication and amazing support with Southern RAP.

The day started off with a keynote speech from Emily Sandoval, Assistant Director for the Office for Residential Education at USC. Sandoval has a passion for combining geekdom with higher education and residential life, and inspired attendees to focus on their powers.

SRAP 2013 saw many quality programs, with a total of 36 active programs and 55 passive programs. Additionally, SRAP hosted a professional’s track that allowed advisors to learn and network while their delegations were partaking in other components of the conference.

It was a very close race for all the different awards, with each and every institutions putting their very best into SRAP. Congratulations to all the 2013 Award Winners:

Institutional Spirit Award/Spirit Stick: University of La Verne
Philanthropy Award: Cal Poly Pomona
Best Video: Chapman University
Best Nametag: University of California, Irvine
Top Program: Fear Factor by: Leilani Schelstrate, Megan Garcia, Jennifer Ramirez, & Garrett Gibson from Cal Poly Pomona

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