2024 NASAP SLI Annual Conference

A premiere leadership event designed to inspire young minds,

expand your influence, and pave the way for greatness.

2024 NASAP SLI Annual Conference

May 28 - June 3, 2024

Registration is open now!


Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC


Opportunities for recreational activities each evening

National Association of Student Affairs Professional (NASAP)

Student Leadership Institute

The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is an intensive, interactive, and stimulating learning program.

It is a six day program designed for newly elected HBCU student leaders (Student Government Associations, Class Officers,

Greek Councils, Student Ambassadors, Programming Boards, Royal Courts) who are committed to uplifting their organizations and their university.


Through the Institute, participants will:

  • Understand the mission and need for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • Understand the role of student leaders on campuses.
  • Develop an appreciation for planning and organization in the development of students.
  • Serve as catalysts on their respective campuses for empowerment and change.
  • Develop skills necessary to work with other student organizations, faculty, administration, and fellow students to establish cooperation and positive attitudes as the foundation for success.
  • Encompass a solid understanding of leadership development, its principles and service in the Black community as related to the world and nation’s uplift and progress.
  • Develop a relationship with campus administration to enhance collaborative solutions.
  • Experience collaborative learning and enjoyment while developing invaluable skills.


Leadership Topics

Conflict Resolution

Roles and Responsibilities

What is SGA?

FundRaisers and Grants

Stress Relievers


Planning a Retreat

Budget Issues

Greek Life and My Role

Hazing vs. Membership Intake

The Perfect Campus Tour

Community Service

Problem Solving

History and Traditions

Understanding the Nguzo

Saba Principles

Student Rights!

Effective Communication

Defining Your Leadership Style

Motivation of Members


Full refunds will be given for cancellations received by May 3, 2024.


For Student Leadership Institute program inquiries, please email: nasapsli1996@gmail.com

For Registration Payment and invoice request inquiries, please email: dmalcom@claflin.edu

If Payment is made by Check

Mail Check to:
National Association of Student Affairs Professionals
PO Box 1928
Orangeburg, SC 29116
ATTN: Mr. Adrian West – NASAP


Tuesday, May 28, 2024 – Monday, June 3, 2024

Schedule is subject to change

Registration and Check-in

Advisor Meeting and School Registration

Welcome and Greetings

Morning Institute Meeting A

Tribe Work

Concurrent Session I

Guest Speaker Presentation

Community Service & Problem Solving Tribe Work

Morning Institute Meeting B

Guest Speaker Presentation

Concurrent Session II

Concurrent Session III

Concurrent Session IV

Community Service & Problem Solving Tribe Work

Morning Institute Meeting C

Concurrent Session V

Concurrent Session VI

Community Service & Problem Solving Tribe Work

Morning Institute Meeting D

Community Service Presentation Setups

Problem Solving Presentation Setups

School Pictures



Worship Service

Leadership Awards Brunch

Official Pinning and Closing Institute Social

Sunday SLI Event/Activities

The Close of SLI 2024.


There are several events planned to help you enjoy your leadership experience. Each evening, participants have the opportunity to exercise and relax utilizing recreational facilities on campus. The INSTITUTE offers basketball, weight lifting, volleyball, movies, and board games for you to unwind after a day of workshops and discussions. Midnight snacks will be offered also!


Dress for the INSTITUTE is Business Casual with times of Business Professional and School Pride Clothing. You will be walking from session to session and comfortable clothing and shoes are encouraged. You will need at least three (3) Business outfits for the educational Sessions and (1) “All White” Student Leadership Awards Brunch Outfit.


On campus accommodations will be provided on the campus of Claflin University. All rooms have AC, internet and security. All campus facilities are non-smoking. Single rooms will be available to Advisors only as available! All meals are included in the cost of the Institute.


Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)

Shuttle service between the Airport and the Claflin University Campus are being determined. More details to come.

Rental Cars:

Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)

If you are arriving at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), please consider renting a car or van for transport. There are eight (8) auto rental agencies located at the SAV airport.

Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Avis, National Car Rental, Dollar Rent A Car, Thrifty.

Airlines: American Airlines, Delta, United.


End of May and June Weather in Orangeburg South Carolina, United States

Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 86°F to 90°F, rarely falling below 78°F or exceeding 96°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 65°F to 70°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 74°F.

For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Orangeburg typically range from 72°F to 91°F, while on January 17, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 57°F.

Overall Program:

Mr. Desmond Stowe, SLI Site Coordinator

Savannah State University

Office of Student Life– 246,

3219 College Street, Savannah State, GA 31404

P: (912) 358-3117

F: (912) 358-3159

E: stowed@savannahstate.edu

Overall Program:

Mr. James Lunnermon, II, SLI Site Coordinator

Delaware State University

Office of Student Experience,

1200 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901

P: (410) 651-7606

Cell: (410) 726-4889

E: jlunnermon@desu.edu


2023 National Association of Student Affairs Professional (NASAP)