The ACUI Research and Education Grant awards up to $1,500 towards research-based projects that increase the knowledge-base of the college union and student activities profession. In addition to the financial support for conducting research, recipients will have the opportunity to be featured in The Bulletin as well as gain recognition of peers by presenting the research at the Annual Conference.
2023 Recipient: Adriane Reilly, West Chester University
Adriane Reilly’s study is related to the role that college unions play in influencing a sense of belonging for students who are part of a particular campus community. Issues addressed include how undergraduate students enrolled in a public university feel belongingness and which elements of space and structure enhance or diminish that sense of belonging.
2023 Recipient: Brittany Wildman, University of Louisville
Brittany Wildman’s research, “An Inquiry into the Experiences of Supervisors of On-Campus Student Employees,” explores how supervisors of student employees act as managers while also providing development opportunities to student employees through both implicit and explicit curricula.
ACUI is now accepting nominations for writing and research awards! Nominate by December 8!