Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Quebec

Registration is now open!

Registration is still open for Region VII’s Grad & Grow on July 25th from 9 AM to 4 PM at Rutgers University – Camden, which gives first- and second-year graduate students the opportunity to meet and learn from other graduate students and attend relevant sessions that will develop skills in their roles. Additionally, there is an advisor/supervisor track for those that attend to support their graduate students.

About Region VII

  • Establish and maintain communication pathways and a timetable for regional needs
  • Create and increase awareness of products and services available from corporate partners
  • Engage regional members in participation of regional communication and strategies
  • Demonstrate the value of regional experiences
  • Strive to have the most inclusive and diverse experiences and membership within ACUI
  • Provide excellent scholarship and award opportunities within the region
  • Maximize the opportunities for members, leaders, and corporate partners to connect
  • Orient, connect, and continue the engagement of student members at regional and/or international programs, activities, etc.
  • Celebrate our member institutions, their unions, and our volunteers
  • Attract former and new institutions to the region and Association
  • Plan thoughtfully and fiscally for the long-term success of the region, its programs, and scholarship longevity
  • Maximize participation in all recruited opportunities (volunteers, scholarships, awards)
  • Provide educational programs for professionals and students that create meaningful and valuable takeaways to bring back to their own campus
  • Deliver a comprehensive calendar of educational events that spans the year, reaches the many different types of members, and crosses all core competencies of the Association in a purposeful and intentional way
  • Utilize different learning styles and formats in delivering educational offerings
  • Identify regional experts and experienced members for future and upcoming educational offerings
  • Ensure that we foster and embrace an ACUI family feel at all regional events
  • Transition all members into Region VII and identify meaningful experiences that will harbor a regional identity and connection to VII
  • Engage all regional members in the development of the Region VII story
  • Capture regional history and records for archival purposes with the intent to honor our past, present, and future

2023: New Brunswick, New Jersey
November 9–11, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, “Charting Your Course”

2022: Binghamton, New York
Held November 3-5 at Binghamton University, “Ignite Your Why”

2021: Virtual and Washington, D.C.
November 18–19 and December 2–4, University of Maryland, College Park, and Georgetown University, “Advancing Campus Community”

2020: Virtual
November 11–13, “Leading Forward”

2019: Glassboro, New Jersey
November 14–16, Rowan University, “Expanding Our Limits”

2018: State College, Pennsylvania
November 1–3, Pennsylvania State University, “Pride in Our Roots”

2017: Baltimore
November 2-4, University of Maryland–Baltimore County, “Discover Your Anthem”

2016: Pittsburgh
November 11–13, University of Pittsburgh, “Navigating the Current”

2015: Philadelphia
November 12–15, Temple University, “Inspiration Everywhere”

2014: Buffalo, New York
November 6–8, University at Buffalo, “Ground Breaking: Our Journey Begins”

Anthony Otero, Rutgers University

Vincent Jackson, University of Delaware

Neela Patel, Rutgers University

Michael Patterson, SUNY–New Paltz

Regional Conference

The 2024 Regional Conference will take place November 7-9 at West Chester University, click the link below to stay informed as the Conference Planning Team works hard to plan another great experience!

Awards and Scholarships

Region VII offers numerous awards and scholarships to recognize and advance professionals and students within the region.


Looking for a great way to volunteer while building connections with your peers from across the region? ACUI’s regions have a variety of ways for you to volunteer, including as regional director, roles on the Regional Leadership Team, or working to plan the Regional Conference.

Currently, Region VII is not accepting applications for volunteer positions, but applications will open again in November.


Note: The submission process is updated this year through our new membership platform—which means applications can autofill with your profile information, be saved as pending for edits until you officially submit, and be stored for your future access. In order to submit an application, you will need to create an account login, if you don’t already have one.

Other Opportunities

The Episodic Volunteer Teams will compose of students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as professionals. Led by the Regional Leadership Team coordinators, this is a regional volunteer position that has expectations but no official requirements regarding time or attendance. To join one of the teams below, please apply online. The corresponding Regional Leadership Team coordinator will review your application and be in contact regarding this volunteer opportunity.

The Awards and Scholarship Team is a committee of people who will be called upon in mid-October and May to review nominations and submissions for various regional award and scholarship opportunities. If selected, committee members review and provide feedback on submissions/nominations while avoiding personal conflicts of interest. This may be conducted via email and/or conference call.

Members of the Communications Team will:  

  • Be given opportunities to help generate content for regional communication, including but not limited to newsletters, visual communication, and video production.
  • Volunteer to take on delegated tasks from the communications coordinator and/or web & social media coordinator.
  • Be asked to commit minimal time throughout the year based on their own availability and interest in graphic design, writing, photography, and editing.

Members of the Educational Program Team will:

  • participate in educational and online education programs that the region hosts.
  • volunteer to take on delegated tasks necessary to the successful execution of Region VII educational programming.
  • have opportunities to work with the inclusivity and online learning coordinators if they require assistance in their education programming.
  • participate in a monthly conference call led by the educational program coordinator to check in on progress and plans for upcoming programs, and to reflect on past programs.

Members of the Regional Conference Educational Session Review Committee will be called upon some time between late-July and September to review educational sessions submitted for Region VII’s regional conference. This committee should keep in mind ACUI Core Competencies, professional and student interests, and offer a variety of topics to our regional delegates.

Currently, Region VII is starting a new mentorship program for graduate students to help support them in their journey and looking for professionals to volunteer as mentors through a program we are calling OWLS: Opportunity for Wisdom, Learning, & Support. We will be recruiting mentees at the Grad and Grow Institute at Rutgers-Camden on July 25 and matching folks in August. Our hope is that a relationship is formed leading up to the conference and have an official meet up there! Even if you are not able to make the conference our goal is for graduate students to feel connected to ACUI, learn information that they may not be privy to (such as scholarships, committees, and such), and ultimately feel supported along the way. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please complete the form below by July 12.

Regional Leadership Team


Anthony Otero
Rutgers University


Kraemer Clayton
The George Washington University


Serafina Genise
Rutgers University


Adam Burgman
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University


Zac Lomas
Rutgers University


Dominic Hannon
Daemen University


Jennifer Keegin
Binghamton University


Antonio Talamo
Montclair State University


Eddie Seavers
Ramapo College


Megan Waldrop
West Chester University


Chrissie Taylor
Rutgers University – Camden


Allison Chacon-Perez
Montclair State University

Alex Comly
Temple University