Each year, usually in February, 5-10 student leaders (accompanied by a faculty/staff member) from each ACC university gather at a host university to study and teach, to swap and share both leadership strategies and knowledge regarding a specific social issue. Typically, the conferences have the foll0wing features:
*The topical focus is upon socially responsible initiatives.
*Cross-university teams each develop a strategic action plan to alleviate the issue under study.
*Faculty experts from the host institution consult with the teams, offer seminars on the topic and on leadership, and judge the various action plans.
*Student leaders, often via field trips, are exposed to local agencies dealing with the issue
*The conference begins with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday.
*All expenses are paid by the ACCAC (the total budget is $75,000).
*Planning and hosting responsibilities are rotated among the universities.
*Each university chooses its delegates.
Upcoming and past conferences:
April 5-7, 2013 at Boston College
Facebook page for conference: https://www.facebook.com/ACCLeadershipSymposium?fref=ts
Proposed Future Sites:
2016 Clemson University
2017 Wake Forest University
2018 Duke University
2019 NC State University
Students interested in being a delegate should consult with their local leadership office or VP for Student Affairs. A list of coordinators is available on this website under “about ACCAC/Other Committees/Leadership Conference Coordinators.”