Community Engagement

Why community engagement matters

In July 2012, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference was fortunate to reach an agreement with Sanford Health and the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to host the men’s and women’s conference basketball tournaments at the newly built...

Section 6: Postgame

Congratulations! Your event was a smashing success! You just spent several of the most rewarding days of your life strutting your conference’s stuff. The contests were competitive and exciting, your attendance was great,
and each of your...

Section 5: Game time

OK, you’ve built up to the crescendo, and you’ve worked hard to ensure that a splendid time is guaranteed for all. Now it’s time to roll out the lively, civil and entertaining game environment for which Division II is known! If you’re...

Section 4: Pre-event prep

As an athletics administrator, chances are you have been a student-athlete either in high school or in college. That means you probably faced a big rivalry game or competition where there was plenty on the line, and the weeks and days...

Section 3: Maintaining the communication loop

Sometimes when you tell people to plan ahead (as we urged in Section 2), they’ll argue that if you start planning too far out, you’ll forget what you decided when the time actually comes to play ball. If you’re one of those people, we...

Section 2: The building blocks of building relationships

So you’ve developed your vision for community engagement and you’ve got some mojo going. If you’re fortunate enough to have already targeted an event – and you know where it is and who’s hosting it – now you can really start making some...

Section 1: Developing your vision

Now that you’ve accessed this resource guide, odds are you’re planning ahead for an event you want to improve by having it truly engage your community. First of all, good for you – we’re glad you’re here! Secondly, chances are that your...

Your time to shine

NCAA Division II collaborated with the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference to provide a resource guide for institutions and conferences to use for their community engagement efforts. While the guide is specifically geared toward...

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