Some free downloads to help increase your effectiveness (and your awesomeness).


The Complete Guide to High-Impact Practices

Traditional campus experiences — such as taking on a leadership role, joining a student org, or attending orientation — may foster essential workforce-ready skills, but they often fall short in truly transforming students' co-curricular lives.

This is where High-Impact Practices (HIPs) come in.
These long-term experiences boost student success by raising expectations, deepening learning, and challenging participants through real-world applications. This e-book will introduce you to the many different types of HIPs, explain their extraordinary benefits, and talk you through the essential steps for creating (or improving) your very own.

Elevate Your Programming

The Complete Guide to Co-Curricular Learning

Developing co-curricular learning frameworks shouldn’t feel like rocket science, but sometimes, it just does. We want to make sure that we’re building a reasonable pathway to success for our students, but how do we know that what we’re doing is helpful to them? And how to we help them see the connection between it all?

That’s what this e-book is for. We’ll guide you through the basics, show you how to build your own framework, and give you some tips and tricks to ensure that the framework that you build is atmosphere-proof.

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Virtual Program Planner

With so many colleges transitioning to virtual programming, we adapted our original program planner to work for all things digital.

Plan Virtually

The Art of Data, Second Edition

Learn how to identify and gather your data so you can start successfully engaging your students like never before.

Dive Into Data

The Student Leader Programming Guide

We believe that skillful, empowered student leaders are essential to a healthy campus community. So, our resident student leader put together this e-book to share everything she’s learned with her peers.

Ready, Player One?

Looking Back and Looking In: Reflection Questions to Guide Co-Curricular Learning

Don't just settle for asking students "What did you learn?" or "How did you feel?" each and every time. These deeper, more specific questions will help you better guide students to reflect upon their learning development and, just as importantly, plan out their next steps and goals.

Get inspired.

63 Virtual Activities

Don't let your virtual programming get stale. Check out this cohesive list of 63 virtual activities that, with some creative twists, can be just as engaging, fun, and exciting for students over WiFi as traditional campus events.

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A Guide to Engagement Platforms for Religious Institutions

Up until now, tracking religious activity and spiritual development on campus has been achieved with paper-based forms or even anecdotal evidence. This free guide highlights how student engagement platforms can help institutions track, assess, and develop their spiritual missions.

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10 Qualities of Effective Leaders

This printable poster will serve as a daily reminder in your office that leadership is something that is built, not born with.

Lead Effectively

Plan, Retreat, Repeat!

Get ready to retreat yourself. In this guide, you'll find everything you need to pack or prepare for the perfect student leadership retreat — from logistics to emergency prep to curriculum, and more.

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100 Budget-Friendly Program Ideas

This simple guide offers 100 low-cost ideas for engaging and meaningful campus events that don't sacrifice quality or learning.

Save Your Budget

Crafting the Perfect Student Org Registration Form

Take the guesswork out of creating your institution's student organization registration form. We've designed a customizable template based on various institutions' real registration forms so you can pick and mix which questions best fit your needs.

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Program Planner

Don't let success slip through the cracks. Using this planner will make planning your next program smooth sailing.

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Event Success Reflection Guide

Whether your event is large or small, reflection must be a part of your planning process! Our guide will help you get started.

Start Reflecting

Study Abroad Reflection Guide

This guide will help study abroad advisors and students alike to ensure that study abroad experiences are positive and meaningful.

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10 Essential Skills Employers Look for in Recent Graduates

Ensure that your students are workforce-ready with this sweet and simple poster. Can you guess what the top 10 essential skills for the workforce are?

Get Workforce-Ready

The Presence Blog

The latest news, updates, strategies, & engagement tips, every week.

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Featured Article

6 Smart Ways #SApros Can Help Students Plan to Pay Off Student Debt

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Community Service Reflection Guide

Help your student volunteers better understand their motivation to give back and how community service fits into their lives with this reflection guide. Use it on its own, in group discussions, for journaling, or with a Presence form.

Start Reflecting

How to Build Wonderful Rubrics

This guide, created in collaboration with Joe Levy, will help you throughout each step of the rubric-building process.

Start Evaluating
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Happy Day Wellness Worksheet

Whether you supervise a large team of RAs or just a single student assistant, the Happy Day worksheet is here to help!

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LinkedIn Group

Today's higher education students are more technologically advanced and fast paced than previous generations.

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The Ultimate COVID Campus Return Guide

There’s a lot to do before you can “open back up” — in order to maximize everyone’s safety, get students engaged again, and make your everyday processes run smoothly after many unexpected months away.

Get Prepared

A Quick Start Guide to Accreditation & Student Affairs

Regional accreditation can be an intimidating process at first glance, but it doesn't have to be! We created a quick-start guide for every SAPro to be able to get to grips with the basics, understand the benefits, and see examples of higher ed institutions using student affairs data to impress accreditors.

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