Student Affairs

Virtual Case Study Competition (VCS)

The Virtual Case Study (VCS) is an annual competition open to Masters level students in student personnel administration, counseling or higher education administration graduate programs. has been proud to sponsor this competition since 2002.

Cash prizes are awarded to each member of the winning teams and full write-ups of the competition along with links to all presentations are published in the Spring edition of the Student Affairs Online ejournal.

University of South CarolinaFor our 16th Annual Competition, a team from the University of South Carolina consisting of Laura Galloway, Katie Zimmerle, Keyona Castleman, and Graham Knight, earned top honors and won $200 each for their efforts. Congratulations to the Gamecocks, our 2017 VCS Champion!

University Of GeorgiaIn second place, Ariana Mollers, Liz Baldwin, Allysa, Clagett, and Ilyssa Padrid from the University of Georgia each won $150.

Teachers College Columbia UniversityTexas Tech UniversityIn third place, there was a tie between the Teachers College, Columbia University (Corey Earle, Brett Fuller, Gayle Lebowitz) and Texas Tech University (Michael Snook, Erica Laborde, Wesley Maynard, Elizabeth Oltman). Each of those students won $100.

For our 2017 competition, we received a record 69 submissions from 43 different schools. Western Illinois University and Indiana State University were our most prolific participants with a total of seven teams entered each. Thank you to every student who took part in this year's contest and to the staff advisors who helped coordinate their efforts. We also appreciate the efforts of our team of judges who tirelessly, yet enthusiastically reviewed each entry.

We will be posting information on our 2018 contest soon!

In the meantime, to read up on all past champions and competition summaries, please check out our ARCHIVE.