Student Affairs

Virtual Case Study Competition (VCS)

» Read more about the 17th Annual VCS


University of GeorgiaA team from the University of Georgia consisting of Ariana Mollers, Liz Baldwin, Allysa Clagett, and Johanna Ilyssa Padrid, earned top honors and won $200 each for their efforts. After finishing in second place last year, the foursome came back with a vengeance to best the competition. Congratulations to the Bulldogs, our 2018 VCS Champions!

Western Illinois University  In second place, Jessy Cheung, Shannon Daly, Elijah Amelse, and Joellen Hatchett from Western Illinois University each won $150.

Stephen F. Austin State University  In third place, Ryan Brown-Moreno, Kate Childress, Giovanna Flores, and Raquel Skidmore from Stephen F. Austin State University each won $100.

For our 2018 competition, we received a record 41 submissions from 28 different schools. The University of Texas at El Paso had the most participants with four teams. 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.

A full write-up of the competition along with links to all presentations will be published in the Spring edition of the Student Affairs Online ejournal.
In the meantime, to read up on all past champions and competition summaries, please check out our ARCHIVE.  

About the Virtual Case Study (VCS) Competition

Every year since 2002, has sponsored a Virtual Case Study (VCS) Competition for Masters level students in student personnel administration, counseling or higher education administration graduate programs. Each team member must be currently enrolled in a Masters level program in Student Affairs Administration, Counseling, or Higher Education for the corresponding Spring term for a minimum of six credits.

Our 18th Annual competition will announce a call for entries in December 2018 or early January 2019. Cash prizes are scheduled to be awarded to each member of the top three winning teams. Last year, each member of the first place team received $200; each member of the second place team earned $150; and each member of the third place team earned $100.
If you have questions about the VCS Competition concerning participation as a student, school administrator, or a sponsor, please email