Student Affairs

Virtual Case Study Competition (VCS)


The 18th Annual Virtual Case Study Competition (VCS) is underway! Registration is closed and case study instructions have been emailed to all participants. Final submissions are due by Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9pm EST. Winners will be posted the first week of March.

The VCS pits teams of student affairs/counseling graduate programs across the country against each other. Teams are challenged to create a PowerPoint response to an of-the-moment case study scenario.

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» Archive of Past Champions

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 three credits.

2018 VCS SUMMARY  » Read the full recap

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.

Read up on all past champions and competition summaries in our ARCHIVE.