Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Co-Chair:  Alison Weston, New River Community College (VA)
Co-Chair:  Emily Ewoldt, Radford University (VA)
Co-Chair:  James Pennix, Virginia Tech (VA)


A SIG is a Special Interest Group that brings colleagues together to explore a topic or population in higher education / K-12 through discussion, networking and resource sharing. PCACAC has served as a leading affiliate in many ways, including launching our very own SIGs in 2018. Since then, we have grown from three to ten SIGs:

If you have an idea for a new SIG or would you like to get connected to the leaders and members of our current SIGs, please contact the chair.

We are looking forward to seeing the number of SIGs grow
. YOU may be just the leader that we need for our newest SIG!

LGBTQ+ ALLY SIG Celebrates PRIDE Month!

Join us for a series of virtual sessions in June! These programs are offered for admissions counselors and school counselors.

June 6 at 12:00pm: LGBTQIA+ Student Panel, followed by Q&A
June 13: CRMs and LGBTQIA+
June 21: Transgender Healthcare
June 30: LGBT Trivia Contest

Registration Details and Zoom Links coming soon!


Get psyched for PCACAC'S PRIDE month series with this PRIDE playlist, featuring LGBTQIA+ anthems from the last 50 years. Sing it loud, sing it proud! Celebrate the rainbow through song!





SIG Spotlight Week was a success!  A total of 134 meeting attendees were documented over the ten SIG meetings held.  Five out of ten Special Interest Groups who met are new to PCACAC this year.  This illustrates the amount of diligent work that was done to produce the level of engagement seen throughout the week.  For many attendees this was a first exposure to PCACAC and we are excited at the prospect of new members.  

Our SIG Leads did an AMAZING job providing a mix of content in a collaborative virtual space resulting in meaningful conversation and connections.

 A huge THANK YOU to all who had a hand in making our first SIG Week possible!