Things to sayWhat Does it Mean to Be an About Campus Reader or Author?

We strive for About Campus readers to actively consider the material they encounter, to take an article to friends or colleagues and continue the conversation past our pages. More importantly, we aspire to have readers that not only join the conversation, but contribute to the conversation. We all have experiences in our personal lives, in our work, and in our past that shape who we are and what we believe. About Campus aims to provide a space for dialogue among colleagues with  different perspectives but a shared passion for student learning in colleges and universities far and wide.

For New and Returning Authors

About Campus strives to tell stories about innovative pedagogies, enlightening perspectives, and practices that positively influence the learning experiences of college students in and out of the classroom. Articles should appeal to a broad audience of educators. University communities, student affairs professionals and administrative faculty and staff members who shape the educational environment for students should be the target audiences that will benefit from your expertise in advancing student learning.

Articles published in About Campus use an engaging writing style coupled with narrative, storytelling, and scholarship. We encourage authors to use elements like rich description, plot development, and dialogue when writing for About Campus. Articles should frame issues concisely to attract readers’ attention, develop ideas clearly and dynamically, and provide a practical application for the importance of these concepts in a wide range of educational contexts.

Writing for About Campus

We strongly encourage any potential author to carefully review our About Campus Author Guidelines prior to developing a draft of your article. These guidelines include important information regarding our formatting; they also describe strategies for developing your article. If you have an idea but not yet a manuscript draft, we encourage you to complete the About Campus Abstract Questions document and email it to our editorial team at


To stimulate ideas for planning and writing, we compiled a preliminary list of potential themes for authors to consider. Visit our Upcoming page for more information.

If you have an idea for an About Campus manuscript, please contact us at, and a member of the editorial team will be in touch soon. We look forward to hearing from you!

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