May 24, 2017 09:30 ET | Source: ACPA—College Student Educators International  (VIEW THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE HERE!)

Washington D.C., May 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Student Affairs in Higher Education Consortium (SAHEC) announces the launch of an international campaign, Where Respect Happens, for professionals, students and community members on or connected to college and university campuses.

The campaign communicates that Student Affairs Professionals are committed to student learning and development, and recognition that self-respect and respect for others are at the core of that process.  Where Respect Happens reminds us all of the critical importance of respect in civil society.

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director of ACPA—College Student Educators, the developer of the concept for the campaign, said, “We cannot think of a more important time for a message of respect to go viral in the world.

SAHEC member associations are dedicated to modeling and co-creating campus environments Where Respect Happens, one person at a time. Research clearly indicates that students and professionals who feel respected are more engaged. They are more likely to share their ideas, contribute their thoughts, and work collaboratively, persist, graduate, and obtain gainful employment.

The recent Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) statement encourages campus leaders to engage in new ways regarding civility, inclusion, and diversity.  We believe Where Respect Happens is a great tool at the right time for these leaders.”

SAHEC member associations partnering in the campaign are:

ACPA—College Student Educators International

ACUHO-I Association of College and University Housing Officers – International

ACUI--Association of College Unions International

ASCA-Association for Student Conduct Administration

NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

NIRSA Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

NODA – Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education


Students, professionals, and community members can download free t-shirt iron-ons, stickers and postcards at the Where Respect Happens website SAHEC encourages uploads of videos (see below) that tell stories of Where Respect Happens in the lives of students and professionals on campuses.

For more information about Where Respect Happens, contact


ACPA—College Student Educators International

One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036




A photo accompanying this announcement is available at


A photo accompanying this announcement is available at

Cindi Love
ACPA—College Student Educators International