ACPA has a proud tradition of advocating for and advancing the voices of all of members of our profession. As the Coordinator of Coalitions, I am proud to represent  the groups that are at the forefront of issues of inclusion and social justice. The Coalitions are unique entities in that they represent and act as advocates for the social identities of the ACPA membership. Unlike the ACPA’s Commissions, which represent what we do, the Coalitions represent who we are. They provide mentoring opportunities, promote relevant scholarship, produce publications, and sponsor programs and socials during the Annual Convention.

There are many ways for all levels of professionals to get involved in the coalitions. Please feel free to reach out to any of the leaders of these groups to find out how you can contribute.

Coordinator of Coalitions

Erin Simpson


Erin Simpson
Assistant Director, Residence Life
University of Oklahoma



Chairs of the Coalitions are elected by the membership at large.


ACPA Coalition Advocate Award

Join a Coalition

To join an ACPA Coalition, click Login at the top right corner of your screen, login and click "Edit Your Profile". Click the "My Involvement" tab and then "Get More Involved". Scroll down to Coalitions and select the name of the Standing Committee you wish to join, then click join Standing Committee.

View a full listing of the current Coalition Chairs.

Current Coalitions

Coalition for Disability

Mission Statement for the Coalition for (Dis)Ability In conjunction with the mission of ACPA College Student Educators International, the Coalition for Disability is committed to values that support inclusivity, engage people to have new experiences, and inspire others to become advocates through our work. In addition, the coalition is dedicated to the advancement of disability education within...

Coalition for Graduate Students and New Professionals

Mission The Coalition for Graduate Students and New Professionals exists as a centralized resource and advocate to address the needs and concerns of graduate students and new professionals in the American College Personnel Association, thus working to advance the field of student affairs in higher education. Membership in CGSNP is open to all interested parties, however, our focus is primarily...

Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness

Feature Video ACPA & LGBT Leaders Out & About Justice in New York This video captures Dr. Cindi Love, ACPA's Executive Director at the 2nd Annual LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education Conference in New York City June 2016. The Institute was co-hosted by Teacher's College at Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music. The Presidents, Chancellors and aspiring leaders marched in...

Coalition for Multicultural Affairs

Welcome Message from the Chair Greetings! I am very pleased to be one of many representatives of the Coalition for Multicultural Affairs, a rich community of traditions and inclusive values. I am excited to be at the helm of our efforts to build safe spaces for underrepresented populations within ACPA and throughout the postsecondary sector. As we work towards upholding our mission through the...

Coalition for Women's Identities

About us: For more than forty years, the CWI (formerly the SCW) has focused on the plethora of –isms and –phobias that affect the spectrum of women- and/or female-identified people, and is intentionally inclusive of all intersecting social identities, therein. The CWI serves to examine the subtle manifestations of power, privilege, and oppression including but not limited sexism, racism,...

Coalition on Men and Masculinities

Join our conversation on Facebook or Twitter We are not currently updating our BLOG - but you can review past posts here: BLOG Welcome to the Coalition on Men & Masculinities (CMM) Web site! We hope that you will join us at one of our upcoming meetings or sponsored programs at the next ACPA - College Student Educators International convention. Now that you have come this far we hope you take...