ACPA offers a number of ways for members to get involved and engage around a variety of areas. Our entity groups provide professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities. We also have other initiatives that provide varying levels of involvement and access to resources and knowledge experts.

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ACPA Local
Engage with other ACPA members through our State and International Divisions

Focus Areas
Engage with the primary areas of ACPA work in Student Affairs.

Personal and Professional Identities
Engage with ACPA members with common identities.

Institutional Types
Engage as an institution.

Professional Levels
Engage with ACPA members working in similar professional offices.

Fostering Career Success
Engage your career development with ACPA leaders.

Community Interests and Initiatives
Engage with special topics in the justice work of ACPA.


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ACPA offers a number of international, regional, and local groups that provide lower cost events, professional development offerings, and networking opportunities.  Some of our geographic groups are included with membership dues or require an additional fee.  Learn more about ACPA’s State and International Divisions.

ACPA Internal Chapters

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ACPA External Chapters  ACPA International Divisions

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From functional areas to topics of interest, ACPA includes a number of groups that focus on the work of college student educators.  Connect with others who share your passion.  Many of these groups are organized as ACPA’s Commissions. Learn more.

Academic Affairs
Academic Support in Higher Education
Administrative Leadership
Admissions, Orientation, and First-Year Experience
Assessment and Evaluation
Campus Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Career Services
Counseling and Psychological Services
Commuter Students and Adult Learners
Global Dimensions of Student Development

Graduate and Professional Student Affairs
Housing and Residential Life
Professional Preparation
Recreation, Athletics, and Wellness
Social Justice Educators
Spirituality, Faith, Religion and Meaning
Student Conduct and Legal Issues
Student Involvement
Two-Year Colleges

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ACPA has a long history of advocacy and providing space for people of all identities to come together and learn from one another.  Learn more about ACPA’s Coalitions and Networks.

(Dis)Ability  |  Sexuality and Gender Identities   
Men & Masculinities  |  Women's Identities | Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous including the Indigenous Student Affairs Network

Multicultural Affairs Including...

Asian Pacific American Network (APAN)  
Latin@/x Network (LN)  |  Multiracial Network (MRN) 
Pan African Network (PAN)

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Join ACPA's work in Higher Education as an Institutional Member and provide multiple staff and faculty access to ACPA's wealth of resources.

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ACPA offers a number of resources to help you learn, grow, and advance as a professional. Our Graduate Program Directory can help you identify an educational program that fits your needs, and our Career Central initiatives provide guidance in the job search process. In addition to these services, ACPA also offers a number of opportunities for networking and professional planning, including  “Next Gen” and “ACPA Connect” (formerly ACPA GROW) for undergraduate students, and Institutes for New ProfessionalsMid-Level Professionals, and Aspiring Senior Students Affairs Officers. Faculty and scholars will find support through the Emerging Scholars and Senior Scholars Programs.

Next Gen - Undergraduate Students
ACPA Connect (formerly ACPA GROW)
Graduate Students and New Professionals Community of Practice
Mid Level Community of Practice
Senior Level Advisory Board
Faculty - Commission for Professional Preparation

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Career services and helping professionals along the paths in their journey is a central focus of ACPA’s efforts.  There are a number of groups and initiatives that you can get involved in to help you along the way.  

Take a moment to visit Career Central now!  >>

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As a cutting-edge association, ACPA provides a number of initiatives, task forces, and special groups focusing on important issues in higher education.

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