American College Personnel Association (ACPA) - headquartered in Washington, D.C. at the National Center for Higher Education, is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.

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COVID-19 Response & Information

We know that the recent COVID-19 pandemic is making this time of year even more difficult and stressful for students, staff, faculty, and yourselves. What our world is dealing with right now is hard, and the implications on higher education institutions is unprecedented. Many of you are being relied upon in new ways to help your colleges and universities design inclusive and flexible responses, while also continuing to care for your students. We appreciate you and sincerely applaud your efforts during this challenging time.

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Join a new team of leaders ready to create, inspire, and welcome attendees to Long Beach, California for a transformative Convention that builds upon our strong traditions in ACPA and the higher education and student affairs profession.

Upcoming Events

Professional Development Opportunities

Program Design School

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 29 April 2020 - 3:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 28-29 April 2020 9:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 3:00PM each day As a result of COVID-19 the in-person event scheduled for 9-10 June 2020 in Washington D.C. has been rescheduled as a virtual event taking place 28-29 April 2020. We are excited to continue to offer this outstanding professional development opportunity in a live virtual format using Zoom Video Conferencing. The link to the online event will be emailed to registrants the day before the event begins. Join The Leadership and Training Studio and Erin Fischer for a two-day, hands-on, engaging and entertaining...
Professional Development Opportunities

Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute™

Sunday, 12 July 2020 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - 3:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 12-14 July 2020 Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA Approximately 30% of ACPA members currently identify as entry-level professionals with 1-3 years of experience in student affairs work. ACPA created the Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute (previously the New Professionals Institute) to support the development of emerging leaders as they collectively serve thousands of students on a daily basis. This Institute includes several mentoring opportunities and one-on-one interactions with several of today’s leaders in higher education and student affairs...