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.

Latest Updates & Offerings

Fall 2020 International Student Statement

ACPA-College Student Educators International expresses our complete and strongest opposition to the recent statement of intent by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that international students pursuing degrees in the United States on F-1 or M-1 visas must leave the country if their college or university offers online-only classes in the next academic term.

New JCSD Section: Translational Education Research

The Editorial Leadership Team of the Journal of College Student Development would like to announce that the On Campus section of the journal will be retired as of July 1, 2020. In its place the Journal will have a new Translational Education Research section that will focus on enhancing the links between scholarship and practice in order to engage in dialogue about the approaches to problems based on research. A description of the new section can be found here.

A Message from CHRL

Black Lives Matter Blog

Over the last few months, we experienced the spread of COVID-19, social distancing, shutdowns, stay-at-home orders, and the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, Riah Milton and other stories that have not made national headlines. We express our solidarity with all victims of police violence and systemic racism, and supports the...

2020 Institute Recordings

PURCHASE THE RECORDINGS Recordings are now available from the 2020 Student Affairs Assessment Institute! Purchasing recordings will grant you access to over 25 hours of content including all keynote, plenary, and Program Track, Department Track, and Division Track sessions to support targeted skill development. For a complete list of sessions included in the recordings review the 2020 Institute...

A Message from the ACPA Latinx Network

Black Lives Matter Blog

Black Lives Matter. There is no real liberation until there is Black liberation. The ACPA [email protected]/x Network stands with Black Lives Matter. We are aware of the anti-blackness in our own communities and culture. We are enraged by the historical and recent acts of police brutality, hate crimes, and violence inflicted on Black lives. We cannot stand for the ignorant behavior that perpetuates systemic...

Upcoming Events

Professional Development Opportunities

Program Design School

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - 4:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 15-16 September 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm each day Join The Leadership and Training Studio and Erin Fischer for a two-day, hands-on, engaging and entertaining seminar. Erin will share how she wrote 90 programs in four and a half years and still has more ideas. (As a matter of fact, she has written eight new courses in three months.) You will learn how to write participant guides, facilitator guides, identify 40 learning methods and understand why you can’t write learning objectives until the end of your course! By the end of the two days, you will...

Presidential Symposium: Creating Higher Education: Compelling Change & Writing Our Story (NOW, more than ever)

Thursday, 8 October 2020 (All day)
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 8 October 2020 // 1:00-3:00pm EDT // ONLINE Co-Sponsored by ACPA and ASHE Event Overview: The Presidential Symposium co-sponsored by ACPA and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) will bring together higher education practitioners and scholars to begin writing the next chapter of higher education while acknowledging impact, disruption, and possibilities. In this symposium, ACPA President Vernon Wall and ASHE President KerryAnn O’Meara will continue the Presidential Symposium tradition of engaging, meaningful, and cross-functional conversation about...
Professional Development Opportunities

Institute on the Curricular Approach™

Sunday, 11 October 2020 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - 12:00pm
ICA 2020 will formally recognize the broader applicability of the Approach by changing the name of the institute from the Residential Curriculum Institute to the Institute on the Curricular Approach. We continue to see more and more colleagues apply this Approach in functional areas beyond residential life and as entire student affairs divisions. This name change formally recognizes that shift in interest from participants and acknowledges the applicability of the Approach to all learning beyond the classroom.