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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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.

Apply for a Senior Scholars Grant!

ACPA and the Senior Scholars continue a research grant initiative to encourage practitioners and faculty to initiate original scholarship and research efforts designed to study critical issues impacting student affairs and/or higher education systems.

Upcoming Events

Navigating the Black Student Affairs Experience: Nashville Edition

Monday, 10 February 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join us for a discussion exploring the experiences of black-identified student affairs professionals as they navigate the complexities of their identities and professional expectations while supporting black students in the Nashville Area. The discussion will begin with moderated questions that will allow the panelist to address topical areas including: sense of belonging, institutional culture, challenges and community building followed by interactive questions for attendees to get involved in the conversation. Register Here Today! Presenters:...
Professional Development Opportunities

2019-2020 Webinar Series: Student Affairs & Services Around the Globe

Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Join ACUI, IASAS, and ACPA's Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development for a series of FREE Webinars featuring speakers from around the world. Each Webinar will address a topic critical to student affairs and services, including diversity of structures of student affairs in different regions and countries around the world, different roles and functions of students within student affairs and universities, focused discussions on mental health, free speech, SDG and sustainability, race and equality, gender and other relevant issues such as counseling, residences and community building and many more. The series will go from October 2019 through June 2020 with approximately one Webinar each month. The first Webinar for 2020 will be on Thursday, Feb. 20th at 1 PM EST (6 PM GMT) and will focus on "Working in Student Services Around the Globe". Two US-trained Student Affairs professionals will share their stories of obtaining positions abroad. Missed a Webinar in the series? You can check out recordings of our past Webinars on University Services, Sustainability, and Mental Health here .