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

Call for JCSD Editorial Board

The Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) seeks nominations and applications for two of its Editorial Boards. The JCSD Editorial Board (ED) is for established scholars with a publication record. The Research in Brief (RIB) Review Board (RB) is for advanced doctoral students and starting scholars and will review shorter RIB manuscripts.

Get Involved with ACPA’s Strategic Plan

The ACPA Strategic Plan Implementation Committee seeks members interested in being involved in one (or more) of four projects of this phase of our work. Review the list of projects below and email us at [email protected] to get involved today (priority response deadline to express your interest is 2 October, 2020)!

Join the 2021 Awards Committee

ACPA Awards celebrate and honor colleagues who have made a profound impact within ACPA and the profession as a whole. We have been very fortunate to have dedicated ACPA volunteers serve on the Awards Committee and we need your assistance in continuing this strong volunteer tradition of honoring these great people and institutions who are Award Recipients.

Upcoming Events

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

Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference

Monday, 19 October 2020 - 8:00am to Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 6:00pm
The University of Vermont annually presents one of the nation’s premiere conferences focused on the diverse legal issues impacting all aspects of higher education. The conference spans two and a half days and includes multiple concurrent sessions, large plenary sessions, welcome reception, networking lunches and vendor area.
Professional Development Opportunities

Program Design School

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 28 October 2020 - 4:00pm
REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 27-28 October 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT 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 have a...