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.

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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

Professional Development Opportunities

Program Design School

Monday, 9 December 2019 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - 4:00am
WE'RE OFFERING TWO UPCOMING DATES! 9-10 December 2019 | 9am-4pm 9-10 June 2020 | 9am-4pm National Center for Higher Education | Washington, DC REGISTER FOR DECEMBER REGISTER FOR JUNE 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...
Professional Development Opportunities

Women's Leadership Institute

Monday, 9 December 2019 - 3:00pm to Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 3:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 9-12 December 2019 Amelia Island, Florida ACPA has partnered with ACUI and members of the Council for the Higher Education Management Associations for the 2019 Women's Leadership Institute! Be a part of a special program for women seeking to become leaders in higher education administration and student affairs. Coproduced by several higher education associations, this unique program will bring together administrators from across campus functions to help you: Hone your leadership skills for working in a rapidly changing environment Develop a better understanding of the...
Professional Development Opportunities

Compliance U: Four Corners of Title IX Seminar

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, 13 December 2019 - 1:00pm
Compliance U: Four Corners of Title IX Training (TIX 201) is a live 2.5 day module providing intermediate (and some advanced) level instruction in the Title IX pathways. Pre-work will be completed in a hybrid format. The course is a prerequisite for all Title IX pathways including the mastery certificate.