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)!

Upcoming Events

Professional Development Opportunities

Program Design School

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 30 June 2021 - 4:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT June 29 & 30 // 10:00am-4:30pm ET each day Delivered Virtually 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...

ACPA Writer's Retreat

Friday, 9 July 2021 - 12:00pm to Friday, 30 July 2021 - 5:00pm
Join ACPA and key leaders for a virtual retreat that will center the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization. The retreat will offer participants opportunities for writing in community, individual and group coaching, and support in the writing and publication processes. This retreat grows out of the understanding that writing is a power-laden activity that has been made more difficult by racist and settler colonial schooling, but is also a tool for liberatory knowledge creation, knowledge sharing, and practice. Facilitators have experience leading writing retreats, writing groups, and writing workshops, as well as writing and publishing themselves.
Professional Development Opportunities

Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute™

Thursday, 29 July 2021 - 4:00pm to Thursday, 2 December 2021 - 6:00pm
Virtual Event throughout 5 Thursdays 29 July, 26 August, 30 September, 28 October, 2 December 2021 REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 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...