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

Professional Development Opportunities

Institute on the Curricular Approach™

Friday, 4 December 2020 - 12:00pm to Friday, 18 December 2020 - 5:00pm
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.
Professional Development Opportunities

Leadership Educators Institute

Monday, 14 December 2020 - 11:00am to Wednesday, 16 December 2020 - 5:00pm
The Leadership Educators Institute provides an opportunity for leadership practitioners and scholars to engage in active learning and dialogue to assist with program and leadership course development.