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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A Message from CSGI

Black Lives Matter Blog

BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER The loss, hurt, and sadness our Black trans siblings have experienced at the hands of both interpersonal and systemic violence must be addressed. We need to challenge what safety looks like for Black and Brown bodies. Most importantly we must continue to interrogate and dismantle transphobia, toxic masculinity, white supremacy and anti-Blackness. Though we continue to...

What does Juneteenth mean to me?

Black Lives Matter Blog

19 June 2020 Juneenth (also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, or Cel-Libration Day) is celebrated annually on the 19th of June, in remembrance of 19 June 1865 when federal orders were read in Galveston, Texas by Union Major General Gordon Granger that slaves in Texas were free. This is a day that historically and in present day, has been described as having particular significance to African...

Message from the Commission for Career Services

Black Lives Matter Blog

From our Directorate Board: First and foremost, ACPA’s Commission for Career Services sends its deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd as they, along with the entire country, mourn his tragic and unnecessary death. We stand with those who demand justice for the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and the countless other Black lives that have been...

A Note from CCPA Leadership

Black Lives Matter Blog

We want to take a moment to thank you for all the ways you show up. The last few months have proved a deluge of uncertainty, stress, loss, grief, discouragement, exhaustion, frustration, and deep pain for many of our members. In the wake of furloughs, hiring freezes, increasing workloads, and unexpected transitions, staff and faculty at institutions across California have continued to demonstrate...

SCCPA Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives

Black Lives Matter Blog

Most of us can admit that 2020 has been an unprecedented year, and not the way we wanted to ring in a new decade. Over the last few months, our world has been shattered with the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing, and stay-at-home orders. Despite having to endure a global health crisis, we have witnessed that racism and white supremacy do not rest. We are deeply saddened and troubled by the...

Upcoming Events

Professional Development Opportunities

Program Design School

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - 4:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 15-16 September 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 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...

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

Institute on the Curricular Approach™

Sunday, 11 October 2020 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - 12:00pm
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.