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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Apply for a Senior Scholars Grant!

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.

Proposed Bylaws Changes

Wednesday, 15 May, 2019

The ACPA Governing Board has approved a set of proposed changes to the ACPA Bylaws to come before the full voting membership of the Association. Changes to the ACPA Bylaws require a two-thirds approval vote from the members who participate in the voting process before amendments can be made. The proposed changes are being presented to you as individual voting decisions and each is described below for additional context and consideration.

JCSD seeks new Editor

ACPA invites applications for the Editor of the Journal of College Student Development (JCSD). The Editor will be named in mid-2019 to a five-year term that commences July 1, 2020. The Journal is well-supported financially by both ACPA and the publisher with an operational budget and funding for a graduate assistant. Some support is also required of the Editor’s institution including physical space and technological infrastructure for the journal operation.  

Basic responsibilities include:

Upcoming Events

Professional Development Opportunities

Program Design School

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 29 April 2020 - 3:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 28-29 April 2020 9:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 3:00PM each day As a result of COVID-19 the in-person event scheduled for 9-10 June 2020 in Washington D.C. has been rescheduled as a virtual event taking place 28-29 April 2020. We are excited to continue to offer this outstanding professional development opportunity in a live virtual format using Zoom Video Conferencing. The link to the online event will be emailed to registrants the day before the event begins. Join The Leadership and Training Studio and Erin Fischer for a two-day, hands-on, engaging and entertaining...
Professional Development Opportunities

Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute™

Sunday, 12 July 2020 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - 3:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 12-14 July 2020 Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA 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 higher education and student affairs...