ACPA has a proud tradition of advocating for and advancing the voices of all of members of our profession. As the Coordinator of Coalitions, I am proud to represent  the groups that are at the forefront of issues of inclusion and social justice. The Coalitions are unique entities in that they represent and act as advocates for the social identities of the ACPA membership. Unlike the ACPA’s Commissions, which represent what we do, the Coalitions represent who we are. They provide mentoring opportunities, promote relevant scholarship, produce publications, and sponsor programs and socials during the Annual Convention.

There are many ways for all levels of professionals to get involved in the coalitions. Please feel free to reach out to any of the leaders of these groups to find out how you can contribute.

Coordinator of Coalitions

Erin Simpson


Erin Simpson
Assistant Director, Residence Life
University of Oklahoma



Chairs of the Coalitions are elected by the membership at large.


ACPA Coalition Advocate Award

Join a Coalition

To join an ACPA Coalition, log into the ACPA Member Portal,click on the "Chatter" tab, then click on Groups. Search for the Coalition(s) you wish to join, then click "Join Group" next to the Coalition.

View a full listing of the current Coalition Chairs.

Current Coalitions

Asian Pacific American Network (APAN)

Mission The Asian Pacific American Network (APAN) is dedicated to addressing the concerns and issues of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) faculty, staff, and students in higher education. Our purpose is to provide community, professional development, networking, and affirmation of identity for APIDA professionals. APAN represents APIDA issues and advocates for programs, services,...

Coalition for (Dis)Ability

Mission Statement for the Coalition for (Dis)Ability In conjunction with the mission of ACPA—College Student Educators International, the Coalition for (Dis)ability is committed to values that support inclusivity, engage people to have new experiences, and inspire others to become advocates through our work. In addition, the coalition is dedicated to the advancement of disability education within...

Coalition for Multicultural Affairs

Welcome Message from the Chair Greetings! I am very pleased to be one of many representatives of the Coalition for Multicultural Affairs, a rich community of traditions and inclusive values. I am excited to be at the helm of our efforts to build safe spaces for underrepresented populations within ACPA and throughout the postsecondary sector. As we work towards upholding our mission through the...

Coalition for Sexuality and Gender Identities

CSGI at ACPA 2018 Houston, TX Congratulations to our 2018 CSGI Award Recipients! Julie B. Elkins Service Award - Olajiwon McCadney (he/him) Public Service Award - Joshua Love (he/him) QTPOC Advocacy Award - Gary Santos (he/him) Research Recognition Award - Pat Tretreault (she/her) Val DuMontier New Professional Award - Amanda Slichter (she/her) Coordinator Applications now live! If you are...

Coalition for Women's Identities

About us: For more than forty years, the CWI (formerly the SCW) has focused on the plethora of –isms and –phobias that affect the spectrum of women- and/or female-identified people, and is intentionally inclusive of all intersecting social identities, therein. The CWI serves to examine the subtle manifestations of power, privilege, and oppression including but not limited sexism, racism,...

Coalition on Men and Masculinities

Join our conversation on Facebook or Twitter We are not currently updating our BLOG - but you can review past posts here: BLOG Welcome to the Coalition on Men & Masculinities (CMM) Web site! We hope that you will join us at one of our upcoming meetings or sponsored programs at the next ACPA - College Student Educators International convention. Now that you have come this far we hope you take...

Latin@/x Network (LN)

Welcome to the Latin@/x Network Web Page! The Latin@/x Network (LN) plays host to ACPA’s Latino membership affectionately referred to as LNers. The LN provides a variety of professional development opportunities for its members by sponsoring Latino interest programs, network meetings, and the maintenance of a national listserv. Additionally, the LN acts as a social vehicle to promote networking...

Multiracial Network (MRN)

The primary goal of the MultiRacial Network (MRN) is to raise consciousness and awareness of multiracial issues in higher education The Multiracial Network (MRN), one of five networks within the Coalition for Multicultural Affairs, strives to help create and foster inclusive spaces within ACPA and postsecondary education with and for students, staff, and professionals who identify as multiracial...

Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous Coalition (NAIC)

The mission of the Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous Coalition (NAIC) is to provide our members a coalition of support in developing and achieving professional development within ACPA for advancing educational opportunities and support of Aboriginal, Indigenous, and Native students in higher education. The Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous Coalition is particularly interested in creating...

Pan African Network (PAN)

The Pan African Network (PAN) is one of four Networks within the Coalition on Multicultural Affairs (CMA) of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). CMA serves as a liaison to ACPA's leadership, focusing attention on issues in education and trends, which affect students and professionals of color in the College Student Personnel field. Specifically, CMA is composed of four singular...