As a higher education community we are called to be "celebrative," where there is rejoicing in what we accomplish and where we can be publicly proud of those accomplishments. Annually, hundreds of individuals are recognized through our awards program for significant achievements within and contributions to the higher education community, the student affairs profession and to ACPA, its commissions, state divisions and standing committees.

Innovation Team

ACPA is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. ACPA has always been a leader in higher education. To continue our ability to be adaptive, creative and resilient, ACPA created the Innovation Advocate position and provided a funding source for Innovation Grants.


Continuing professional development is critical in education, and ACPA members get the best available information, research and resources in ACPA's publications. As an ACPA member, you receive discounts on publications. ACPA publications reach into the higher education community through distribution to faculty, administrators, and institutional libraries. This means ACPA publications are leading the way with disseminating knowledge about college student learning that takes place in all areas across campus.


Take advantage of the ACPA Documents repository.

Career Central

ACPA’s year-round and in-person recruitment tools provide employers and job seekers with multiple ways to connect with one another. Through Career Central, Career Central at Convention, and Summer Career Central, career connections are always possible.


ACPA is committed to supporting and advancing scholarship in the field of higher education and student affairs. Interested individuals should review the guidelines and instructions for requests to access membership information for research and assessment purposes.

Professional Development Opportunities

"Advancing Student Affairs, Engaging Students" are the central parts of being a student affairs professional and member of ACPA. As you progress in your career, you need to keep abreast of current issues, trends and research in this field. Whether it's the Annual Convention, Student Affairs E-Learning Series, the Mid-Level Management Institute, or State/International Divisions workshops or conferences, ACPA provides you with many opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge and tools so you are more effective in your job and your work with students.


We recognize and appreciate the critical role of faculty in shaping our next generation of college student educators. Through the contributions of faculty and graduate students, ACPA is the leader in creating and disseminating knowledge in higher education and student affairs.