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It’s been a couple of weeks since the 2014 NASPA Annual Conference, our largest and most successful Annual Conference to date! During that time we listened to inspirational opening speaker Wes Moore, unveiled innovative new session formats,


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Samuel D. Museus
Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Denver

NASPA’s Research and Policy Institute is engaging in critical efforts to foster a nexus between research, policy, and practice. Such efforts are absolutely essential to developing higher education’s capacity to respond to the most pressing social challenges of the 21st century.

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Linda Kuk
Associate Professor, Colorado State University

NASPA has been my professional family for most of my career. These professional connections have sustained, nurtured and provided support for my goals and achievements.

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Frank Ross, Ph.D.
VP for Student Affairs, National Director of Knowledge Communities, Northeastern Illinois Univeristy

The NASPA Annual Conference is the premier professional development opportunity in student affairs. It is an excellent opportunity for learning, networking and professional renewal.

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Marilyn Amey
Professor and Chairperson, Department of Educational Administration, Michigan State University

One of the best parts of attending the Annual Conference is the opportunity to stay connected to former students who are now contributing to the profession as outstanding leaders or faculty in student affairs; it’s like “coming home” every year.

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Karin Edwards
Dean of Student Services , Three Rivers Community College

NASPA is the authority on student affairs administration in higher education. The knowledge communities, publications and regional conferences serve as excellent resources for entry-level, mid-level and senior professionals alike.

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Queena Hoang
Coordinator for Campus Programs, University of Vermont

As an undergraduate student aspiring to enter the field of student affairs, NASPA was my pipeline into the profession. I wouldn't be the professional I am today without the opportunities provided by the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program.

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Join colleagues from all professional levels

Whether you’re an undergraduate contemplating a career in student affairs or the chief student affairs officer on your campus, NASPA is here to provide you with opportunities to gain skills, knowledge and tools to advance your career.

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Institutions: Over 1300 and Growing

With a NASPA institutional membership, your campus gains access to the largest network of student affairs professionals in the country. Plus, your staff receive exclusive discounts on individual memberships, events and publications.

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NASPA hosts over 60 events each year

With large-scale conferences, faculty-lead institutes, webinars and local drive-ins, NASPA aims to provide our members with ongoing professional development opportunities. We cover current issues in higher education, important research from leading experts and topical training, with offerings for all professional levels and student affairs disciplines.

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Members benefits

  • Registeration discounts
  • Event Presentation Archive access
  • Presentation opportunities

Gain access to information and higher education analysis critical to your success

NASPA's Research and Policy Institute (RPI) is the source for timely and original research and policy analysis. As a voice for student affairs in critical conversations, the RPI provides a valuable insight into issues impacting student affairs professionals and the students they serve. Visit the RPI →

Topics Include

  • Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE)
  • Mental health
  • Diversity
  • Law & Policy

Collaborate with student affairs professionals from 30 different countries

NASPA offers opportunities across a global network that both support the implementation of student support services world-wide and help US-based institutions serve international students.

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