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The threat of an Ebola outbreak on college campuses, Yik Yak popping up on campuses, the challenge to reduce gender-based violence on campus – these are but a few of the topics and challenges facing student affairs professionals this fall.


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M.L. "Cissy" Petty
Vice President for Student Affairs, Loyola University New Orleans

What a wonderful moment it is to be recognized by NASPA as a Pillar of the Profession. I felt such love and joy surrounded by family, friends, colleagues and former students lighting up our field!

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Eugene Zdziarski
Vice President for Student Affairs, DePaul University

NASPA is my professional family. I know I can count on the people, the information and the resources to help guide, support and encourage me in my professional life.

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Junior Pena
Undergraduate senior, 2012-2014 NUFP, University of Massachusetts Boston

All of my experiences with NASPA and NUFP not only allowed me to connect with passionate students and professionals with similar interests, but also solidified my choice to pursue a career in the field of Higher Education in Student Affairs.

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Richard Mullendore
Former Vice President of Student Affairs, University of Georgia

As I enter retirement, I have many wonderful memories and tremendous gratitude for the incredible opportunities NASPA has provided me to learn and to lead. They gave me the opportunity to publish, to present, to serve on regional and national boards, and to be honored as a Pillar of the Profession.

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Helen Matusow-Ayres
Vice President for Student Affairs, Pratt Institute

NASPA has served as my source of professional development and support for my entire career. Involvement in the organization has given me the opportunity to give back to the profession.

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Shakivla Todd
Undergraduate senior, 2012-2014 NUFP, California Lutheran University

I can't imagine being involved in higher ed without the resources NASPA has made possible. The Dungy Leadership Institute helped me identify and articulate my key values and passions.

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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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