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NASPA President Kevin Kruger says there are few issues where the need for leadership is more critical than in our efforts to reduce incidents of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking on our college campuses.

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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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Renu Khator
Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston , University of Houston

Renu Khator, Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston, will serve as the Closing Feature Speaker at NASPA’s upcoming 2015 NASPA Annual Conference.

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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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Victoria Svoboda
Lecturer, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

I was honored to be selected by the NASPA Center for Women as the recipient of the Ruth Strang Research Award. Research by, for, and about women in student affairs and higher education remains critically important and I'm humbled to be part of our work towards greater gender equity

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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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