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NASPA President Kevin Kruger talks about the increase in online learning. In just five years, the number of college students who report having taken at least one online class has increased from 23 percent to 45 percent.


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Elizabeth McDonald
Community Director, Riverside East, The University of Alabama

NASPA is the epicenter of networking and connectivity for the field of student affairs. With its commitment to innovation and inquiry, NASPA will remain the largest knowledge community for practitioners to exchange new ideas, tools and practices.

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Brenda Lee Anderson
Graduate Student, The University of Georgia

NASPA serves as an advocate for the student affairs profession. Through its advocacy, professionals can be supported through resources aimed at helping them become better student affairs practitioners.

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Winfield Ye
Resident Director, University of the Pacific

NASPA is the ultimate mentorship program for every young and hopeful student, who wishes to pursue a career in Student Affairs. NASPA not only creates leaders for the future, but passionate and genuine individuals who will change the world.

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Tim Millerick
Vice President of Student Affairs, Austin College

The organization’s evolution has had a good parallel to my professional development. Their national conference, professional development seminars, and regional work have been quite helpful. In particular NASPA’s willingness to find ways to best serve small college and universities like mine has been wonderful.

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Kari Ellingson
2015 Pillar of the Profession, Associate Vice President for Student Development, The University of Utah

I initially joined NASPA because I realized that it would connect me with best practices in student affairs across the country as well as keep me current on issues that affect students. What I didn’t count on was meeting such amazing colleagues who would become part of my personal and professional circle of friends!

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Raven Whitley
Graduate student, 2011-2013 NUFP, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

NASPA truly embodies a diverse group of student affairs members. From the different knowledge communities, the range of members from undergraduate students to senior level professionals and regional and national opportunities, NASPA has something for everyone.

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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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