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NASPA President Kevin Kruger shares his thoughts about the challenges and opportunities facing student affairs professionals in 2015. They include continued attention on gender-based violence, an increase in campus protests,and more.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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