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NASPA President Kevin Kruger highlights the Featured Session for the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference. It is hard to believe, but in just 19 days more than 7,000 people will converge in New Orleans for the 2015 Conference.


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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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Cody Rapp
Graduate Assistant, Canisius College

NASPA provides a platform for inclusive networking, teaching, learning, research, and discussion. Through these pillars of engagement and growth, NASPA serves to not only to impact current student experiences, but also serves the faculty, staff, and volunteers who align with the values and the mission.

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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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Ashley de Leon
Graduate Student, University of San Diego

NASPA is a community of professionals, connecting with and supporting each other, in support of the advancement of our students. NASPA is a family of student affairs professionals, dedicated to making our universities around the world, not just functional, but also progressive.

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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

  • Registration 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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