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CALL FOR PROGRAMS: The 2018 NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference is designed to promote student learning and success by strengthening assessment, improving educational quality, and developing intentional persistence programming. Share your expertise - submit your program by Friday, February 16.

Ensure you and your NASPA family are commemorated in our centennial photo mosaic – your teams, campuses, institutions, mentors, and inspirations. Use the hashtag #NASPAEverfiMosaic on Twitter or Instagram by February 12 and we will combine them into an incredible photo mosaic commemorating 100 years of NASPA.

For less than it would cost to register one person for #NASPA18, your team can participate in both live and on-demand sessions, with one year of access following the event. Imagine a year's worth of professional development streaming right to your conference room!

Check out our new monthly policy update - free to all in the higher ed community and includes the latest on federal and state level issues that matter. 

Engagement and Employability examines the central role student affairs plays in helping students gain and articulate career skills through cocurricular experiences. It focuses on the top skills employers seek when hiring recent college graduates.

Learn about strategic alliances in the latest issues of the Leadership Exchange.

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Free speech tensions: responding to Bias on college and University Campuses
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In many bias incidents in higher education, the role of First Amendment protections— particularly free speech—constitutes a flashpoint of disagreement among various constituencies.


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Tim Millerick
Vice President for 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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Kevin Bailey
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, The University of North Carolina-Charlotte

NASPA provides an environment to have stimulating and robust conversations about today's and tomorrow's higher education issues. I look forward to the national conference and other professional development opportunities to expand my knowledge base so that I may effect change on my campus. #NASPARocks

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Raven Whitely
Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, NC State University

If I had to describe NASPA in a 30 second elevator speech I would say that: NASPA is an association that provides you with professional development, social engagement, and networking opportunities. Not only do these opportunities benefit you professionally but as an individual. NASPA truly embodies a diverse group of student affairs members. With 13,000 members nationally and internationally from different backgrounds and 2,100 institutions, NASPA has something for everyone; From the different knowledge communities, the range of members from undergraduate students to senior level professionals and regional and national opportunities.

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Thomas Miller
Vice President of Student Affairs, University of South Florida

I first joined NASPA in 1972 and attended the national conference that year in Denver. In the 43 years since then, NASPA has helped me grow and develop as a professional, and the network of colleagues has made it become my most important and beneficial affiliation. As Jon Dalton said during his inaugural address as President in 1995, NASPA is my neighborhood!

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Jesus Hernandez
, Texas A & M University

NASPA is an avenue for creative and inquisitive minds to gather to share ideas. It is a collective that welcomes and values individuals from all walks of life. NASPA champions the higher education experience, advocates for forward movement, and continually shapes the future of student affairs.

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Audrey Jaeger
Professor & Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, North Carolina State University

Teaching and mentoring the next generation of student affairs educators is incredibly exciting. NASPA provides invaluable resources and networking for faculty at all stages of their careers.

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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 2,100 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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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 →

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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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