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Early-bird DEADLINE is DEC 12! #NASPA18 will be the launch of our 100th anniversary celebration. Don’t miss the chance to gather with over 6,000 colleagues as we rediscover the history that has shaped our field and redefine a pathway to student success for the next century.
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Don't miss out the 2018 NASPA Strategies Conferences, bringing together over 1,000 higher ed professionals. Our co-located Strategies Conferences allow you to customize your own track to be perfectly suited to your role. Hear from a past presenter about their transformational NASPA Strategies Conferences experience.
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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.
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This report chronicles the myriad ways in which Collective institutions are meeting federal guidelines from the Clery Act and Title IX guidance, and to what extent they are implementing practices and programs recommended by Culture of Respect and other experts in the field. 
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The NASPA AVP Institute – Excellence in the “Number Two” Role – is an intensive three-day program designed to support and develop AVPs in their unique roles on campus.  The Institute is appropriate for both new and seasoned AVPs, first-timers and returners alike. Learn more and register before the EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE DEC 7.
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Want a behind-the-scenes view of NASPA? Apply to be a summer intern!
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Are you early in your career at a small college?  Our Early Career Development Institute is a low-cost high-impact program design to suit your unique needs. 
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The 2018 NASPA Symposium on Military-Connected Students is a critical opportunity for SA pros dedicated to empowering veteran and military-connected students to gather in community, learn from eachother, and share successful practices from across institutions across the country. Rates increase December 16!

NASPA Spotlight

An excerpt from JSARP

Free speech tensions: responding to Bias on college and University Campuses
Featured Blog Post

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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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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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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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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