Dedicated to Student Success

NASPA’s impact is the collective impact of a community
dedicated to the work of improving outcomes for all students.



NASPA is the professional home for student affairs—a network of 15,000 professionals who share a passion for courageous practice, championing innovative programs and services, and centering students in evolution of higher education. NASPA members are frontline leaders who problem solve to improve the student experience at their institutions, staying ahead of the field’s developing challenges, and leveraging research-based solutions for systemic hurdles to success, especially for students from historically underrepresented or disenfranchised backgrounds. Student affairs is the heart of higher education—join us in the work of fulfilling its promise for all students!

Research Emerging Solutions

NASPA is invited to the table as a thought leader and trusted researcher, executing multiple grant-funded projects aimed at rethinking the future of higher education. NASPA members receive exclusive releases of reports and findings—and opportunities to engage in the work alongside our team of the field’s brightest minds.

Education that Nurtures and Evolves Our Field

With over 600 hours of professional development available each year, both in-person and online, NASPA sets the standard for connecting our community with the learning needed to thrive. No matter where our members are in their professional journey, we offer the opportunities and resources to remain on the cutting edge of the emerging solutions and evolving challenges redefining and reshaping student affairs practice. NASPA members are integral in envisioning, researching, and bringing to life our extraordinary portfolio of professional development—from the community, for the community.



Champion Innovations

In order to stay ahead of the shifting landscape of higher education, as well as remain central in its evolution, it is critical for the field of student affairs to continue to innovate and evolve. NASPA is committed to supporting developing research and emerging practices that will shape the new ways in which we will best support tomorrow’s student. Our books and journals serve to illuminate and celebrate those redefining our profession through innovation, the NASPA Foundation empowers innovative work at the campus level, and our communities enable the best part of NASPA: learning, growing, and getting better by way of each other.

Shape The Future