NASPA has many organizations and groups that tailor your NASPA experience to your location, professional level, and institution type.
Regions & Areas provide a local home for NASPA members, offering professional development, networking and events.
KC's provide access to information and resources in a particular subject area, connecting members and facilitating the sharing of knowledge.
Divisions and Groups provide programs, services and resources around a particular area of focus, professional level or institution type, helping set the direction for NASPA's efforts in these spaces.
Center for Women
Enough is Enough
Public Policy Division
Professional Standards Division
BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA
Expert in Residence
NASPA Social Justice Signature Initiatives
Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division
Center for First-generation Student Success
Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives
As a first-generation college graduate, Latina and educator, I recognize the transformative power education has on students’ lives, families and communities.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the size of NASPA? Are you wondering where to go to find your home within the association? When thinking about ways to navigate through and connect within NASPA I’ll start with my own journey.
Mike Brody, vice president for student services and Title IX coordinator at Reed College, muses on the polarization on our campuses and in society and reminds us of the important roles that student affairs educators and leaders play in helping our communities to bridge the gaps.
In support of Careers in Student Affairs month, members of the Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (AER) Knowledge Community share their story of how they got their start in Student Affairs and how their role working in assessment has shaped their practice. We hope these stories help inspire others to further a career in student affairs and discover where a journey in student affairs assessment can take them.
We are not encouraged to bring the children to the Disneyland of academia. Only those who can afford it, may, those for whom the academic job is a hobby, will, those who can already hire nannies on their parents’ dollar to conduct their work, or bring a cleaning nanny from abroad, an aupair, or an indentured worker, as in the case of Pulitzer winning author Alex Tizón’s servant, who had been “a gift” to his father. Our children are impediments to “the pursuit of happiness” an ongoing happiness of exchanging ideas with others, and researching, and bragging about publications…. that is the nirvana academics look for.
There are a number of factors to consider when selecting a college. Adding opportunities for community involvement to the list could help prepare students for a successful career. But it might also result in stronger communities and a new generation of civic leaders.
WISA is highlighting a call for board members for the newly relaunched Journal for Women and Gender in Higher Education.