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
Each year NASPA recognizes outstanding members by honoring professionals and students through our regional awards. To continue with this tradition, please consider nominating one or more of your Region VI colleagues. Regional award winners will be forwarded for consideration at the national awards level, as applicable.
With controversial speakers choosing to target our institutions and news media dissecting every political action done on a college campus we’ve already seen the potential for our campuses to be a means of furthering our divide, but the reality is that, with effort put in both inside and outside of the classroom our institutions can play a major part in rebuilding civility in our country.
Belongingness, the feeling of connectedness and the experience of mattering, is not limited to the students we serve. Student affairs professionals continuously need to satisfy their own sense of belonging as circumstances change. This post will introduce you to a new student leadership program that promotes sense of belonging and illustrate my own journey for belonging in the profession.
This blog post is part of an ongoing series responding to chapters within a recent NASPA book, Supporting Students Globally in Higher Education, about student services in a global context. Please see the brief blog entry for more information or opportunities to blog and get involved.
Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) means promoting the education of students for engaged citizenship through democratic participation in their communities, respect and appreciation of diversity, applied learning and social responsibility. The CLDE focus area supports discussion, educational programming, and professional development to help student affairs professionals provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make a difference in their communities. To enhance and develop your understanding of CLDE, this focus area shares information from NASPA’s LEAD Initiative, knowledge communities, NASPA conferences and events, and research and publications.
Region IV-W prides themselves on being family. I think, as a new member to the region, it is challenging to wrap your head around how people in the region could be family, isn’t this just about being better at work? As you become more engaged in the region, you realize that what people mean you are part of a tight network of professionals who care about you professionally and personally.
As we enter the month of July don’t forget to submit your program proposal for the NASPA Region IV-W Conference taking place in Wichita, Kansas October 23 - 25 2018. The Deadline to submit your proposals is July, 20th. This year’s conference theme is "Reflection Inspires Our Future".