NASPA Constituent Groups

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NASPA has many organizations and groups that tailor your NASPA experience to your location, professional level, and institution type. 

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Regions & Areas provide a local home for NASPA members, offering professional development, networking and events.

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KC's provide access to information and resources in a particular subject area, connecting members and facilitating the sharing of knowledge.

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Divisions and Groups

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.

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  • Join the Advisory Board- Leadership Positions

    End of year celebrations and graduation always seem to put things back into perspective after an eventful year. For many students they’ve reached the pinnacle of their academic career and to have the opportunity to celebrate alongside them is priceless. As we wind down the semester, consider how you can volunteer with NASPA IV-W. Look here for all the ways you can get involved with the IV-W Advisory Board!

    Posted on May 10, 2019 at 09:02 AM by Region IV-W
  • News from our Regional Director

    It’s May--that time when those of us on the semester system enjoy countless rounds of end-of-the-year champagne chicken, awards ceremonies, and the ultimate culmination: Commencement. Three years, four years, six years (or more) have finally resulted in a degree!

    Posted on May 10, 2019 at 08:54 AM by Region IV-W
  • Reflections from graduate students and their job search process

    For us new and seasoned student affairs professionals, April and May tend to consist of the annual awards banquets, interviews for the next leadership team and end of year reports. How does it look for graduate students? Especially those who are doing the same while also participating in the job search process? I asked a couple of questions to some graduate assistants in my office and their responses were not surprising, to say the least.

    Posted on May 10, 2019 at 08:44 AM by Region IV-W
  • Maximizing Your Retention Committee

    Two weeks ago, Arkansas Tech University hosted the NASPA Region IV-West Spring Critical Conversations Event – the Every Student Counts: Student Persistence and First-Generation Student Conference. Over 325 individuals from 51 institutions and 5 states convened at the ATU campus to network, learn, and share ideas, challenges, and promising practices related to student persistence, retention, and success.

    Posted on May 10, 2019 at 08:32 AM by Region IV-W
  • Mental Wellness on College Campuses and Gen Z

    Gen Z are among the most diverse group and the most well educated, with most of them enrolling in college (Parker & Fry, 2018). Not only are Gen Z diverse, but they are technologically savvy and think collaboratively. Unfortunately, this generation is a generation of arrested development. This generation is marked by more insecurity, obsession with safety, and fear of their economic futures. The combination of fear, insecurity and safety concerns, this generation is growing up more sheltered and more mentally unwell (Laudert, 2018). With so many of these young people entering higher education, we must be prepared for them.

    Posted on May 7, 2019 at 04:59 PM by LEAD Initiative

    Romando Nash, Associate Vice President for Student Services at San Jose State University approaches his important role with patience, drive, and an understanding of the student experience. Read more about Romando's commitment to students, his role, and the profession.

    Posted on May 7, 2019 at 09:31 AM by AVP Steering Committee
  • Working to Create a Thriving Democracy

    The CLDE planning team does an excellent job curating a program that brings together exceptional researchers, practitioners, students, thought-leaders, and organizations to foster stimulating debates and help us position our work around the Theory of Change. That framework and the intentional design from speaker selection to session format has definitely influenced how I work with others on my campus to design workshops and events for students, faculty, and community partners. Another aspect of the conference that I greatly appreciate is how the values of democratic participation are manifest in the meeting planning, venue, sessions, and activities. It is important to be congruent with our values, and I believe the organizers of the CLDE meeting do that very well.

    Posted on May 6, 2019 at 03:56 PM by LEAD Initiative
  • How Graduate School Helped Me Explore My Biracial Identity

    Posted on May 6, 2019 at 03:29 PM by MultiRacial


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