The Gender Issues focus area supports the ongoing conversation in student affairs regarding a variety of gender issues. Through involvement in Knowledge Communities, the Center for Women, NASPA events, and writing and research opportunities, you can engage with the community, become an advocate and strengthen your personal knowledge base on these topics. NASPA provides ample opportunities for involvement and support which enables growth and understanding in the student affairs profession.
Disparities in the success of students across many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields linger along demographic lines. This points to a critical challenge that student affairs professionals…Buy
Colleges and universities in the United States are facing an epidemic of gender-based violence and widespread allegations that they are responding inadequately to the problem. This 5 Things Brief…Buy
Today's college students are an extremely diverse group of people. Many subpopulations can be identified within this larger group. This book looks at who college students are, how they…Buy
This updated set of Professional Competency Areas is intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and, in some cases, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals regardless of their…Buy
Identity manifests in the way we lead, supervise, make decisions, persuade, form relationships, and negotiate responsibilities each day. Student affairs professionals, who are often at the center of transformative…Buy
This monograph examines some of the assumptions underlying student affairs administration and student development education, particularly those concerning sex-role socialization. The authors describe the effects of sex-role socialization and…Buy
Diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion are values espoused by most colleges and universities; yet many educators, including those in student affairs, expect students to "magically" interact with peers from different…Buy
NASPA recognizes your commitment toward gender issues by hosting the following awards and initiatives.
Applications are on-going
For graduate students attending the NASPA Annual Conference
This recognizes a NASPA member who has demonstrated a commitment to women in higher education.
Submissions due December 2, 2016. This award recognizes research by, for, and about women.
One of the students that I mentor graduated this past May and entered a graduate program this fall. We had a brief conversation about transitioning from an undergraduate student to a graduate student and embarking on the journey to become a student affairs professional. During our conversation, she mentioned her uncertainty, or fear I should say, of feeling like everyone would think she was a fake and not having any knowledge of what she would be doing.
In the wake of the election results, NASPA created #SATakeSpace – an online space for student affairs professionals to intentionally address and process feelings, experiences, and reactions to the 2016 Presidential Election. The hashtag was utilized by student affairs professionals to share resources as they move forward. Individuals were also invited to participate in #SATakeSpace Dialogue Groups. The dialogue groups allowed for participants to discuss the election in a more intimate setting, with colleagues across the country.
The 2016 #NASPAgives on #GivingTuesday campaign was recordbreaking! In just 24 hours, 141 donors gave a whopping $10,742! Add to that the $2500 matching gift, generously provided by our friends at Capstone on Campus Management, and we have a grand total of $13,242. Heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made this day a success.
Six months ago, I started a new adventure into full-time business ownership. The first two, I spent thoughtfully contemplating who I am, who I am not and what I want for this next stage in my career. For as confident as I was about the decision to leave my full-time position in higher education and career development, I was afraid of the change that needed to be made. So how did I get here?