Gender Issues

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.

Gender Issues
Constituent Groups

Gender Issues

Gender Issues
Initiatives & Awards

NASPA recognizes your commitment toward gender issues by hosting the following awards and initiatives.

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    The Photo Project is an ongoing series of posts that will utilize story telling to highlight how social class shows up in the academy. Both my grandfathers were farmers. My PawPaw, my maternal grandfather, tended fields of rice and soybeans. My PaPa, my paternal grandfather, was a cattleman. Both of my grandmothers also worked on the homestead, doing both physical and mental labor, including serving as the “bookkeepers” and “cooks” for the farms. My MaMa, my paternal grandmother, was the only one of my four grandparents to graduate from high school, the very high school I later attended and graduated from.

    Posted on November 16, 2017 at 03:45 PM by Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education
  • Engage! Part Three: Options for Student Affairs Professionals to Advocate for Trans Individuals

    In the first installment of the Engage! series, Teri Lyn Hinds, NASPA's Director of Policy Research and Advocacy, broadly outlined four levels in which student affairs professionals might advocate on campus: institutionally, as faculty and staff, supporting students and civic engagement, and personally. In the second installment, NASPA Policy Analyst Diana Ali took a deeper dive into these forms of advocacy concerning undocumented individuals. In this installment of the Engage! series, Teri will address the four types of advocacy student affairs professionals might pursue to promote rights for trans individuals on their campus and in their community. NASPA’s Policy and Advocacy team regularly tracks challenges to trans individuals’ rights and protection under both the Student Safety and Wellness and Inclusive Opportunities tenets of the NASPA Public Policy Agenda.

    Posted on November 16, 2017 at 07:57 AM by RPI Blog
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    Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Higher ed in the Senate tax bill; Congress urged to invest in blue-collar STEM jobs; Behind the publication gender gap; A lack of tuition strategy; First generation to the Ivy League.

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    Each month WISA will showcase individuals on the WISA Leadership Team to allow members to get to know the women in executive positions in both a personal and professional capacity. This spotlight will focus on Ana Rossetti, Co-Chair of the Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community. Ana works full time as the Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Student Affairs, Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology.

    Posted on October 31, 2017 at 02:33 PM by Women in Student Affairs

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