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.
Sexual violence on college and university campuses in the United States occurs at a rate that is both alarming and unacceptable. Stemming the tide of this violence requires a…Buy
The Culture of Respect CORE Constructs Toolkit is a suite of six guides organized around the pillars of the CORE Blueprint to supplement its implementation. The guides include downloadable resources,…Buy
The Latinx/a/o population is the largest and fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, yet higher education attainment for this community is among the lowest. Latinx/a/os in Higher Education:…Buy
A diverse faculty and staff reflects an important measure of success for higher education institutions. Recent gains in diversifying higher education have become more evident, as growing numbers of…Buy
Using the CAS Professional Standards is a practical text designed to highlight multiple ways to apply the standards and guidelines published by the Council for…Buy
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
Student affairs work has changed dramatically, and today's senior student affairs leaders have portfolios that encompass a wide range of roles and responsibilities. They are business people, architects, contract…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.
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 1, 2017. This award recognizes research by, for, and about women.
As a first-generation college graduate, Latina and educator, I recognize the transformative power education has on students’ lives, families and communities.
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.
On October 4 Rhode Island College (RIC) hosted Judy Shepard to reflect on the life and legacy of her son Matthew 20 years after his hate-motivated murder. NASPA co-sponsored a panel to discuss campus inclusion initiatives. We invited the RIC Pride Alliance to reflect on the impact of the event.
Despite the fact that it’s only October and there are still a couple of months left in the 115th Congress, it’s now clear that reauthorization of the Higher Education Act will continue to be delayed. Having been passed out of committee on a party-line vote last December, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act – a partisan reauthorization bill written by Republican leadership of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce – remains unlikely to be brought up for a full vote on the House floor. Similarly, several hearings and statements by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee leadership from both parties asserted that HEA reauthorization would be a priority in 2018, but for talks around a bipartisan bill collapsed in the late spring and early summer of 2018. The continued delay is unfortunate as there are much-needed updates to our nation’s signature higher education law, but it does provide the opportunity for a fresh start in both the House and Senate and the prospect of a more bi-partisan process for legislation in the 116th Congress. This post by NASPA director of policy research and advocacy Teri Lyn Hinds will discuss what the future of HEA might be in the 116th Congress as well as identify policy proposals NASPA will be working to promote with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to improve outcomes for students and student affairs professionals under the next reauthorization.