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 sustained…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, tools,…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: Exploring…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 individuals…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 the Advancement of Standards in…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 can address by…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 seeks…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 have…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 area…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 efforts…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 readers,…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 some…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 cultural…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 7, 2018. This award recognizes research by, for, and about women.
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Feminist Friday: The glassware and silver clinked rhythmically, providing a lively soundtrack for the frenzy of Wednesday’s lunch hour hustle. The room was packed with professionals and faculty from the college. As I waited for the other members of my party to arrive, my senses buzzed from humming chatter from the diners, dashing choreography of the wait staff, and rich smells from the kitchen.
With all of this talk recently about mental health in our profession, I decided to write about topic that definitely affected my mental health and well-being during my years as a hall director. Bullying in the workplace was something that I endured in this profession and I think this topic is something that professionals won’t admit happens or they decide to turn a blind eye to the topic. Similar to mental health issues, we sometimes want to deny the fact that it happens to us in the field of student affairs.
Everyone loves a good Buzzfeed list. It's the perfect distraction when you should be working and it will make you laugh, reminisce on your childhood, or want to shout out loud “Are you in my brain!?” The most recent list to catch my attention was one that listed 25 things that get harder after age 25. It was just so true! Especially number nine: experimenting with trends. They always look so fun on the 18 and 19 year old college women I see around campus every day, but when I try it, cute not so much. You know what else is interesting about this list? Four of them are all about either being single or married. And to this point I would like to add item number 26 to Buzzfeed's list: after age 25 it becomes increasingly harder to ignore your relationship status.