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.
Apply for our open leadership positions and get more involved!
Originally created during the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, NASPActs today is designed to provide ongoing outlets for social action and civic engagement opportunities, at the NASPA Annual Conference and year-round. At the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference, the #NASPActs19 Committee of the Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division is sponsoring a series of five policy pop-up sessions that coincide with the 2019 National Student Affairs Day of Action (NSADA). Each session is scheduled for 20 minutes and designed to provide #NASPA19 attendees with a brief introduction to one of five different equity and inclusion areas along with suggestions for direct action they can take on the issue immediately. For our participants in NSADA who are unable to join us in person in Los Angeles, we are providing the information and resources that will be distributed during the Policy Pop-up sessions here.
Headed to LA for the Annual Conference? Don't forget to check out our guide for WISA KC related activities!
When I finished grad school, everything felt overwhelming. Job searching, creating transition plans, moving, uprooting our kids, my spouse’s job search, leaving a community we loved. I had to give myself grace and remember that all the things would be there and it was ok to feel what I was feeling. And so friends, there are three things I’d like to share with y’all about my experience post grad school.