Policy and Advocacy

Alongside institutional policy, local, state, and federal legislation affects the practice of higher education professionals every day in their work to educate students. Our Policy and Advocacy focus area serves the need for timely information and analyses related to emerging policy, and offers resources to help you understand evolving higher ed law curated by our research and policy team. 

Empowered by the work of NASPA’s Public Policy Division, and featuring numerous high-impact professional development opportunities such as NASPA Hill Days and the Certificate Program in Student Affairs Law and Policy, this focus area aims to educate higher ed pros about the legislative, compliance, and policy issues relevant in today’s higher ed landscape. 

 

NASPA’s policy and advocacy work is guided by the Association’s Public Policy Agenda, developed by the Public Policy Division.
 
NASPA Standing Position Statements
NASPA Statements and Comments on Recent Policy Matters
Statements and Comments on Recent Policy Matters NASPA Has Joined in the Last Year
Current Calls to Action

Collective advocacy, the intentional leveraging of many voices on a single issue or set of issues, is a powerful and effective way to get lawmakers’ attention. Whether you join in to add your voice on issues that affect our students and their ability to access and complete their education, or organize a call-in or letter writing campaign to mobilize others, your voice is needed. The list below represents a sampling of current calls to action, though please note that calls for an institutional commitment or comment should be handled in cooperation with your campus government affairs or senior leadership team.

#SaveStudentAid
DACA / Dream Act
Higher Education Act Reauthorization
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice

The vision of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice is to publish the most rigorous and relevant research regarding student affairs.

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