The premier organization for student affairs professionals

We’re Here For Your Career

ACPA–College Student Educators International is a values-centered leadership association that has worked to boldly transform higher education since 1924. Student affairs and higher education professionals, faculty, and students trust ACPA to deliver high-quality educational programs, provide access to modern research and scholarship, and promote leadership at all levels through a racial justice and decolonization lens.

we work boldly with you

ACPA transforms higher education by creating and sharing influential scholarship, shaping critically reflective practice, and advocating for equitable and inclusive learning environments.


ACPA continuously connects with you, the people we serve, so that we can help you boldly transform higher education.


We conduct thorough research so that we can understand pain points and areas of critical need, making sure our work is well-informed.


We advocate for equity and fairness in all things, keeping a close eye on government policies that affect college students.

Professional Development

We offer professional development in the form of conferences, webinars, and other resources, so that you can become the best higher education professional you can be.

our upcoming events

2022 Supervisor Strengths Institute

2022 Supervisor Strengths Institute

ACPA is excited to partner with Strengths University for the 2022 Supervisor Strengths Institute! Learn to become a more effective supervisor and show up authentically in your leadership role. You'll gain skills around how to feel balanced, aligned, and able to genuinely enjoy your work while having the energy to do your best work. Strengths University understands the challenges, the frustrations, and the joys of leading a team. We want to help you manage the stress and chaos, so you can better lead your team, support your students, and have more balance in your life.

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Sep 21, 2022
ACPA2GO–Application Submitted: Navigating Your First Job Search

ACPA2GO–Application Submitted: Navigating Your First Job Search

Are you a current #SAGrad searching for your first full-time position? Then this session is for you! Together we will highlight and explore real job search testimonies from hundreds of recent graduates and provide you with tips, tricks, and guidance to navigate your search process.

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Oct 06, 2022
Fall 2022 Title IX Webinar Update with Peter Lake

Fall 2022 Title IX Webinar Update with Peter Lake

The Department of Education issued new proposed Title IX regulations in June for notice and comment. The proposed regulations include strong LGBTQIA protections, stronger protection of reproductive rights, alter the definition of harassment, and allow for greater adaptability for recipient grievance processes. Join Professor Peter Lake for this 90-minute webinar discussing the new proposed regulations. We will consider the legal and political landscape in 2022 and beyond, and changes that the Department might make in light of what promises to be an active notice and comment process on the proposed regulations.

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Oct 12, 2022
ACPA2GO: Learning Lab: Centering Disability Inclusion on Your Campus

ACPA2GO: Learning Lab: Centering Disability Inclusion on Your Campus

ACPA is proud to offer virtual learning opportunities for student affairs and higher education professionals. Join colleagues as we focus on getting you the information you need to thrive in your role and best support your students right now.

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Oct 13, 2022

we focus on
equity & inclusion

We know there are a lot of students to serve, and we understand they come from different backgrounds, parts of the world, and financial situations. Every decision we make and training we offer is rooted in the lens of racial justice and decolonization. When you learn best practices from us, you can rest assured knowing they’re the best—for everyone.

our members tell our story

ACPA has fundamentally changed the way I engage and reflect in the realm of higher education and student affairs. Through ongoing professional development, partaking in Commissions & Coalitions, as well as attending Convention, I have been empowered to be better so that I can do better for the students and colleagues I am serving at my respective institution. Furthermore, ACPA has challenged me to think and act, in critical ways, about how I am engaging with justice work; particularly as it relates to intersectionality and power, privilege and oppression.

— Mid-Level Professional

I have been a member of ACPA for more than thirty years and it has been the foundation of my professional development. Although my association roles and responsibilities have changed over the decades, one thing has remained constant as a career-long member of ACPA: being surrounded by bright, dedicated, and inspiring colleagues who have advanced my professional life and enriched me personally.

— Senior-Level Faculty Member


become a member today and discover what ACPA can offer.