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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.
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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 advocate for equity and fairness in all things, keeping a close eye on government policies that affect college students.
our upcoming events
New Title IX regulations, proposed in the summer of 2022, are delayed. The Department of Education continues to address almost a quarter-million comments submitted during the notice and comment period. Nonetheless, during this waiting period Title IX compliance mandates continue to evolve in complex ways. Title IX regulations that took effect on August 14, 2020 are still in force, yet have been modified by litigation in critical ways; the Biden administration has engaged in significant regulatory enforcement under the prevailing regulations; the Supreme Court has also taken steps that impact Title IX practice on campus. Professor of Law and practicing attorney Peter Lake, an expert on Title IX and a well-known scholar in higher education law and policy, will provide an important end-of-year update and will look ahead to the future of Title IX compliance in 2024 and beyond. Do not wait for a Title IX update simply because new regulations are not finalized: 2024 promises to be a signature year in Title IX enforcement.Find out more »
Going into its 25th year, the Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute is an ACPA educational program for those who have been in the student affairs field for five or more years or are a departmental director. The Institute guides those desiring to grow their authentic leadership, strengthen their capacities and understand self and organizational dynamics in order to lead well.Find out more »
ACPA is excited to partner with Strengths University for the 2023 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.Find out more »