Boldly
Transforming
Higher
Education

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.

INVOLVEMENT

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

RESEARCH

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

ADVOCACY

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

ACPA Senior-Level Support Network Conversations

ACPA Senior-Level Support Network Conversations

The ACPA Senior-Level Community of Practice (SLCoP) coordinates and hosts the Senior-Level Support Network. Our monthly conversations are to discuss concerns and issues facing those in leadership positions across institutional […]

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Sep 15, 2022
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
2022 ACPA/ASHE Presidential Symposium

2022 ACPA/ASHE Presidential Symposium

The 2022 ACPA-ASHE Presidential Symposium will provide attendees with an understanding of how joy is cultivated, why joy is an act of resistance and healing, and how joy can be fostered through communities of care. In this space, our hope is to bring together graduate students, faculty members, student affairs staff members, and senior student affairs leaders to reimagine our work to center care and community.

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Sep 30, 2022
ACPA2GO–Application Submitted: Navigating Your First Job Search

ACPA2GO–Application Submitted: Navigating Your First Job Search

During the 2020-21 academic year institutions moved fully online as a response to COVID-19. This created challenges for those who were not familiar with technology. If one was unfamiliar with technology they only had one choice, figure it out. COVID-19 exacerbated the digital divide. In this interactive session, we will discuss ways to address the digital divide, recommended trainings, helpful tips and a live technology demonstration to support those impacted by the digital divide.

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Oct 06, 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

WE KNOW YOU’LL LOVE US TOO!

become a member today and discover what ACPA can offer.