Careers In student affairs month

Careers in Student Affairs (CSAM) is a month-long initiative that takes place each October. CSAM is dedicated to the celebration of a career in student affairs and helps educate future student affairs professionals. The goals of Careers in Student Affairs Month are to:

  • Celebrate the field of student affairs through opportunities to reflect on individual journeys and experiences
  • Provide professional development for student affairs administrators in higher education
  • Encourage and promote the profession in order to grow the field of student affairs
  • Cultivate spaces for dialogue related to pertinent topics within student affairs


Month-Long discounts

GRAD STUDENTS! Take advantage of Careers in Student Affairs Month by becoming a new member or renewing your current membership!
Use code SAGRAD21 at checkout to get 20% off grad student membership rates!

Join us at #ACPA22 from 6-9 March 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri! ACPA Members take an extra 10% off member registration rates this month!
Use code CSAM at checkout to save 10%

Learn about a career in student affairs through ACPA NextGen!

The ACPA NextGen Institute is excited to revamp it’s offerings for 2021-2022! Nextgen engages students to become future leaders through insight into the student affairs profession and relevant pathways into the field. Those who have not yet begun their graduate studies can choose to register for a fully virtual experience or a hybrid experience with the opportunity to gather in-person at ACPA22. 

The first two virtual webinars will be taking place during Careers in Student Affairs Month! Register today to join in the experience!

Overview of Student Affairs and the NextGen Institute
Wednesday, October 6th, 7pm – 8:30pm EST

Applying and Selecting a Graduate School
Wednesday, October 27th, 7pm – 8:30pm EST


celebrate with us

Shop the ACPA Amazon Store for all your ACPA apparel needs! Have an idea for a new design?! Send us a message on social media!

Check out our Instagram page throughout the month of October for daily takeovers by ACPA Entities (Commissions, Coalitions, Networks, Communities of Practice and Chapters)!

Get to know our new website! If you haven’t had the chance to check out all the new content, continue to peruse our newly designed website for the chance to win a prize! A secret #CSAM21 image is hidden on a page within the site…the first person to find the image wins a prize!



8 OCTOBER // 8:00am ET
Fall Drive-In Conference Mind Your Mental Health: Navigating Higher Ed in the 21st Century
South Carolina College Personnel Association

12 OCTOBER // 12:00pm ET // FREE for members
Evidence, Equity, and the Role of Empathy in Everyday Practice
Senior Level Community of Practice

13 OCTOBER // 3:00pm ET // $10
ACPA2GO: The Digital Divide

14 OCTOBER // 12:00pm ET // FREE
Lunch and Learn: Engaging rural students when socially distanced
Maryland College Personnel Association

19 OCTOBER // 12:00pm ET // FREE for members
Maintaining Restorative Practices Webinar
Commission for Student Involvement

22 OCTOBER // 8:30am ET
Virtual Conference
ACPA Minnesota Chapter

28 OCTOBER // 1:00pm ET // FREE
New City, New You
Graduate Students & New Professionals Community of Practice

21 OCTOBER // 1:00pm ET // FREE
Live with Leadership: CSAM Edition
Danielle Morgan Acosta (President), Andrea D. Domingue (Vice President), Vernon Wall (Past President), & Jason Cottrell (ACPA22 Convention Chair)