NextGen Institute 2022


The NextGen Institute is a unique opportunity for those who are interested in the field of student affairs and who have not yet begun graduate studies to learn more about the field of Student Affairs. In particular, the NextGen Institute brings together individuals from across the world to learn about the profession of Student Affairs and Higher Education, ACPA, graduate preparation, functional areas, and the core values that guide our work. This is an opportunity for the next generation of Student Affairs and Higher Education educators to meet and learn from current graduate preparation program faculty, NextGen alumni, and professionals with a variety of personal and professional experiences and identities from diverse institutional types and positions.

South Carolina Drive-In Conference

University of South Carolina Upstate

Please join us for the SCCPA 2021 Fall Drive-In Conference. The theme for the 2021 Fall Drive-In Conference is “Mind Your Mental Health: Navigating Higher Ed in the 21st Century”. The statistics on this issue are alarming and there is such an urgent need to educate people on the issues of mental health. The purpose of this conference is to support, advocate, and care for the importance of mental health during a pandemic and navigating a new normal. Participants will have the opportunity to join various breakout sessions on topics impacting higher education, engage in various mindfulness activities, and hear from Dr. Kimberly Poole, Senior Associate Dean of Students at Clemson University, who has over a decade of experience in being a license professional counselor.

Institute on the Curricular Approach™

Join student affairs and higher education colleagues on a journey toward implementing a curricular approach on your campus at the Institute on the Curricular Approach (ICA)! This learning experience is dynamic and valuable, as you will have access to concrete examples of how institutions with similar institutional values have developed and implemented their Curricular Approach in residence life, student leadership, or student conduct. Showcase Institutions will share how they used the 10 Essential Elements, their lessons learned, and implementation successes. This event is a straight-forward way to obtain clear direction from higher education and student affairs professionals who have done the work.

ACPA22 // St. Louis, MO

Cervantes Convention Center

ACPA22 ANNUAL CONVENTIONACPA's Annual Convention experience is a yearly gathering of student affairs and higher education professionals, students and faculty to learn, network and engage in doing the work higher […]

ACPA23 // New Orleans, LA

Join us for #ACPA23 in New Orleans from 26-29 March 2023! Additional information on this convention experience will be released at the end of #ACPA22 in St. Louis. Visit […]

ACPA24 // Chicago, IL

Join us for #ACPA24 in Chicago, Illinois USA from 17-20 March 2024! Additional information on this convention experience will be released at the end of #ACPA23 in New Orleans. Visit […]

ACPA25 // Long Beach, CA

Join us for #ACPA25 in Long Beach, California from 16-19 February 2025!
Additional information on this convention experience will be released at the end of #ACPA24 in Chicago. Visit for more information!