ACPA is the leading professional association for student affairs and higher education professionals, students, and faculty who work to boldly transform higher education. We have always allowed the future to lead us, and in turn have launched strategic plans focused on addressing the rapidly changing college environment, making justice a priority, centering the importance of development of the “total” person, nudging the profession forward with inclusive policies and leaders, and allowing our research and scholarship to shape the profession.

Learn more about what it means to be a part of ACPA by reviewing our mission, vision and values.

Individual Membership Benefits

Professional Development & Education

Networking and Involvement Opportunities

  • Access to thousands of higher education colleagues through involvement in ACPA Entity Groups
  • Ability to apply for leadership positions on the Governing Board, Convention Planning Teams, Task Forces or Committees, regardless of professional level

Access to Professional Resources in the Member Portal

  • A Bold Vision Forward: A Framework for the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice & Decolonization
  • Ethical Principles and Standards
  • ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies
  • ASK Standards (assessment)
  • ACPA Generativity Project Videos

Partner Discounts

Individual Membership Rates

ACPA Individual Membership rates include the benefits listed above and digital access to the Journal of College Student Development and About Campus. An additional $21 will be added to those who prefer printed & mailed copies instead.

ACPA membership is neither transferable nor refundable. All rates are in U.S. Dollars.

$99 USD

for professional staff at an Institutional Member college or university
Not sure if your current employer is an Institutional member?  Find out here!

$179 USD

for professional staff at a non-member Institution

Join as a Professional Member

$99 USD

for faculty members at any institution

Join as a Faculty Member

$39 USD

for graduate students pursuing a masters degree and not employed full-time. If you are a full-time employee, please become an Individual member as a professional.

Join as a Masters Student Member

$49 USD

for graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree and not employed full-time. If you are a full-time employee, please become an Individual member as a professional.

Join as a Doctoral Student Member

$12 USD

for undergraduate students who are not employed full-time. If you are a full-time employee at your institution, please become an Individual member as a professional.

Join as an Undergraduate Student Member

If you are not interested in being a member of ACPA International, but want to remain active in your local Chapter, we offer an option for ACPA Local Memberships to obtain chapter-specific communication, events, and newsletters.


  • $30 for professionals
  • $15 for graduate students
  • $10 for undergraduate students

Join as a Chapter Only Member

Interested in paying by check? Join or renew and select check as your form of payment. Please ensure it is made payable to ACPA and is mailed to:
American College Personnel Association, c/o PNC Bank
P.O. Box 645851
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5256

Already an ACPA member and need to renew your membership?

  1. Log into the ACPA Member Portal
  2. Click My Account––Membership
  3. Click the green RENEW NOW button
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