ACPA is the leading professional association for student affairs and higher education professionals, students, and faculty who work to boldly transform higher education.

Reminding your students and staff of your commitment their wellbeing, appreciation for their sacrifices, and respect for their contributions is the best way to emerge as a stronger higher education community. The gift of networking and professional development is not only a reward in the present day, but also a long-term investment in those you value.

understanding Institutional Membership

ACPA Institutional Membership provides a direct way to align your institution with the ACPA mission, vision, values and Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice & Decolonization. Current ACPA Institutional Members believe that membership serves as a unique benefit to employees and shows a dedicated commitment to meeting their professional development needs.

Your Institutional Membership Category is determined by your four-year institutions Full-Time Enrollment. Each category is offered at a different price point and provides unique membership benefits. Two-year college rates can be found here.

Category A  Under 1,000 FTE
Category B 1,000–2,499 FTE
Category C 2,500–4,999 FTE
Category D 5,000–9,999 FTE
Category E 10,000–14,999 FTE
Category F 15,000–19,999 FTE
Category G 20,000–29,999 FTE
Category H 30,000–39,999 FTE
Category I Over 40,000 FTE

Interested in our rates for Community Colleges? Jump to Community College Institutional Membership.

Institutional Membership rates & benefits

  Membership Rate First Year of Membership Benefits Benefits for second year +
A $237 USD • TWO complimentary individual memberships ($358 value)
• ONE-30 day job postings on Career Central ($125 value)
• ONE 50% OFF registration to an ACPA Institute ($299 value!)
• REDUCED RATES for all ACPA events for members who work at your institution
same benefits +
• one upgrade to 60-Day posting with purchase of 30-Day posting
B $470 USD • TWO complimentary ACPA individual memberships ($358 value)
• ONE-30 day job postings on Career Central ($125 value!)
• ONE 50% OFF registration to an ACPA Institute ($299 value!)
• REDUCED RATES for all ACPA events for members who work at your institution
same benefits +
• one upgrade to 60-Day posting with purchase of 30-Day posting
C $685 USD • THREE complimentary ACPA individual memberships ($537 value)
• THREE-30 day job postings on Career Central ($350 value!)
• ONE 50% off registration to an ACPA Institute (up to $299 value!)
• REDUCED RATES for all ACPA events for members who work at your institution
same benefits +
• one upgrade to 60-Day posting with purchase of 30-Day posting
D $924 USD • THREE complimentary ACPA individual memberships ($537 value)
• THREE-30 day job postings on Career Central ($350 value!)
• ONE 50% off registration to an ACPA Institute (up to $299 value!)
• REDUCED RATES for all ACPA events for members who work at your institution
same benefits +
• one upgrade to 7-Day featured posting with purchase of 30-Day Posting
E $1,179 USD • FOUR complimentary ACPA individual memberships ($716 value)
• THREE-30 day job postings on Career Central ($375 value!)
• ONE FREE registration to an ACPA Institute ($599 value!)
• REDUCED RATES for all ACPA events for members who work at your institution
same benefits +
• one upgrade to 7-Day featured posting with purchase of 30-Day Posting
F $1,385 USD • FOUR complimentary ACPA individual memberships ($716 value)
• FOUR-30 day job postings on Career Central ($500 value!)
• ONE FREE registration to an ACPA Institute ($599 value!)
• REDUCED RATES for all ACPA events for members who work at your institution
same benefits +
• one upgrade to 30-Day posting with purchase of 30-Day posting
G $1,624 USD • FIVE complimentary ACPA individual memberships ($895 value)
• FOUR-30 day job postings on Career Central ($500 value!)
• ONE free registration to anACPA Institute (up to $599 value!)
• REDUCED RATES for all ACPA events for members who work at your institution
same benefits +
• one upgrade to 30-Day posting with purchase of 30-Day posting
H $1,845 USD • FIVE complimentary ACPA individual memberships ($895 value)
• FOUR-30 day job postings on Career Central ($500 value!)
• ONE FREE registration to an ACPA Institute ($599 value!)
• REDUCED RATES for all ACPA events for members who work at your institution
same benefits +
• one upgrade to 30-Day posting with purchase of 30-Day posting
I $2,085 USD • SIX complimentary ACPA individual memberships ($1,074 value)
• FOUR-30 day job postings on Career Central ($500 value!)
• ONE FREE registration to an ACPA Institute ($599 value!)
• ONE 25% OFF registration to an ACPA Institute ($299 value!)
• REDUCED RATES for all ACPA events for members who work at your institution
same benefits +
• one upgrade to 30-Day posting with purchase of 30-Day posting

Interested in paying by check? Fill out the form and mail your check:
American College Personnel Association, c/o PNC Bank
P.O. Box 645851, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5256

Already an ACPA Institutional Member and need to renew your membership? Log into the ACPA Member Portal to renew and update us on any changes to your institutional contact.

all-campus membership

ACPA is proud to announce our new All Campus Membership type designed to fit your need of providing ACPA membership to ALL student affairs leaders and students on your campus! 

The ACPA All Campus Membership type expands upon the benefits of our existing Institutional Membership type by giving ACPA membership to any and all individuals on your campus you choose. These individuals will not have to pay the individual $99 membership fee and simply receive ACPA membership benefits thanks to you!

The All Campus Membership type was developed as a pilot in 2017 and eight institutions have since participated: California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), California State University – San Bernardino, Holy Names University (CA), Syracuse University (NY), Radford University (VA), Samuel Merritt University (CA),University of Pennsylvania, and Virginia Tech.

“The ACPA All-Campus membership type allows use to easily provide additional resources and development opportunities for my staff to better support students, grow professionally, and build new leadership skills.”

Keith Humphrey

Vice President for Student Affairs, Cal Poly

ALL-CAMPUS MEMBERSHIP RATES & BENEFITS

As an All Campus member, you will receive access to ALL existing Institutional Membership benefits listed above PLUS:

  • designate as many individuals to become ACPA members as you’d like (these individuals will not have to pay the $99 individual membership rate for the next year)
  • each individual receives access to discounted rates for educational programs, institutes and Convention, access to the Journal for College Student Development, About Campus and other ACPA publications and the opportunity to connect with entities
Category A $1,400 USD
Category B $2,800 USD
Category C $4,000 USD
Category D $5,500 USD
Category E $6,900 USD

Category F $8,000 USD
Category G $9,500 USD
Category H $9,999 USD
Category I $9,999 USD

Community college institutional membership

The ACPA Community College Institutional Membership option is designed to fit the needs of Student Affairs and Services professionals interested in providing ACPA membership benefits to leaders and students at two-year colleges.

ACPA strongly recognizes that community colleges serve the majority of all enrolled students in the United States, including the majority of underrepresented, first generation and lower income students. We created this membership type as an affordable way to give ACPA member benefits to as many professionals or students as you’d like so they can continue impacting your campus community.

    community college MEMBERSHIP benefits & RATES

    Option 1: Become a Community College INSTITUTIONAL Member

    As a Community College Institutional Member, you will receive the following membership benefits:

    • FOUR complimentary individual memberships ($716 value)
    • THREE 30-day job postings on ACPA Career Central ($375 value!)
    • ONE FREE Institute registration ($599 value!)
    • Anyone at your institution who wishes to join ACPA can do so for a $99 individual rate instead of $179

    Option 2: Become a Community College ALL CAMPUS Member

    As a Community College All Campus Member, you will receive access to ALL Community College Institutional benefits (listed above) PLUS:

    • designate as many individuals to become ACPA members as you’d like (these individuals will not have to pay the $99 individual membership rate for the next year)
    • each individual receives access to discounted rates for educational programs, institutes and Convention, access to the Journal for College Student Development, About Campus and other ACPA publications and the opportunity to connect with entities
    Option 1: Institutional Membership
     Under 1,000 FTE $200
    1,000–4,999 FTE $325
    5,000–9,999 FTE $650
    10,000+ FTE $975

    Option 2: All-Campus Membership
     Under 1,000 FTE $1,150
    1,000–4,999 FTE $1,950
    5,000–9,999 FTE $3,750
    10,000+ FTE $5,750

    graduate preparation program membership

    Provide ACPA membership to ALL students and faculty within your program by becoming an ACPA Graduate Preparation Program member!

    This membership type was developed in October 2021 after the success of the ACPA21 Graduate Program registration option, highlighting the need for ACPA to provide faculty and academic departments the opportunity to offer membership to all students enrolled in their higher education/student affairs programs.

    The ACPA Graduate Preparation Program Membership gives ACPA membership to all students and faculty within your program, without the need for them to pay a membership fee! By supporting students in these programs ACPA affirms its commitment to the profession and to the upcoming generations of leaders in the fields of student affairs, student support and higher education.

    “The new Graduate Preparation Program Membership designation will be an excellent resource. ACPA is increasing access to professional development and engagement for our next generation of professionals, researchers, and leaders by supporting the primary recruiting mechanism for our field, graduate prep programs. The numerous benefits are substantial including the sliding scale of cost based on program size and opportunities for undergraduates enrolled in program courses to participate. This thoughtfully designed and curated membership is a must for programs to consider and take advantage of.”

    TJ Stewart

    Assistant Professor of Student Affairs & Higher Education, Iowa State University

    graduate preparation program MEMBERSHIP RATES & BENEFITS

    As an ACPA Grad Prep member, you will receive access to ALL existing Institutional Membership benefits listed at the top of this page PLUS:

    • all students within your department will be given ACPA Graduate Student Membership status (these individuals will not have to pay the $39 individual membership rate)
    • all faculty within your department will be given ACPA Faculty Membership status
    • all undergraduate students enrolled in higher education courses offered by your department will be given Undergraduate Membership status
    • each individual receives access to discounted rates for educational programs, institutes and Convention, access to the Journal for College Student Development, About Campus and other ACPA publications and the opportunity to connect with entities
    Program Enrollment Membership Rate Who Receives Annual Membership?
    Under 15 students $499 USD • up to 14 graduate students (value of $546)
    • 1 faculty member (value of $99)
    • any undergrad students enrolled in courses offered by the department
    15-25 students $799 USD • up to 25 graduate students (value of $975)
    • 2 faculty Members (value of $198)
    • any undergrad students enrolled in courses offered by the department
    26-35 students $1,099 USD • up to 35 graduate students (value of $1,365)
    • 4 faculty members (value of $396)
    • any undergrad students enrolled in courses offered by the department
    35-50 students $1,499 USD • up to 50 graduate students (value of $1,950)
    • 5 faculty members (value of $495)
    • any undergrad students enrolled in courses offered by the department
    50-75 students $2,199 USD • up to 75 graduate students in your program (value of $2,925)
    • 5 faculty members (value of $495)
    • any undergrad students enrolled in courses offered by the department
    75-100 students $2,799 USD • up to 100 graduate students in your program (value of $3,705)
    • 6 faculty members (value of $594)
    • any undergrad students enrolled in courses offered by the department
    101+ students $2,999 USD • all graduate students in your program (value of at least $3,939)
    • 8 faculty members (value of $792)
    • any undergrad students enrolled in courses offered by the department

    Interested in learning more or becoming a Graduate Preparation Program member today?

    Contact Schawn Abello, Director of Association Services & Administration in the ACPA International Office at membership@acpa.nche.edu or 202-759-4830.