NASPA has many organizations and groups that tailor your NASPA experience to your location, professional level, and institution type.
Regions & Areas provide a local home for NASPA members, offering professional development, networking and events.
KC's provide access to information and resources in a particular subject area, connecting members and facilitating the sharing of knowledge.
Divisions and Groups provide programs, services and resources around a particular area of focus, professional level or institution type, helping set the direction for NASPA's efforts in these spaces.
Center for Women
Enough is Enough
Public Policy Division
Professional Standards Division
BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA
Expert in Residence
NASPA Social Justice Signature Initiatives
Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division
Center for First-generation Student Success
Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives
Barbara LoMonaco, vice president for student affairs at Salve Regina University, contemplates what it means to truly belong and the courage, vulnerability, and high price that belonging often requires.
I don’t say this lightly. After having experienced this space, I want to involve and engage myself deeper within this community throughout my career and I will be intentional in doing so. NASPA is a very beneficial conference to our profession and individually in many levels, however, it can also be somewhat daunting to navigate and overwhelming at times.
As a first-time attendee, I was very thrilled to attend my first-ever Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community (LKC) Institute. The theme for this year, Testimonios of an Intersectional Latinx Community, enhanced my knowledge of current trends/issues affecting the Latinx community in higher education, including mental health, language, religious/spirituality, and gender identity.
I know what it is like to have a dream deferred. And as a first-generation, low income, black, female student, I know what it’s like to occupy spaces that you don’t think you belong in, spaces you don’t feel safe in, and spaces that reinforce the very things you’re working so hard defy.
In the Summer of 2018, The Department of Student Leadership and Service at Kennesaw State University (KSU) was approached by the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) about hosting Fellows to support our civic learning and democratic engagement efforts on campus. CEEP is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders at American colleges and universities engage in federal, state, and local elections. CEEP Fellows are student leaders who help carry out CEEP activities through planning, recruitment, and implementation of specialized projects.
As many of you know, student-athletes on college campuses have incredibly rigorous schedules and commitments for practice, exercise, and travel beyond their academics. At Elon University, we found that these rigorous schedules were limiting student-athlete engagement in service-learning. The work of connecting with a community partner, coordinating schedules, and finding transportation was often a barrier from student-athletes accessing the opportunity to engage in the community in ways that other students did. In 2017, Elon University’s Athletics Department was awarded an NCAA four-year grant to enhance the department’s efforts to encourage and deepen student-athlete participation in the five Elon Experiences, one of which is service-learning.
We are thrilled to introduce the three student interns for the 2019 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting (#CLDE19). As Matea, Samantha, and Steven introduce themselves below, please know that together they represent a vested interest in civic engagement among students in our networks to engage meaningfully on our campuses, in our classrooms, in our broader communities, and in our democracy.