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
Changes in leadership in Higher Education can often lead to times of uncertainty for Student Affairs staff and even students. AVPs can serve a unique role during this time of transition due to their direct connections to both senior leadership and the members of middle management who often feel the brunt of the uncertainty.
“It was also necessary to reject the notion that my life and my options were now limited simply because I became a mom.”
My earliest memory regarding the concept of college was watching a show called It’s A Different World. Sprawled out on the floor in the living room of my family’s single-wide trailer in rural South Carolina, I learned about college for the first time through the eyes of Dwayne Wayne, Ron, Denise, Jalessa, Mr. Gaines, Whitley, and everyone else who attended or worked at Hillman College. My world, produced by dirt roads, generational poverty, lack of healthcare, limited educational access, and childhood memories that could have been taken out of Southern Gothic novels, was drastically unlike the one portrayed on the show. Their world fascinated me. My world, well… was different.
The Technology Knowledge Community is seeking nominations for our four annual awards, presented every year at the NASPA annual conference. Award nominations close October 15, so be sure to apply today!
I have struggled to define what it means to be a LatinaMamiScholar on the tenure-track (TT) and believe this is rooted in fear of speaking truth to power. My journal is peppered with frustrated verbal brainstorms from which themes have emerged. An entry titled “The Canary in the Coalmine of Academia” lists multiple causes for what I described as “scholar-mami battle fatigue.” Two days later, I was called into the office of an administrator (subtext: white; not a parent; not TT).
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Mike Brody, vice president for student life at Reed College, reminds us that our capacity for creative problem solving in student affairs is nearly limitless and that we must apply this skill to the student mental health crisis on our campuses.