The premier organization for student affairs professionals

We’re Here For Your Career

ACPA–College Student Educators International is a values-centered leadership association that has worked to boldly transform higher education since 1924. Student affairs and higher education professionals, faculty, and students trust ACPA to deliver high-quality educational programs, provide access to modern research and scholarship, and promote leadership at all levels through a racial justice and decolonization lens.

we work boldly with you

ACPA transforms higher education by creating and sharing influential scholarship, shaping critically reflective practice, and advocating for equitable and inclusive learning environments.


ACPA continuously connects with you, the people we serve, so that we can help you boldly transform higher education.


We conduct thorough research so that we can understand pain points and areas of critical need, making sure our work is well-informed.


We advocate for equity and fairness in all things, keeping a close eye on government policies that affect college students.

Professional Development

We offer professional development in the form of conferences, webinars, and other resources, so that you can become the best communications professional you can be.

our upcoming events

Training in Restorative Justice

Training in Restorative Justice

Training in Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct & Residence Life June 3, 10, 17, 24 • July 1, 8 2021VIRTUAL EVENTTraining in Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct and […]

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Jun 03, 2021
Student Affairs Assessment Institute™

Student Affairs Assessment Institute™

the premier Institute for student affairs and higher education professionals who seek a guided, curricular experience in order to develop essential assessment knowledge and skills for their professional toolkit the […]

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Jun 08, 2021
Leading with a Racial & Social Justice Lens Institute for Senior Level Campus Leaders™

Leading with a Racial & Social Justice Lens Institute for Senior Level Campus Leaders™

Registration for this Institute will open in Summer 2020! 13 – 16 June 2021 Institute Overview: Increased activism, student demands for more inclusive environments, and systemic structures of oppression require 21st […]

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Jun 13, 2021
Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute™

Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute™

supporting the development of our rising leaders; undergraduate and graduate students interested in the field of student affairs.Approximately 30% of ACPA members currently identify as entry-level professionals with 1-3 years […]

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Jul 15, 2021

we focus on
equity & inclusion

We know there are a lot of students to serve, and we understand they come from different backgrounds, parts of the world, and financial situations. Every decision we make and training we offer is rooted in the lens of racial justice and decolonization. When you learn best practices from us, you can rest assured knowing they’re the best—for everyone.

our members tell our story

ACPA has fundamentally changed the way I engage and reflect in the realm of higher education and student affairs. Through ongoing professional development, partaking in Commissions & Coalitions, as well as attending Convention, I have been empowered to be better so that I can do better for the students and colleagues I am serving at my respective institution. Furthermore, ACPA has challenged me to think and act, in critical ways, about how I am engaging with justice work; particularly as it relates to intersectionality and power, privilege and oppression.

— Mid-Level Professional

I have been a member of ACPA for more than thirty years and it has been the foundation of my professional development. Although my association roles and responsibilities have changed over the decades, one thing has remained constant as a career-long member of ACPA: being surrounded by bright, dedicated, and inspiring colleagues who have advanced my professional life and enriched me personally.

— Senior-Level Faculty Member


become a member today and discover what ACPA can offer.