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NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is a higher education association that serves over 15,000 individual members and over 2,600 institutions by providing professional development through conferences, institutes and workshops, research and policy reports, three scholarly journals, publications, and advocacy efforts for student affairs. Members serve a variety of functions and roles on campus, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as scholars and educators working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, graduate preparation, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.

This entry provides an overview of NASPA, including its creation and mission, organizational structure, and principal activities.

Creation and Mission

Established in 1918 as the Conference of Deans and Advisors of ...

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