American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA), headquartered in Washington, D.C. at the National Center for Higher Education, is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. ACPA, founded in 1924 by May L. Cheney, has nearly 7,500 members representing 1,200 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and around the world. ACPA members include graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, faculty, and student affairs educators, from entry level to senior student affairs officers, and organizations and companies that are engaged in the campus marketplace.
  • The Next Generation, or simply referred to as Next Gen, is a unique opportunity for approximately 100 undergraduates to learn about careers in student affairs.  Participants will meet and learn from current graduate students, graduate preparation program faculty, and seasoned student affairs professionals who work at a variety of colleges and universities across the country.
  • The annual convention has created special rates for Next Gen participants who also stay and attend the annual convention.
  • Careers in Student Affairs website: events, resource documents, student membership ($29.00)
  • ACPA provides a broad range of educational opportunities and information to those who have an interest or are undecided about a career in student affairs.  We encourage all college educators to dialogue with undergraduate student leaders on campus to promote careers in student affairs.