NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is a nonprofit membership association that is focused on the student affairs function and profession, and student-centered issues, especially those that pertain to marginalized groups. In its more than 100-year history, NASPA has remained committed advocating for students and the professionals who serve them. The organization has nearly 12,000 individual members across all 50 states and several countries.
NASPA is dedicated to fulfilling the promise of higher education through its organizational guiding principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry. NASPA places students at the center of the organization’s work, serving the field through exceptional professional development, research to address some of higher education’s biggest challenges, advocacy for inclusive and equitable practices and communities, and nurturing networks and pipelines to mentor, rejuvenate, and support professionals.
NASPA affirms the importance and centrality of the values of equity, inclusion, and social justice to student affairs professionals, both in their daily lives and in their work on behalf of and with students and other constituents. NASPA believes that equity, inclusion, and social justice require continual pursuits to ensure that members from all identities, backgrounds, abilities, and belief systems have access, voice, acknowledgement, and opportunities to participate at all levels within the Association and the profession. Additionally, NASPA strives to ensure that its membership, leadership, scholarship, and programming are reflective of these values, and through the organization’s standards of professional practice, NASPA holds its members and the Association accountable to these principles in work on behalf of the profession.
NASPA’s organizational values are aligned with the focus of the Higher Ed Equity Network, and NASPA is committed to the network’s vision for the years ahead.Learn More