Higher Education Administration Professional Organizations

Graduate Assistantships

Enhance your education by becoming a member of a professional organization. You will be able to network with other graduate students and professionals, gain access to research journals, and stay abreast of critical issues being faced in higher education today. Below are some professional organizations you may be interested in joining:

ACPA: American College Personnel Association-College Student Educators International

ACPA is a professional organization offering educational programming and professional development support on a wide array of issues impacting student affairs practitioners.

NASPA: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. NASPA members take on a variety of roles and responsibilities, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, recruitment and admissions, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.

ASHE: Association for the Study of Higher Education

ASHE promotes collaboration among its members and others engaging in the study of higher education through research, conferences, and publications, including its highly regarded journal, The Review of Higher Education. ASHE is committed to diversity in its programs and membership and has experienced extraordinary success in involving graduate students in Association activities.