Higher Education Administration Professional Organizations

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

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 serve a variety of functions and roles, 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 engaged 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 enjoyed extraordinary success in involving graduate students in Association activities.

AERA: American Educational Research Association

This national research society strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.