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Regions & Areas provide a local home for NASPA members, offering professional development, networking and events.

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KC's provide access to information and resources in a particular subject area, connecting members and facilitating the sharing of knowledge.

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Divisions and Groups provide programs, services and resources around a particular area of focus, professional level or institution type, helping set the direction for NASPA's efforts in these spaces.



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  • Mapping the Online #DigitalFaith Landscape & Facilitating Interfaith Engagement

    On Monday, December 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST, the Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community is hosting Mapping the Online #DigitalFaith. This experience is free to SRHE KC members! This presentation seeks to help educators better support students’ spiritual development by mapping out the evolving boundaries of the online interfaith landscape, locating online brave spaces for religious exploration, and identifying ways to facilitate interfaith engagement within these digital spaces.

    Posted on December 6, 2017 at 01:21 PM by Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education
  • Greatness by Association by Seth Gordon

    Seth Gordon explores the meaning of veteran, the veterans he serves at Wright State University, as well as the Veterans Voices project.

    Posted on January 18, 2018 at 08:48 AM by Veterans
  • Leave Room for Learning

    As champions of higher education, both practitioners and academics, we want there to be places where people feel they can be both their best selves and seek challenging experiences for growth and personal development. In many ways, we continue to undermine ourselves by using language to segment and silo one another in the name of inclusion and community-building.

    Posted on January 17, 2018 at 11:58 PM by Women in Student Affairs
  • Planning for Positive and Peaceful Campus Demonstrations

    The heart of any rally is the cause or issue, and often the cause has had a personal and emotional effect on students. While some demonstration participants intend to raise awareness, educate and advocate for change, others may simply be angry, hurt, or feel they are in an “us vs. them” situation. Students may feel victimized or marginalized by responses to the protest or issue, especially if the responses come from campus staff, faculty or other students. Providing campus/off-campus resources for having difficult conversations and continued advocacy is important for students’ civic engagement, and also providing resources for students’ mental and physical health may provide critically needed support for these students in crisis.

    Posted on January 17, 2018 at 08:25 AM by Lead Initiative
  • Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Activate Readiness Modules

    At Grand Valley State University (GVSU) our mission is to educate students to shape their lives, their professions and their societies. As part of our campus offerings, we seek to enhance civic engagement opportunities through co-curricular experiences with a critical frame that supports addressing complex issues. This philosophy supports AAC&U’s Shared Futures Initiative, which believes students live in an interdependent and unjust world and that higher education can prepare them to thrive in the world, while imaginatively and dutifully remedying inequalities and problems (Core Competencies in Civic Engagement, 2013).

    Posted on January 16, 2018 at 02:33 PM by Lead Initiative
  • Reflection and Tools in Doing Social Justice Work and Navigating My First Professional Experience

    When thinking about how to “do” social justice work, I constantly think about how we must incorporate reflection into our approaches in order to create effective and meaningful change. Living in North Carolina as a queer Black woman and working within LGBTQIA services, I have found that knowing myself and building my network of supportive, family-like professionals has allowed me to deepen and lean into my work. Being authentic in my identities, reflecting on my past experiences, and being thankful for the influential people in my life has helped me successfully navigate my first professional experience while holding multiple marginalized identities.

    Posted on January 15, 2018 at 05:59 PM by New Professionals and Graduate Students
  • Community Colleges Award Winners

    The Community Colleges Division is thrilled to present two awards annually, the Community Colleges Professional Award and the Community Colleges Research and Scholarship Award, to individuals who are leaders in the profession, advocates for student learning and development, and have shown true commitment to NASPA.

    Posted on January 12, 2018 at 09:34 PM by Community Colleges Division
  • Lend your voice to something bigger than yourself

    The 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE18), being held June 6-9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, in Anaheim, California, offers an opportunity for student affairs professionals, faculty, community partners, and students, to participate in discourse around the fundamentals of democracy and gain inspiration from our featured speakers to take back to your campus community. #CLDE18 will rejuvenate your passion for activating your students to be the change they want to see in the world.

    Posted on January 12, 2018 at 08:34 AM by Lead Initiative

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