2016 NASPA Undergraduate Conference

March 12 – March 13, 2016
Indianapolis, IN

Join us for a highly interactive two-day session for undergraduate students. You will have the opportunity to learn about the field of student affairs as a possible career choice and network with future colleagues.

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The mission and purpose of the NASPA Undergraduate Student Conference is to provide a first-hand learning opportunity for undergraduate students that provides a knowledge and understanding of student affairs work, awareness of professional associations, engages participants in networking opportunities with peers and student affairs professionals, and provides resources that will assist with them with discovering their purpose in student affairs.

This year’s 2016 NASPA Undergraduate Student Conference, Discovering Purpose, has been designed to ensure participants will:

  • Discover and understand the history, mission and purpose of student affairs
  • Engage in professional networking opportunities with national association leaders, peers and current student affairs professionals
  • Gain awareness of various institutional types, organizational structures, functional areas and student populations
  • Explore awareness of personal and professional identity and how it intersects within the student affairs profession
  • Reflect and understand how societal changes have affected higher education and student affairs
  • Understand the process of applying to graduate school and enhancing their knowledge and skills in graduate preparation programs
  • Identify ways to connect collegiate leadership and engagement experiences into a meaningful occupational trajectory

Apply to be a small group facilitator HERE!

Please visit the 2015 Undergraduate Student Conference event page to get a glimpse of what this experience will be.


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This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate Students


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Sat, Mar 12

Meet at Convention Center
8:00am – 8:30am
Depart for University of Indianapolis
8:30am – 9:00am
Continental Breakfast/Networking
9:00am – 9:30am
Jamie Washington
9:30am – 10:30am
Concurrent Session #1
10:30am – 11:30am
Concurrent Session #2
11:30am – 11:45am
Morning Break/Energizer
11:45am – 1:00pm
1:15pm – 2:00pm
Small Group Meetings
2:00pm – 2:15pm
Afternoon Break/Energizer
2:15pm – 3:15pm
Concurrent Session #3
3:15pm – 4:15pm
Concurrent Session #4
4:15pm – 5:00pm
Small Group Meetings
5:00pm – 5:30pm
Group Picture
Depart University of Indianapolis

Sun, Mar 13

Meet at Convention Center
8:00am – 8:30am
Depart for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
8:30am – 9:00am
Continental Breakfast/Morning Energizer
9:00am – 9:45am
Keynote Speaker and Message from incoming NASPA Board Chair
Mamta Accapadi & Lori White
9:45am – 10:45am
Concurrent Session #5
10:45am – 11:45am
Concurrent Session #6
11:45am – 12:15pm
Small Group Sessions
12:15pm – 1:15pm
Networking/Mentoring Brunch
1:15pm – 2:15pm
Wrap Up/Depart IUPUI


Registration information can be found below:

Register Online

Registration Fees

Early Bird
04/01/2015 to 01/15/2016
01/16/2016 to 02/12/2016
02/13/2016 to 03/16/2016
NUFP Fellow (Reg. Fee includes Friday NUFP reception)
Undergraduate NASPA Member
NUFP Fellow (Reg. Fee includes Friday NUFP reception)
Undergraduate NASPA Member


Yolanda Barnes
Coordinator of Student and New Professional Initiatives
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1198


  • Jamie Washington

    Jamie Washington

    President and Founder
    Washington Consulting Group

    Speaker Bio

  • Mamta Motwani Accapdi

    Mamta Motwani Accapdi

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Rollins College

    Speaker Bio

  • Marlon Haywood

    Marlon Haywood

    Doctoral Student
    Roosevelt University

    Speaker Bio

  • Deepak Sharma

    Deepak Sharma

    Coordinator for Student Organizations Advising & Leadership Development
    University of California Berkeley

    Speaker Bio

  • Kevin Bazner

    Kevin Bazner

    Assistant Director of Student Development and Orientation
    Midwestern State University

    Speaker Bio

  • Valery Pozo

    Valery Pozo

    Program Manager in Career Services
    University of Utah

    Speaker Bio

  • Shawn Odom

    Shawn Odom

    Assistant Director for Special Operations
    North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

    Speaker Bio

  • Jimmy Doan

    Jimmy Doan

    Area Director
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Speaker Bio

  • Tamara S. Burke

    Tamara S. Burke

    Speaker Bio

  • Cristobal Salinas Jr

    Cristobal Salinas Jr

    Assistant Professor
    Florida Atlantic University

    Speaker Bio

  • Steve Jenks

    Steve Jenks

    Admissions Counselor
    Ithaca College

    Speaker Bio

  • Kevin W. Williams

    Kevin W. Williams

    Director of Residential Life
    Temple University

    Speaker Bio

  • Demetrius Richmond

    Demetrius Richmond

    Director of Graduate Student Mentoring & Success
    North Carolina State University

    Speaker Bio

  • Shauna Harris

    Shauna Harris

    Assistant Director for Residential Life
    North Carolina Central University

    Speaker Bio

  • James B. Leach

    James B. Leach

    Associate Director for Residential Life
    North Carolina Central University

    Speaker Bio

  • Danté Pelzer

    Danté Pelzer

    Residence Coordinator
    Florida State University

    Speaker Bio

  • Valronica Scales

    Valronica Scales

    Associate Director of Residential Life/Leadership Development
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Speaker Bio

  • Zach Hooten

    Zach Hooten

    Area Coordinator
    University of Dayton

    Speaker Bio

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