NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Founded in 1919, NASPA comprises more than 12,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories.
Through high-quality professional development, strong policy advocacy, and substantive research to inform practice, NASPA meets the diverse needs and invests in realizing the potential of all its members.
To be the principal source for leadership, scholarship, professional development, and advocacy for student affairs.
NASPA is the leading voice for the student affairs profession worldwide.
Integrity: Committed to high moral principles exhibiting authentic, honest, just, and ethical behavior.
Innovation: Continuously seeking improvement through new and creative approaches.
Inclusion: Seeking ways to ensure access, voice, acknowledgement, opportunity, and participation at all levels.
Inquiry: Supporting research and scholarship to add to the knowledge base of the profession and ensure that data informs practice.
Build the capacity to create knowledge and use data to provide evidence that will support excellence in practice.
Lead advocacy efforts that shape the changing landscape of higher education.
Launch an Initiative to collaborate with student affairs worldwide.
Strengthen NASPA by making it a more responsive, vital, and sustainable organization.