Small Colleges and Universities Division

Small Colleges and Universities Division AVP or "Number Two" Mid-Level Senior Level VP for Student Affairs

The Small Colleges and Universities Division provides leadership in higher education to promote understanding of small college and university missions, challenges, and opportunities. The Division ensures that NASPA's programmatic and policy directions appropriately respond to small institutions – defined as those enrolling less than 5,000 students – and their unique needs.

Message from the Division Director

Welcome to NASPA’s Small Colleges and Universities Division. The SCU Division actively supports student affairs professionals who work at institutions with less than 5,000 students. We invite you to review the SCU website and seek ways to contribute to on-going discussions.

This year, we will continue to ensure that the small college mission is realized within NASPA’s strategic plan. In addition, the SCU Division seeks to broaden our membership base, provide professional development opportunities for mid-level managers and continue mentoring for early career professionals. We take our responsibility as educators seriously, and we invite you to be part of the NASPA small college community. We look forward to hearing from you.

Advisory Board

NASPA's Small Colleges and Universities Division is led by an advisory board comprised of student affairs professionals from small colleges and universities located throughout all of NASPA's seven regions.  They are eager to hear from you and to get  you connected with the Division's membership and initiatives.

Get Involved

Subscribe to the NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Listserv

The NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Division has an active listserv that allows student affairs professionals to ask questions, request information, and share effective practices.  To subscribe to the listserv, please send an email message to and be sure to mention in the message that you wish to be subscribed to the small colleges and universities listserv.

Volunteer Central

There are many ways to get involved with the Small Colleges and Universities Division! Volunteer opportunities exist at the regional and national level. If you’re interested to learn more about how to get involved with Division programs and activities, please sign up via Volunteer Central.

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