The ACPA Annual Convention seeks to create a space for participants to consider our practice and role in the changing higher education landscape while reinforcing our enduring values and professional growth. The convention will provide opportunities to collaborate and strengthen internal and external partnerships to advance student success. Through an intentionally developed curriculum featuring exceptional practices and a published conference proceedings, we hope that participants will create connections with inquiry and action. Further, we hope attendees will commit to establishing and renewing professional networks and friendships in Columbus and beyond.
Every year, more than 4,000 student affairs educators attend the ACPA Annual Convention to connect with colleagues and participate in the generation and dissemination of knowledge. ACPA’s commitment to advancing social justice and identifying emerging best practices in student learning provides a foundation for premier professional development. That commitment is reinforced by creating a vibrant atmosphere in our exhibit hall that features products and services to support student affairs educators as they make a difference in the lives of students.
ACPA is headquartered in Washington, D.C. at the National Center for Higher Education, is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.
ACPA, founded in 1924 by May L. Cheney, has nearly 7,500 members representing 1,200 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and around the world. ACPA members include graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, faculty, and student affairs educators, from entry level to senior student affairs officers, and organizations and companies that are engaged in the campus marketplace.