The ACPA20 Convention is committed to upholding the values and mission of ACPA and focusing on the Association's bold vision through a reimagining of the convention experience and its impact for our profession, our attendees, and the community at-large.
ACPA20 will provide convention attendees opportunities to: (1) Reflect on their own positionality and role in social justice work within student affairs; (2) Educate and role model the value of racial justice; (3) Engage the issues impacting higher education by applying our identified competencies; (4) Experience critical opportunities for learning and engagement through the creation and dissemination of knowledge; and 5) collaborate with the local community.
Every year, more than 3,000 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 Marketplace that features products and services to support student affairs educators as they make a difference in the lives of students.
ACPA brings together a vast network of 21 Commissions, 6 Coalitions and 17 State Chapters and International Divisions. We are a member-driven organization whose dedicated professionals provide access and decision-making capacity for the critical functions that your products and services are designed to support. It is our intention to connect you to the campus and the campus to your solution.
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.