National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

NASPA may be the biggest community uniting professionals that work in the Student Affairs realm. NASPA is a leading organization for the advancement, health and sustainability of student affairs profession. Its goal is to promote integrity, innovation, inclusion and inquiry. NASPA has identified 10 focus areas that are essential for professionals in student affairs.  

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American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

ACPA is the leading comprehensive students affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetimes of learning and discovery.

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National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)

NILOA assists institutions and others in discovering and adopting promising practices in the assessment of college student learning outcomes. Documenting what students learn is of growing interest to universities, accrediting groups, higher education association and others beyond campus, including students, their families and policy makers.

NILOA releases a newsletter once month, which covers information regarding student learning outcomes assessment and additional resources. While NILOA is a broad organization, student affairs related resources may also be included in the newsletter. To join NILOA’s mailing list visit


Virginia Assessment Group (VAG)

VAG promotes quality higher education through assessment and institutional effectiveness practices in all Commonwealth and regional post-secondary institutions. VAG serves as a network for communication and collaboration among institutions of higher education, state and federal agencies, and accreditation bodies. To become part of the VAG mailing list visit 


Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL)

SAAL provides the opportunity for educators that coordinate assessment for divisions of student affairs to discuss issues to improve their work. Members lead assessment in divisions of student affairs at a variety of institutions across the U.S. 

The SAAL listserv provides a great way to connect with colleagues, pose questions to gather resources or information, promote assessment events or job postings, and more. You can also catch up with the previous conversations and review some of the most discussed topics. Register here -


Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)

The purpose of ASCA is to advance the student conduct profession. While ASCA does not explicitly state their commitment to assessment, they do have an award tailored for Student Conduct Administration that have achieved excellence in it. To become a member of ASCA visit


The National Resource Center

The purpose of National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition is to provide educational support for students who are transitioning into and through Higher Education. Student development is important for this organization and they recognize the importance of assessment by having an award for institutional excellence in it. For more information about the organization and how to join, visit

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