Professional Support

Higher Education Leadership professionals are a diverse group of individuals with the common goal of promoting academic achievement and student development at colleges and universities throughout the world. Below are a few organizations dedicated to supporting professionals in the many fields of higher education leadership.


National Academic Advising Association: The NACADA is the leader within the global education community for the theory, delivery, application and advancement of academic advising to enhance student learning and development.


National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics: The NACDA serves as the professional association for those in the field of intercollegiate athletics administration. It provides educational opportunities and serves as a vehicle for networking, the exchange of information, and advocacy on behalf of the profession. 

The National Collegiate Athletic Association: The NCAA is a voluntary organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletics programs. It is comprised of institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals committed to the best interests, education and athletics participation of student-athletes. 

National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association: NIRSA is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports.  


Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors: This group of Greek professionals unified to increase awareness of the value of the fraternity/sorority experience and to advocate for shared governance, infrastructure inclusiveness and community service.


Association of College and University Housing Officers — International: Join or read more about the ACUHO-I, an organization composed of thousands of housing professionals from more than 900 colleges and universities in 22 different countries, who serve approximately 1.8 million students worldwide. 

The National Orientation Directors Association: For more than 40 years, NODA has provided education, leadership and professional development in the fields of college student orientation, transition and retention. The international organization of professional administrators, students, faculty is committed to its core values of community, diversity, integrity, learning, scholarship and service. 


Association for Student Conduct Administrations: This organization provides higher education leadership students interested in judicial affairs with professional connections, conferences and the latest information about trainings and theories.


National Association for Multicultural Education: This organization brings together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines, and from diverse educational institutions and occupations.


NASPA — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher EducationWith more than 11,000 members at 1,400 campuses in 29 countries, NASPA is the foremost professional association for student affairs administrators, policy and practice and affirms the commitment of student affairs to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. 

ACPA — American College Personnel Association: ACPA 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.