Another great way to network with other professionals and continue your professional development is to join a professional association. You can also conduct research related to higher education via the sites of some organizations. When you’re a member of any of the organizations below, be sure to take advantage of both their conferences and meetings, and their online resources (webinars, publications, etc) which are many times FREE! Check out some of the below higher education professional associations and organizations:

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

American Council on Education (ACE)

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)

Association of College & University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I)

Association of College Unions International (ACUI)

Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors – International (ACCED-I)

Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA)

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)

Collegiate Information & Visitor Services Association (CIVSA)

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)

Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

Council on Law in Higher Education (CLHE)

EDUCASE

Education Finance Council (EFC)

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

International Association of Universities (IAU)

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

National Association for Campus Activities (NACA)

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

National Association for Development Education (NADE)

National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A)

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS)

National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH)

National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS)

National Association of College Stores (NACS)

National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP)

National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP)

National Association of Student Employment Administrators (NASAP)

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA)

National Orientation Directors Association (NODA)

 

Regional associations offer another level of professional development and support:

Association of Florida Colleges (AFC)

Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services (AACUSS)

California College Personnel Association (CCPA)

California Community College Student Affairs Association (CCCSA)

Florida Association of  Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (FACRAO)

Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA)

Indiana Student Affairs Association (ISAA)

Massachusetts College Personnel Association (MCPA)

Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers (MACUHO)

Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (MSACRAO)

North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA)

North Carolina Housing Officers (NCHO)

Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA)

Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (PACRAO)

Pacific Coast College Health Association (PCHA)

Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO)

Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA)

Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (SACRAO)

Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA)

Virginia Association of College and University Housing Officers (VACUHO)

Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO)

Virginia Association of School Personnel Admibistrators (VASPA)

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

Last updated 2/23/12