Careers in Student Affairs

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Benefits of Student Affairs


A career in student affairs offers professionals many opportunities including:

Graduate Programs

Completing a master’s degree in college student personnel or a related field is a necessity to advance in the field of student affairs. The following website will provide you with more information regarding graduate programs available related to the field of student affairs:

ACPA (Association of College Personnel Administrators) Graduate Program Directory: http://www2.myacpa.org/comm/profprep/directory/

NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Graduate Program Directory: http://www.naspa.org/career/gradprograms/default.cfm

Resources Regarding Student Affairs

The following websites can offer you more information regarding the field of Student Affairs. These websites provide professional development information, publications, and professional networking opportunities:

Active on Twitter? Follow the hashtag #SAGRAD, #SASearch to find others also searching for a career in student affairs.

Connect on Facebook through the Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) for NASPA IV-East page.


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Student Leadership Awards

Student leadership awards

The Division of Student Affairs presents leadership awards annually to recognize student contributions to the mission and activities of the various student affairs areas. Students are nominated by staff from the division and throughout the university and are selected by a committee representing each of the student affairs departments and Campus Ministry. Awards are presented at a program held each year in April. Read more about the student leadership awards.