2018 NASPA Annual Conference

Visit the NASPA Booth!

Visit the NASPA Booth located in the Exhibit hall to learn about NASPA's initiatives! The newest additions are NASPA's recently launched Advisory Services and the Center for First-generation Student Success. You can also learn more about NASPA's Culture of Respect and Certified Peer Educator Training. Whether you want to pick up collateral, engage with the NASPA staff leading these efforts, or if you simply want to come in and have a seat, please be sure to stop by!

NASPA Advisory Services 

NASPA Advisory Services provides external reviews, self-assessments, and resources to divisions of student affairs and services for the purpose of enhancing their practice. Our primary framework for self-assessment and review is called P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S., which focuses on student affairs’ policies, resources, relationship with academic affairs, compliance, technology, inclusion, community, evidence-based practices, and student success efforts. Project reviewers are established, senior-level student affairs officers with significant leadership experience and subject matter expertise. Learn more about our services on our website and by visiting the NASPA booth in the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference exhibit hall.

Culture of Respect

Culture of Respect helps colleges and universities strengthen their sexual violence prevention and response efforts. We offer higher education leaders a six-point strategic roadmap – the CORE Blueprint – that engages all campus stakeholders in implementing the leading practices to shift campus culture to one free from sexual violence. In 2016, we debuted the Culture of Respect Collective, a campus mobilization program that guides institutional stakeholders through a step-by-step strategic assessment and planning process to improve sexual violence prevention and response. In addition to the Collective currently being implemented at more than sixty institutions nationwide, we provide resources and tools to fit an institution’s unique approach to addressing sexual violence.  

The Center for First-generation Student Success

In June 2017, NASPA, in partnership with The Suder Foundation, established the Center for First-generation Student Success with the intention of strengthening institutional capacity and resources for improving the experiences and outcomes of first-generation college students. The Center strives to serve as the premiere higher education entity for evidence-based practices, professional development, and knowledge creation surrounding first-generation student success. Since opening, the Center has established a community of practice and, prior to the 2018 Annual Conference, will launch a comprehensive website featuring searchable literature and media databases, program and service information, findings of our national landscape analysis, and opportunities to engage with colleagues. Strategic priorities for the Center include expanding First Scholars affiliate programs and toolkits, developing cohort-based learning and recognition programs for institutions, and solidifying our presence as a clearinghouse for research and assessment. Follow the Center on Twitter @FirstgenCenter.

NASPA's Certified Peer Educator Training (CPE)

NASPA’s Certified Peer Educator training is a 12 hour, 8 module student empowerment course which has certified nearly 200,000 students since its launch in 1994. This course guides student leaders through the development and strengthening of foundational-level helping skills that are critical to all aspects of leadership, thus enabling the students on your campus to make a meaningful impact. Since the newest version of the program launched in July 2016, more than 350+ campuses have been inspired and energized by the new curriculum.