Are you new to NAU or the Division of Student Affairs? Don’t miss out on our highly recommended orientation designed specifically for new employees like you.
At the Student Affairs New Employee Orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your colleagues and get an introduction to the division. Plus, we’ll provide you with all the details on the upcoming professional development and divisional events you won’t want to miss. No matter when you started, we encourage you to sign up for one of our quarterly orientations held throughout the year. Orientation will provide you with a high-level overview of the division while introducing you to your colleagues as you transition into your new role. We can’t wait to meet you.
Date and time
Fall info will be posted soon
What you’ll learn
- Student Affairs mission, values, goals, organization chart, and acronyms
- Connect and collaborate with your colleagues from across the division
- Professional development policies, opportunities, and partners
Who should attend
Full-time employee or graduate assistant new to Student Affairs and/or NAU
Get involved in Student Affairs and NAU
Monthly divisional meetings
Join a committee
Learn about the Division of Student Affairs, who we are, and what we do.
Get involved in professional associations
ACPA (College Student Educators International) leads the student affairs profession and the higher education community in providing outreach, advocacy, research, and professional development to foster college student learning. NAU Student Affairs purchased an institutional membership with ACPA. Our institutional membership allows anyone at NAU to purchase an annual individual membership at a reduced cost ($99 vs. $179 for professional members; graduate and undergraduate students already have further reduced membership rates). Explore membership benefits.
As the leading voice of student affairs, NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) drives innovation and evidence-based, student-centered practice throughout higher education, nationally and globally. NAU Student Affairs purchased an institutional membership with NASPA. Our institutional membership allows anyone at NAU to purchase an annual individual membership at a reduced cost ($75.00 vs. $242.00 for associate affiliates; graduate and undergraduate students already have reduced membership rates). Explore membership benefits.
Together, ACPA and NASPA created professional competency areas for Student Affairs Educators to guide professional development opportunities, training and development plans, or annual evaluations.
Additional Professional Associations
Additionally, many functional areas of Student Affairs have separate professional associations (list is not exhaustive):
- American College Counseling Association
- Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I)
- Association of Student Conduct Administrations
- College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)
- Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
- National Association for Campus Activities (NACA)
- National College Attainment Network (NCAN)
- NIRSA – Leaders in College Recreation
- NODA – Association for Orientation, Transition, Retention in Higher Education
- The Career Leadership Collective