Professional Organizations and Conferences

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National Academic Advising Associationnacada-logo

Ohio Academic Advising Associationohaaa

  • The Ohio Academic Advising Organization (OHAAA) works to bring advisors together to share their successes, challenges, best practices, and trends in the field of Academic Advising and student success. OHAAA’s purpose is to raise the profile of academic advising within the academic community and to support the development and growth of academic advising in higher education in Ohio. OHAAA serves a constituency that includes academic advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual and personal growth and career development needs of students.
  • Check out their website for upcoming conferences and events

OSU University Staff Advisory CommitteeUSAC

  • Advisory body to the university president by maintaining an active and participatory line of communication with the community; to provide a forum through which university staff can raise, discuss, and make recommendations; and to support the university’s mission
  • USAC comprises no more than 30 classified and unclassified staff members

American College Personnel Association

  • ACPA–College Student Educators International is a values-centered leadership association that has worked to boldly transform higher education since 1924. Student affairs and higher education professionals, faculty, and students trust ACPA to deliver high-quality educational programs, provide access to modern research and scholarship, and promote leadership at all levels through a racial justice and decolonization lens.
  • Annual Conventions

Ohio College Personnel Associationocpa-logo-02

  • The Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) exists to advance student learning and development. In pursuit of this goal, the association facilitates the sharing and creation of knowledge and best practices for student affairs practitioners in the State of Ohio through professional development and networking opportunities. These opportunities enhance and produce collaborative partnerships among students, practitioners, faculty, and professional associations.
  • OCPA Annual Conference

National Association of Academic Advisors for AthleticsN4A logo

  • NACDA serves as the professional association for those in the field of athletics administration, providing educational opportunities and serves as a vehicle for networking and the exchange of information to others in the profession.
  • NACDA & Affiliates Convention

National Association of Advisors for the Health ProfessionsNAAHP logo

National Association of Student Personnel AdministratorsNASPA logo

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